Dear QF-Test users and interested parties,

QF-Test 4.4.2 is now available for download.

Topics of this edition of our newsletter:

1. Critical Update QF-Test 4.4.2
2. Java Licensing
3. Special Webinar free of charge and next QF-Test Training Dates
4. New YouTube Video
5. Release Notes for QF-Test Version 4.4.2

With best regards,

Your QFS Team

Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and wonderful Christmas parties.

We want to thank you for the excellent cooperation during this year! 

1. Critical Update QF-Test 4.4.2


Download-Link for QF-Test 4.4.2

Unfortunately support for our new license format which was introduced with QF-Test 4.3 and includes information about the maintenance period wasn't perfect.

As a result, customers with a license for QF-Test 4.3 will not be able to use QF-Test versions 4.4.0 and 4.4.1 after December 15th. This can be fixed either by updating to QF-Test 4.4.2 or by applying a license update which we'll gladly provide upon request. Affected customers with a license server were informed in advance and supplied with a current license which also resolves the issue for all users of the license server.

The positive news is that we've been able to keep up with the new pace of Eclipse with now four releases per year so that QF-Test 4.4.2 already comes with support for the upcoming Eclipse/SWT version 4.10.

The detailed list of differences between QF-Test version 4.4.1 to 4.4.2 can be found in the Release Notes in section 5 of this newsletter or online.

2. Java Licensing

Which Java versions does QF-Test support - in particular regarding Oracle's licensing policy?

QF-Test supports Java versions 6 to 11 and soon 12.

For some time QF-Test is going to be distributed with a free Java version (JRE 8) made available by Oracle under the BCL (Binary Code License) which does not incur any costs for you or for us.

When we bring QF-Test to Java 11 or higher we plan to either use OpenJDK or some other free JRE or acquire a Distribution License from Oracle so that there won't be any additional costs for you either.

3. Special Webinar free of charge and next QF-Test Training Dates

Special Webinar (free of charge)

We continue our popular special webinars: The webinar is free of charge but seats are limited.


January 28, 201916:00 - approx. 17:30 CET: It's like magic - dependencies in QF‑Test: Smart management of test preconditions and global error recovery
German version in the morning


Reserve your seat via or +49 8171 38648-10. At the end of the session you will have the possibility to ask questions. With your attendance you accept that the recording of the webinar may be published on YouTube and other public channels afterwards.

Training at our site

We recommend to participate in our face-to-face QF-Test training at our site (compact course) in small groups. Here are all dates for 2019.


March 12-14, 2019German
July 02-04, 2019German
October 15-17, 2019German

And of course you can always book training or consulting individually for you and your company or on-site.

To save travel time and expenses we offer all our trainings via webinar too.

4. New YouTube Video

Since the last newsletter we have published a further video on YouTube:

Visit our YouTube channel and subscribe.

5. Release Notes for QF-Test Version 4.4.2

New Features

  • Support was added for Eclipse/SWT version 4.10 alias "2018-12".
  • ChromeDriver was updated to version 2.44 (still for Chrome up to version 71).

Bugs Fixed

  • The license check of QF-Test versions 4.4.0 and 4.4.1 might refuse a QF-Test 4.3 license even when that license had a valid maintenance plan.
  • An SUT based on Java 9 or higher that contains references to inner classes that were not deployed with the SUT (like inner classes used only for unit tests) is now handled correctly.
  • In case of a slow server response a 'Browser HTTP request' node could cause errors to get logged in QF-Test's terminal even when the request was executed successfully.
  • When accessing the reference manual on macOS via the 'What's this?' entry in popup menus the browser did not navigate to the correct position on the target page.