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[QF-Test] QF-Test 4.0.10 released

  • Subject: [QF-Test] QF-Test 4.0.10 released
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:17:04 +0100

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 1. QF-Test Version 4.0.10 Released

QF-Test version 4.0.10 is now available for download from

This release updates AJAX toolkit support for ICEfaces version 4.1 and
PrimeFaces version 5.3 and adds automatic handling for a new WebStart
security dialog that was apparently introduced in Java version 8
update 72.

 2. Once again: Firefox Update Warning and Recommendations

As already explained in the previous newsletter, Firefox version 44,
which was just released, is _not_ supported by this QF-Test version.
Due to changes in the native Firefox API QF-Test will not be able to
embed Firefox 44 and higher.

Early adopter versions of QF-Test 4.1 that will be able to drive new
Firefox versions via WebDriver are expected within the first quarter
2016. This will also make previously unsupported browsers like Edge
and Safari accessible to QF-Test.

We strongly suggest that you clearly differentiate between personal
use and test automation. For general use, take the latest, most secure
version of your preferred browser. For test automation the aim is
stability, reliability and long-term consistency. To that end we
advise to install a dedicated test browser into a separate directory,
either Firefox version 43 or, preferably, the latest Firefox ESR
release, currently at version 38.6.0. See

for further information. Of course, automatic updates should be
disabled for this test browser.

 3. Release Notes for QF-Test Version 4.0.10

New features:

* Support for the AJAX toolkits ICEfaces and PrimeFaces was updated
  for ICEfaces version 4.1 and PrimeFaces version 5.3.

* Automatic handling of security dialogs in Java WebStart and applets
  now includes support for a new dialog that was added in Java 8
  update 72.

* The new package qfs.autoscreen.fx in the standard library qfs.qft
  provides procedures for image based component resolution in a JavaFX

Bugs fixed:

* Exceptions in the toString method of a component in the SUT could
  prevent component recognition and lead to a

* During QF-Test startup or when saving or loading a file, the list of
  recently opened files gets updated. If that list contained entries
  from slow or no longer valid network drives this could take an
  unreasonably long time during which QF-Test was blocked.

* The procedures in the package qfs.autoscreen now throw a
  TestException with detailed information in case an invalid algorithm
  syntax is specified by the caller.

* QF-Test now correctly handles images with a width or height greater
  than 8192 pixels and handling of large PNG images is faster.

* Occasional exceptions that were thrown when sorting a column in a
  result list have been fixed.

* A search in the - rarely used - separate debugger window could cause
  an exception.

* Using rc.overrideElement in a web based SUT could cause a
  NullPointerException in some special cases.

* Thanks to miscellaneous performance fixes, tests for large web pages
  should run a bit faster, most notably on Firefox.

Gregor Schmid

E: gregor.schmid@?.de
T: +49 8171 38648-11
F: +49 8171 38648-16

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