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[QF-Test] QF-Test 4.3.0 released

  • Subject: [QF-Test] QF-Test 4.3.0 released
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:17:03 +0200
  • Delivered-to: qftest-list@?.net

Dear QF-Test users,

for the benefit of those that don't receive our newsletter the
technical details of new medium or major QF-Test releases are also
announced on this mailing list. My apologies if you receive this
information twice.

This release adds support for Java 11, Eclipse/SWT 4.8 "Photon" as
well as SWT with GTK3 and comes with a great step towards faster
release cycles.

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 Faster QF-Test Release Cycle

We want to bring new features and bug fixes to you faster. Starting
with QF-Test 4.3, a medium upgrade will be released whenever one or
more relevant features are fully implemented and minor updates are
going to focus on bug-fixes and small improvements. Our continuous
self-tests have long since established the required stability of
QF-Test and now the required conditions have been put into place:

New license format - all inclusive during maintenance period

The QF-Test maintenance contract has always included free medium or
major upgrades within the maintenance period. However, a license
update had to be requested and rolled out to all test and development
machines with QF-Test installations in order to activate the new

With the new license file - which has to be explicitly requested for
QF-Test 4.3 one more time - this extra effort will be dispensed with:
The maintenance period is now encoded in the license file to allow
using all new medium and major versions that are released within that
period as well as the associated minor updates. When extending the
maintenance contract in the future you will automatically receive a
new license, valid for the extended maintenance period.

To further simplify upgrading licenses for many QF-Test installations
it may be convenient to install a dedicated QF-Test license server for
your network. Our sales team will gladly provide further information.

Transition period for license updates

To ease the transition to QF-Test version 4.3, it can be used with a
license for QF-Test version 4.2 until October 31, 2018. Please make
use of this transition period to update your QF-Test licenses to
version 4.3. You can request a license update via qftest@?.de.

Users with a valid Maintenance Agreement are entitled to this medium
upgrade for free. Without Maintenance Agreement the fee for upgrading
from version 4.2 to version 4.3 is 20% of the current license price.

Newsletter for medium upgrades only

To prevent flooding you with emails about the more frequent updates,
only medium and of course major upgrades with new functionality and
features are going be announced via newsletter. If you would like to
stay informed about minor updates you can subscribe to the QF-Test
mailing list or our RSS-feed or activate the new automatic check for
QF-Test updates described below.

Automatic check for QF-Test updates

When online, QF-Test can now check for updates automatically. You can
configure this service according to your needs, for example to check
only for specific kinds of updates or to deactivate it entirely.

 Release Notes for QF-Test 4.2.3

New features:

* Testing of Java 11 based SUTs is now supported.

* Support was added for Eclipse/SWT version 4.8 "Photon".

* On Linux QF-Test now supports testing Eclipse/SWT applications in
  GTK3 mode (SWT version 4.6 and higher).

* A new demo suite was added that shows how to test REST services. It
  is accompanied by the new manual chapter 16.

* With the new option "Create screenshots of all client windows upon
  error" it is now possible to always capture images of all windows of
  all connected SUTs regardless of where an exception or error

* The new procedure qfs.swt.tree.expandCompleteTree in the standard
  library qfs.qft can be used to expand all nodes in an SWT tree. 

Bugs fixed:

* The default viewer for opening PDF documents on Linux was changed
  from acroread to xdg-open.

* The PDF client now handles XObjects even if they use a Type0 font
  without embedded CMap. The only exception are text checks which are
  not possible without a CMap.

* The wording of error messages from rc.checkEqual calls has been

* The encoding of some German characters in scripts in the qfs.qft
  standard library has been fixed.

* Check highlight frames for SWT applications on Windows were drawn
  with an offset leaving visual clutter in case a window's size was
  reduced so far that the menu bar was broken into two lines. 

Gregor Schmid

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

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