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[QF-Test] QF-Test 4.3.0 released
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. The full newsletter is also available online at https://www.qfs.de/en/about-qfs/news/newsletters/newsletter-2018-07-26-qf-test-43-released.html Should you be interested in subscribing to the full newsletter please send an informal email with subject "Subscribe Newsletter" to <newsletter@?.de>. 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 version. 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 occurred. * 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 improved. * 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 Quality First Software GmbH | www.qfs.de Tulpenstr. 41 | 82538 Geretsried | Germany GF Gregor Schmid, Dr. Martina Schmid, Karlheinz Kellerer HRB München 140833