Selenium Server - plugin detail

Selenium Server library enable and install into NetBeans IDE new type of server. Can be controlled over common actions in Services tab.

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Plugin owner: marfous
Website: http://www.netbeans.org/
Added: 2011-04-01
License: GNU GPL v2 only or CDDL
Category: Testing
Downloaded: 10,918 times
Rating:
 4.18, by 3 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 12.29 MB   Last Update: 2013-02-11

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

Updated with other Selenium plugins to use the newest Selenium in version 2.28.0. It is necessary to download and unpack the zip file. Then you have to install both plugins bundled in the ZIP pack.

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Download plugin   Download size: 12.48 MB   Last Update: 2012-09-12

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What's new in this version

  • Install and register new Server type - Selenium Server into Services Tab
  • Supports latest Selenium Server 2.16.1
  • Supports new options to specify: Firefox Profile Directory, Open in Single Window (see issue #208476


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Download plugin   Download size: 12.48 MB   Last Update: 2012-01-10

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

  • Install and register new Server type - Selenium Server into Services Tab
  • Supports latest Selenium Server 2.16.1


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Download plugin   Download size: 12.48 MB   Last Update: 2012-01-10

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

  • Install and register new Server type - Selenium Server into Services Tab
  • Supports latest Selenium Server 2.16.1


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Introduction

Selenium Server is needed for all another Selenium plugins. It enables ability to run your Selenium test cases locally on your computer. In Services tab you can Start/Stop the server and update properties to start it on different port.

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User Comments

  

Re: NB 8 support + Update server version

Guys, please could you try out the daily build or wait for NetBeans 8.1? There should be available updated Selenium support where you can also define any server jar you want, see this link:
http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/index.php?title=NewAndNoteworthyNB81#Selenium_Standalone_Server
Posted by marfous on Jan 20, 2015
  

Update server version

2.28.0 is outdated and causes known errors (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19087143/invalid-response-while-accessing-the-selenium-server)

Please update to a newer version (latest 2.44)

http://docs.seleniumhq.org/download/
http://selenium-release.storage.googleapis.com/2.44/selenium-server-standalone-2.44.0.jar
Posted by marcovtwout on Jan 13, 2015
  

NetBeans 8 support

Can this plugin be marked to be installed for NetBeans 8? (I installed it on a previous version and it is working fine)
Posted by marcovtwout on Jan 13, 2015
  

Re: Configurable selenium server.jar

Ideally there should be integrated Selenium Server in the same way as the other i.e. application servers. But there was no time so far to reimplement that, sorry. :/
Posted by marfous on May 23, 2014
  

Configurable selenium server.jar

Would be better if there is config option where i can add own version of Selenium standalone server. By this way you shouldn't add permanent link in SeleniumServerRunner class.
Because now latest version 2.41.
Posted by AlxLy on May 12, 2014
  

Re: How can I pass parameters to selenium server

Please enter an issue for that, has to be implemented, thanks:
www.netbeans.org/issues/enter_bug.cgi
Posted by marfous on Apr 12, 2013
  

How can I pass parameters to selenium server

I need to pass parameters to selenium server on start. How can I do that by the plugin?
Posted by ggghhhjjj on Apr 12, 2013
  

Selenium Server updated to 2.28

Selenium plugins bundle the latest version of the Selenium now. Please download plugins for the NetBeans 7.3.
Posted by marfous on Feb 11, 2013
  

Making it work with the latest version of Selenium Server

For some reason Selenium Server doesn't start properly from NetBeans in the default plugin installation. We'll need to replace the jar file it uses.
* Download Selenium Server jar file from http://seleniumhq.org/download/
* In NetBeans 7.2 the jar file is located at C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\NetBeans\7.2\modules\ext\selenium. In NetBeans 7.1.2 it was C:\Users\yourusername\.netbeans\7.1.2\modules\ext\selenium. Replace the jar file in that folder with a file that you downloaded (make sure that you the file name remains the same, even though it'll contain the wrong Selenium Server version).
Posted by evgenius on Sep 14, 2012
  

Re: Update to 2.23 for Firefox 13+ compatiblity

Thanks for letting me know. Please could you enter directly the issue next time? It's product: contrib, component: Selenium - thanks a lot.

This time I entered it here:
http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=217703
Posted by marfous on Sep 01, 2012
  

Update to 2.23 for Firefox 13+ compatiblity

The selenium server version in the plugin does not support FireFox 13 or higher. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10916544/firefox-13-broke-selenium-tests
Posted by willonabike on Aug 31, 2012
  

Re: Browser reuse

Thanks for your feedback, really appreciate.

Agree, I'd like to rewrite the server as a common external server where you could set everything what you need, but it requires quite a lot of work and I have no time for that for now. So please be patient.
Posted by marfous on Jan 11, 2012
  

Browser reuse

Great plugin. Thanks. So far it works without problems for me. However, please consider adding Browser reuse option in properties window. I opened ticket for that #207173. Once again thanks for your work.
Posted by sidewinder on Jan 11, 2012
  

Re: selenium and FF 5.0

Theoretically you could try to change the library in the userdir where are modules from UC stored. It would require the same name of the jar and then it could work but not fully sure about that.

I know that it's bad, I have entered an issue for that, but right now not time for rewriting that under Server API.
Posted by marfous on Aug 08, 2011
  

selenium and FF 5.0

with selenium-server-2.0.jar FF 5.0 don't work

with selenium-server-standalone-2.3.0.jar work

how i change that jar in netbeans?
Posted by lucian0308 on Aug 06, 2011
  

Re: Selenium 2.0.0 is released!

Hi,
FYI, I have troubles by creating new issue in FF5.0 too so I raised an issue for that:
http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=200248

Thanks for raising #200245. I will comment into it.
Posted by marfous on Jul 20, 2011
  

Re: Selenium 2.0.0 is released!

This is filed as bug 200245.

I put 5 items in there I would like to see if we can address.
Posted by lvskiprof on Jul 19, 2011
  

Re: Selenium 2.0.0 is released!

I have tried, but the links to enter a new bug keep bringing me back to "My Page". I was able to update another bug I had filed just now, but entering a new bug is not working. I have tried getting at it from two different links now and they both fail the same way. It seems http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi is broken at the moment.
Posted by lvskiprof on Jul 19, 2011
  

Re: Selenium 2.0.0 is released!

I'm not fully sure if this should be still updated since the way how the server is added can be causing issues in your IDE. For now, it's registered like a library and I'm P(slowly) working on registering that as a common server.

Anyway, can you enter new issue for that (contrib / selenium) where we could discuss that? Thanks a lot...
Posted by marfous on Jul 13, 2011
  

Selenium 2.0.0 is released!

So we can upgrade this to the official release. They are going to post the sources in a few days, so you might want to wait until then and include the full sources and Javadoc for the release. Right now only the Java Client library has sources.

BTW - I was able to create a Java project using existing sources in Netbeans 7.0 that builds for both the server and client jars (with the exception of two test modules for the Java client that I have not been able to resolve some imports). Let me know if you would like to know how to do that.
Posted by lvskiprof on Jul 11, 2011
  

We need to update to Selenium 2.0RC3 now

I am glad to hear about the reworked plugin. That change would make this a lot easier. They just released 2.0RC3 on the 27th, so if you could update it one more time that would be great. This one adds Firefox 5.0 support features, so it is worthwhile.

It sounds like they are working on an Alpha release now, but the release candidates have been usable.

If you could set it up so the libraries had the source and JavaDoc paths set in them it would also be a big help in using them. I managed to get the JavaDoc downloaded for the java jar, but have not found one for the server jar, although I could download the sources and set that up. Having those set up by the plugin would really aid in programming for it in the IDE and when debugging. If you have a build for it that works in Netbeans maybe you can provide a link where we can download it?

Thanks for providing this plugin.
Posted by lvskiprof on Jun 30, 2011
  

Re: Please update to Selenium 2.0RC2

Right, 2.0b3 was used. I entered issue for that:
http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=199373

BTW, it's not so easy to replace actual bundled server with the new one now. But I already started working on totally different work flow of this plugin. You would have the server registered as common external server (thru Server API), so you will be able to use any version you would wish then.
Posted by marfous on Jun 13, 2011
  

Please update to Selenium 2.0RC2

It is unclear just which version of Selenium 2.0 this was based on, but I am guessing 2.0b3 is what was used. They just release 2.0RC2, so can we please get this updated?

It would also be useful to have documentation on how to update it yourself by simply replacing the appropriate files and any related configuration info.
Posted by lvskiprof on Jun 10, 2011
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