Updates Coming to Default Selenium and Chrome Versions on Sauce (August 2)

Posted by Santiago Suarez Ordoñez in News & Product Updates

On Saturday, August 2nd, we will update our Selenium and Chrome default versions to meet current, stable implementations. This update affects users that run automated Selenium tests on Sauce.

Default versions of Selenium and Chrome are used only for tests that don't have a specified browser version. Users who choose to assign Selenium and Chrome versions to their tests will remain unaffected.

Below you'll find more details about the updates.

Selenium

Currently the default Selenium version is 2.30.0. Following the update on August 2, the new default Selenium version will be 2.42.2. We advise you to test the new version (2.42.2) in advance using the following desired capability:

"selenium-version": "2.42.2"

If you run into any issues with the new default, note you can continue using the previous version (2.30.0) after Saturday by making the test request the selenium-version desired capability referred to below:
"selenium-version": "2.30.0"

Chrome

Currently the default Chrome versions are Chrome 27 and Chromedriver 1. Following the update on August 2, the new default Chrome versions will be Chrome 35 and Chromedriver 2.10. We advise you to test the new versions (Chrome 35, Chromedriver 2) in advance using the following desired capabilities:

"browserName": "chrome"
"version": "35"

By requesting Chrome 35, Chromedriver 2.10 will be used automatically.
If you run into any issues with the new default, you can continue using the previous versions (Chrome 27, Chromedriver 1) after Saturday by making the test request the "version" desired capabilities referred to below:
"browserName": "chrome"
"version": "27"

Troubleshooting Issues

If you see any issues after moving your tests to these new versions, we suggest checking for known issues on https://code.google.com/p/selenium/issues/list or contacting the Chromedriver and Selenium user groups.

Happy testing!

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