From regular versioning culture, one would think that TestGen4Ruby has just graduated and is now an all-mature big boy. False. Just as a clarification, I’m using the versioning scheme suggested by Rubygem’s manual, which can be summed up as: left number => breaks compatibility; middle number => adds new feature without breaking previous stuff; right number => bugfix, cleanup or some other minor change that doesn’t affect the API.
More explanation and arguments in favor of this strategy can be found at the manual itself.
This new version basically fixes a little problem with the input from TestGen4Web. It’s a dirty little fix that doesn’t cover all cases, because that is impossible from inside tg4rb. To fix this for good, a good many changes must be made to tg4w itself. I’m currently working on this.
Just so the “One Point Oh” spirit doesn’t get totally blown away by the clever versioning policy, there is a graduation of sorts going on for TestGen4Web today: this is the last change that is part of my work during the Google Summer of Code (I didn’t have time to commit this before the “pencils down” deadline so I’m releasing now, but it was coded inside that time window). So from now on I’ll just keep fiddling with it on my own. It is a good feeling knowing that now I have a little (my first!) baby free software project on my hands :-)
Well, to the official release notes already:
Subject: [ANN] tg4rb 1.0.0 Released
tg4rb version 1.0.0 has been released!
* <by Helder Ribeiro>
* takes an XML with actions from tg4w and outputs stand-alone Ruby code that can be run directly or embedded into existing code (e.g. for test automation).
* can be used as a library or as an executable script.
* takes the xpath from tg4w and uses only enough info to guarantee the uniqueness of the referenced element, allowing the generated script to keep working even with some change to page structure.
* the generated code is damn ugly.
* a few action types from the XML input still aren’t recognized.
* some dependencies aren’t very clearly sorted out yet. you might find you need something that is not specified. if yes, please report this as an issue in our issue tracker.
* i don’t know, find more and let me know =)
## 1.0.0 / 2007-08-21
* NOTE: This version breaks compatibility with previous version! Scripts written in previous versions won’t work.
* fixed small bug with escaping single quotes
* API change: changed the visibility of element_by_least_restrictive_xpath in Tg4rbToolbox to private
* API change: created public method element() in Tg4rbToolbox
* provided workaround for bug in xpath from tg4w: now clicks on links work with the link’s text (requires HPricot)
## 0.0.2 / 2007-07-09
* fixed silly import problem on generated script
* <by Helder Ribeiro>