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CHANGES IN VERSION 1.6.3 (from 1.6.2)

This is another emergency release due to an issue with the NPM shrinkwrap

iOS

  • Fix issue where we might try and uninstall an ssl cert from a real device where this isn't sensible
  • Fix another issue with acceptSslCerts where it might potentially miss the correct sim UDID

iOS - XCUITest

  • Upgrade version of WebDriverAgent used. Includes following updates:
    • Improve xpath query performance
    • Verify predicates
    • Fix crash for some xpath selectors
  • Decorate proxied getSession response with Appium's capabilities (fixes issues with clients that call getSession to determine server capabilities and are confused by WDA's non-standard response) (#7480)
  • Fix issue with starting XCUITests on a real device, due to changes in WDA that invalidated our startup detection logic. (#7313)
  • Allow connecting to an already-running WebDriverAgent through the webDriverAgentUrl capability, rather than starting our own

Android

  • Fix bug where we would attempt to get target SDK version from manifests even when they might not include it. (#7353)
  • Actually pass the acceptSslCerts capability to the underlying automation so that it can have an effect (#7326)
  • Updated permission granting logic to speed up permission granting by doing it in bulk rather than one at a time (#7493)
  • Hide the new permission granting logic behind an autoGrantPermissions capability which doesn't attempt to grant permissions unless it's true (#7497)

Android - Uiautomator2

  • Add ability to verify TOAST messages (these can't be interacted with, only text retrieval allowed)

Windows

  • Actually upgrade WinAppDriver to 0.7 (#7445). Includes following updates:
    • Click on arbitrary elements
    • Support for sendKeys modifiers
    • Various bugfixes
    • Added GET /orientation
    • Added support for WPF apps

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.6.2 (from 1.6.1)

This is a small, mostly-emergency release because we realized we omitted XCUITest upgrades via WebDriverAgent that we had mistakenly presumed were part of 1.6.1.

iOS - XCUITest

  • Upgrade version of WebDriverAgent used. Includes following updates:
    • Support for setting values on sliders
    • Fix tapping in various orientations
    • Allow tapping on arbitrary coordinates
    • Support for pinch gestures
    • Make clear faster
    • Improve xpath query performance
  • Add preventWDAAttachments capability to help with XCUITest speed and disk usage

Android - UiAutomator2

  • Code refactoring to pave the way for some UiAutomator2 wifi automation work
  • Find an unused system port automatically to avoid port clashes

Windows

  • Upgrade WinAppDriver to 0.7. Includes following updates:
    • Click on arbitrary elements
    • Support for sendKeys modifiers
    • Various bugfixes
    • Added GET /orientation
    • Added support for WPF apps

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.6.1 (from 1.6.0)

Appium 1.6.1 is the first release since bringing Appium into the JS Foundation (see press release).

Much of the development energy has been spent on fixing issues that have come up from the newly-integrated XCUITest and UI Automator 2 vendor-provided test backends.

General

  • Add clearSystemFiles desired capability, to specify whether to delete any generated files at the end of a session (see iOS and Android entries for particulars)
  • Better handle signals for stopping server
  • Fix operation of Selenium 3 Grid
  • Log more of the proxied requests and responses, for better debugging
  • Better handle source mapping for IDE support
  • Move appium-doctor into globally-installed utility, not bundled with server
  • Move appium-logger into appium-base-driver
  • Better handle downloading of zip files which may not have a .zip extension (like .apk)
iOS
  • Add support for iOS 10.1
  • Add support for iOS 10.2 Beta 1
  • Add clearSystemFiles desired capability to specify whether to Core Simulator files, and Instruments (for iOS Driver) or XCUITest (for XCUITest Driver) generated files
  • Ensure correct files are tested when checking for Simulator newness
  • Map iPad Simulator deviceName to iPad Retina instead of discontinued iPad 2
  • Gracefully return when Webkit Remote Debugger doesn't return on a real device
  • Better log errors from xcode handling
  • Add customSSLCert capability to pre-authorize a specific SSL cert in the iOS trust store
  • During reset, don't try to uninstall an app from a real device if it's not installed
iOS - XCUITest specific
  • clean up logging to remove confusing "Waiting..." lines
  • Fix issue in which switching to NATIVE_APP would still proxy find commands to Remote debugger
  • Fix handling of Selenium Grids
  • Correctly handle long press so duration is respected
  • Add tapWithShortPressDuration desired capability to specify a length for tapping, if the regular tap is too long for the app under test
  • Add support for scrolling through Touch Actions
  • Make sure keyboard is available when keys are sent to Text Fields
  • Add support for Zoom via Touch Action API (Pinch still not supported by Apple)
  • Fix implementation of double tap
  • Improvements in startup flow for real devices
  • Allow gestures on coordinates, not just elements
  • Add scaleFactor capability to direct Appium to set the simulator scale
Android
  • Use ChromeDriver version 2.25
  • Correctly handle --suppress-adb-kill-server command line argument
  • Pass actual failure back when session fail and deleting the session also fails
  • Add clearSystemFiles desired capability to specify whether to delete temporary copies of the application under test at the end of the session
  • Fix issue where finding UI Automator process id would throw an error
  • Add chromeAndroidPackage capability which will be passed to chromeOptions
  • Add APIs for gathering various kinds of performance data
  • Ensure we don't try to stop app if dontStopAppOnReset is in force
  • Fix issue where we tried to determine the bounds of a non-existent element
Android - UiAutomator2
  • Fix handling of element attributes
  • Better handle element finding
  • Toast message verification support
  • Ensure that there is a root tag for xml/xpath source
  • Implement /rotation endpoint (supports 4 rotations)

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.6.0 (from 1.5.3)

This release of Appium is a significant milestone, introducing support for two new platforms:

There is also support for two new frameworks for automating iOS and Android:

  • XCUITest support for automating iOS 9.3 and 10 (see migration docs and driver docs).
  • UI Automator 2 support for enhanced automation of Android devices (see wiki).

General

  • Require Node 4 or above (possible breaking change)
  • Add automationName capability entries for XCUITest, UIAutomator2, and youiengine
  • Add platformName capability entry for Windows

iOS

  • Add support for Xcode 8 and iOS 10 (using automationName of XCUITest). For information on using this driver, see the driver documentation
  • Make sure device name gets properly translated into actual device name
  • Fix case where orientation would get lost
  • Fix Safari page change logic to actually catch when a page changes
  • Try harder to kill Instruments if the normal way does not work, to avoid hanging processes
  • Move authorize-ios into global package

Android

  • Add androidInstallTimeout desired capability, to customize the timeout when installing an app
  • Add androidScreenshotPath desired capability, to set the path in which screenshot files are saved on the device
  • Add appWaitDuration desired capability, to customize how long to wait for an application
  • Fix optional intent arguments to allow for hyphens
  • Wait for apps to launch before proceeding
  • Switch to clearing text fields using adb, to improve reliability and speed
  • Add ability to detect screen orientation
  • Make sure Selendroid mode doesn't lose connection through adb when network changes
  • Make sure the release action in a touch action chain doesn't happen in the wrong place
  • Make application install more reliable
  • Fix screenshot on Windows
  • Make Chromedriver connect on a random port if none specified
  • Add reboot server argument, to specify that the avd ought to be cleaned and rebooted

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.6.0 beta 1 (from 1.5.3)

This release of Appium marks the beginning of support for two brand new platforms:

Further, since Apple removed the Instruments automation functionality in Xcode 8, this release of Appium has preliminary support for XCUITest, allowing for the automation of applications in iOS 9.3 and 10.

General

  • Require Node 4 or above (possible breaking change)
  • Add automationName entries for XCUITest, and youiengine
  • Add platformName entry for Windows

iOS

  • Add preliminary support for Xcode 8 and iOS 10 (using automationName of XCUITest). For information on using this driver, see the driver documentation
  • Make sure device name gets properly translated into actual device name
  • Fix case where orientation would get lost
  • Fix Safari page change logic to actually catch when a page changes
  • Try harder to kill Instruments if the normal way does not work, to avoid hanging processes

Android

  • Add androidInstallTimeout desired capability, to customize the timeout when installing an app
  • Add androidScreenshotPath desired capability, to set the path in which screenshot files are saved on the device
  • Add appWaitDuration desired capability, to customize how long to wait for an application
  • Fix optional intent arguments to allow for hyphens
  • Wait for apps to launch before proceeding
  • Switch to clearing text fields using adb, to improve reliability and speed
  • Add ability to detect screen orientation
  • Make sure Selendroid mode doesn't lose connection through adb when network changes
  • Make sure the release action in a touch action chain doesn't happen in the wrong place
  • Make application install more reliable
  • Fix screenshot on Windows
  • Make Chromedriver connect on a random port if none specified

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.5.3 (from 1.5.2)

NOTE: Appium 1.5.3 is primarily a bug-fix release.

It also adds functionality to support for iOS WKWebViews and for automating the iOS Calendar app, as well as adding a capability to use abd for screenshots in Android web/hybrid sessions, selecting the correct version of Android emulator, and providing a list of Android activities to wait for on session startup.

Further, Android session reporting is increased, so that automation clients can get the device UDID for the automation session, as well as the currently running appPackage and appActivity.

General

  • Allow --default-capabilities server argument to specify a file containing the default capabilities.
  • Fix handling of statuses from proxied drivers (Chrome, Selendroid, etc.).
  • Fix handling of browserName capability for Selenium Grid usage.
  • Fix intermittent bug where creating a directory might crash the server.
  • Fix handling of --session-override server argument.

iOS

  • Add support for WKWebView-based webviews.
  • Add support for automating the built-in Calendar app.
  • Fix ios-debug-proxy-launcher.
  • Fix bug where scrolling in Safari would crash.
  • Fix handling of Safari in "new window" state.
  • Fix handling of arguments for keys method so that clients that send an array do not fail.
  • Clean up handling of ipa files for real device tests.
  • Make sure processArguments parsing works.
  • Fix iwd script to allow re-running.

Android

  • Add nativeWebScreenshot capability, to use adb screenshots instead of ChromeDriver if necessary.
  • Add support to auto-select device based on platformVersion rather than using first available device.
  • Allow appWaitActivity to be a list of activities
  • Fix setting wifi and data state
  • Implement initAutoWebView capability.
  • Report appPackage, appActivity, and deviceUDID when requesting session details.
  • Make sure unlock app is closed at the end of a session so that the device works again.
  • Fix handling of unlock to make less flakey.
  • Make sure unicode encoding works correctly when strings are long.
  • Fix handling of disableAndroidWatchers capability.
  • Fix killing ChromeDriver on Ubuntu 16.04.
  • Fix bug where early ChromeDriver failure crashed Appium.

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.5.2 (from 1.5.1)

NOTE: Appium 1.5.2 is a bug-fix release.

General

  • deprecated --command-timeout. Use newCommandTimeout desired capability instead
  • ensure implicit wait can be set through timeout method
  • add better logging for EPIPE errors

iOS

  • make sure ipa files are handled correctly for installing on real devices
  • ensure that existing SafariLauncher on device is used instead of rebuilding and reinstalling
  • fix issues with getting webview contexts on real devices
  • add full timeout support through timeout method
  • make sure Xpath searches respect implicit wait timeout
  • make sure bare Instruments process arguments are accepted

Android

  • fix failure when apk file is too large
  • re-implement setting geolocation so it does not use Telnet.
  • add support for Chromium browser
  • fix issues with flick
  • fix bug where touch action release would throw an error
  • fix bug in later Android SDK version where noticing a newly started avd would fail
  • implement autoWebviewTimeout

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.5.1 (from 1.5)

NOTE: Appium 1.5.1 is a bug-fix release.

General

  • allow platformName to be any case
  • Windows process handling is cleaned up
  • Desired capabilities language and locale added

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 (Xcode 7.3) support
  • Fix handling of return values from executeScript in Safari
  • Don't stop if Instruments doesn't shut down in a timely manner
  • Escape single quotes in all methods that set the value on an element
  • Allow custom device names
  • Make full use of process arguments to Instruments
  • Pass launchTimeout to Instruments when checking devices

Android

  • Make use of --bootstrap-port server argument
  • Fix keystorePassword capability to allow a string
  • Fix handling of localization in Android 6
  • Use Appium's unlock logic for Chrome sessions
  • Make sure reset works
  • Make unlock more reliable for later versions of Android
  • Allow Xpath searching from the context of another element
  • Make full use of process arguments to adb
  • Better error messages when ChromeDriver fails to start

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.5 (from 1.4.16)

NOTE: Appium 1.5 is a complete rewrite of Appium from the ground up. Every effort has been made to avoid any breaking changes but caution should be exercised. Please let us know on GitHub if you notice any issues with your tests.

General

  • Appium now requires Node 0.12 as a minimum Node version
  • Deprecate server arguments that are also desired capabilities. Instead, add a --default-capabilities argument which takes a JSON string of capabilities that will be the default for any session. E.g., --default-capabilities '{"launchTimeout": 60000}'
  • Various docs and contributing docs updates (including a code of conduct for the project)
  • Add capability validation on the protocol and driver level. Along with this we have tightened up requirements on capability values so that they can be strictly validated. For example, before you were able to send in a string value of "180" for the newCommandTimeout capability. Now you must send in an actual JSON number, e.g., 180.
  • Remove the autoLaunch capability since it added a significant amount of complexity to the startup flow and Appium shouldn't be responsible for this kind of use case
  • Remove long-deprecated name locator strategy
  • Remove long-deprecated mobile: xxx gesture commands, except scroll

iOS

  • add Tapster support for some more touch methods
  • fix moveTo: treat coordinates as relative, instead of absolute
  • iPhone 6 + 6S support
  • iOS 9.3 support

Android

  • enable navigating to an android URI via the set url driver methods, e.g., driver.get('content://contacts/people/1')
  • fix some adb issues in Windows (e.g., signWithCustomCert, sdk binary names)
  • fix issue with UIWatcher ssl certificate errors
  • if you want to install all chromedrivers, use --chromedriver-install-all; if you want to install a specific chromedriver version, use --chromedriver-version="$VER"
  • driver.closeApp no longer runs through the shutdown routine; it simply force-stops the app
  • The ANDROID_ADB_SERVER_PORT environment variable has been removed in favor of the adbPort desired capability, which does the same thing.

Non-exhaustive examples of internal changes

  • see the developer's overview for a fuller description of Appium 1.5 from a developer's perspective
  • get rid of reset.sh and various other appium build tools in favor of a simple npm install
  • split apart Appium into various smaller modules each with their own repositories and NPM packages
  • use gulp instead of grunt
  • use babel to transpile from es2015+ to standard es5 code
  • get rid of .appiumconfig.json

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.16 (from 1.4.15)

iOS

  • fix for safari and webview issues for 9.2

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.15 (from 1.4.14)

iOS

  • fix for safari and webview issues in iOS9+

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.14 (from 1.4.13)

iOS

  • support for iOS9.2
  • fix for webview, resolving context issues in iOS9+

Selendroid

  • upgrade to Selendroid 0.17.0.

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.13 (from 1.4.12)

Chromedriver

  • Setting appium-chromedriver version to 2.3.2 as it is stable on Node version 0.10.32

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.12 (from 1.4.11)

iOS

  • support for iOS9.1
  • fix for iOS simulator with similar device names on Xcode 7
  • fix to idevicelog (real device) to record logs only for device under test

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.11 (from 1.4.10)

iOS

  • fix for iOS simulator selector for Xcode 7
  • fix for selecting default device for iOS9

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.10 (from 1.4.9)

General

  • fixed bug in a config file accidentally published in version 1.4.9

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.9 (from 1.4.8)

iOS

  • support for iOS9 and xcode 7
  • at this point instruments-without-delay is not supported for xcode-7

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.8 (from 1.4.7)

General

  • fix for Windows users! Now the system architecture is properly detected, npm installs should work again

Chromedriver / Android hybrid

  • fix for an issue in responding to /status api endpoint, this is used heavily by Selenium grid

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.7 (from 1.4.6)

Chromedriver / Android hybrid

  • fix for problem in downstream jsonwp-proxy; now sessionId returned is replaced with sessionId present in url(original sessionId). Fixed this in appium-jsonwp-proxy 1.2.3

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.6 (from 1.4.5)

General

  • this is a republish because of a misconfiguration before 1.4.5 got published resulting in a server startup failure

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.5 (from 1.4.4)

General

  • fix problem with npm shrinkwrap that caused Appium not to start

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.4 (from 1.4.3)

Chromedriver / Android hybrid

  • fix a problem in downstream appium-chromedriver; no longer rely on async methods returning objects of the Promise type. This was causing undefined errors when running Chromedriver/hybrid tests.

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.3 (from 1.4.2)

iOS

  • update the appium-instruments dependency with working subdeps

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.2 (from 1.4.1)

General

  • update ES6-based dependencies which got bit by a breaking Regenerator change

iOS

  • keep track of the correct app ID for Safari webviews (fixes problems in finding the webview for iOS)

Android

  • fix sendKeys and clear for Samsung devices

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4.1 (from 1.4)

Chromedriver

  • have the appium-chromedriver manage the chromedriver binary download/install

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.4 (from 1.3.7)

General

  • fix for broken ./reset.sh --dev due broken UICatalog build package in sample-code submodule
  • fix for issues with cookie encoding
  • updated sample code
  • updated documentation
  • updated test suite
  • deprecate node 0.10

iOS

  • support for iOS 8.3
  • deprecate iOS 6.1 and iOS 7.0 (support will be removed soon, probably 1.5)
  • deprecate Xcodes less than 6.3 (moving to support of latest versions only, and Xcode 6.3+ together allows automation of all supported iOS versions). The only exception to this is the combination of Xcode 6.0.1 + iOS 8.0.
  • fix for issues relating to finding xcode folder and Info.plist
  • new sever flag --instruments <path> to specify custom path to instruments commandLine tool
  • fix for getOrientation
  • fix for iOS crash log retrieval

Android

  • fix for killing chromedriver on windows
  • fix for parsing java version correctly
  • support for searching elements by id without passing package name
  • requesting capabilities from server now returns correct deviceName and platformVersion for Android
  • fix for scrollTo
  • new capability disableAndroidWatchers
  • deprecated capability stopAppOnReset
  • new capability dontStopAppOnReset
  • fix a crash possibly encountered during extracting app strings
  • new server argument suppress-adb-kill-server
  • fix issue with keys(); now it correctly targets currently-focused element

Selendroid

  • Support for installApp, isAppInstalled and removeApp

Android+Chrome

  • Chormedriver version updated to 2.15
  • fix for driver.quit()
  • use the correct ADB path already identified by Appium

iOS+Safari

  • fix for handling real device object
  • fix for safariAllowPopups for iOS 8.x
  • reduce logging in remote debugger for real devices, and don't use console.log
  • fix issues with SafariLauncher on real devices
  • fix execute_async so that it now works at all

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.7

General

  • fix failure to remap session id in proxied responses

iOS

  • fix intermittent failure to find Xcode

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.6

Android

  • fix XPath regression where Appium failed to recognize non-ASCII characters
  • fix regression where Appium failed to set ADB's path during Chromedriver tests

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.5

iOS

  • fix for a bug when driver.get() never returns for page with alert.
  • iOS 8.2 support.
  • fixed safari startup crashes.
  • ensure Appium drops into the right continuation cb when selecting hybrid contexts.

Android

  • now finds the location of adb earlier.
  • ensure encoding stream in Bootstrap.jar closes correctly.
  • add workaround for issue where UiAUtomator fails to find visible elements.
  • fixed undefined member error for the release object.
  • add a delete key test.

Selendroid

  • upgrade to Selendroid 0.13.0.

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.4

General

  • better handling of session closing.
  • tmp dir customization via env variable.
  • app/browserName error message fix.
  • functional test fixes.

iOS

  • allow location services in zip file.
  • ensure a string is returned from iOS getText.
  • simpler device type detection logic.
  • screenshotWaitTimeout cap
  • added ios-webkit-debug-proxy launcher to go round libidevice 8.1 bugs
  • waitForAppScript capability.
  • syslog fix
  • getStrings refactoring
  • simulator folder fix
  • doctor support for OSX 10.10.1

Android

  • exec refactoring.
  • uses for latest apktool (2.0.0-RC2) when Java 7 is detected.
  • ADB.jars refactored into instance property.
  • smart keyboard closing fix.
  • added support for getting the resourceId attribute of an element.
  • clear text fix for large centered edit fields.
  • better handling of errors in clear text.
  • ensure an already-running Android device's language and country settings are correct.
  • fixed unknown server-side error is thrown when the XPath expression doesn't match any nodes.
  • better error handling is SetText
  • edit + clear fields with hint text fix.
  • make hideKeyboard do nothing when keyboard is present but not closable (has no UI).

Selendroid

  • upgrade to Selendroid 0.12.0.
  • throws when getting a redirect from Selendroid.
  • added hideKeyboard support.
  • uses for latest apktool (2.0.0-RC2) when Java 7 is detected.

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.3 (from 1.3.1)

General

  • fix several internal Appium tests
  • add a sendKeyStrategy capability to allow testers to enable less reliable, but faster sendKey method
  • add handling for safeRimRafSync ENOENT mesages
  • clean up sessions when session clobbering enabled
  • fix stripping log colors on --stripColors
  • create system logs file before tailing it

iOS

  • fix issue where driver.current_context is null for native app context
  • fix bug that prevents closing tabs in Safari
  • fix log capture when Appium starts a simulator for the first time
  • add OSX 10.10 and iOS8 support for Appium Doctor
  • fix inability to open Safari on a real device

Android

  • fix arg and cap parsing when passing arguments to adb
  • add support for passing elements as targets for swipe actions
  • correctly calculate relative position of swipe targets
  • ensure ChromeDriver instances are properly terminated
  • fix appPackage parsing error with overlapping namespaces
  • fix TouchAction release bug when released element is not valid
  • ensure logcat correctly appended to command string

Selendroid

  • add comment to caps page, and to running tests page, to note the need for a period before an activity

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.2

Patch number skipped due to NPM error

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.1 (from 1.3.0)

iOS

  • fixed a bug where appium could hang if the 'full-reset' and 'keepKeychain' capabilities were both used on ios8.1
  • default context now set to NATIVE_APP instead of being null

Android

  • fix bugs which arise from spaces in the path to adb tool
  • fix detection of whether the screen is locked
  • fix an error with running remote apk's on Windows

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.0 (from 1.2.4)

General

  • allow full-reset desired capability to work alongside language/locale desired capabilities

iOS

  • add iOS 8 support
  • add support for launching an app on the sim just by bundleId (iOS8 only)
  • ensure screenshot process uses dir specified in --tmp
  • add --isolate-sim-device which removes all other xcode 6 simulators before running test (might be necessary for some platforms)
  • update mobile safari temp app to include platformVersion so we don't get strange version conflicts
  • reset push notification privacy settings in between sessions
  • fix the flakiness of getting a list of available devices
  • auto-refresh Safari if no webviews are found
  • rewrite cookie handling code to use code derived from jQuery instead of mozilla docCookie
  • force device string when device name starts with "="
  • fix a security hole in pullFile() where users could download files on the machine hosting appium

Android

  • fix Chromedriver to work with newer versions
  • Chromedriver will work if adb is not running on default port
  • speed up clearing text fields when there is hint text

Selendroid

  • fix sendKeys() in CHROMIUM context
  • fix getContexts()

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.3.0-beta1 (from 1.2.3)

General

  • add objective-c examples

iOS

  • update appium-instruments with logging fixes
  • add iOS 8 support
  • add support for launching an app on the sim just by bundleId (iOS8 only)
  • ensure screenshot process uses dir specified in --tmp
  • add --isolate-sim-device which removes all other xcode 6 simulators before running test (might be necessary for some platforms)
  • update mobile safari temp app to include platformVersion so we don't get strange version conflicts
  • reset push notification privacy settings in between sessions

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.2.4 (from 1.2.3)

General

  • add objective-c examples

iOS

  • update appium-instruments with logging fixes
  • update appium-instruments with getDevices stalling fix

Android

  • give better error for UiScrollable parse exception
  • fix UiSelector instance in finds
  • use last coordinates for touch release

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.2.3 (from 1.2.2)

General

  • add a settings api (used currently only for Android xpath compression)
  • add configurable loglevels for different transports
  • allow appium to be run under sudo if the sudo user owns the appium files

iOS

  • fix crash while recovering from instruments failure
  • add ability to launch app by 'bundleId' cap alone (no 'app' cap)
  • misc groundwork for iOS8
  • fix bug that prevented scrolling collectionViews
  • more crash recovery bugfixes
  • use 'click' atom in webviews, 'tap' sent two clicks
  • fix bug where we'd try to kill a null logging proc and crash
  • enable performance logs for webviews
  • allow automation of native frame in safari (actually works on 7.1!)
  • fix uiautomation predicate search bug
  • fix 'spawn ENOENT' bug caused by a missing deviceconsole binary
  • fix autoAcceptAlert bug
  • fix certain findElement crashes
  • fix hideKeyboard bugs

Android

  • fix issue with unzipping apk
  • add ability to launch arbitrary apps/activities mid-session
  • add lock() method to lock screen
  • add unlock() method to unlock screen
  • fix bug where app would be classified incorrectly as not installed
  • add settings api member for setting layout hierarchy compression
  • fix crash when touch actions attempted on webviews
  • undo setText changes and simply handle hint text fields better

Selendroid

  • fix --selendroid-quick reset.sh option
  • fix unicode keyboard issues
  • fix bug in getting window_handles
  • fix bug that would prevent launching an app with spaces in its apk path

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.2.2 (from 1.2.1)

General

  • add doc for running on multiple devices simultaneously
  • move sample code and sample apps out of the main appium repo
  • remove http request size limit

iOS

  • check to make sure an element is not UIAElementNil before returning it
  • add a configurable key delay to help with keyboard smudging
  • fix issue with deleting cookies in mobile safari
  • correct sendKeys behavior not to clear text before sending keys
  • remove 'iwebview' support, since automating safari works
  • fix bug where apostraphes in accessibility ids caused elements not to be found
  • use deviceconsole instead of idevicesyslog to capture ios logs
  • fix bug where automating safari on a real device would hang forever and never start a session
  • fix bug where getting text() on a textfield would return its label instead of its value

Android

  • cache Chromedriver webview objects so we don't need to start a new Chromedriver on every context switch
  • correct sendKeys behavior not to clear text before sending keys
  • allow chromeOptions cap object to be passed to chromedriver
  • download all chromedriver architectures for linux (32 and 64 bit)
  • make sure we stop adb logcat logging when ending a chrome session so we don't leak processes
  • add noSign capability to skip the apk resigning process
  • add setText method that will clear a text field before adding text; this is primarily useful for textfields with hint text where clear() does not work in general
  • move xpath parsing into the android bootstrap, for fewer bugs and greater reliability. NOTE: this could be a breaking change depending on the kind of xpath selectors you are using
  • clean android XML tags of invalid characters like '$'
  • fix bug where '&' would be sent into a textfield as '&-'
  • add isLocked method to determine whether screen is locked
  • add ability to automate the native portion of the Chrome/Browser apps

Selendroid

  • make sure the contact manager test app has the required internet permissions

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.2.1 (from 1.2.0)

General

  • fix up sample code
  • bring back support for autoLaunch=false case
  • reset commandTimeout during implicit wait cycles
  • remove deprecated window_handles methods
  • add --local-timezone flag that uses timezone for timestamps
  • add a configurable --callback-address and --callback-port for execute_async
  • update setLocation method to use correct spec params for geolocation
  • add networkConnection to server capabilities so clients can use the API
  • if boolean cap values are sent in as strings, convert them to boolean

iOS

  • fix bug where we waited for safari7 dirs when we weren't on ios7.x
  • improve deviceName flexibility and device recognition
  • make sure instruments and uiauto know about the tmp dir flag
  • fix install/uninstall logic for real ios device
  • fix bug with parsing of binary vs XML plists
  • fix handling of multiple taps
  • clean up iOS simulator log
  • fix hang when ending a real safari session
  • implement pushFile for ios
  • allow .ipa in the list of downloadable app types
  • retry getting screenshot if it fails
  • fix JavaScript error when using sendKeys
  • fix error where testsuite would kill appium in its ios reset cycle
  • fix error in getting localized strings

Android

  • fix handling of IME activation
  • fix chromedriver kill logic
  • support API level 10 style focused activity strings
  • add lots of fallback strategies for element.clear()
  • update api level dependency for the project to 19
  • add fallback strategies for finding app activity from AndroidManifest
  • fix bug with xpath searches for //*
  • fix xpath search bugs, now we use UiAutomator's instance() which is more reliable
  • fix grunt-helpers bug when building appium on windows
  • retry all adb commands to make all adb commands less flakey
  • upgrade chromedriver to 2.10

Selendroid

  • fix for setValue and getContexts methods, they were not using a custom selendroid port if active
  • selendroid now requires internet permission in apps; fail if it's not present
  • add custom keystore support
  • upgrade selendroid to 0.11.0

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.2.0 (from 1.1.0)

General

  • migrated to express 4 for the webserver
  • allow setting tmp dir with --tmp flag
  • upgrade many submodules including wd
  • add --strict-caps mode which will cause sessions to fail which send in bad or unknown caps
  • add error handling for invalid multi-pointer gestures
  • add autoWebview capability to automatically get into a webview context of a hybrid app
  • remove deprecated -real xpath locator strategy
  • allow bypassing appium's sudo checks
  • add generic crash handler
  • many documentation and sample code updates

iOS

  • prevent log lines without dates from being filetered out
  • add keepAppToRetainPrefs cap to avoid deleting location plists
  • check for accessibility id matching selector then fall back to string match
  • add flag for specifying where in .app hierarchy Localizable.strings is
  • use a dynamic bootstrap in appium-uiauto
  • upgrade mechanic
  • implement pullFolder to get an entire folder from the sim
  • make sure launchAndKill can wait for specified directories before killing sim
  • get rid of ForceQuitInstruments
  • update hideKeyboard to take various possible strategies
  • fix launchAndKill to wait for safari-specific directories
  • make sure all pageload timeouts are cleared and called only once
  • disable ios grace delay
  • don't return duplicate elements

Android

  • renamed keyevent to press_keycode and long_press_keycode
  • add dedupe to complex_find
  • fix activity-finding logic
  • fix error handling in installApp
  • extract adb code into its own package, appium-adb
  • add support for opening notifications
  • add automation support for embedded chromium
  • fix pushStrings to work with 'app' as package
  • fix id serach
  • cause appium to fail if we can't parse package/activity
  • add package name to android webview context
  • make sure UNZIP env var doesn't confuse our internal unzip calls
  • add appIntent etc capabilities so app can be launched with a certain intent
  • add IME methods, and an appium-specific IME that is automatically installed
  • add unicodeKeyboard capability which allows sending unicode text
  • fix installApp, prevent a server crash

Selendroid

  • faster selendroid installer

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.1.0 (from 1.0.0)

General

  • less buggy xcode locator strategy for iOS and Android
    • note that for Android this might cause previous xpath selectors not to work, since we now always set compressed hierarchy when getting the xml dump used for xpath
  • fix defaults for swipe duration
  • add fixes for context switching
  • add optional argument 'language' to getStrings
  • update docs and code samples (including adding perl code samples)
  • continue work on appium CI
  • make sure we can't close already ended sessions
  • upgrade all node deps besides express

iOS

  • add -ios uiautomation strategy doc

Android

  • allow for encoding of non-ASCII text
  • clearer activity error messages
  • add language and country support
  • extract strings from apk corresponding to device language instead of default to be used with ID locator strategy
  • update complex find with new uiautomator constants
  • upgrade Chromedriver to 2.10
  • allow automation of Chrome Beta with browserName: ChromeBeta

Selendroid

  • update selendroid to 0.10.0
  • add getStrings method

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.0.0 (from 1.0.0-beta.2)

General

  • update python samples to use 1.0 style
  • don't convert 'proxy' or 'launchTimeout' caps into strings
  • make sure commit hooks use local grunt and mocha
  • update some ruby samples to use 1.0 style
  • add more 1.0 docs and sample code

iOS

  • fix mobile safari native tap on android by offsetting tap position by 40px
  • go back to using unpatched UICatalog
  • fix autoAcceptAlerts
  • allow multiple calls to /contexts
  • update appium-instruments with fix that would prevent the basic 'iPhone Simulator' device from launching correctly

Android

  • fix gesture timing so it doesn't interpret ms as seconds

Selendroid

  • ensure selendroid isn't proxied appium endpoint commands

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.0.0-beta.2 (from 1.0.0-beta.1)

General

  • extensive docs updates (make it ready for the new Slate docs)
  • decode sequence of actions to native "swipe" method
  • fix valid platform error message
  • update WD dep
  • fix proxying when session id is null
  • allow spaces in appium folder name in reset.sh
  • get rid of tag name loc strat in favor of class name

Android

  • allow for different input sets to mobile: find
  • fix apk signing with custom keystore
  • allow MultiActions without an element
  • move chrome tests into their own emulator type
  • fix async bug in getting xml dump
  • use async.queue to ensure synchronicity of commands
  • improve DumpWindowHierarchy so xpath queries don't crash

CHANGES IN VERSION 1.0.0-beta.1 (from 0.18.0)

General

  • fix broken log options: --log, --log-no-colors, and --log-timestamp
  • update docs to work with Jekyll
  • change 'launch' desired cap to 'autoLaunch', same defaults
  • fix installApp, launchApp, closeApp, removeApp to use correct app path
  • fix bug in action handling for python client
  • remove deprecated window handle support for native clients (in favor of contexts)
  • remove deprecated old xpath support and promote the '-real xpath' strategy to the default
  • remove deprecated json page source in favor of xml
  • remove deprecated mobile methods: location, fireEvent, waitForPageLoad, findElementNameContains, localScreenshot, getCommandTimeout, findAndAct
  • rewrite caps.md doc to use new 1.0 style caps
  • remove deprecated --merciful and --device-port flags (add --force-quit-instruments flag instead of -m)
  • lots of docs reorganization and prep for new publishing method
  • fix valid platform list
  • update npm deps to latest (except for express)
  • remove all deprecated "mobile: xxx" commands, except for gestures for now
  • use new native methods from WD in testsuite

iOS

  • fix bug where iOS < 7.1 would try to ask instruments for available devices
  • loosen up sudo check for authorize_ios so it can run without issue under sudo
  • rename nonSyntheticWebClick cap to nativeWebTap, and turn it off by default

Android

  • fix bug with XML page source where it wouldn't create the dump file correctly
  • change caps with hyphens (-) like "app-package" to be camelCased like the rest of Appium caps, e.g., "appPackage"
  • fix bug with custom keystore apk signing
  • allow multi actions without an element

Selendroid

  • fix command timeout bug

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.18.0 (from 0.17.6)

Important: This is the Appium 1.0 feature-complete pre-release. Please the discussion group for more context and details about this release and where Appium is headed in the near future.

General

  • disallow use of appium under sudo (except for authorize_ios)
  • don't autopopulate node config host (so appium url can be set in nodeconfig)
  • many build and test tweaks and fixes to improve build stability
  • don't link commit hooks if we're not in a git repo
  • add "accessibility id" locator strategy
  • get rid of a bunch of unused grunt commands
  • deprecate use of JSON page source (XML will be the standard)
  • simplify reset strategy and make reset strategies available through caps. There's now the default (fastReset), fullReset, and noReset.
  • deprecate "tag name" locator strategy
  • add real xpath support (for now under the "-real xpath" locator strategy)
  • deprecate old xpath strategy
  • a lot of work on appium CI
  • further update new capability handling and device selection; use only the new caps internally
  • implement TouchAction and MultiTouch APIs
  • migrate all "mobile: " methods to their own REST endpoints; they are now deprecated
  • don't allow users to send in bad platformNames; fail with an error instead
  • allow app paths relative to appium root
  • add command-line flags corresponding to the new desired capabilities

iOS

  • add "-ios uiautomation" locator strategy
  • make backup path for built-in apps in ios 7.0 configurable
  • only count one out of the two textfields which compose an ios 7.1 textfield
  • introduce a distinction between global and post-launch timeouts for instruments, to fine-tune flake management
  • rewrite screenshot logic
  • modify "mobile: scroll" to take an element argument
  • fix bug where bundleID would be improperly lowercased
  • allow changing of remote debugger ports with env variable
  • fix bug in device launching logic that would try to launch an invalid device as the default
  • add "mobile: pullFile" support for retrieving files from the sim folders
  • update fruitstrap to a version which doesn't segfault for Japanese

Android

  • make sure app is signed before getting MD5 hash for use in on-device install
  • ensure that the app is always force-stopped before uninstalling the APK
  • add "-android uiautomator" locator strategy
  • fix bug involving storing android binary paths incorrectly
  • add avdLaunchTimeout and avdReadyTimeout caps to fine-tune these timeouts
  • retry launching AVD once if it never connects to adb
  • if installing a remote apk fails, uninstall/rm, then retry

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.6 (from 0.17.6)

General

  • disallow use of Appium in sudo mode
  • ensure publishes happen with a version of Node which doesn't generate shasum errors in NPM

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.5 (from 0.17.4)

Selendroid

  • update Selendroid to 0.9.0

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.4 (from 0.17.3)

General

  • fix "mobile: reset"
  • use the new Context API (from the spec draft) for switching back and forth between webviews. The window handles strategy will be deprecated in 1.0
  • update Wd.js to use a version with context support
  • sanitize desired caps so they are always a manageable type

iOS

  • allow testing of iOS7.1 in Appium's testsuite/test.sh
  • don't error out of pref path finding too soon if there are multiple dirs

Android

  • fix "mobile: push"
  • fix fastReset going undefined between sessions
  • add --avd-args server param to pass args to avd on boot
  • various fixes for starting avds, including allowing multiple emulators to be running
  • fix getElement() to set isElement to false instead of throwing
  • fix touch actions by fixing leaking state across executions
  • remove fastClear and run pm clear on fastReset

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.3 (from 0.17.2)

General

  • add new desired capabilities handling to conform to the Selenium 3 spec. Use of old desired capabilities will now be deprecated. See the spec draft for more information

Android

  • fix process detection
  • make sure temp dir exists before writing zipaligned apk to it

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.2 (from 0.17.1)

This is simply a release to make Appium downloadable on npm.

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.1 (from 0.17.0)

General

  • move toward CI: build appium and run reset.sh on Travis

iOS

  • pass quiet flag to fruitstrap when in quiet mode
  • update appium-instruments (which fixes retry behavior)

Android

  • fix uninstall detection

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.17.0 (from 0.16.0)

General

  • fix maxBuffer error in installApp command
  • rearchitect device extraction and configuration from args/caps, and add lots of unit tests
  • show non-default server params in server log for easier debugging
  • add --command-timeout as a server arg
  • don't ever use sudo to install npm submodules
  • ensure appium's CWD is always the appium dir
  • clear out commandTimeout between sessions, so subsequent sessions don't count the session launching time as command time
  • set npm submodules to track published branches
  • relax requirements for unpacking zipfiles and finding app names

iOS

  • handle both binary and xml plists when changing ios settings plists
  • break out appium-instruments into its own npm package
  • fix bug where command line --force-iphone or --force-ipad wouldn't set device. This should fix issues with Appium.app
  • add --keep-keychains server arg / keepKeychains desired cap in order to disallow deletion of Keychains dir
  • bring reset behavior back to what it was before location services / settings updates, so that with the default reset, most directories are still cleared out
  • use actual current ios sdk in reset.sh
  • create plist basedirs if they don't exist
  • add processArguments cap to pass args to AUT
  • make --merciful the default
  • require bundleId when using location services caps
  • update UICatalog test app for 7.1
  • fix duplicate textfield issue in iOS 7.1
  • use new instruments - w param in iOS 7.1 to set device type
  • add location and contact alert request buttons to TestApp

iOS+Safari

  • update initial webview navigation logic to work on 7.1
  • if we start with a real webview, don't try to nav to webview through favs

Android

  • added support for 'direction' in scrollTo
  • fix source command
  • add longClick by position and duration
  • fix reset.bat issues on Windows
  • updated Windows installation instructions
  • added --udid flag to reset.sh/bat, so it can uninstall from specific devices
  • added support for touch{Down|Up|Move}
  • add "mobile: push" and "mobile: pull" commands to send files to/from device
  • ensure apks are always run through zipalign
  • parse launch package and activity from apk, so that app-package and app-activity caps are no longer required
  • use better version of isAppInstalled

Chrome+Android

  • update bundled chromedriver to 2.9
  • add enablePerformanceLogging cap

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.16.0 (from 0.15.0)

General

  • auto-configure the host and port for nodes in an appium grid
  • fix usage of temp folders on windows/linux
  • allow better usage of reset.sh in windows git-bash
  • add linking of pre-commit hook in reset.sh so everyone runs it

iOS

  • fix regression where special keys wouldn't be sent
  • add mobile: scroll with direction: up/down/left/right to scroll views
  • display correct error when app install/uninstall fails on real device
  • update TestApp to show location services enabled status
  • add locationServicesAuthorized cap
  • add locationServicesEnabled cap
  • add safariIgnoreFraudWarning cap
  • add safariAllowPopups cap
  • update uiauto js to retrieve references to app/windows dynamically every time

iOS+Safari

  • wait longer for webviews to appear in ios7
  • return latest window with getWindowHandles()
  • move hardcoded atoms out of appium into its own npm module which builds them
  • add nonSyntheticWebClick cap to use atoms for click in ios7

Android

  • fix installing unlock app on windows paths with spaces
  • add test coverage mechanism
  • don't fail the test if we can't find strings.xml in an apk
  • add hybrid support for webviews in 4.4+ apps
  • fix mobile: launchApp

Chrome+Android

  • bundle chromedriver into appium itself, remove system dependency

Selendroid

  • remove requirement to manually update selendroid test apk path in test code
  • update selendroid (with maven 3.1.1 requirement)

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.15.0 (from 0.14.2)

General

  • fix for issue where logger would log colors even when asked not to
  • stricter jshint rules enforceable from editor
  • reformat/restructure test suite
  • handle previously-unhandled errors when using spawn()
  • fix startup bug (status object being taken as session id)
  • clear sessionOverride instance var when cleaning up session
  • fix regression where appium git revision wasn't shown in server output
  • various testsuite tweaks/fixes

iOS

  • don't wait 30s for instruments to terminate
  • use SIGKILL for instruments again
  • allow ios logs to be not found without crashing appium
  • allow automation of settings app via 'app: settings' cap
  • don't crash if IDevice init fails (when requesting real device)
  • don't try to remove app if it's not on the device
  • escape single quotes for id search
  • lint the uiauto js code
  • allow accented characters in send_keys()
  • delete the entire sim folder when using --full-reset (before & after)

iOS+Safari

  • allow safari to pre-launch
  • don't tap apple button to get into webview on real device safari
  • don't use synthetic click on real device safari
  • fix undefined window handle bug
  • fix safariLauncher crashes

Android

  • add new mobile methods: toggleData, toggleFlightMode, toggleWifi, toggleLocationServices
  • convert uiautomator error stream to string
  • use a better method for finding build-tools and platform-tools dirs
  • implement new version of longClick
  • add mobile: find example
  • return element's classname by selenium tag_name method/property
  • add app-wait-package desired cap, to be used in concert with app-wait-activity

Chrome+Android

  • fix unlock errors
  • fix port-in-use bug which prevented automation of multiple chromes on multiple emulators

Selendroid

  • upgrade to 0.8.0

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.14.2 (from 0.14.1)

General

  • fix bug that prevented appium from starting in ios

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.14.1 (from 0.14.0)

General

  • fix bug that prevented appium from pre-launching without specified device

iOS

  • when alert title is null, return text instead
  • add framework for setting iOS and app preferences via plists
  • add enableLocationServices desired cap for enabling/disabling location services on the simulator

Android

  • fix fast reset/clear logic to not fail when remote apk doesn't exist

Selendroid

  • actually wait for app-wait-activity instead of app-activity

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.14.0 (from 0.13.0)

General

  • add ability to set launch timeout from command line
  • require 'device' cap and fail without it
  • bring back appium shell
  • add new node examples
  • add troubleshooting docs in Chinese
  • fix app download suffix issue
  • major refactor of test code

iOS

  • delete cache data for all versions of sim
  • fix sporadic DOM corruption issue
  • make reset.sh more Xcode 4.6 friendly
  • add flag to show simulator logs in-line with appium logs
  • add cap for automatically accepting photo permission alerts
  • update appium doctor to read new auth db value
  • keep track of ios crash logs and make available through selenium interface
  • cleanup app state pre-test and post-test
  • fix installing/removing .app (instead of .ipa)
  • escalate to SIGKILL if instruments doesn't respond to SIGTERM
  • add cap for using native instruments lib
  • return accessibility hint as 'hint' attribute

Android

  • fix AVD startup bug
  • better error handling in element finding code
  • update ApiDemos app with webview
  • support doing web testing against stock browser on 4.4
  • increase support of android 4.4 toolchain
  • fix multiple device issue
  • implement mobile: background for android/selendroid
  • fix custom keystore unzip call stack issue

Chrome+Android

  • add ability to deal with a different kind of session redirect
  • kill chromedriver before starting it up again to clear out ports

Selendroid

  • re-instate closeApp and removeApp
  • fix issue where selendroid would crash based on activity mangling, resulting in a mysterious connection reset error
  • upgrade to 0.7.0
  • show selendroid logs in appium output

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.13.0 (from 0.12.3)

General

  • add sauce reporting to ruby example
  • normalize all ruby examples
  • don't allow linux platforms to run ios doctor checks
  • allow building of single platforms in reset.sh (don't delete other platforms)
  • fix bug with --show-config & npm
  • removed some unused tests
  • remove retry support from appium test harness
  • catch grid syntaxerror issue
  • make sure gappium tests actually get run

iOS

  • update docs for setting up ios-webkit-debug-proxy
  • fix authorize_ios
  • make sure setLocale doesn't run on real devices
  • give webviews a bit of time to show up before we say they aren't there
  • fix the auth db doctor check to work for 10.7
  • when launching simulator without instruments, wait for sim logs
  • kill zombie sim daemon launchers
  • update mobile: reset
  • automatically retry launching instruments if it flakes out. The number of retries can be set with -r N or --backend-retries N, where N is the number of retries, including 0.
  • add support for automating real Safari (and other built-in apps) in iOS7
  • remove support for using iwebview as a Safari replacement
  • when running mobile safari tests, automatically detect ios version
  • update i-w-d for compatibility with xcode 5.1 / ios 7.1

Android

  • remove dependency on grep for real devices
  • add 19.0.0 to possible build paths
  • add tests for apk downloading and fix apk downloading issue
  • check for API level >= 17 for uiautomator and fail sooner if not
  • fix issue where calculating md5 of app would use too much memory, for large apps
  • fix bug with checking whether app already existed on device

Selendroid

  • give useful error message if user tries to run a uiautomator-based "mobile: " command in selendroid
  • update selendroid

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.12.3 (from 0.12.2)

General

  • reset command timeout during mobile: reset
  • fixes for strategy validation ('dynamic' and 'class name' are valid)
  • add --show-config flag to dump appium config and exit
  • add option to set newCommandTimeout to 0 or false to disable it entirely rather than working around it by setting a high value
  • refactor server/main.js -- things were getting ugly
  • fix issue where ForceQuitUnresponsiveApps would try to run even on non-Mac systems

iOS

  • change default device for iOS 6 to "iPhone" (non-retina)
  • change Xcode 5.0.1 warning message to indicate an upgrade is possible now
  • add --default-device flag to allow instruments to launch the sim like it used to
  • get rid of deprecated authorization strategy code
  • include ForceQuitUnresponsiveApps output in appium log
  • add --merciful (-m) flag to avoid running ForceQuitUnresponsiveApps. Show Instruments a bit of mercy...or don't.

Selendroid

  • upgrade Selendroid to 0.7.0

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.12.2 (from 0.12.1b)

  • None (npm fix release)

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.12.1b (from 0.12.1)

  • None (npm fix release)

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.12.1 (from 0.12.0)

General

  • add appium doctor for checking system config issues that prevent appium from working properly. Run with node bin/appium-doctor.js, or appium-doctor if installed via NPM, or via the GUI in Appium.app
  • fail sooner if user passes in bad locator strategy
  • fix app extracting logic

iOS

  • fix locale settings logic
  • fix 64-bit device string
  • fail with a nicer message if xcrun can't find instruments
  • allow iwebview tests to automate https sites
  • kill simulators before launching new ones
  • automatically force quit unresponsive instruments processes

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.12.0 (from 0.11.4)

General

  • make sure there's no color in console when --log-no-colors is used
  • add more chinese docs
  • allow periods in xpath node names
  • update style guide
  • bring all NPM dependencies up to date

iOS

  • mobile web: doc updates
  • mobile web: make sure window.close() works on real devices
  • mobile web: connect to most recent webview instead of first
  • allow uiauto to get path to node binary from node_bin key in .appiumconfig
  • fix automatic UDID detection
  • improve webviewapp to be a safari replacement; can now be used for mobile web automation using app: iwebview
  • use deviceName cap to select specific iOS device
  • mobile web: automatically accept popup window alerts
  • give informative error message if ideviceinstaller isn't present
  • add a wait after flick calls so client doesn't regain control before flick has finished

Android

  • make sure chrome tests don't require package/activity
  • make sure we force-stop apps before starting them
  • fix issue with checking for package/activity for chrome
  • make sure to kill any running uiautomator processes before test
  • add fastClear desired cap, default true. If false, uses reinstall instead of pm clear to reset an app
  • anytime we call dumpsys windows when checking for screen lock, dump output to $APPIUM_HOME/.dumpsys.log so we can learn more about error cases

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.11.4 (from 0.11.3)

General

  • add ruby scrollTo example

iOS

  • fix dismissAlert / acceptAlert on ios7
  • make instruments logging quiet by default (put verbose=true in ~/.instruments.conf to re-enable)
  • fix safarilauncher shutdown issue
  • add tests for setting slider values
  • set ios sim language using desired caps
  • add more error handling in instruments_client

Android

  • fix issue with adb path and quote truncation
  • fail with a nice message if app activity/package are not sent in

Selendroid

  • fix keyevent
  • add command timeout tests

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.11.3 (from 0.11.2)

General

  • remove wiki
  • various doc updates
  • reset command timeout for proxied devices (incl selendroid)
  • translate docs to Chinese
  • make desired capabilities returned by /session/:id non-hard-coded

iOS

  • add support for sim and devices for safari launcher
  • major refactor of ios startup cascade
  • fix tracetemplate detection logic
  • add ability to select code-signing identity for safari launcher
  • use securitydb for authorization on 10.9
  • expose 'syslog' logs through selenium log interface

Android

  • various control flow/subprocess fixes
  • don't uninstall app when --no-reset is used

Selendroid

  • update selendroid version

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.11.2 (from 0.11.1)

General

  • fix bug where running appium after installing via npm would error out because the logger was not initialized correctly
  • fix bug in reset.sh where setting --real-safari would cause android et al not to build

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.11.1 (from 0.11.0)

General

  • fix launch timeout bug
  • update travis CI to use newer version of node
  • remove .appiumconfig before running reset.sh
  • update reset.sh to build safarilauncher for real devices only when passing in the --real-safari flag
  • made test.sh sh-compatible
  • update all example code to use correct desired capabilities
  • don't set content-length header for http POSTS with no body
  • add more desired caps to docs
  • expand on android setup for mac osx in docs
  • remove multiple device handling code--appium just does one device at a time per server
  • handle command timeouts centrally rather than per-device
  • add --log-timestamp and --log-no-colors options to server

iOS

  • fix sim control authorization on mavericks
  • copy instead of symlink xpath/status into uiauto for non-breaking npm install
  • fix cookie methods error case in mobile safari
  • fail with an error message if user is on xcode 5.0.1 since it comes with a broken instruments binary

Android

  • don't uninstall app on fast reset
  • fix crash that occurred when no devices were connected
  • fix unlock logic and change order of regex search
  • correctly handle responses for element{Displayed|Enabled|Selected}
  • refactor adb/android/uiautomator startup/shutdown logic to make callback-based
  • kill uiautomator if the startup cascade for android fails, so it doesn't zombify

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.11.0 (from 0.10.4)

General

  • make tempdirs uniquely named
  • massive code reorganization
  • retry getting a session in testsuite to avoid flaky fails

iOS

  • update ios alert handling
  • use safariLauncher without 20/30 secs timeout
  • allow .ipa extension for local apps

Android

  • clean app using pm clear instead of clean.apk
  • massive refactor/rewrite of android/adb code
  • fix dependency download error
  • ensure all apks are signed

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.10.4 (from 0.10.3)

iOS

  • add callback for remote debugger socket disconnect to avoid race conditions

Android

  • allow _ in package name
  • add timeout for orientation change

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.10.3 (from 0.10.2)

General

  • this is a bugfix release

iOS

  • compile the i-w-d shim correctly for ios7

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.10.2 (from 0.10.1)

General

  • update docs
  • README rewrite

iOS

  • allow spaces in xcode path
  • completely reset and restart simulator between sessions
  • turn CA_DEBUG_TRANSACTIONS on
  • enable authorize_ios on Mavericks
  • fix bug making handling alerts take longer than necessary

Android

  • update clean.apk
  • refactored setOrientation
  • fix screenshot method
  • implement pinch in / out
  • upgrade unlock.apk
  • use pm uninstall/install in reset

Windows

  • lots of reset.bat improvements
  • make some more paths windows friendly

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.10.1 (from 0.10.0)

Android

  • add hybrid app docs
  • fix unlock.apk for android 2.3
  • get unlock.apk into build/ so prebuilt packages can use it

Selendroid

  • make unlock.apk work with selendroid
  • change remote url for selendroid submodule
  • update selendroid to 0.6.0

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.10.0 (from 0.9.1)

General

  • update contributor style guide
  • add some troubleshooting tips to doc
  • update test.sh for a better testing flow

iOS

  • autodetect tracetemplate rather than bundling with appium
  • choose version of instruments-without-delay based on xcode version
  • get rid of --ios-sdk flag in reset.sh since appium now autodetects

Android

  • fix find elements by ID
  • update clean.apk
  • update touchevent for longpress
  • add unlock.apk which is a more robust device unlock solution
  • enable mobile chrome support on windows
  • better support for tapping invisible elements

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.1 (from 0.9.0)

General

  • add desired caps doc
  • moveTo defaults to 0.5, 0.5
  • add some more node/yiewd examples
  • beefed up test.sh

iOS

  • fix issue with finding ids
  • add --ios-sdk flag to reset.sh to choose between 6.1/7.0
  • various ios 7 compatibility fixes
  • significant refactor of ios session lifecycle code, fixing various issues
  • add automatic UDID detection
  • attempt to tap element's coordinates when typical method doesn't work
  • support more types of zip archives

Android

  • restart adb up to 10 times instead of 2
  • fix --avd launching bug
  • fix swipe steps/duration logic (note: will affect test behavior)
  • support metastate for keyevent

Phonegap

  • fix submodule issues

Historical Note: This version of Appium was published by @jlipps in a moving vehicle on a drive from Krakow, Poland to Warsaw, Poland. Thanks, @bkobos, for the chaffeurship and wi-fi!

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.9.0 (from 0.8.5)

General

  • update troubleshooting doc
  • fix app unzip issue
  • remove app/apk files from zip path before appium starts
  • fix location of UICatalog in reset.sh
  • fix reset.sh android device matching
  • update ruby examples
  • add chrome example in node
  • improve python example code
  • begin to migrate tests from wd to yiewd

iOS

  • respond to the last command even if instruments crashes
  • don't attempt to reset real devices
  • update instruments-without-delay with ios7 support
  • add findById support (uses localization strings)
  • add mobile: getStrings
  • support setting value for sliders and switches with sendKeys()
  • add preliminary support for ios7 with a different tracetemplate
  • make mobile: localScreenshot more robust by fixing race condition
  • add phonegap example

Android

  • don't require 'avd' to be set in order to install/uninstall to android
  • dynamic find can use classmap aliases
  • make it easy to run multiple android devices simultaneously
  • support for dragFrom / dragTo functions in API level 18
  • use resource-id for finding elements (findById)
  • make getSize available
  • make desired cap for compressedLayoutHierarchy
  • add new version of unsign.jar
  • fix stopCapture bug
  • remove some deprecated methods (xmlKeyContains, etc)
  • add mobile: getStrings
  • always return true for click() (uiautomator bug)
  • fix getAttribute to return strings instead of bool
  • fix tests for use with now-required 4.3 emulator
  • add phonegap example

Selendroid

  • track selendroid dev branch instead of master
  • upgrade to selendroid 0.5.0

Windows

  • update docs
  • some windows compat fixes

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.8.5 (from 0.8.4)

GENERAL

  • reorder problematic async calls (issue #1000!)
  • misc refactoring

Android

  • allow install/uninstall without device id
  • fix race condition in starting chromedriver

Selendroid

  • update selendroid version
  • fix issue preventing errors from proxying correctly

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.8.4 (from 0.8.3)

GENERAL

  • some documentation updates
  • give appium server a big http timeout so it doesn't drop connections

Android

  • make sure chromedriver tries to restart adb if it fails the first time
  • add logcat retrieval for android and selendroid

IOS

  • allow use of --ipa and --app flags together
  • try out a fix in mechanic.js for the (null) tap issues

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.8.3 (from 0.8.2)

GENERAL

  • update various documentation (gestures, inspector tutorial, README)
  • allow dashes in bundle/package IDs
  • fix bad address startup error message
  • use native function.bind() throughout instead of a mix of scoped objects and underscore.bind()

Android

  • use UiAutomator for back() instead of keyevent
  • use UiAutomator for keyCode instead of adb shell
  • use UiAutomator for screenshot instead of adb shell

IOS

  • add some more mechanic aliases (keyboard, key)
  • add pinch/zoom gestures
  • add Java example for automating mobile safari
  • automatically accept location services dialogs if we can access them
  • accept text-based Info.plist files in addition to binary ones
  • use reset.sh to download UICatalog rather than node/grunt

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.8.2 (from 0.8.1)

GENERAL

  • make sure build/ is deleted by reset.sh
  • re-publish without extraneous artifacts in build/

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.8.1 (from 0.8.0)

GENERAL

  • update java examples to show correct use of JavascriptExecutor
  • fix parser bug that prevented launching on windows
  • fix missing parameter generating exceptions in testsuite
  • fix more stdout maxBuffer errors
  • fix android tests to use new activity style
  • return timeout in set timeout commands

IOS

  • fix mobile safari alert-handling issues
  • attempt to capture and resolve location services popup using desired cap

ANDROID

  • require shortcut activities to start with ".", allowing fully-qualified activities with packages different from the main appPackage
  • if appium fails to launch activity with ".", it will retry
  • allow downloaded apps to end in .apk as well as .zip
  • fix xpath parser error not allowing widget packages to be used
  • add longClick command
  • added JUnit and TestNG examples
  • support ChromiumTestShell as well as Google Chrome for Chrome tests

SELENDROID

  • fall back to am start if Selendroid doesn't successfully launch the app

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.8.0 (from 0.7.3)

GENERAL

  • bump maxBuffer for various subprocesses
  • automatically re-register appium with grid if it disconnects
  • augment style guide
  • allow appium tests to read appium server port from $APPIUM_PORT

IOS

  • add support for locking device for X seconds
  • add support for backgrounding app for X seconds
  • make finding node/instruments_client more robust for instruments context
  • mobile methods for installing/uninstalling apps to device
  • add shortcut for UIACollectionCell and UIATableCell
  • ensure isEnabled returns a boolean value

ANDROID

  • add mobile: searchId method to search for string by ID
  • add mobile: resolveId method to resolve strings
  • fix activity detection to be more allowing of different strings
  • enable keystore for using different certs
  • fix issue when large messages are transferred from bootstrap
  • fix takesScreenshot capability
  • add long tap method
  • make screenshot work on windows
  • fix scrollTo support

CHROME

  • add support for automating Chrome on Android!

SELENDROID

  • update selendroid to 90aef5d

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.7.3 (from 0.7.2)

IOS

  • bugfix: authorize_ios needed #!

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.7.2 (from 0.7.1)

GENERAL

  • make sure reset.sh checks for JAVA_HOME set for android/selendroid
  • add mobile: reset docs
  • alias POST /touch/click to POST /click

IOS

  • fix discrepancy between isDisplayed() and isVisible() and isEnabled()
  • use new Automation.tracetemplate
  • fixes for checking alerts in webviews
  • page source now gets all windows, not just main window
  • allow custom node path by setting NODE_BIN in a settings file
  • add authorize_ios binary to npm install so npm users can authorize their ios sim

ANDROID

  • use path.resolve in a cross-platform way

SELENDROID

  • fix use of adb from within selendroid
  • keyevent support
  • fix app-wait-activity

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.7.1 (from 0.7.0)

SELENDROID

  • update to new version with new build instructions
  • make selendroid port configurable

WINDOWS

  • fix use of exec and spawn so external commands work

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.7.0 (from 0.6.1)

GENERAL

  • allow new session requests to override current session; this can be disabled with the --no-session-override flag
  • make sure reset.sh fails if android bootstrap can't build
  • make --no-reset do what it's supposed to do, and fix description in docs
  • check to make sure conflicting arguments aren't passed to the server before launching
  • removed deprecated flags completely (hence the minor version bump)
  • bringing some error messages into line across platforms
  • fix some issues with grunt building functions

ANDROID

  • add find element by ID (parses strings.xml)
  • remove a sleep in bootstrap server that caused delays
  • make sure app is uninstalled when not using fast reset
  • make sure AndroidManifest.xml.apk is writable (for npm installed appium)
  • make sure device wakes up / unlocks before running test
  • add set geo location support
  • clean up and fix issues relating to mid-session bootstrap.jar restart
  • app-wait-activity now takes comma-separated list of valid activities

IOS

  • fix some tests
  • fix mobile: reset

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.6.1 (from 0.6.0)

GENERAL

  • started work on mobile_methods.md doc
  • added hardcore mode to reset.sh that will refresh uicatalog inter alia
  • ios-webkit-debug-proxy docs
  • appium now registers correctly with selenium grid
  • better bundle/package detection

IOS

  • mobile: setLocation and POST /location for setting geolocation
  • updated tests to work with new uicatalog version
  • allow registering a websocket handler for alerts
  • escape sendKeys values so you can send '
  • fixed up tests a little bit

ANDROID

  • fix fast reset race condition
  • fix lack of AndroidManifest.xml.src in npm
  • allow registering a websocket handler for alerts
  • added method for getting location of element
  • fixed package name for webviews

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.6.0 (from 0.5.2)

GENERAL

  • initial Windows appium support (Android-only)
  • reset.sh no longer fails silently if it errors
  • added reset.bat for windows
  • get status now returns actual appium version
  • make sure reset.sh uninstalls android test apps if emulator is running
  • include the git revision in the status object and in the logs at startup
  • misc bugfixes

IOS

  • ability to talk to mobile Safari on a real device over USB
  • added native back() method
  • sendKeys now only taps on field if it doesn't already have focus

ANDROID

  • find by name checks to see if it found the element
  • find by xpath no longer returns duplicate elements
  • add support for ADT 22
  • add "mobile: waitForPageLoad" that waits for indicators to clear
  • fix scrollTo

SELENDROID

  • build selendroid modded servers in /tmp for npm
  • fixed issue with running tests for multiple apps sequentially

ROBOT

  • initial support for robot automation (robot intercepts tap etc)

APPIUM.EXE

  • not strictly part of appium, but the Windows GUI has arrived in beta!

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.5.2 (from 0.5.1)

IOS

  • fixed regression in mobile safari pre-launch

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.5.1 (from 0.5.0)

GENERAL

  • updates to python examples
  • refactored configuration code
  • initial work making Appium's node code windows-compatible
  • more lenient treatment of relationship between $HOME and system username

IOS

  • fixing webview not waiting for page loading on url nav issue
  • added node-idevice which streamlines installing .ipas on real devices
  • implement scrollTo
  • fixed bug in xpath code which returned last element first

ANDROID

  • add some docs for installing HAXM
  • add scroll_into_view for mobile: find
  • completed android element class map

SELENDROID

  • http timeout tweaks

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.5.0 (from 0.4.1)

GENERAL

  • significant change for command-line params for appium:
    • --without-delay is now on by default. to turn it off, use --native-instruments-lib if you don't want it
    • --fast-reset is now on by default. to turn it off, use --full-reset
    • --verbose is now on by default. to turn it off, use --quiet

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.4.1 (from 0.4.0)

GENERAL

  • added --dev flag to reset.sh to optionally include test apps / dev deps
  • added --verbose flag to reset.sh to optionally spew info (was default)
  • reset.sh now puts all binaries in /build so it can be packaged and reused by npm et al

IOS

  • added more Java examples

SELENDROID

  • updated selendroid to 56581e27b45c3a4483d89701fc893ac37b172e46

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.4.0 (from 0.3.1)

GENERAL

  • more python examples including for android
  • node android code example
  • migrated wiki to appium/docs
  • added troubleshooting docs
  • added auto-tagging of repo on npm publish
  • add a config check to make sure reset.sh was run for a specific device before allowing appium to try to start a session with that device

IOS

  • various efforts to fix/workaround the (null).tap() issue in UIAutomation
  • added shake()

ANDROID

  • partial match on content-desc
  • find aapt in SDK or path
  • better logging all around
  • ensure app apk exists and fail if not
  • added content-desc to all ApiDemos elements
  • added --avd flag for launching emulator if not running
  • added getName()
  • fix mobile: find

SELENDROID

  • updated selendroid to 0.4
  • don't re-build selendroid for each app, just re-insert manifest and build selendroid in reset.sh instead

FIREFOXOS

  • Initial Firefox OS support landed!

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.3.1 (from 0.3.0)

GENERAL

  • support for xpath indexes
  • support for xpath last()
  • docs specific to linux
  • fix name of npm binary-plist dependency

IOS

  • update instruments-without-delay (fix #432)
  • fix #437 (implicit wait didn't work after ios reset)
  • when searching for @text, fall back to @label and @value
  • allow @name to refer to @text, @label, and @value
  • have "textfield" searches return "secure" fields as well
  • add "collection" tag name
  • make sure to do a clean build before building sample apps

ANDROID

  • fix xpath wildcard issue
  • fix tag name selector
  • alias "window" tag name to "frame"
  • tweak flick timing
  • have swipe/flick return errors if we know they didn't execute
  • fix page source on real device
  • use aapt rename to handle manifest stuff
  • screenshot support
  • support for the clear() method

SELENDROID

  • fix proxy behavior
  • added example/test for selendroid webview
  • add WebViewDemo app with tasks for building it

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.3.0 (from 0.2.3)

GENERAL

  • Running tests with grunt will now not crash on first test failure
  • Rewrote reset.sh to respect sudo and to run for individual platforms
  • Changed markdown rendering engine and logic for generating appium.io from README.md

ANDROID

  • Add "mobile: find" method for complex find combinations
  • Check that clean.apk is signed
  • Orientation support
  • Update verify.jar to work on java 6
  • Massive refactoring of adb.js
  • Added Selendroid proxy support (!)

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.2.3 (from 0.2.2)

GENERAL

  • removed bloated appium.io submodule, replaced with no-binary one
  • Fix plist resetting regression (#342)
  • Fix to ensure GET /sessions doesn't return false information

IOS

  • Allow instruments to find node binaries in MacPorts default location
  • Allow instruments to find node binaries from Appium.app
  • Rotate screenshots to match orientation of device
  • Fix python examples
  • Webview: add tests for implicit attributes
  • Made sure window handles are always strings
  • Reduced flakiness of swipe tests
  • Added a Sauce Connect example
  • C# example updates
  • Fixed a few minor regressions

ANDROID

  • Large refactoring of bootstrap code
  • Moved ApiDemos code into a submodule which is included and built for tests
  • Fix install command
  • Support for element-based swiping
  • Use selenium touch actions for flick()
  • Some error message improvements
  • Make sure we lint adb.js

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.2.2 (from 0.2.1)

IOS

  • safari: use js close() instead of clicking buttons to close windows
  • webview: make title() always return title for default context
  • webview: async javascript execute
  • webview: fix when webelements are returned to client
  • allow launching app via bundle id and not just app path
  • webview: get/set/delete cookie(s)
  • correctly rotate screenshot images if taken in landscape mode

ANDROID

  • add eclipse formatting file for bootstrap
  • stop when activity fails to show up
  • make content-desc search case-insensitive and partial
  • allow launching emulator according to device id
  • only sign app for clean apk once

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.2.1 (from 0.2.0)

GENERAL

  • fix bug in npm dependencies (make swig a real dependency)

IOS

  • fixed scoping bug in alert handling
  • get rid of --warp flag, instruments-without-delay is better
  • safari: clear cookies/history/windows in between test runs

CHANGES IN VERSION 0.2.0 (from 0.1.3)

GENERAL

  • updates to reset.sh
  • host our own guinea pig html page for webview tests
  • updated java examples and docs

IOS

  • webview: isActive()
  • webview: submit()
  • webview: clear()
  • webview: selected()
  • webview: implicit waits
  • webview: location()
  • webview: getName()
  • webview: moveTo() and generalized click()
  • webview: getWindowSize()
  • webview: close()
  • webview: don't allow alerts to cause webview requests to hang forever
  • webview: find element(s) from element
  • webview: get alert text
  • webview: set prompt value
  • allow pre-launching local zips/apps/safari from cli
  • webview: allow execution in arbitrary frames
  • "mobile: leaveWebView" special command instead of frame(null)
  • webview: equalsElement()
  • webview: back() and forward()
  • webview: refresh()
  • "mobile: fireEvent" for webview
  • enable setting of device orientation through desired caps
  • fix to not allow native commands to execute if webview command in progress
  • bugfix in ios.js that left multiple remote debugger objs hanging around
  • bumped command timeout since webview commands don't reset it

ANDROID

  • fix in swipe where steps weren't converted to integers
  • "mobile: keyevent" for hitting arbitrary keys
  • native back()
  • xpath search by "*"
  • skip uninstall if --fast-reset set
  • better error handling if activity is not found
  • match other kinds of button than android.widget.Button with "button"
  • allow matching custom class name (partial class name matching)
  • relaunch on failure (or on screen cap)
  • begun work to get bootstrap in maven
  • flick() as an alias of sorts for swipe()

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