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feat: deprecate cy.route(), remove experimentalNetworkStubbing flag #9185



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@flotwig flotwig commented Nov 12, 2020


User facing changelog

  • cy.route() and cy.server() have been deprecated and will be moved to a plugin in a future release. Consider using cy.http() instead.
  • The experimentalNetworkStubbing flag has been removed and cy.http() is now always available.

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How has the user experience changed?


During cypress open or cypress run is experimentalNetworkStubbing is present:

Screen Shot 2020-11-17 at 2 56 05 PM

In Console log during cypress open when using cy.server() or cy.route()

Screen Shot 2020-11-17 at 2 55 00 PM

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cypress-bot bot commented Nov 12, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to open a PR!

works around over-application of `selfProxy` opt
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cypress bot commented Nov 13, 2020

Test summary

8713 0 118 3Flakiness 1

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Project cypress
Status Passed
Commit af26ac9
Started Nov 17, 2020 3:37 PM
Ended Nov 17, 2020 3:50 PM
Duration 12:56 💡
OS Linux Debian - 10.2
Browser Multiple

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cypress/integration/retries.ui.spec.js Flakiness
1 runner/cypress retries.ui.spec > opens attempt on each attempt failure for the screenshot, and closes after test passes

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@flotwig flotwig force-pushed the deprecate-cy.route-remove-experimentalNetworkStubbing branch from bca48bf to 159bfdd Compare November 16, 2020 17:02
@flotwig flotwig marked this pull request as ready for review November 16, 2020 17:43
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Just a minor suggestion. Looks good otherwise.

I wish we had the display of warnings in the Command Log to make these notices more obvious.

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@flotwig flotwig merged commit 3fec100 into v6.0-release Nov 17, 2020
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Released in 6.0.0.

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@flotwig flotwig deleted the deprecate-cy.route-remove-experimentalNetworkStubbing branch January 24, 2022 18:19
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