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requirements.txt Selenium Tests

This repository holds automated tests for

Running Tests


You will need a version of the Java Runtime Environment installed


Before you will be able to run these tests you will need to have Python 2.6 installed.


The instructions below will install the required Python libraries into your global Python installation. If you work on multiple Python projects that might end up needing different versions of the same libraries, you might want to follow sudo easy_install pip with sudo pip install virtualenv, and then create and activate a virtualenv (e.g. virtualenv mcom-tests-env; source mcom-tests-env/bin/activate) to create a clean "virtual environment" for just this project. Then you can pip install -r requirements.txt in your virtual environment without needing to use sudo.

If you don't mind installing globally, just run

sudo easy_install pip

followed by

sudo pip install -r requirements.txt


If you are running on Ubuntu/Debian you will need to first do

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

to install the required Python libraries.


Once this is all set up, you will need to download and start a Selenium server. You can download the latest Selenium server from here. The filename will be something like 'selenium-server-standalone-x.x.jar (where x.x is current shipping version)'

To start the Selenium server run the following command:

java -jar ~/Downloads/selenium-server-standalone-x.x.jar (where x.x is current shipping version)

Change the path/name to the downloaded Selenium server file.

Once the above prerequisites have been met you can run the tests using the following command:

py.test --driver=firefox --destructive  

Writing Tests

If you want to get involved and add more tests then there's just a few things we'd like to ask you to do:

  1. Use the template files for all new tests and page objects
  2. Follow our simple style guide
  3. Fork this project with your own GitHub account
  4. Make sure all tests are passing, and submit a pull request with your changes


This software is licensed under the Mozilla Tri-License:

Version: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1

The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version
1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
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WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License
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The Original Code is Mozilla WebQA Selenium Tests.

The Initial Developer of the Original Code is Mozilla.
Portions created by the Initial Developer are Copyright (C) 2011
the Initial Developer. All Rights Reserved.


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