Selenium 4 Release Candidate 2
Unless we encounter a very serious issue or bug, this is likely to be the last release before we push Selenium 4.0.0 itself. What does this mean for you? It’s your last chance to try it on for size and let us know if there are any problems.
In this release, we’ve fixed a nasty issue where closing the first window would cause CDP-related features to break, and have landed a few other cleanups and fixes.
If you’re a Firefox user, please make sure you’re using the very latest version of the geckodriver If you don’t, there may be problems starting sessions as we rely on new features that are included in this new geckodriver release.
If you’re new Selenium 4, then you may want to read this blog post, which explains more, but you might want to have a look at:
- Relative locators, which provide a way of finding elements by where they are in relation to one another (like “above”, or “to the right of”)
- Authentication on websites using basic or digest authentication
- Network interception, which provides an easy easy way to capture and modify HTTP traffic from the browser, as well as making it possible to get HTTP status codes.
Thank you to everyone in the community who’s given us so much helpful and thoughtful feedback on the first release candidate. We really hope that you enjoy this release candidate too!
#Selenium 4 RC 2 has been tagged! This is the final RC before we do our final release! Go start using it! Details of each of the bindings will be found in the thread below!— David Burns - #gotYourBackNHS (@AutomatedTester) September 30, 2021
#Selenium 4.0 RC2 .NET bindings have been released! This will likely be the last release before 4.0 stable release, and the last chance to fix issues before then, so go try it out now. Get the bindings at https://t.co/wGImsWFfCK or via #NuGet.— Jim Evans (@jimevansmusic) September 30, 2021
#Selenium 4.0.0.rc2 #ruby gem has been published. All of the less pleasant work went into this one - polishing and making sure things match up between the different bindings, etc. This should essentially be Selenium 4, so upgrade already and tell us what you think!— Titus Fortner (@titusfortner) September 30, 2021
Exciting times! Selenium 4.0 RC2 for Java has been released. We're planning on this being the last release before the stable 4.0 release, so this is your last chance for you to give us feedback and for us to react before then! #selenium4— Simon Mavi Stewart (@shs96c) September 30, 2021