Selenium 4.17 Released!

Today we’re happy to announce that Selenium 4.17 has been released!

We’re very happy to announce the release of Selenium 4.17.0 for Javascript, Ruby, Python, .NET, Java and the Grid! Links to everything can be found on our downloads page.

Highlights

  • Chrome DevTools support is now: v119, v120, and v121 (Firefox still uses v85 for all versions)
  • Selenium Manager records usage set environment variable SE_AVOID_STATS to "true" to avoid sending information.
  • Chrome headless changed the name of the browser to reflect that it is not actually chrome; Selenium now handles this seamlessly, but you should still switch to --headless=new (see: Headless is going away)

Noteworthy changes per language

  • Java
    • Remove deprecated event listener classes; update to EventFiringDecorator and WebDriverListener classes
    • Allow disabling Grid UI
    • Deprecated FirefoxBinary class and legacy Error Codes
    • Deprecated HTML5 features for offline storage, location, and network connection
    • No longer accepting session requests with desiredCapabilities keyword
    • See all changes

  • JavaScript
    • Remove deprecated headless methods and associated references
    • Implemented remote file downloading
    • See all changes

  • .NET
    • Improvements to the new logging implementation
    • Removed previously deprecated code
    • See all changes

  • Python
    • Updated WPEWebKit support
    • Removed previously deprecated code
    • Deprecated FirefoxBinary and several outdated FirefoxProfile methods
    • See all changes


  • Rust
    • Use latest browser from cache when browser path is not discovered
    • Throw a descriptive message when error parsing JSON from response
    • See all changes

Contributors

Special shout-out to everyone who helped the Selenium Team get this release out!

Selenium

Andrei Solntsev

Andrei Solntsev

James Braza

James Braza

Lauro Moura

Lauro Moura

Valery Yatsynovich

Valery Yatsynovich

Viet Nguyen Duc

Viet Nguyen Duc

Henrik Skupin

Henrik Skupin

Selenium Docs & Website

Oscar Devora

Oscar Devora

Yevgeniy Shunevych

Yevgeniy Shunevych

Docker Selenium

Auto81

Auto81

Amar Deep Singh

Amar Deep Singh

Viet Nguyen Duc

Viet Nguyen Duc

Selenium Team Members

Thanks as well to all the team members who contributed to this release:

David Burns

David Burns

Boni García

Boni García

Diego Molina

Diego Molina

Nikolay Borisenko

Nikolay Borisenko

Alex Rodionov

Alex Rodionov

Puja Jagani

Puja Jagani

Titus Fortner

Titus Fortner

Stay tuned for updates by following SeleniumHQ!

Happy testing!