Selenium WebDriver Version 2.49.0 Released
The bad news: Selenium 3 is still not released. The good news is that Selenium WebDriver Version 2.49.0 was just released for all the Selenium language bindings.
Here is some of what’s been enhanced/fixed/changed in the latest 2.49.0 versions:
- The HTML suite test runner has been fixed
- The textContent attribute for IE9 was updated.
- A more descriptive error message when the browser may have died message occurs .
- IE driver to fix clearing of <input type=’number’> fields updated
- TestNG updated
- Windows 10 enum added.
- HtmlUnitDriver supported added for innerHTML and textContent attributes
- Resolved IEDriver crashes in WaitUntilElementFocused() because of null pointer.
- Made FluentWait javadoc more informative.
- Should now be able to send keys to a content editable div that is initially empty
- Multiple Buck fixed
- El Capitan (OS X 10.11) to Platform added
- Treat a null response to getCookies as 
- Restore a isNativeEventsEnabled check
- Selenium server pass throughs for W3C dialect of alert / window / cookie commands added
- Made BrowserLauncherFactory non-static, to avoid global configuration, for better testability and configurability (per object, not globally)
- Multiple GridLauncher refactors
- Marionette fixed and changes
- JsonToBeanConverter tests fixed to avoid “error” key collision that has got new semantics in the standard
- Multiple fixes
- The .NET PageFactory was updatedto allow frame switching with located elements. Previously, if you located a `<frame>` or `<iframe>` element using the PageFactory attributes, you could not switch to it. This change allows one to use `driver.SwitchTo().Frame(element)` with the element found via the PageFactory
- Workaround added for Windows 10 major version number encountered when executing via NUnit 3
- Exposed session ID property on RemoteWebDriver. Users can now cast their driver instance to IHasSessionId to access the SessionId property, which returns a SessionId object. To use the SessionId object with external tools, simply call the ToString() method on the instance. Note that relying on the SessionId for anything is probably a Bad Thing, because it introduces a leak in the abstraction of a driver. Please do not use this property; its introduction is the Wrong Approach, but it’s being exposed at the insistence of a selection of users.
- Adding support for whitelisted-ips argument for Chrome and IE driver executables
- Support added for SessionNotCreatedError.
- Safari support for multiple concurrent drivers
- PhantomJS Socket locking implemented
- IE support for multiple concurrent drivers added
- Chrome changes added to prevent 404 error, logging turned on by default and local storage capabilities added
- Firefox support for setting the location of the Firefox binary to use when running locally. Also default of Homebrew Cask default directory added
- W3C specification supported added for using with Remote Webdriver as well as window size, window position, element size, element postion, full screen window and page source commands implemented
- Added Firefox service write to a file instead of PIPE
- For Firefox on OSX added fallback to checking the homebrew install if the default isn’t found.
- Firefox path variable for string placeholder added
- Refactoring all the service classes to use a common one.
- Firefox specific command added to switch context between Browser content and Browser chrome
- Added logic to ensure you can close stream before attempting to close it
- Cleanup added to some error handling when sniffing what protocol you are speaking
- Still at version 2.47.0
For More Selenium WebDriver Changes Info
To get the full change log info for each language make sure to check out the official change docs at: http://docs.seleniumhq.org/download/