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SeeTest 21.1 Release Notes
Released 31 January 2021 ,  Previous release notes   

The Highlights:

 Appium Support - Versions 1.20.1 and 1.20.2

For Appium projects, we now support the latest versions of the Appium server.

Please notice - we have removed our support for the old Appium server which does not support iOS 14 and latest iOS 13 minor versions.

The oldest Appium Server version currently supported is 1.17.0-p0



 Latest Browser and OS Version Support

  • iOS 14.4
  • Android 11
  • Chrome: 88 (Stable on Windows machines and 87 beta on Mac machines) 

  • Firefox: 85 (86 beta)
  • Edge: 88 
  • Safari: 14

  Supported Mobile Operating Systems

  • Android Devices
    • Android 5.1 and above
       
  • iOS Devices:
    • iOS 11.4.1
    • iOS 12.3.x, iOS 12.4.x
    • iOS 13 
    • iOS 14

Notes and Known Issues

  • To ensure support for all encryption algorithms, you can enable Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) on the client's machine. To enable it, you can set the following parameter in java.security file on SeeTest client user's machine:

    crypto.policy=unlimited

    This may assist in cases of javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException.
    For more information - https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase/8u152-relnotes.html.

     

Important Note for iOS

As Apple continuously provides bug fixes for minor versions and according to market share data, it is recommended to update to the latest version of iOS for each major release.

For example, for iOS 13, we recommend updating devices with the older iOS 13.x to the newer iOS 13.7.




Additional New Features


 Reporter - Test View links generated in CI integration will lead to the new Tests page

 Selenium - Ability to copy text from the manual session's inner browser to your clipboard 

 Appium Grid - Support Har recording from your test script


 Appium OSS - Support commands that run for more than 5 mins

Application Page - Improve the UI/UX of the Upload dialog




 Cloud Management

This section is relevant only for Cloud Administrators.

To access the Cloud Management documentation, you should log in.

In case you do not have credentials please contact sales@experitest.com

Notes and Known Issues

    • Please review the updated System Requirements
    • In case you would like to support Appium Server open source in your cloud, please contact sales@experitest.com
    • MacMini 2020 M1 (apple chip) - we are planning to support the new MacMini for DHM  starting from 21.3 version 
    • High Sierra OS is no longer supported as a selenium agent on Mac machines

New Features

    • macOS Big Sur - Support for the new macOS version for DHM, and Selenium Agent



 Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Web Studio / Grid - iOS - Changing device language and region taking close to 40 seconds - fixed

  • Web Studio - Both instrumented and non-instrumented buttons are getting enabled simultaneously - Fixed

  • Web Studio -  Working from Firefox - Refreshing the dump does not show the object spy - Fixed

  • Android - 'autoGrantPermissions' property not working - Fixed

  • Reservation Reports - Add release reasons for future and ongoing reservations 

  • iOS Cleanup -  Web cleanup failed on supervised devices with web filter - Fixed

  • Reporter - Auto-generated links navigates to old test-views page - Fixed

  • Reporter - Group in video report marked as passed, although it contains a failed step - Fixed

  • Stability - Exception from time to time when reporting testFramework tag to reporter - Fixed

  • Selenium on Mac - Browser not resizing to full screen  - Fixed

 Next Release and Important Announcements

  • Due date*:  28.01.2021 or prior to
  • Starting version 20.10 (October 2020), we will support iOS 11.4.1 and above.
  • Remote Debugging as a service for Windows end of life - With the release of the Remote debugging CLI tool that does not require admin privileges we would like to deprecate the old remote debugging tool that works as a service and requires admin privileges. If you have any objections, please reach out to the support team - we would love to hear from you! 

*Please note that the due date and highlights of the next release are as anticipated by Experitest on the date of release of the current version, and are forward-looking statements. Actual due dates and highlights may vary.



 Additional Resources and Notifications

  • On-Demand Webinar - "Build Better Apps with a Low-Code Development Approach" - to watch the recording click here
  • Digital.ai On-Demand Webinar "Demystify the DevOPs Landscape" - to watch the recording click here
  • Blog Post- "Top Challenges to Test Automation in 2021"read here


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