Release History

The history of Screenster automated visual testing tool releases.

Release 3.3.1

May 29, 2020

  • Fix minor concurrency issues
  • Fix switching tabs with the same title during recording
  • Fix getting info from iframes

Release 3.3.0

April 30, 2020

  • Full Unicode support
  • Improved test playback performance
  • Fix recording options in parameters
  • Fixes for warning messages during recording
  • Fixes for concurrent test execution in multiple browsers
  • Fix clicking on a hidden select element

Release 3.2.9

March 4, 2020

  • Decrease the number of temp files created during test execution
  • Fix multiple clicks on approving buttons
  • Playback performance improvements

Release 3.2.8

February 13, 2020

  • Fix multiple clicks on ignore buttons
  • Prevent canceled scripts from being displayed on the UI
  • Fix Jira credentials synchronization
  • Add error line number highlighting for the Selenium code editor
  • Fix UI for copy/paste commands
  • Fix sign in for the CI client
  • Minor bug fixes

Release 3.2.7

November 19, 2019

  • Add support for Jira API tokens
  • Fix hanging tests
  • Add the ability to change Screenster TMP folder via temp.dir.path parameter
  • Add regular cleaning of TMP files
  • New email for error reports –
  • Fix breadcrumbs for suites page
  • Small UI improvements
  • Various bug fixes

Release 3.2.6

August 28, 2019

  • Enabled file upload for tests on the cloud
  • Fixed offline mode issue
  • Fixed timeout issue in “Continue recording”
  • Fixes for “copy/paste” feature
  • Small bug fixes

Release 3.0.0

October 12, 2018

  • New feature added: simple copy & paste of tests and projects, using standard hotkeys.
  • Export of parameters and suites enabled
  • Project UI made more user-friendly: project settings separated from general Screenster settings
  • Visual comparison tolerance can be set on a project level
  • Bulk actions enabled for suites and ignore rules pages
  • A few other fixes and improvements

Release 2.9.0

September 25, 2018

  • Free Cloud plan added and the system of free accounts reorganized. Free users can track their monthly run limits now.
  • Expandable Help Panel added
  • Improved scrolls for Chrome: support for keys PgUp, PgDown, Home and End added
  • Continue Recording feature stabilized
  • A few bugs fixed

Release 2.8.0

August 15, 2018

  • New faster recorder! Now Screenster takes smaller screenshots avoiding long waits, and continues building a full-scale baseline during the 1st replay of a new test
  • Improved scrolling controls, with better handling of embedded scrolls on a page
  • New improved drag&drop algorithm: now working seamlessly with Google Maps and similar services
  • Improved zooming on differences when reviewing test run results: zoom area is now adjusted to the selected element’s size
  • Enhanced usability of Suites: links to tests, duplicate alerts, persistent search queries and many more
  • A few other UI and UX improvements

Release 2.7.0

July 18, 2018

  • Mobile Client added! Emulating of real mobile UI enabled, with broader resolution customization options.
  • Extra visual comparison for different image elements in Content mode

Release 2.6.0

July 10, 2018

  • Simplified Navigation-Only test execution mode introduced: quick functional verification without screenshots
  • Test execution is much faster now: optimized image comparison algorithm & no unneeded screenshots taken
  • CI Client updated: suites execution enabled and unique IDs for projects and suites introduced, instead of names
  • Test Suites can be executed with Datasets now
  • Processing of text inputs during recording made faster and more stable
  • A few bugs have been fixed

Release 2.5.0

May 21, 2018

  • New browser: IE11 support added!
  • All test creation options present in one popup now
  • System of test statuses made more transparent
  • Improved playback system – no redirects, no editing of test in progress allowed
  • Detailed technical information about test runs is now available
  • Test step timeouts are optional now
  • Better handling of test step copy & paste operations
  • Suites and Datasets stabilized
  • A few other UI improvements

Release 2.4.0

April 4, 2018

  • New global navigation menu with improved usability
  • Quicker handling of Type commands
  • Improved usability of datasets
  • Difference Viewer mode is working faster now
  • Increased performance during recording and replay
  • CI Client updated: you can run suites instead of projects now

Release 2.3.0

March 23, 2018

  • You can create or import datasets to run data-driven tests with custom parameters
  • Faster recording due to better handling dynamic elements and step timeouts
  • Jira Integration UI was improved
  • A few UI improvements for the test editing flow

Release 2.2.0

February 20, 2018

  • It is possible now to continue recording a saved test
  • Users can download their subscription as a file and work offline seamlessly
  • Paid users can share their projects to free accounts (read-only)
  • Integration with JIRA implemented
  • Faster execution of Type Text commands
  • A few other improvements and fixes

Release 2.1.0

February 12, 2018

  • Auto updating process has been improved, more user-friendly UI implemented
  • Recording and playback made faster
  • Several bugs were fixed

Release 2.0.0

February 3, 2018

  • New improved UI
  • Projects can now be shared with users from other subscriptions
  • API functionality was extended
  • Functionality of hand-coded steps was extended
  • New payment system: credit cards are accepted
  • More options to manage your account on Screenster Portal

Release 1.5.0

January 3, 2018

  • Copying and pasting of test steps is now available!
  • Test steps can be dragged up and down now
  • Now it is possible to interact with a screenshot by hovering the mouse over it
  • UI was updated
  • A few bugs were fixed

Release 1.4.0

November 29, 2017

  • API functionality was extended
  • Additional parameters were enabled for steps with JavaScript commands
  • Navigation between visual differences was improved, the approval options were added
  • Bulk ignore option was added to quickly deal with all visual differences in a test
  • Usability of Suites was improved
  • Autoupdate process made more user-friendly

Release 1.3.0

October 03, 2017

  • Test parameters can now be extracted and managed on a project level
  • Special Difference Viewer mode with highlighting separate differences was added
  • Optimization feature was improved
  • Deleting tests, projects and runs is faster and smoother now
  • DB and file backup processes were improved
  • A few bugs were fixed

Release 1.2.0

August 14, 2017

  • Algorithm of comparison is improved!
  • Content verification was added
  • Differences are marked more detailed now: new, changed, deleted
  • Highlighting of shifted pixels for visual verification was implemented
  • Overall performance improvement

Release 1.1.0

April 13, 2017

  • Screenster UI is updated!
  • New functionality of Tests’ Suites was added
  • UX is much better now!
  • Tutorial for beginners was implemented
  • Help section was added
  • Couple of minor bugs were fixed as well.

Release 1.0.12

March 16, 2017

  • Resolutions for various kinds of devices added to the recording options
  • Custom resolutions are now allowed as well when recording
  • Test optimization algorithm was stabilized
  • Fixed an issue with overriding a test with custom URL during playback
  • Tests with file uploading steps are now exported without errors
  • A few other functionality and performance improvements made.

Release 1.0.11

March 3, 2017

  • Issue with CI plugin in Firefox 50x fixed
  • Fixed the problem with Screenster ‘freezing’ after a temporary loss of connection with the Portal
  • Playback of tests was optimized
  • A few minor fixes and improvements.

Release 1.0.10

February 21, 2017

  • Enabled sending test messages in the Notifications section for custom credentials
  • Cancel recording functionality works more smoothly now
  • Stabilized the processing of ignore rules on step level
  • Screenster’s nightly backup run does not block running tests anymore
  • Improved the embedded browsers performance and fixed a few bugs.

Release 1.0.9

February 8, 2017

  • Improved performance: test recording is 2x time faster now!
  • Improved view of differences on screenshots
  • Test playback works stable now
  • Issue with failing to stop test recording automatically by timeout was resolved
  • Problem with ‘Error on performing DB operation’ message was fixed
  • Full user access to Admin pages was restored.

Release 1.0.8

January 26, 2017

  • Capturing pages with PDF content works stable now
  • Import of tests from older releases was fixed
  • Extend test feature was improved
  • Additional security measures to protect passwords typed during recording were added
  • Fixed the issue with help messages shown too frequently

Release 1.0.7

January 12, 2017

  • Ignore dynamic region feature works more stable now
  • Fixed issues with Help message fonts
  • A few other defects have been fixed and UI became more user-friendly

Release 1.0.6

December 30, 2016

  • Fixed issues with password input
  • Improved auto-ignore region feature performance
  • A couple of minor bugs was fixed

Release 1.0.5

December 23, 2016

Release 1.0.4

November 19, 2016

  • Auto-ignore dynamic content: Screenster detects dynamic elements after the first playback and suggests users to ignore them at once
  • Optimization: skip image verification when action doesn’t change the page
  • Faster browser initialization when recording and running tests

Release 1.0.3

November 2, 2016

  • Browser pool management: preparing browser instances for recording and shutting them down when they are not needed
  • More user-friendly system messages
  • Improved performance
  • Several bugs fixed

Release 1.0.2

September 13, 2016

  • Concurrent test execution
  • Project-level URL overriding
  • Pre-launched browsers, to start recording tests instantly
  • More user-friendly CSS locator, and
  • Demo Server goes live!

Release 1.0.1

June 27, 2016

  • Auto-updates implemented
  • Portal for Screenster users created, with improved profile management options
  • Improved UX
  • Several bugs fixed

Release 1.0.0

June 1, 2016

  • Visual baseline with changes approval
  • Record/playback of visual tests
  • Ignore regions for dynamic UI
  • Smart dates handling
  • Extend/parameterize tests
  • Smart locators with auto-maintenance
  • Jenkins integration and REST API

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