Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client (RTWec) 8.7 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects
The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
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How critical is this fix?
This is a service release. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
There are no known regressions to report.
Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.
Known Side Effects
Review the following list of open defects for Rational Test Workbench on the IBM Support Portal page.
Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.
If you install Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client on Macintosh OS, the IBM Rational Quality Manager and IBM Rational Team Concert Jazz clients are not available with the installer. To use the Jazz clients on Macintosh, you must download the P2 update site compressed files from www.jazz.net and install them using the native Eclipse client.
Ability to initiate Rational Test Workbench tests from IBM UrbanCode Deploy is supported only for Microsoft Windows and Linux computers. The feature is not supported on Macintosh computers.
Limitations in Mobile extension
Limitations with iOS 8 support:
iOS 8 support on physical devices is currently limited to manual tests of a single app. This iOS limitation exists on iOS 8, iOS 8.0.1, and iOS 8.0.2. You can implement test automation scenarios using the native client running in an iOS Simulator or upgrade the device to iOS 8.1.1 or later. Full support for automated testing on iOS 8 devices is dependent on Apple's response to a defect filed against iOS 8.
Windows users must use the command line or iTunes to install instrumented apps on iOS 8 or later devices. Installing instrumented apps using the test workbench UI on a Windows computer is not currently supported on iOS 8 or later devices.
Web app testing on iOS 8 devices and simulators require at least the 8.6.1 version of the IBM Rational Mobile Web Recorder.
iOS 8 support requires the most recent version of iTunes.
When you use the Rational Test Workbench Mobile Test Client on iOS simulators, the mobile test client do not display the iOS version. Instead, it displays the version number of Macintosh operating system.
Mobile performance testing limitations:
Resource monitoring is supported only when the test run is initiated from the Rational Test Workbench Eclipse client.
Resource monitoring is not supported with the iOS native client of Rational Test Workbench Mobile Client on simulators. However, iOS web client can be used to test on both devices and simulators.
Resource monitoring is not supported for apps that invoke other apps or processes during test execution.
Mobile performance resource monitoring counters limitations:
A counter indicating battery level is available only at the device level.
A counter indicating virtual memory is available only for the application being tested.
Application-specific network data for Android apps is supported on Android 4.4.2 and later on only mobile devices.
Application-specific network data for iOS apps is captured based only on the most commonly used network communication APIs, and not all APIs.
Limitations in Web UI extensionThe following actions are not supported in both Web UI recording and playback:
Controls inside frames are not supported for web browsers accessed from a computer
Shortcut keyboard keys
Scroll bar action in the web browser
Context menu action
Native browser dialog boxes
The following actions are not supported in Web UI recording, but you can add them manually in the test editor for a successful playback:
Back and Forward browser navigation action
Mouse hover action
Playback is not supported on a browser window that is launched with the showModalDialog API.
Sometimes the playback of a multiwindow test fails to execute on Internet Explorer. This limitation is observed primarily after you switch from the second window to the first and click a link in the first window.
Sometimes the playback on the Google Chrome browser displays an Internal Error. The Problem Determination log in Eclipse has references to "StaleElementException."
Sometimes the playback on Internet Explorer shows an Internal Error. The Problem Determination log in Eclipse has references to "Unable to get browser."
Sometimes the application under test becomes unresponsive during record/playback time. This happens primarily if the application refreshes regularly using Ajax requests.
The Web UI extension is not supported on a Turkish Macintosh computer.
Recording and playback for multiple windows in the Apple Safari browser is not supported.
Using multiple monitors with workbench running on one monitor and browser on another for an extended view is not supported.
If a Web UI test with loop is played back in a mobile device on the Chrome browser, after the first loop completes, the browser opens an empty tab due to which the Rational Test Workbench web client switches to non-passive state. For the next loop to start, the user has to manually set the device to passive mode.
Support for running workbench tests from IBM UrbanCode Deploy. For more information, see: IBM Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client plugin.
Support for working with IBM Rational Functional Tester tests in IBM Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client. See Working with functional tests.
Support for simultaneous test execution on multiple devices. See Running tests on multiple devices in parallel.
Support for USB-tethered Android devices, testing Android applications in secure environments, and silent installation on all versions of Android OS. See Installing and configuring the Android client with the USB Controller.
Support for testing pre-installed apps on Android devices. See Testing pre-installed applications on Android devices.
Support for measuring response times at the application, server, and network level. See Evaluating response time results.
Additional features include improved support for orientation changes and verification points.
Enhanced browser support, including support for the Apple Safari browser and the ability to record and play back Web content inside an iFrame. See Enabling the Apple Safari web browser on a Macintosh computer.
Enhanced recognition for recording complex objects with dynamic controls.
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20 July 2018