[QA] [Engineering] Selenium Ruby framework deprecation

Željko Filipin zfilipin at wikimedia.org
Thu Aug 24 10:47:03 UTC 2017

Hi Jon,

I am glad to extend the deadline for teams that need more time, but I would
like to avoid maintaining both Ruby and Node.js Selenium frameworks for a
long time. Since time is always limited, we can spend it in making Node.js
framework better or in maintaining Ruby framework.


On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Jon Robson <jrobson at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Could I request that the time to switch over/support is increased a
> little? Reading-Web are unlikely to meet this deadline, as we have various
> projects that we'll need to ship over which have various tests (that may or
> may not work in the new environment - it's not clear how complete the
> Node.js libraries are). We have been reluctant to while we hadn't seen a example
> showing how to do this for RelatedArticles
> <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T164024>.
> This only truly happened today (the introduction of a daily build was the
> remaining worry), thus took a little longer than hoped.
> We're highly dependent on those browser tests, so extending the deadline
> until at the very earliest the end of November but preferably the end of
> December would be appreciated.
> Thank you for your consideration!
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:22 PM Željko Filipin <zfilipin at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>> As announced in April[0], we are replacing Selenium tests written in Ruby
>> with tests in Node.js. Now is the last responsible moment to make the move.
>> There will be two more reminders, in September and October. In the
>> meantime, only critical problems will be resolved in the Ruby stack. After
>> October we will no longer maintain it. You can follow task T139740[1] for
>> more information. Extensive documentation is available at mediawiki.org[2].
>> If you need help with the migration, I am available for pairing and code
>> review (zfilipin in Gerrit, zeljkof in #wikimedia-releng).
>> Željko Filipin
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>> April/000409.html
>> 1: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T139740
>> 2: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Selenium/Node.js
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