Blog from May, 2019

In our continuing efforts to provide the best performing, most up-to-date platform for our users, Sauce Labs will discontinue support for the following components and Appium versions on Sauce Real Device Cloud:


Appium Versions

  • 1.7.2
  • 1.7.2-cd-2.37

Components

  • Apple Instruments for iOS 9
  • Crosswalk-Webdriver

End of Support: July 16th 2019

We made this decision due to reduced market share of these versions, along with diminished usage by our customers. We strongly recommend customers to periodically update their tests to run on the latest Appium versions.


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager


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As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Android 9.0 on emulators. Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Due to changes in Android 9.0, there is a known issue with testing HTTP websites employing unencrypted end-points with Sauce Connect. Please see the linked documentation for details and work arounds.

https://wiki.saucelabs.com/x/XxopBQ

Happy Testing!

The Sauce Labs Team

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Dear Sauce user,

As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Firefox 67. 

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing,

Samantha Coffman

We are happy to announce support for Appium 1.13.0 for all Android Emulators and iOS 12.2 Simulators. 

Appium 1.13.0 addresses several bugs with Appium 1.12

Happy Testing!

The Sauce Labs Team


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(This was originally announced in December, 2018)

We will discontinue support for Sauce Connect versions 4.4.11 and below on May 31, 2019. This change impacts customers using old, standalone Sauce Connect binaries as well customers using old Sauce Connect binary prepackaged with OnDemand Jenkins Plugin.

Update Process

  • If you use an old, standalone Sauce Connect binary (version 4.4.11 or below) then please upgrade to Sauce Connect 4.5.3 or above. Download the new Sauce Connect version from the following link. Test the new version in a development or staging environment by running some manual and automated tests. If you don’t notice any issues then please upgrade your production environment to the new version.

  • If you use an old Sauce Connect binary prepackaged with the Sauce OnDemand Jenkins plugin (versions 1.177 and below) then please use Jenkins system configuration to update to the latest OnDemand Jenkins plugin (version 1.178).

We have made this decision for the following reasons:

  • Keep up with the security best practices and drop Sauce Connect server support for vulnerable protocols like TLS 1.0 and 1.1.

  • Many of the Sauce Connect versions 4.4.11 and below were released more than a year ago and have critical bugs related to functionality and performance.

Customers are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest stable release 4.5.3. The latest version has been in production without any known major issues.

Best Practice

We regularly ship new features and improvements with Sauce Connect client releases. We recommend customers to use a new version Sauce Connect released in the last 3-months.

Please contact support@saucelabs.com if you have any questions or need additional information.


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Microsoft has announced the end of life (EOL) support for the HockeyApp product.

As a follow up, Sauce Labs RDC support for HockeyApp will end on November 16, 2019. Same day as the official EOL date set by Microsoft.

Microsoft App Center, is a replacement for HockeyApp, however it is not yet supported by RDC. We are researching integration possibilities with App Center, updated will follow.


Happy Testing,

Asaf Saar

Sr. Director of Product Management

RDC Support for Appium 1.13.0

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for Appium 1.13.0

The new version is now available to all Appium users and is also the default one if no other version is specified.


Happy Testing,

Asaf Saar
Sr. Director of Product Management