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Sauce Labs is happy to announce same day support for Android 9 Pie GA.
The public real device cloud is already updated with devices running the latest and greatest Android OS.
Private cloud customers running devices compatible with Android 9 can contact Support/CSM and ask to upgrade their devices right now. 
    
Happy Testing,
Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce the release of Sauce Connect Proxy 4.5.0.

This release includes the below changes. Use the download links to get that latest and previous versions.

Version NumberChange DescriptionRelease Date

4.5.0

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a major bug in connection state logic that caused clients to exit prematurely.

New Features

  • Support for YAML config file through -c, --config-file arguments. Refer to Sauce Connect Command Line Reference for more information.
  • Support for proxy credentials in http_proxy and https_proxy environment variables on Mac and Linux platforms. Format should be scheme://user:password@host:port
  • Updated timestamp format in Sauce Connect log files to a more user friendly format "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.sss".
  • Print a warning about performance impact while running Sauce Connect in very verbose mode.
  • Scrub access key from very verbose Sauce Connect logs.

Aug 03 2018

Latest Stable Release

4.5.0

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Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Mac OS 10.8+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Linux 32-bit
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 Click here to download past stable releases of Sauce Connect Proxy...

4.4.11

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.11 for OS X 10.12+
9b8fe1342b94518b9a4e3bc7933cf93873461910
Note: Contains a major bug on OS X 10.11 and below, please use SC 4.4.12 instead. 
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.11 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.11 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.11 for Linux 32-bit
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4.4.10

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for OS X 10.8+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for Linux 32-bit
7da842be68ac8391697d3dee8b231a6caf372a76

4.4.9

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for OS X 10.8+
80720ce6640a000d6d0fa84e8f4d692b90918f91
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for Linux 32-bit
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4.4.8

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for OS X 10.8+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for Linux 32-bit
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4.4.7

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for OS X 10.8+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for Linux 32-bit
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4.4.6

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for OS X 10.8+
b0a2307391e5606018437d9ec7aca41a48c8f6f0
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for Linux 32-bit
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4.4.5

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for OS X 10.8+

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for Windows 7+

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for Linux

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for Linux 32-bit aa42f7d16a59474efd950c604f996bdcc2d45544

4.4.4

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for OS X 10.8+

71e4961900f7ad19c33ad59b543051a7524611da

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for Windows 7+

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for Linux

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for Linux 32-bit

ede12d6c95ef8b90bbba34ee2ab98d467cc229da

4.4.3

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for OS X 10.8+

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for Windows 7+

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for Linux

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for Linux 32-bit

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4.4.2

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for OS X 10.8+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for Linux 32-bit
d45a7befba6355767d5ca868137ee9332628a790

4.4.1

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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for OS X 10.8+
7962a635b66a7a015c7a5f62d6f36bca7c923062
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for Linux 32-bit
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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 Chrome 68 on Mac and Windows. 

Here is an example of the desired capabilities in java: 

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.chrome();
caps.setCapability("platform", "Windows 10");
caps.setCapability("version", "68.0");

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

Happy Testing,
Samantha Coffman
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 Firefox 61 on Mac and Windows. 

Here is an example of the desired capabilities in java: 

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.firefox();
caps.setCapability("platform", "Windows 10");
caps.setCapability("version", "61.0");

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

Happy Testing,
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager 

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for Multi Touch in Live Testing (manual testing).
The new capability is available on both the new Unified Live Testing UI on saucelabs.com and on the old RDC UI (app.testobject.com).
Activating Multi Touch, e.g. for Pinch & Zoom, is done by holding the keyboard ALT key and clicking the mouse left button (Option key on the Mac).
Happy Testing,
Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

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As a reminder, we no longer support flash player on our platform. All tests videos will be in MP4 format moving forward. 

Also, if you have any hard coded scripts utilizing our rest API that include .flv, please update those to .mp4 so you don’t get any errors.

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

Happy Testing,
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager 

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce general availability of the new Live Testing user interface. The New Live Testing UI provides an integrated interface for live (manual) testing across desktops, emulators, simulators and real devices from one unified platform on saucelabs.com

The new Live Testing UI is built using the latest and greatest UI technologies, bringing major performance and user experience improvements, among these:

  • New Web and App Live Testing capabilities
  • New Desktop Browser selectors
  • New Emulators and Simulators selectors
  • New Real Device Live Testing for Native Apps and Web testing

 

Happy Testing!
Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

RDC Native Framework V2

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We are happy to announce general availability of our enhanced Native Frameworks support - Espresso and XCUITest Version 2.

V2 allow users to run tests using the Espresso and XCUITest frameworks in parallel across multiple devices using one test runner.
In addition, users have the ability to run subset of tests classes and methods against specific devices, in both dynamic and static allocation methods.

Learn more on Native Framework support for RDC: Native Frameworks for Real Device Testing

Happy Testing,

Asaf Saar

Director of Product Management

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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 Chrome 67 on Mac and Windows and Safari 11.1 on macOS High Sierra (10.13). 

Here is an example of the desired capabilities in java: 

Chrome 67
caps.setCapability("platform", "Windows 10");
caps.setCapability("version", "67.0");

Safari 11.1 on macOS 10.13 
DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.safari();
caps.setCapability("platform", "macOS 10.13");
caps.setCapability("version", "11.1");

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect these newest versions.

Happy Testing,
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager

We are very happy to announce that iOS 11.3 is now available on Sauce simulators. Please set platformVersion desired capability to "latest" (recommended) or "11.3" to test on iOS 11.3. Below is an example in Python.

caps['platformVersion'] = "latest"
caps['appiumVersion'] = "1.8.1"

Note that Appium 1.8.1 is required with iOS 11.3.

 

 

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We are happy to announce that Google Play Services has been updated to version 12.5.21 on all emulators.

 

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Every Sauce virtual environment is a brand new, clean test environment designed to reduce test flake. The cost of this approach is the additional time taken to create a fresh, clean environment. But now you can have the best of both worlds, we optimized Appium setup process to cut test startup time by 30 seconds. The below chart compares average test startup time before and after the optimization.

 

 

Note that the Appium setup process is not yet optimized for versions 1.8.1, 1.8.0 and 1.6.3 but the process will be optimized for all supported Appium versions shortly.

 

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We added new emulators for the following Samsung Galaxy S devices.

  • S7, S7 Edge
  • S8, S8+
  • S9, S9+

The above devices support three different resolutions - HD, Full HD and Wide angle quad HD. Below is a screenshot from a real S7 device showing the three available resolutions. 

 

The new emulators allow users to select both the device and the resolution. Below is the full list of new emulators along with their screen size and resolution. Please use Sauce Platform Configurator to look up the desired capabilities for the below emulators.

 

Real DeviceScreen SizeResolutionEmulator Name
S9+6.2"WQHD+ (2960 x 1440)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus WQHD GoogleAPI Emulator
FHD+ (2220 x 1080)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus FHD GoogleAPI Emulator
HD+ (1480 x 720)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus HD GoogleAPI Emulator
    
S95.8"WQHD+ (2960 x 1440)Samsung Galaxy S9 WQHD GoogleAPI Emulator
FHD+ (2220 x 1080)Samsung Galaxy S9 FHD GoogleAPI Emulator
HD+ (1480 x 720)Samsung Galaxy S9 HD GoogleAPI Emulator
    
S8+6.2"WQHD+ (2960 x 1440)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus WQHD GoogleAPI Emulator
FHD+ (2220 x 1080)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus FHD GoogleAPI Emulator
HD+ (1480 x 720)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus HD GoogleAPI Emulator
    
S85.8"WQHD+ (2960 x 1440)Samsung Galaxy S8 WQHD GoogleAPI Emulator
FHD+ (2220 x 1080)Samsung Galaxy S8 FHD GoogleAPI Emulator
HD+ (1480 x 720)Samsung Galaxy S8 HD GoogleAPI Emulator
    
S7 Edge5.5"WQHD (2560 x 1440)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge WQHD GoogleAPI Emulator
FHD (1920 x 1080)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge FHD GoogleAPI Emulator
HD (1280 x 720)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge HD GoogleAPI Emulator
    
S75.1"WQHD (2560 x 1440)Samsung Galaxy S8 WQHD GoogleAPI Emulator
FHD (1920 x 1080)Samsung Galaxy S8 FHD GoogleAPI Emulator
HD (1280 x 720)Samsung Galaxy S8 HD GoogleAPI Emulator

 

It is strongly recommended to use the above emulators instead of the old emulators listed below.

DeviceEmulator Name
S8+Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus GoogleAPI Emulator
S8Samsung Galaxy S8 GoogleAPI Emulator
S7 EdgeSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge GoogleAPI Emulator
S7Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge GoogleAPI Emulator 

 

Below is a screenshot of display metrics for a real Galaxy S9 device at WQHD resolution and an emulator for Galaxy S9 at the same resolution.

Real S9Emulator for S9


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Users can now use their local keyboard to interact with Android emulators during live or manual test sessions. Users are no longer limited to just the software keyboard provided by the emulator. Below is a short demo of the functionality. In the demo the search term "best beaches" is entered using an external keyboard.

Please note that external keyboard is disabled during automated tests, this is similar to real world devices which usually don't have an external keyboard. Users will not be able to interact with emulators during an automated test using an external keyboard.

 

 

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In our continuing efforts to provide the best performing, most up-to-date platform for our users, Sauce Labs will discontinue support for Flash player on June 10, 2018We made this decision due to Adobe announcing they are no longer supporting Flash at the end of 2020. We will be moving our videos to MP4, which is a more modern codec.

You will not have to do anything to make the change, we will update automatically on June 10th, however, if you'd like to begin recording test videos in MP4 format now you can update your desired capabilities to include (example is in Java):

caps.setCapability("recordMp4", true);

If you have any hard coded scripts utilizing our rest API that include .flv, please update those to .mp4 by June 10th so you don’t get any errors.

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