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Sauce Performance Update

Sauce Labs continually strives to provide our customers with the most up-to-date and innovative products in support of their continuous testing journey. As such, we have made a number of updates to expand and improve the metrics captured in our Sauce Performance tool. These updates are available now and include:

Performance Score

A weighted average of performance metrics. Helps users track team progress. View the Scoring Details for information on how each Performance audit is weighted.

Time to Interactive

New representation of how quickly users have a reliably good experience after the initial page load begins

Time to CPU Idle 

How long it takes for the CPU to process all of the page information

Estimated Input Latency

Input responsiveness is a key factor in how users perceive the performance of your app

Life-like User Conditions

To provide accurate performance measurements, Sauce Performance automatically waits until the CPU is idle after each page load. Although this may nominally increase test execution time in some cases, you’ll gain the ability to go beyond single page metrics and obtain true insight into your customers’ experience across your entire site before ever going live.

Optimize Your Sauce Performance Experience

Additionally, we have developed a Sauce Performance Best Practices and Good to Know Guide. This quick reference guide will help you optimize and experience the full value of Sauce Performance. 

Get Started

To start using Sauce Performance, contact sales today for a Proof of Concept. 


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We are happy to announce that a new client for SauceLabs' Android Virtual USB has been released (v. 1.5)

The new client brings several bug-fixes and performance improvements, as well as the ability to interact with live sessions created with the command startSession
Although this new version presents no known breaking changes, we do highly recommend to update the client used on your machine or your pipelines as soon as possible.

Please also notice that we are also discontinuing support for any Virtual USB client prior to version 1.3


You can find the link to the new client and relative changelog here:

workbox Download Page for Virtual USB Client


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Devices Cloud


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We are happy to announce that Appium 1.14.0 is now available on the Real Devices Cloud.

Going forward, this will be the default version used for every test that are not declaring a specific appiumVersion capability.


Change of default UiAutomator on Appium 1.14.0


Please notice: This version of Appium changes the default UiAutomator version for Android to UiAutomator2
You'll be able to rollback to UiAutomator1 by specifying the capability automationName=UiAutomator1


You can check the release notes of Appium 1.14.0 here:  https://github.com/appium/appium/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Devices Cloud


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We are happy to announce that you can now use the Appium Perform Touch ID capability also on the Real Devices Cloud.

More documentation and information on this Appium capability can be found in the Appium TouchID documentation


Please notice: This feature is compatible only with iOS Devices. We are working to support Android's Fingerprint soon.


Happy Testing!

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Sauce Connect Proxy 4.5.4


Sauce Labs is pleased to announce the release of Sauce Connect Proxy 4.5.4!

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

Version NumberChange DescriptionRelease Date

4.5.4

New Features

  • Public Certificates: (Virtual Cloud Only) There is a new Sauce Connect command-line argument that allows users to require that Sauce Labs internal tunneling infrastructure uses Certificates signed by a Certificate Authority (CA) rather than self-signed certificates. 
    • The new option is as follows: "--tunnel-cert public" (without the quotes). 
    • The Operating System on which SC runs needs to have its certificate store set up correctly. Here are some details per Operating System:
      • Linux:
        • OpenSSL stores CA certificates, which are accessed by the Sauce Connect Client
        • The default OpenSSL certificates directory can be found using: openssl version -d
        • Set the SSL_CERT_DIR environment variable to this folder or another containing certificates in PEM format
        • You can also set the SSL_CERT_FILE environment variable to a file of certificates in PEM format
        • The command line to update certificates is: update-ca-certificates
      • Windows:
      • OSX:
        • Certificates will be read from the MacOS Keychain Access automatically
        • Alternatively, if the Homebrew OpenSSL package is installed, the default cert.pem file can be used: `--tunnel-cainfo /usr/local/etc/openssl/cert.pem`

    • Public Certificate Support for Real Device Cloud and Headless Cloud are coming soon!
    • Note that Sauce Labs has never considered using self-signed certs on our internal tunneling infrastructure to be a security risk because our public signing key is pinned inside of Sauce Connect client. However, some customers' security scans flag the internal self-signed certs, and we are doing this to satisfy these customers and as a best practice.

Bug Fixes

  • The characters used in Tunnel identifiers must now be only ASCII, so that the Sauce Labs WebUI will work correctly
  • We removed the ANSII color codes from the Sauce Connect log, for readability reasons

Jun 25 2019

4.5.4

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.5.4 for Mac OS 10.8+
67d05407c31dc00ee60b8ab65d7ced93d6fa610f
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.4 for Windows 7+
1d908877b04bdd7706d8b2b9caba2066dd146644
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.4 for Linux
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Download Sauce Connect v4.5.4 for Linux 32-bit
cea33671d0f0fa38d8b6eb9d484d5f9c216531b8


Previous versions of Sauce Connect Proxy

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4.5.3

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.5.3 for Mac OS 10.8+
3f07a355ed454516688500054ac579741e3812a8
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.3 for Windows 7+
6fa749b5273053dc261f8d9b122b02409e9377f9
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.3 for Linux
c7ad595a2a42f837fab91de3c3f51b49f2af6b36
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.3 for Linux 32-bit
1727d35fe9ad10f891aa21f853aaf119f4f43adb


4.5.2

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.5.2 for Mac OS 10.8+
04d3aed5dd2391dba5ffb4ef7c07ebed2da0720d
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.2 for Windows 7+
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Download Sauce Connect v4.5.2 for Linux
2a923ca09bab5d8096844ace36f4a89994364482
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.2 for Linux 32-bit
57dba5324515157f0954ef47871a9963b2f5fc8e


4.5.1

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.5.1 for Mac OS 10.8+
adb6c71c091a970a7126ccfa4157218a0e608174
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.1 for Windows 7+
a74d632a8f90763a98759e82200c9f8dca08e45b
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.1 for Linux
5ca9328724c5ff16b12ea49e7a748d44f7305be5
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.1 for Linux 32-bit
ad0359956e1cbb6fd45ad691d050b50534bff765

4.5.0

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Mac OS 10.8+
24913e3b442af323d62b94fbdd7ad218cec58534
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Windows 7+
f4668b9a4b7834c3aedf73a930695e3b9f492d06
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Linux
06e52acbbde3668a8effbf0dc970b40e32763fa6
Download Sauce Connect v4.5.0 for Linux 32-bit
2473df68b567098e14ac2199d14813c2be389867

4.4.11

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

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+
c6e9f3f2a99411da00e22147918d50360af5f989
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.11 for Linux
4a70c3a559913274a35b056a6e5d274cdbe4fdec
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.11 for Linux 32-bit
d9c8bfefeecf9244eb0f543b60496d9a0f007437

4.4.10

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for OS X 10.8+
d02832aa7879ee44722d6f65a7c7730696a41d09
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for Windows 7+
7da842be68ac8391697d3dee8b231a6caf372a76
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for Linux
dc0210fbc99a609f01c1a50a9fb6e77c2293cfd8
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.10 for Linux 32-bit
7da842be68ac8391697d3dee8b231a6caf372a76

4.4.9

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for OS X 10.8+
80720ce6640a000d6d0fa84e8f4d692b90918f91
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for Windows 7+
4ecdacbb8b25f62308a4a39c624bf1e1dc3fde45
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for Linux
733745d519cde6def195878140340ecb806cdf21
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.9 for Linux 32-bit
7add5bee0fce38a008909cdc75522063e6f45f0b

4.4.8

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for OS X 10.8+
8964dde5a902842f1f26e3a2e47094a9146b06e2
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for Windows 7+
ab61fc041f5d418eb9f3f75b4495f38cacfb35fd
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for Linux
e0ec01aba8bd523838349af54582a2674b107dbb
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.8 for Linux 32-bit
779552aa573a675629bf42a9410454dc3286e958

4.4.7

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for OS X 10.8+
6f3e693135294e536cd99fc9f9d3b55532c68172
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for Windows 7+
2ada3428a1f291c7c669f96009295582d2d7438b
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for Linux
edb6816c873cc4cdf1d099e1534778d35f184942
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.7 for Linux 32-bit
adf56c6e098e9512179f0cc03848e948e5f9dbc2

4.4.6

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for OS X 10.8+
b0a2307391e5606018437d9ec7aca41a48c8f6f0
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for Windows 7+
6e8523b674b01618098a89cde38a6eb127191b27
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for Linux
9c47e879ad504442a9a050f2bc1fca104d82b4da
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.6 for Linux 32-bit
98a52ab215b62b649e0455b75a9cc598d0024812


4.4.5

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for OS X 10.8+

49829d719e46a398504deda77dc3a13ac8b31dd9

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for Windows 7+

e8f84a1ec4ce1acabdbd489e22d577949dbfb61c

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.5 for Linux

ee0f6d4a52975d55c4c005d9730f0bef533d1878

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

4.4.4

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for OS X 10.8+

71e4961900f7ad19c33ad59b543051a7524611da

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for Windows 7+

f6f258439cf86f5c54d1a990fecb6b5197eb073e

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for Linux

d0992449388560c89b25f996cc163a3ffd09922a

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.4 for Linux 32-bit

ede12d6c95ef8b90bbba34ee2ab98d467cc229da

4.4.3

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for OS X 10.8+

f5d6d0a8727e0b91225d3af03555092bd72a70a3

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for Windows 7+

4b4445c95d722e43c09c41eac5fa6659cacd2b45

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for Linux

c675da6d59da873502f87dfdfa76a528bd702d92

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.3 for Linux 32-bit

fa668557a672200df86f4dc8e85d573fce5dc7c0


4.4.2

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for OS X 10.8+
a7e04143c3150975e72ae8fef38067d2752dec8f
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for Windows 7+
697646350a7ea0a446ac4c55853aa20514a7984c
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for Linux
57a07a14c5d95d72b6606ba34fceaf5bf76c2865
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.2 for Linux 32-bit
d45a7befba6355767d5ca868137ee9332628a790

4.4.1

Download Link

SHA1 Checksum

Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for OS X 10.8+
7962a635b66a7a015c7a5f62d6f36bca7c923062
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for Windows 7+
4942e4d4e050e218043f81f877034bbddf87f9dd
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for Linux
eb15689b0a3e23bee9737e36d6d925a77ae16989
Download Sauce Connect v4.4.1 for Linux 32-bit
6542956db84eae9bcbe604a9054aa9079923fdad

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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 Chrome 75. This update is supported on both Windows and Mac.  Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Please note, the latest Chrome 75 update includes the latest chromedriver, which now defaults to W3C, to review Sauce Lab's official support of W3C, please refer to Selenium W3C Capabilities Support

If you are having problems running your tests with Chrome 75:

1. This makes sense, the underlying protocol Chrome is using by default changed
2. Update to at least Selenium 3.11, ideally the most recent 3.x version in your language 
3. A quick temporary fix is to pass in as a capability `"goog:chromeOptions": {"w3c": false}`

As always, if you are still encountering issues, please contact help@saucelabs.com

Happy Testing!

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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 Safari 12.1 on Mac 10.13 High Sierra. This update is supported on Mac 10.13 only.

Here is an example of the desired capabilities in java:

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.safari();
caps.setCapability("platform", "macOS 10.13");
caps.setCapability("version", "12.1");

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

Happy Testing,

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

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 Chrome 74. 

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

Happy Testing,

Samantha Coffman