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Why we should include this into the repository, i.e. what does it do that the alternatives do not?
Selenium is a portable software-testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a playback (formerly also recording) tool for authoring tests without the need to learn a test scripting language (Selenium IDE).
It has no similar alternatives.

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maverick1 created this task.Dec 4 2018, 3:27 PM
watpi added a subscriber: watpi.Dec 8 2018, 4:19 PM

I'm pretty sure selenium can be installed with pip

yes it can be. But can it be used for testing a package in the build process?

@maverick1 can you cite an example of what this is needed for? We try not to include a bajillion dev packages. Thanks.

DataDrake triaged this task as Needs More Info priority.Dec 11 2018, 5:00 AM

Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) be automated as well.

Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken (or are taking) steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks

This is a good package and it needs to be in repo to run tests on django and to automate some processes.

JoshStrobl raised the priority of this task from Needs More Info to Normal.Sep 7 2019, 9:51 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
maverick1 claimed this task.Sep 8 2019, 2:58 AM