TestArchitect Release Notes

TestArchitect 8.4 Update 4 Release Notes

Release Date: April 2019

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  • Please note
  • Before upgrading to the latest version of TestArchitect, it is strongly recommended that you back up all repositories.
  • A TestArchitect client and any repository server to which it connects must be the same version.

What's New in TestArchitect 8.4 Update 4

The following new features and improvements are introduced in the latest version of TestArchitect running on Windows.

TestArchitect Client

New features

  • Distributed Result Storage - This feature allows you to store test results across multiple locations as an alternative to a centralized repository. Hence, you could connect to a local or shared network storage space that contains TestArchitect results. All *.taresult files will be loaded and displayed on the Explorer tree of TestArchitect Client. Moreover, the workload and size of Repository Server as well as result uploading time will be reduced significantly.

Enhancements to existing features

  • Zephyr 6.2 is fully supported. Now TestArchitect communicates with Zephyr servers using the Zephyr REST API, the modern and more powerful API. Switching to REST also allows you to host your Zephyr server on AWS.

  • TestArchitect now supports multi-station test scenarios when running tests in multiple remote desktop (RDP) sessions. This enables more complex test scenarios while utilizing 100% resource of your machines.

  • TestArchitect supports Windows Server 2019. You can install TestArchitect on Windows Server 2019 and automate WPF and MFC desktop apps.

  • Automatically uploading TestArchitect test results to Team Foundation Server via REST - Previously, you could only upload test result(s) to TFS by TFS Helper. From 8.4 Update 4 onwards, TestArchitect supports one more upload method via REST API. This REST API is more feature-rich and faster than TFS Helper.

TestArchitect Automation

Enhancements to existing features

  • Screenshot Capturing in Generic WebDriver mode - TestArchitect captures screenshots in accordance to the new rule. This new mode allows you to capture more than one web page simultaneously, even headless browser(s) and minimized window(s).

  • Support for Chrome 73 and Firefox 66: Now you can run automated tests for web pages displayed in the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox.

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From 8.4 Update 4 onwards, TestArchitect will stop supporting new Android and iOS versions for Mobile Native App Testing. That means future versions of TestArchitect still work on the current supported platforms (Android 8 and iOS 10) but we will no longer update these automation plugins in sync with new versions of Android and iOS. That said, Mobile Cloud Testing and Mobile Web App Testing are intact. If you work with mobile web apps, you’ll still receive the most up-to-date automation plugins that are compatible with the latest mobile browsers (Chrome on Android, and Safari on iOS). For any questions, please contact our Support team at support@logigear.com

System Requirements

The following table lists the recommended hardware and software requirements for TestArchitect.

Recommended system requirements
TestArchitect Client/Controller with small-scale Repository Server Production-scale Repository Server (up to 15 concurrent connections, 1GB repository)
Operating system Windows 7 or newer (Learn more) Windows 2008 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019 Server
RAM 4GB 8GB
HDD At least 2.5GB available space Available space of at least 2GB plus the total aggregate size of all databases
CPU 2 GHz dual-core or faster 3.1 GHz quad-core

Additional Resources

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