Watir_WebDriver-Related Work

OS (down), Browser (across) IE,
:ie, :internet_explorer,
7.x
 Firefox 3.6, :firefox, :ff, 3.6
 Chrome, :chrome, 5.0.307.7 beta
 Remote WebDriver Server, :remote   
 Safari, :safari, 3.6
 Opera, :opera, 10.5
Windows/ Vista/SP2/ 64-bit
:ie and, :internet_explorer worked with ruby 1.8.6
:firefox and :ff worked with ruby 1.8.6
 :chrome worked with ruby 1.8.6
 :remote got "connection refused" error, need to learn more about how to use this.
Installed Safari on PC.    
Installed Opera on PC.
Ubuntu Linux/ 9.10 (32-bit) using VirtualBox
 N/A firefox and :ff worked with ruby 1.8.7 :chrome worked with ruby 1.8.7:remote got "connection refused" error, need to learn more about how to use this.Appears Safari does not run natively on Linux.
Installed Opera on Ubuntu.
Mac/ Leopard/ 10.5.8
 N/A:firefox and :ff worked with ruby 1.8.7  
:chrome worked with ruby 1.8.7   
:remote got "connection refused" error, need to learn more about how to use this.Safari is default browser on Mac.
Installed Opera on Mac.
OpenSolaris 9.10 using VirtualBox
 N/A:firefox and :ff: installed, new works, close BROKEN
N/A, appears Chrome not on Open- Solaris.
:remote got "connection refused" error, need to learn more about how to use this.
 N/A, appears Safari not on Open- Solaris.
 Installed Opera "pkg" on Open- Solaris.
LEGEND: RED means LOOSE-END; BLUE mean DEAD-END.

#1:use-it.rb
require "watir-webdriver"
browser = Watir::Browser.new(<browsername>)
#where <browsername> is :firefox, :ie, :chrome, :safari

#2: goto-google.rb
http://code.google.com/p/selenium/wiki/RubyBindings


TO-DO

GOAL: Get experience with ruby-related, watir-related technologies. Do no harm.

Current:
Chapter 58 of my post.

Later:
  • Add jruby 1.4 to existing platforms (not using RVM).
  • Add ruby 1.9.1 to existing platforms (not using RVM).
  • Try PC (Windows XP) on old black PC.
  • Try to get watirspec to run against Chrome.
  • Verify (then close) FIXED JIRA tickets.
  • Pick an error in the watirspec test run and try to fix it. If successful, then share with Jari.
  • Do research on watir-spec-pending JIRA tickets and add comments to them.
  • Donate a prototype of a "Using watirspec with watir-webdriver" wiki page based on my experiences so far.
  • What is the relationship between OpenSolaris 0906 and 132?
  • Try Snow Leopard inside VirtualBox.
  • Try Windows 7 (IE7, IE8) inside VirtualBox.
  • Learn how to use ":remote" target.
  • Set up Dev Env Too.
  • Look at ticketing system for watir-webdriver.
  • Add ":opera" target.
  • Use RVM with ruby 1.9.1 and jruby 1.4 (maybe 1.8.6 too).