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STAF V3.4.18 and STAX V3.5.10 are now available

STAF V3.4.18 and STAX V3.5.10 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.18 includes:

1) Installation Improvements:
-- Upgraded the STAF installers to use InstallAnywhere 2013 Premier (with IBM Hot Fix B) instead of InstallAnywhere 2012 SP 1 (with IBM Hot Fix H). InstallAnywhere 2013 supports the latest operating systems.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2014-07-01

STAF V3.4.17 and STAX V3.5.9 are available

STAF V3.4.17 and STAX V3.5.9 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.17 includes:

1) Documentation Improvements:
-- Updated STAF FAQ entry "3.3.1 Explain startup error: Error constructing service, JSTAF" with more current information.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2014-03-31

STAF V3.4.16 and STAX V3.5.8 are available

STAF V3.4.16 and STAX V3.5.8 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.16 includes:

1) Operating System Requirements Updates:
-- Upgraded the STAF Linux i386 (32-bit) and Linux AMD64 (x86_64) build machines from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.9 Server to RHEL 5.10 Server.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2013-12-16

STAF V3.4.15 and STAX V3.5.7 are available

STAF V3.4.15 and STAX V3.5.7 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.15 includes:

1) Operating System Updates:
-- Removed support for STAF on Windows IA64 (as Microsoft no longer provides mainstream support for Itanium-based systems as of July 2013).... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2013-10-02

STAF V3.4.14 and STAX V3.5.6 are available

STAF V3.4.14, STAX V3.5.6 and Email V3.3.8 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These releases contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.14 includes:

1) Java API Improvements:
-- Added javadoc comments for all of the STAF Java classes provided in the JSTAF.jar file to make it easier to write code that uses these STAF Java classes.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2013-10-02

STAF V3.4.13 and STAX V3.5.5 are available

STAF V3.4.13, STAX V3.5.5 and Email V3.3.7 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These releases contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.13 includes:

1) Operating System Updates:
-- Upgraded the Linux i386 and Linux AMD64 (x86_64) build machines for STAF from RHEL 5.8 Server to RHEL 5.9 Server.
-- Upgraded the Linux ppc64-32 and ppc64-64 build machines for STAF to the latest operating system updates for SLES 10.4.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2013-03-29

STAF V3.4.12 is now available

STAF V3.4.12 is now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. This release contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.12 includes:

1) Operating System Updates:
-- Changed to build STAF Java support on all HP-UX platforms using the latest service pack for HP-UX IBM Java 1.4.2 instead of Sun Java 1.4.2... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2012-12-14

STAF V3.4.11 and STAX V3.5.4 are available

STAF V3.4.11, STAX V3.5.4, and Event Service V3.1.5 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.11 includes:

1) Operating System Updates:
-- Added support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
-- No longer provide STAF builds for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 -- only 10.6 or later is supported via the STAF Mac OS X Universal installer files
-- Changed the STAF builds for Solaris Sparc 32-bit and 64-bit, x86, and x64 to no longer support Java 1.4.2 -- only Java 5.0 and later is supported... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2012-09-29

STAF V3.4.10 is available

STAF V3.4.10 is now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. This new release contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.10 includes:

1) Operating System Updates:
-- Upgraded the AIX 32- and 64-bit build system from AIX 5.3 to 6.1 because AIX 5.3 reached End of Life. This means that STAF V3.4.10 for AIX can be installed on AIX 6.1 or later or IBM i 7.1 or later.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2012-06-29

STAF V3.4.9 and STAX V3.5.3 are available

STAF V3.4.9 and STAX V3.5.3 are available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

STAF V3.4.9 includes:

1) Operating System Updates:
-- Improved support for Windows 8 Consumer Previews (32-bit and 64-bit) by providing new STAF installer files (e.g. STAF349-setup-Windows8_Preview_x86.exe, STAF349-setup-Windows8_Preview_x64.exe) for them that fix some installation problems
-- Upgraded the Linux i386 (32-bit) and AMD64 (x86_64) build systems from RHEL 4.9 to RHEL 5.8 because RHEL 4 reached End of Life
-- Upgraded the FreeBSD build system from 7.3 to 7.4 because 7.3 reached End Of Life... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2012-03-29

STAF V3.4.8 and STAX V3.5.2 are available

STAF V3.4.8, STAX V3.5.2, and HTTP V3.0.4 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new released contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2011-12-09

STAF V3.4.7 and STAX V3.5.1 are available

STAF V3.4.7, STAX V3.5.1, Email V3.3.6, HTTP V3.0.3, and Namespace V1.0.3 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. STAF V3.4.7 and STAX V3.5.0 contain new features and bug fixes. STAX V3.5.0 is a major new version of STAX containing new features and bug fixes.

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2011-09-28

STAF V3.4.6 and STAX V3.5.0 are available

STAF V3.4.6, STAX V3.5.0, Cron V3.4.0 and EventManager V3.4.0 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. STAF V3.4.6 contains bug fixes and documentation updates. STAX V3.5.0 is a major new version of STAX containing new features and bug fixes. The most significant feature added to STAX (and to the Cron and EventManager services) is support for Jython 2.5.2 (instead of Jython 2.1) which allows you to take advantage of a wealth of new features added to Jython..

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2011-07-01

STAF V3.4.5 is available

STAF V3.4.5 is now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. The new release contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates including:

PROCESS Service Improvement:
- Changed the effect of the NEWCONSOLE option when starting a process on a Unix systems via the PROCESS service so that if a process's stdout/err is not redirected, it won't be redirected to STAFProc's console..... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2011-04-01

STAF V3.4.4 and STAX V3.4.5 are available

STAF V3.4.4, STAX V3.4.5, and STAX V3.5.0 Beta 1 are now available. Also, new versions of the following STAF services are now available:, Email V3.3.5, FTP V1.0.3, Cron V3.3.8, and EventManager V3.3.8. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF (Software Test Automation Framework) web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2010-12-14

STAF V3.4.2 and STAX V3.4.3 are now available

STAF V3.4.2 and STAX V3.4.3 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

Some of the improvements in STAF V3.4.2 include:

1) Operating system support changes:
- Added support for 64-bit IBM i (aka i5/OS, OS/400). Previously only provided a 32-bit STAF build for IBM i.
2) Improved the TRACE service:
- Added the ability to limit the size of the service result tracing via the TRACE service's new MAXSERVICERESULTSIZE setting.
3) Improvements in the Variable (VAR) service and the Miscellaneous (MISC) service:
- Provided the ability to return an error when submitting a SET request to the VAR service if the variable already exists and to return its current value by adding a FAILIFEXISTS option.
- Improved the VAR service's error handling when deleting multiple variables in a single request and when getting a variable.
- Added the ability to get a system's current date-time via the MISC service's WHOAREYOU request.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2010-06-29

STAF V3.4.1 and STAX V3.4.1 are now available

STAF V3.4.1 and STAX V3.4.1 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

Some of the improvements in STAF V3.4.1 include:

1) Installation changes:
- Updated the STAF installer files that use InstallAnywhere to use InstallAnywhere 2010 (instead of IA 2008)
- Updated the STAF installer files that use InstallAnywhere and bundle a JVM to bundle the latest available JVM for the operating systems (e.g. Java 6.0 SR7 where available)... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2010-03-30

STAF: V3.3.4 and STAX V3.3.7 are now available

The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is a framework designed to improve the level of reuse and automation in test cases and test environments. The goal of STAF is to provide a complete end-to-end automation solution for testers.

STAF V3.3.4 and STAX V3.3.7 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates. ... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2009-06-30

STAF: V3.3.3 and STAX V3.3.6 are now available

The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is a framework designed to improve the level of reuse and automation in test cases and test environments. The goal of STAF is to provide a complete end-to-end automation solution for testers.

STAF V3.3.3 and STAX V3.3.6 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. These new releases contain new features, bug fixes, and documentation updates.... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2009-04-03

STAF: V3.3.2 and STAX V3.3.5 are now available

The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is a framework designed to improve the level of reuse and automation in test cases and test environments. The goal of STAF is to provide a complete end-to-end automation solution for testers.

STAF V3.3.2 and STAX V3.3.5 are now available. In addition, a new STAF Java service called the FTP service is also available. The FTP service provides client side FTP (File Transfer Protocol) functions like downloading or uploading a file in binary mode from a remote FTP server. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. ... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2008-12-09

STAF V3.3.1 and STAX V3.3.4 are now avilable

STAF (SW Test Automation Framework) V3.3.1 and STAX V3.3.4 are now available. In addition, new versions of the HTTP, Event, Email, Cron, and EventManager services are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/.

There are some new features in STAF V3.3.1 and STAX 3.3.4 as well as bug fixes and documentation updates. Some of the new features in STAF include: ... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2008-09-25

STAF: V3.3.0 and STAX: V3.3.3 are now available

The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is a framework designed to improve the level of reuse and automation in test cases and test environments. The goal of STAF is to provide a complete end-to-end automation solution for testers.

STAF V3.3.0 and STAX V3.3.3 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/. ... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2008-06-30

STAF V3.2.5 and STAX V3.3.2 are now available

STAF V3.2.5 and STAX V3.3.2 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/.

STAF V3.2.5 and later (and its downloadable services such as STAX) are licensed under the Eclipse Public License.

There are some new features in STAF and STAX as well as bug fixes and documentation updates.

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2008-02-28

STAF V3.2.3 is now available

The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is a framework designed to improve the level of reuse and automation in test cases and test environments. The goal of STAF is to provide a complete end-to-end automation solution for testers.

STAF Version 3.2.3 is now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at:

http://staf.sourceforge.net/. ... read more

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2007-08-30

STAF V3.2.2 and STAX V3.2.1 released

STAF Version 3.2.2 and STAX Version 3.2.1 are now available. You can find more information and download the binaries from the official STAF web site at http://staf.sourceforge.net/.

There are some new features in STAF V3.2.2 and STAX V3.2.1 as well as bug fixes and documentation updates. Some of the new features include:
o Added support for another new platform: Solaris Sparc 64-bit
o Updated the ResPool and SEM services to add the ability to specify no garbage collection when requesting a resource pool entry or when requesting a mutex semaphore
o Added a Java class (TestJSTAF) to verify that the version of Java you are using works with STAF Java support
o Documented the environment variables required to access STAF in QSH on iSeries and added them to the STAFEnv.sh script for iSeries
o Updated the STAX service to provide a finally element for the try/catch block
o Updated the STAX service to provide a new variable, STAXBlockRC, which is set whenever a block exits to indicate whether the block was terminated or not, or could not be started
o Updated the STAX service to indicate if a STAX job completed normally, abnormally, or was terminated
o Updated the STAX service to provide a new "info" testcase status to let you update the last status message for a testcase without recording a pass or fail status and added the last status message to the result from a list/query testcase request

Posted by Sharon Lucas 2007-05-22