edp-browser-launcher2

0.4.5 • Public • Published

edp-browser-launcher2

Detect the browser versions available on your system and launch them in an isolated profile for automated testing purposes.

You can launch browsers headlessly (using Xvfb or with PhantomJS) and set the proxy configuration on the fly.

It's a fork of benderjs/browser-launcher2.

Differences from browser-launcher2

  • config directory relies on package name
  • change plist.parseFile to plist.parse

Supported browsers

The goal for this module is to support all major browsers on every desktop platform.

At the moment, edp-browser-launcher2 supports following browsers on Windows, Unix and OS X:

  • Chrome
  • Chromium
  • Firefox
  • IE (Windows only)
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • PhantomJS

Install

npm install edp-browser-launcher2

Example

Browser launch

var launcher = require( 'edp-browser-launcher2' );
 
launcher( function( err, launch ) {
    if ( err ) {
        return console.error( err );
    }
 
    launch( 'http://cksource.com/', 'chrome', function( err, instance ) {
        if ( err ) {
            return console.error( err );
        }
 
        console.log( 'Instance started with PID:', instance.pid );
 
        instance.on( 'stop', function( code ) {
            console.log( 'Instance stopped with exit code:', code );
        } );
    } );
} );

Outputs:

$ node example/launch.js
Instance started with PID: 12345
Instance stopped with exit code: 0

Browser detection

var launcher = require( '../' );
 
launcher.detect( function( available ) {
    console.log( 'Available browsers:' );
    console.dir( available );
} );

Outputs:

$ node example/detect.js
Available browsers:
{ name: 'chrome',
    version: '36.0.1985.125',
    type'chrome',
    command'google-chrome' },
  { name: 'chromium',
    version: '36.0.1985.125',
    type'chrome',
    command'chromium-browser' },
  { name: 'firefox',
    version: '31.0',
    type'firefox',
    command'firefox' },
  { name: 'phantomjs',
    version: '1.9.7',
    type'phantom',
    command'phantomjs' },
  { name: 'opera',
    version: '12.16',
    type'opera',
    command'opera' } ]

API

var launcher = require('edp-browser-launcher2');

launcher([configPath], callback)

Detect available browsers and pass launch function to the callback.

Parameters:

  • String configPath - path to a browser configuration file (Optional)
  • Function callback(err, launch) - function called with launch function and errors (if any)

launch(uri, options, callback)

Open given URI in a browser and return an instance of it.

Parameters:

  • String uri - URI to open in a newly started browser
  • Object|String options - configuration options or name of a browser to launch
  • String options.browser - name of a browser to launch
  • String options.version - version of a browser to launch, if none was given, the highest available version will be launched
  • Array options.options - additional command line options
  • String options.proxy - URI of the proxy server
  • Boolean options.noProxy - set proxy routes to skip over
  • Boolean options.headless - run a browser in a headless mode (only if Xvfb available)
  • Function callback(err, instance) - function fired when started a browser instance or an error occurred

launch.browsers

This property contains an array of all known and available browsers.

instance

Browser instance object.

Properties:

  • String command - command used to start the instance
  • Array args - array of command line arguments used while starting the instance
  • String image - instance's image name
  • String processName - instance's process name
  • Object process - reference to instance's process started with Node's child_process.spawn API
  • Number pid - instance's process PID
  • Stream stdout - instance's process STDOUT stream
  • Stream stderr - instance's process STDERR stream

Events:

  • stop - fired when instance stops

Methods:

  • stop(callback) - stop the instance and fire the callback once stopped

launcher.detect(callback)

Detects all browsers available.

Parameters:

  • Function callback(available) - function called with array of all recognized browsers

Each browser contains following properties:

  • name - name of a browser
  • version - browser's version
  • type - type of a browser i.e. browser's family
  • command - command used to launch a browser

launcher.update([configDir], callback)

Updates the browsers cache file (~/.config/browser-launcher/config.json is no configDir was given) and creates new profiles for found browsers.

Parameters:

  • String configDir - path to a directory containing configuration file Optional
  • Function callback(err, browsers) - function called with found browsers and errors (if any)

License

MIT

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npm i edp-browser-launcher2

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