As of July 3, 2023, the Legacy Runner for Safari has been formally retired. All test executions for Safari will use Safari (WebKit) on the Unified Runner. Any existing plans that use Safari Legacy have been automatically migrated to Safari (WebKit).
Why was Safari Legacy retired?
The Unified Runner was built to replace the Legacy Runner. We are in the process of retiring the Legacy Runner for all browsers.
Learn more about retiring the Legacy Runner here.
What improvements can I expect from Safari (WebKit) on the Unified Runner?
The Unified Runner is the next generation of the mabl testing service, bringing the same framework used in the Desktop App and CLI to the cloud. By unifying our test execution logic, the new test runner provides consistent test results across all execution methods.
Additional benefits of running tests on Safari (WebKit) on the Unified Runner include:
- faster startup and run times
- higher concurrency limits for tests running in parallel
- Intelligent Wait
- accessibility testing
- shadow DOM testing
What areas of testing does this affect?
This change only impacts runs in the cloud. Local test runs and Trainer replay already use the Unified Runner and have not changed.
What if I run into issues while migrating tests from the Legacy runner to the Unified Runner?
Tests that ran successfully in the cloud on Safari Legacy should continue to work when run on Safari (WebKit). If something does not work as expected, please reach out to our support team with additional information.