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Well defined project plan

Using the Jira issue tracker, WET tracks all its bugs, feature requests and tasks. These are constantly being monitored and maintained by the project leader. Based on the criticality /impact of the issue, these are then prioritized and assigned a fix version.

Before making a release, all issues that were planned to be fixed for that release must have been fixed or reprioritized for a future version with a valid explanation about why the issue is not very important to fix for this version. After all these conditions are satisfied, the build goes through a round of testing before being released out.

A question that is often asked when it comes to picking opensource software is "How active is the development of this project?" Are bugs being fixed ? Are new features being developed at all? Does the project follow any process at all?

One common concern about opensource software is that the application was released to the community by some developers who worked when they were 'between jobs'. Eventually the developer found a job elsewhere and as a result there is nobody to take care of the software. Or the developers of the software work in their free time and maintain the software when they have time, without a planned or structured approach.

To demythify, think of some of the most succesful opensource projects - Linux, Apache, Sipfoundry and many more. These not only have a well defined project plan, but also, in many cases, their plans are far more structured and transaparent when compared to their commercial counterpaths.

When it comes to WET, we have a very structured and planned process and a dedicated team of developers and testers working exclusively on WET. We'd like to extend our thanks to Thwameva Technologies for extending their financial support which makes this possible.

Note:  This page has not yet been updated for the 1.0 release. This will be updated after the final release of 1.0
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WET is a opensource automated web testing tool which uses Watir as the library to drive web pages. WET drives an IE Browser directly and so the automated testing done using WET is equivalent to how a user would drive the web pages. WET extends the scripting abilities of Watir and also offers the convenience of recorders. It is licensed under LGPL and BSD style open source licenses.