Project configuration

Galen allows to configure each project separately. You just need to create a galen.config file in your test project directory or you can run this command and Galen will create a config file for you:

galen config

Global configuration

In some cases you might want to have some basic settings defined for all of your projects. Since version 2.3.2 this can be achieved with --global flag:

galen config --global

The command above will generate a basic .galen.config file in your home directory. Actually it might be handy to configure all external drivers for different browsers in a global config. For instance if you need to declare a path to a geckodriver to be able to run test in Firefox you can do it with this property in galen.config file:


$. prefix means that this property should be set on a system level. You can use it for configuring other drivers as well.

$.webdriver.gecko.driver=/path/to/geckodriver $ $.phantomjs.binary.path=/path/to/phantomjs

Config example:

Here is the example of galen config file with all properties explained

# Range approximation # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # Defines the approximation value for ranges when using "~" in galen page specs # This value means how many pixels or percents should it take constructing a range # e.g. if we define approximation as 5 then the following spec: # height: ~ 50 px # will actually be replaced by Galen with this: # height: 45 to 55px galen.range.approximation=3 # Custom Listeners # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # A comma separated list of class paths to reporting listeners # The defined listeners will be picked up by Galen and used for reporting # # galen.reporting.listeners= # Full screenshots # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # In some browsers it is not possible to create a complete screenshot of whole page. # With this property enabled Galen will scroll page and make screenshots of parts of it. # Then it will assemble it in a one big screenshot # galen.browser.screenshots.fullPage = false # the following parameters can be used in case the upper parameter is set to true # smart waiting for scroll position, but with a timeout, set to zero to turn off smart wait galen.browser.screenshots.fullPage.scrollTimeout = 50 # it sets the amount of time in milliseconds needed for a check that the page was scrolled when taking full page screenshots # hard wait during scroll galen.browser.screenshots.fullPage.scrollWait = 20 # Default browser # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # A browser that should be used by default in case it was not specified in galen test galen.default.browser=firefox # Color scheme spec precision # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # A value between 8 and 256 for color spectrum accuracy. spec.colorscheme.precision = 256 # Using page URLs from last checked page in HTML report # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # This property enables the use of last page URL in a page test # Needed when for some pages on the website there is no way to open it by direct URL # galen.reporting.html.useLastPageUrls = true # Color scheme spec test color range # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # A value between 0 and 256 which defined the range of nearby colors # in spectrum which will be picked up for calculating the percentage of usage spec.colorscheme.testrange = 6 # Running in Selenium Grid # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # You can run your tests in Selenium Grid without modifying the tests. # Just enable the "galen.browserFactory.selenium.runInGrid" property # and Galen will always choose a Selenium Grid instead of running tests against local browsers # Also make sure you provide the proper URL to grid # galen.browserFactory.selenium.runInGrid = true galen.browserFactory.selenium.grid.url = http://localhost:4444/wd/hub galen.browserFactory.selenium.grid.browser = Firefox galen.browserFactory.selenium.grid.browserVersion = 16 galen.browserFactory.selenium.grid.platform = XP # Exit with fail code in case of any failures # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ = true # Default value for tolerance in image spec galen.spec.image.tolerance = 30 # Default value for error rate in image spec galen.spec.image.error = 0px # Testing visibility of each element in every spec = true # Test file extension for standard test suite runner # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ galen.test.file.ext = .test # Test file extension for JavaScript test suite runner # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ galen.test.js.file.ext = .test.js


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