Appium with enabled 'chromedriver_autodownload' download chrome driver each time before create browser instance

Env:

  • Windows 10x64, Appium 1.18

Precondition:

  • start appium with enabled ‘chromedriver_autodownload’

appium --allow-insecure chromedriver_autodownload

Description:
When execute list of test scripts(in 1 thread) and each of script creates new browser session - Appium checks and downloads chromedriver each time before start browser session. It takes a time that increase total execution time.

Please provide the full server log

appium.log (377.8 KB)
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Please try if the fix https://github.com/appium/appium-chromedriver/pull/186 works for you

the fix has been published to [email protected]