Why Appium GUI client's server version is much behind npm version


#1

Hi All,

Does anyone know why Appium GUI client’s server version is always much behind current appium server version ?

Currently latest GUI has server version 1.4.1 but the npm has version 1.4.6

Please clarify

Thanks & Regards,
Vikram


#2

I remember reading in some other post that, they usually take sometime to prepare the bundle package .dmg or .exe.


#3

Different developers work on app and server.


#4

@Simon_K thanks for reply , can you please clarify below

any reason why server is tied up with client ?

Why can the client be stand alone; just to recognize elements in app ?

Regards,
Vikram


#5

It is standalone, they are not tied. You can use command line version and app separately.


#6

This problem will be solved in future as it is part of their roadmap. They have plans to use Electron to build cross-platform appium GUI app. Please refer this.


#7

Thanks @sahajamit for clarification.

Regards,
Vikram