Man, talk about pyschic vibes!!! I was just on IRC/Sel with simon
I talked to you within the last month or two on IRC, you might not
recall the conversation though.
I discussed the fact that I'm doing a web scrape test, and while I
have a sel test, it's slow. You mentioned ghostdriver, i've done some
research, and ready to take a look at ghostdriver/phantom to see if
this gets a faster/better solution, or if I might have to go to a
casper/phantom combination to see if it would work.
I've got a limited knowledge of building from git, but I'm willing to
put in the grunt work to see if I can make this thing happen..
Here's my need. I have no idea how to build from git. I copied the
latest tarball for phantom, but then you seem to indicate that one
should use your forked phantom to use ghostdriver.
So, if you wouldn't mind walking me through the required steps for
being able to get to the point where I can actually test my sel test,
using phantom as the ff replacement
Steps I need
how to download the phantom fork that you created
how to build it
what other dependencies/apps do I need
(I'm using yum/fedora/centos)
How do I get the ghostdriver app
- is it just git clone git://github.com/detro/ghostdriver.git
and then is it simply copying the files to a given drive.
What do I need to do/replace in my java/sel test code to use ghostdriver/phantom
I realize this is a lot, but If I can get through this, I can post the
steps back to the forum for others to use as well..
I'm really looking to see if this solution will/would speed up the
scraping test for the app.
Also, will ghostdriver actually support the bulk of the
sel/xpath/form/link/select items/issues? Or are there key chunks of
Sel functionality that won't work..