Testing before Monday’s release

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bug squasherEvery now and then I ask for a favor, and… well… now I’m asking for one! The next release will be on Monday, and I need you to test w3af to make sure it doesn’t have any critical bugs before I merge into develop into master.

I’ve been working hard on fixing a ton of bugs, improving performance, continuous integration and many other things.

All 1300+ unittests PASS in the continuous integration system, but there’s nothing like real-user testing. If you have a couple of minutes to help, please follow these steps to install a virtualenv with w3af inside:

cd ~
apt-get install -y python-pip # This step might change in your OS
pip install virtualenv
mkdir w3af-release
cd w3af-release
virtualenv --system-site-packages venv
. venv/bin/activate
git clone https://github.com/andresriancho/w3af.git
cd w3af
git checkout develop
. /tmp/w3af_dependency_install.sh

If any of those steps failed, let us know and we’ll fix it.

Now the fun part: Scan a site! In the same console where the previous commands were run, and virtualenv is enabled, run:


Configure w3af and run a scan. Please report any tracebacks, false positives, false negatives, etc. All your bug reports will be much appreciated!



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