Katalon Studio 8 with Eclipse RCP 4.13



The beta release of Katalon Studio 8 is available now.

This version (8.0.0.rc7.1.0) has the same features as 7.1.0, with some platform changes:

  • Eclipse RCP 4.13 (upgraded from Eclipse RCP 4.6.3).
  • Groovy 2.4.17 (upgraded from 2.4.7).
  • Groovy editor 3.5.0.v201909291620-e1909-RELEASE.

Bug fixes:

Katalon Studio Crashes whenever deleting a huge chunk of Code


Cool. Thanks Alex. Works for me.

Couple of glitches…


In previous releases I would select Text as Highlighted - but the new release mistakenly highlights Groovy Lists. [Everything here, even spread across multiple lines, is highlighted]. When they’re “strings” they’re blue on blue - looks terrible.

Couple of compiler glitches:

package com.whatever

import stuff

public class something {


this will complain that the package is "" which doesn’t agree with the name of the package folder where the groovy file is located. Silly error - the whole script is commented out.

Lastly, WebUiBuiltInKeywords now needs to be fully specified:

import WebUiBuiltInKeywords as WebUI  // *** ERROR ***

import com.kms.katalon.core.webui.keyword.WebUiBuiltInKeywords as WebUI


Couple more…

  1. Window Preferences dialog does not remember the previously visited settings. All previous versions of Katalon did. That was handy when making changes repeatedly.

Window Preferences does not remember last visit

  1. Related… the Apply Now button has no effect (at least in Java->Editor->Syntax Coloring). The Apply and Close button works but only on newly opened files. Files already opened in Katalon are not updated to the new color settings.

Newly opened file on the right shows the changes


Sorry @devalex88, a couple more. This time, color/theme issues:

That’s JavaDoc and the Heap status. JavaDoc is the worst, obviously. I couldn’t seem to find anything to reset it. And before you ask: