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Does agent have to be a windows machine - bhatir - 05-18-2013 02:14 AM

All, quick (noob) question ... does the agent have to be windows? I understand not being able to emulate IE but others should work right?


RE: Does agent have to be a windows machine - pmeenan - 05-21-2013 06:52 AM

Mostly, yes. The browsers are not "Emulated" - it runs the real browsers and instruments them. Most of the core instrumentation code is Windows-specific.

That said, we're working on a Node.js agent that can be used with Chrome on any OS: https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.org/docs/private-instances/node-js-agent

It's still missing a fair number of features but the basics should work.