Automation Development report – week 42 2013

Highlights

Henrik finally updated the current quarterly goals for our team. Please see our prioritized projects or check his blog post from today.

We were surprised to see a bug for the httpd.js component fixed after more than a year, which drastically improved the execution time of our Mozmill tests. Given that we are still not able to upgrade our CI system to Mozmill 2.0, another release off the 1.5 branch had to go out. So we made Mozmill 1.5.24 available for everyone.

With the help of IT, Henrik was able to make the new Windows 8.1 nodes available for our Mozmill-CI production system. That means we have 4 nodes for the 32bit version and another 4 nodes for 64bit. Sadly we are still facing bad “A critical MSR modification” system crashes for the 64bit nodes, where we think it might be related to our vSphere software, which doesn’t have full support for Windows 8.1 yet. If you have ideas please let us know on bug 916746.

Dave was working on b2gperf and got version 0.11 released.

Individual Updates

For more granular updates of each individual team member please visit our weekly team etherpad.

Meeting Details

If you are interested in further details and discussions you might also want to have a look at the meeting agenda and notes from this weeks Automation Development meeting.