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Firefox Automation report – Q3 2015

It’s time for another Firefox Automation report! It’s incredible how fast a quarter passes by without that I have time to write reports more often. Hopefully it will change soon – news will be posted in a follow-up blog post. Ok, so what happened last quarter for our projects. Mozharness One of my deliverables in Q3 was to create mozharness scripts for our various tests in the firefox-ui-tests repository, so that our custom runner scripts can be replaced. This gives us a way more stable system and additional features likeContinue readingFirefox Automation report – Q3 2015

Crusial SSD bug and firmware fix

About 2.5 years ago I got a Thinkpad X230 as working machine. It’s quiet a decent one given the hardware specs and since then I was happy with it even I’m not able to use the touchpad at all. The quality is just so poor compared to an Apple Macbook which I owned before. But anyway that’s another topic… What I want to talk about here is more my experience with the hard drive. When I was asked what kind of drive I wanna have I told that it shouldContinue readingCrusial SSD bug and firmware fix

mozdownload 1.18 released

Today we have released mozdownload 1.18 to PyPI. The reason why I think it’s worth a blog post is that with this version we finally added support for a sane API. With it available using the mozdownload code in your own script is getting much easier. So there is no need to instantiate a specific scraper anymore but a factory scraper is doing all the work depending on the options it gets. Here some examples: If you are using mozdownload via its API you can also easily get the remoteContinue readingmozdownload 1.18 released

Firefox Automation report – Q2 2015

It’s been a while since I wrote my last Firefox automation report, so lets do another one to wrap up everything happened in Q2 this year. As you may remember from my last report the team has been cut down to only myself, and beside that I was away the whole April. Means only 2 months worth of work will be covered this time. In general it was a tough quarter for me. Working alone and having to maintain all of our infrastructure and keeping both of our tests (MozmillContinue readingFirefox Automation report – Q2 2015

Firefox Automation report – Q1 2015

As you may have noticed I was not able to come up with status reports of the Firefox Automation team during the whole last quarter. I feel sad about it, but there was simply no time to keep up with those blog posts. Even now I’m not sure how often I will be able to blog. So maybe I will aim to do it at least once a quarter or if possible once a month. You may ask how it comes? The answer is simple. Our team faced some changesContinue readingFirefox Automation report – Q1 2015

Firefox Automation report – week 51/52 2014

In this post you can find an overview about the work happened in the Firefox Automation team during week 51 and 52 of 2014. I’m sorry for this very late post but changes to our team, which I will get to in my next upcoming post, caught me up with lots of more work and didn’t give me the time for writing status reports. Highlights Henrik started work towards a Mozmill 2.1 release. Therefore he had to upgrade a couple of mozbase packages first to get latest Mozmill code onContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 51/52 2014

Firefox Automation report – week 49/50 2014

In this post you can find an overview about the work happened in the Firefox Automation team during week 49 and 50. Highlights During the first week of December the all-hands work week happened in Portland. Those were some great and inspiring days, full of talks, discussions, and conversations about various things. Given that I do not see my colleagues that often in real life, I have taken this opportunity to talk to everyone who is partly or fully involved in projects of our automation team. There are various bigContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 49/50 2014

Firefox Automation report – week 47/48 2014

In this post you can find an overview about the work happened in the Firefox Automation team during week 47 and 48. Highlights Most of the work during those two weeks made by myself were related to get [Jenkins](http://jenkins-ci.org/ upgraded on our Mozmill CI systems to the most recent LTS version 1.580.1. This was a somewhat critical task given the huge number of issue as mentioned in my last Firefox Automation report. On November 17th we were finally able to get all the code changes landed on our production machineContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 47/48 2014

Firefox Automation report – week 45/46 2014

In this post you can find an overview about the work happened in the Firefox Automation team during week 45 and 46. Highlights In our Mozmill-CI environment we had a couple of frozen Windows machines, which were running with 100% CPU load and 0MB of memory used. Those values came from the vSphere client, and didn’t give us that much information. Henrik checked the affected machines after a reboot, and none of them had any suspicious entries in the event viewer either. But he noticed that most of our VMsContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 45/46 2014

Firefox Automation report – week 43/44 2014

In this post you can find an overview about the work happened in the Firefox Automation team during week 43 and 44. Highlights In preparation for the QA-wide demonstration of Mozmill-CI, Henrik reorganized our documentation to allow everyone a simple local setup of the tool. Along that we did the remaining deployment of latest code to our production instance. Henrik also worked on the upgrade of Jenkins to latest LTS version 1.565.3, and we were able to push this upgrade to our staging instance for observation. Further he got theContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 43/44 2014

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