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Firefox Automation report – week 27/28 2014

In this post you can find an overview about the work happened in the Firefox Automation team during week 27 and 28. Highlights Henrik continued his work on our QA specific PuppetAgain setup. One of the blockers for us was bug 997721, which is the full proxy support on OS X and Linux. By week 27 we were finally able to get this finished. Further Henrik also got the manifest for installing Java done. On TPS we also made progress. So Cosmin got the Pulse listener script implemented for theContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 27/28 2014

Firefox Automation report – week 1/2 2014

I promised to keep up with our updates over the last week but given a major breakage in the freshly released version of Mozmill 2.0.4, I had a full week of work to get the fix out. I promise that during this week I will write reports for the weeks in January. Highlights With the new year our team has been reorganized and we are part of the Mozilla QA team again. That means we will have a way closer relationship to any feature owner, and also working towards inContinue readingFirefox Automation report – week 1/2 2014

Results of our first “Ask an Expert” automation session

It’s was clearly a wow! The way how our first “Ask an Expert” session went was promising. I haven’t thought that we would be able to fill a complete hour with discussions right away – but finally we ended up with additional 15 minutes to get the next steps set for Mike Kaply’s last question how to run automated tests for autoconf. So what is that amazing on such a session? Given that in the past we as team were mostly working on Bugzilla to get a plan how toContinue readingResults of our first “Ask an Expert” automation session

New ‘in-qa-testsuite’ flag available for Mozilla QA driven test frameworks

Given the importance of automation in QA the Automation Development team had a discussion lately how to improve tracking of QA covered automated testcases in Bugzilla. In the past we haven’t had a way to mark code in bugs for new features or regression fixes as being covered by Mozmill automation. As we have agreed on it is important to scale our visibility and make it easier for both developers and QA to determine if a feature has automated tests, whether in the tree, in the Mozmill tests repository, orContinue readingNew ‘in-qa-testsuite’ flag available for Mozilla QA driven test frameworks

Mozmill 1.5.12 dropped support for Firefox 3.6

Some days ago we noticed that with the Mozmill 1.5.12 release we accidentally dropped the support for Firefox 3.6 or the Gecko 1.9.2 platform. It has been introduced with the fix for the global per compartment issue on bug 751424, especially with the addition of the ‘outer-window-destroyed’ observer notification listener. Given the EOL of Firefox 3.6 and the Gecko 3.6 platform we do not intent to push another hotfix release for Mozmill 1.5 at this time. If you have to test applications which are based on Gecko 1.9.2 you shouldContinue readingMozmill 1.5.12 dropped support for Firefox 3.6

Automation Development Team and Q2 Goals

Some changes to our team happened lately I want to quickly talk about before starting to dive into our team goals for this quarter. So what’s going on? Automation is a key part when it comes to qualifying new and existing code. Over the last years it’s getting more and more important at Mozilla for developers and QA to proof the quality of Firefox on a fast pace without the hassle of manual testing. With the change in the Firefox release process to a rapid train model a ton ofContinue readingAutomation Development Team and Q2 Goals

Mozmill 1.5.12 released

Something we have learned over the weekend was: Never say never. After we have released the 1.5.11 release of Mozmill on April 19th, we were sure to not have to ship any other release off this branch. We want to concentrate our work on Mozmill 2.0 and get it out as soon as possible. But things can change, and sometimes faster as expected. So by last Friday (it was already late in the evening) Mike Conley contacted me on IRC and mentioned that Mozmill will be broken starting with tomorrowsContinue readingMozmill 1.5.12 released

Nightly Tester Tools 3.3 released

Having a good experience when testing Firefox Nightly builds should be self-evident. Therefor the QA Automation Services team is maintaining the Nightly Tester Tools extension, which brings a couple of useful features to ease the testing efforts. While the extension works fine most of the time, we unfortunately fail at times when a version bump for Firefox happens. Exactly this action repeats in a 6 week interval and is the release cycle of Firefox. So what happens here? The extension registers binary components for the crashme feature in the manifestContinue readingNightly Tester Tools 3.3 released

Review of Automation Services goals in Q1 2012

Now, three weeks after Q1 of 2012 has been passed by I finally have the time to give some details about our work happened during the first three months. As usual we set a couple of goals we wanted to see by the end of the quarter. All of them were kinda important so we did our best to get all of them done – and we succeeded even if it was in the last minute! So everyone of us was happy about the goal achievements. Below you will findContinue readingReview of Automation Services goals in Q1 2012

Mozmill 1.5.11 released

Pushing out releases are fun! Especially if new regressions for patches landed a month ago will be identified 15 minutes after the release actually happened. Exactly that fooled us this time, and we even had to pull down Mozmill 1.5.10 from PyPI. As a Mozmill user you will probably have noticed that we skipped the announcement for Mozmill 1.5.10. As by late yesterday Mozmill 1.5.11 is now available for everyone on PyPI. This version will be the last one we expect to see for the 1.5 branch. Current work willContinue readingMozmill 1.5.11 released

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