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MemChaser 0.3 is out

Late on Thursday we got our MemChaser 0.3 release out the door. Compared to the last releases this version comes with a ton of new features and bug fixes. Most of them have been requested by users and from the JS team so we put some extra focus on those. As you can see in the image new ui elements have been added. The memory and garbage collector related items are equivalent to the buttons in ‘about:memory‘ and help those users who want to trigger a memory clean-up more oftenContinue readingMemChaser 0.3 is out

Nightly Tester Tools 3.2.2 released

The Nightly Tester Tools extension for Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and Songbird is one of the most important extensions for our nightly testing community. It offers helpful features like customizing the title bar, retrieving the current build id, testing the crash behavior, and others. For a long time exactly since early January no new version has been released. The reason was that the maintainer hasn’t had that much time anymore to drive the project. Given the importance and our own usage of the extension, the Automation Services team has requested toContinue readingNightly Tester Tools 3.2.2 released

MemChaser 0.2.1 released

Yesterday a new version of MemChaser has been released. It was necessary due to the implementation of the new Garbage Collector API, which has been landed on Thursday for Firefox 14. Beside the new observers which report about CC/GC activity some of the console message keys have also been changed. That broke our parsing of values and MemChaser was not able to report any GC information. Version 0.2.1 is a bug fix release and only contains the above mentioned fix. If you are interested in more information check our issueContinue readingMemChaser 0.2.1 released

MemChaser – An extension to track Firefox’s memory activities

Today I want to announce a new extension for Firefox. It’s been developed by the Mozilla QA Automation Services team, which exists to support the Mozilla QA community by developing tools and frameworks for ease of testing. And this time, in case of the extension, we even target (web) developers, and our huge Firefox user base. So what is it about? Mid of December 2011 bug 711900 has been filed. It complained about an increased garbage and cycle collector activity in Firefox 10, which was not existent in Firefox 9.Continue readingMemChaser – An extension to track Firefox’s memory activities

Mozmill 1.5.9 released

As noted in my yesterdays blog post about the freeze of Mozmill in the JSBridge module when Python 2.7.2 is used, there was an urgent need for a new version of Mozmill. Late yesterday we were able to finally release Mozmill 1.5.9 on PYPI. It only includes the fix for bug 722707 and allows everyone who is running on Python 2.7.2 to use Mozmill again. If you are affected please upgrade immediately.

How I fixed a Mozmill freeze by bisecting Python

Last week we had a very frustrating situation with Mozmill. It caused us some headaches because it came up at the time when we tried to trigger our new test-run for add-ons ‘Default to Compatible’ for the first time. While I was working on the necessary Python script and testing it excessively on OS X 10.7, I haven’t noticed any issue. Everything was working as expected. Then I asked William Lachance to assist me in testing the script on Windows and Linux. So as you may guess now, he cameContinue readingHow I fixed a Mozmill freeze by bisecting Python

FOSDEM 2012, Add-on SDK, and slides for Mozmill CI

Over the last weekend I had the pleasure to participate in the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting – aka FOSDEM – in Brussels, which is an annual conference for open source projects and their enthusiastic communities. It’s not only fascinating to listen to scheduled talks, but also to meet fellows again who I haven’t seen for mostly a year or even longer. As every year I have spent a bit of my time before the event to prepare a schedule including interesting talks and other organizational stuff.Continue readingFOSDEM 2012, Add-on SDK, and slides for Mozmill CI

Mozmill Crowd 0.1.5 released

Yesterday we had to release Mozmill Crowd 0.1.5 due to changes in our reporting infrastructure. Given the fallout of one of our servers our Mozmill Dashboard is now located at This move needed an update of the default report URL. Now you can send reports of your test results again. We have to admit that not much work happened on the extension in the last couple of months. Reasons are mostly other important projects and mainly the development of the new pre-configured environment for Mozmill. There are still someContinue readingMozmill Crowd 0.1.5 released

Mozmill 1.5.8 has been released

The final bits of Mozmill 1.5.8 are now available through Pypi. Install or upgrade Mozmill by running: pip install –upgrade mozmill==1.5.8 We had to release this version to fix a recent regression which has been identified in Mozmill 1.5.7, and which caused a hard-stop when an user restart has been requested. The issue did only exist on OS X. Beside this fix we now enabled the new boolean preference called ‘focusmanager.testmode’ by default. It will allow us to run multiple Mozmill tests concurrently on the same machine. Support for theContinue readingMozmill 1.5.8 has been released

Mozmill 1.5.6 released

It’s the first time for us that we release two new versions of Mozmill in such a short interval. While this release is a bug fix release, it will add support for an upcoming feature in Firefox Nightly builds, which will probably checked-in today and be available in tomorrows builds. If you wonder what I’m talking about, please read bug 693743, which describes the changes in how Firefox will handle 3rd party add-ons in the future. Especially those extensions which are getting installed into the application or profile folder. InContinue readingMozmill 1.5.6 released

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