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The Firefox QA team is responsible for the Firefox browser -- both Desktop, (Windows, Linux, Mac) and Mobile (Android). Our responsibilities include qualifying builds prior to a maintenance or milestone release. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Verifying bugs using a triage strategy
- Running basic functional tests and smoke tests - automated and manual
- Running our automated test suites on localized builds
- Running automated update tests across platforms, through all update paths, across localized builds
- Making sure web content is ready for consumption
In addition to qualifying builds prior to a release, we perform ongoing tasks on the development branches to ensure no major problems get uplifted as we merge changes to the next branch. For example, on a daily basis we:
- Confirm new unconfirmed bugs
- Verify bugs on development branches like Aurora and Beta
- Engage community and new volunteers in helping improve Firefox through test day events
- Interact with developers to help them test the features they implement
- Perform exploratory testing on new features while on the Aurora branch
- Write test cases in Litmus for new features and user-facing features
- Monitor crash-stats to assess stability
- File and track new crasher bugs as they appear in crash-stats
- Manage web compatibility testing through community involvement or crowdsourcing companies that help in testing hardware configurations and top-site testing
All of which help assess the quality of individual new features as well as the Firefox version as a whole.
Everyone is welcome to join us in testing and in our weekly meetings.
If you would like to help out, pick a task from One and Done, which has a list of ways to start testing. All the tasks are up-to-date and they have clear, step by step instructions!
- One and Done tasks for Desktop Firefox.
- One and Done tasks for Firefox for Android
- Community roles. This explains how to become an active or core contributor in QA.
This team has been broken up and is embedded with the development teams. Channel Meetings is the best place to get an overview of what individuals are working on.
- Archived meeting notes QA/Firefox/TeamMeetings
Team Members and Assignments
SoftVision QA Team
Here are a few of our active community members!
|Gabriela Montagu||gaby2300||Contributor in QA and Mozilla Hispano; testdays|
|Francesca Ciceri||madamezou||Firefox QE contributor, 2014 OPW intern|
|Tiziana Sellitto||tiziana||Firefox QE contributor, 2013 OPW intern, triage workshops, addon developer|
|Andre Klapper||andre||Bug triage, Wikimedia bug wrangler, Bugzilla project|
|Aleksej||Aleksej||Bug triage, verification, Bugday moderator, channel op for #bugday|
|Jayakumar Sadhasivam||iamjayakumars||Bug triage, Nightly tester, Firefox OS tester, SUMO|
Major features in Firefox are owned by a primary QA contact who is responsible for ensuring the proper testing of those features.
We encourage community members to try specializing in a particular Firefox feature so they gain knowledge in depth! Contact the feature owner if you would like to be a tester on their team.
Here's our current list of Feature Owners.
(M) = Mobile, (D) = Desktop
|Nightly (N)||Fx34||Fx 35||Fx 36||Fx 37||Fx 38||Fx 39||Fx 40|
|Aurora (A)||Fx33||Fx 34||Fx 35||Fx 36||Fx 37||Fx 38||Fx 39|
|Beta (B)||Fx32||Fx 33||Fx 34||Fx 35||Fx 36||Fx 37||Fx 38|
|Owner||July 22-Sept1||Sept 2-Oct 13||Oct 14-Nov 24||Nov 25 -Jan 5||Jan 6th – Feb 16||Feb 17- Mar 30||Mar 31 – May 11|
|Anthony||Fx34(D) N||Fx35(M) N||Fx35(M) A||Fx35(M) B||Off||Fx39(D) N||Fx39(D) N||Fx39(D) N|
|Aaron||Fx32(M)/Fx34(M)||Fx34(M) A||Fx34(M) B||Off||Fx38(M) N||Fx38(M) N||Fx38(M) N|
|Kevin||Fx33(M) A||Fx33(M) B||Off||Fx37(M) N||Fx37(M) A||Fx37(M) B||Fx 40(D) N||Fx 40(D) A||Fx 40(D) B|
|Juan||Fx32(D) B||Off – e10s prep||Fx 36(D) e10s N||Fx 36(D) e10s A||Fx 36(D) e10s B||Fx39(M) N||Fx39(M) N||Fx39(M) N|
|KaiRo||Off||Fx35(D) N||Fx35(D) A||Fx35(D) B||Fx38(D) N||Fx38(D) N||Fx38(D) N|
|Liz||Fx34(D) N||Fx34(D) A||Fx34(D) B||Fx37(D) N||Fx37(D) N||Fx37(D) N||Off|
|Tracy||Fx33(D) A||Fx33(D) B||Fx36(M) N||Fx36(M) A||Fx36(M) B||Off||Fx 40(M) N||Fx 40(M) A||Fx 40(M) B|
Release test plans
|Project Test Plan||Description||Scope||Timeframe|
Firefox for Android 37
|QA activities for Firefox 37.|| Features in Fx37
Features in Firefox for Android 37
Firefox for Android 36
|QA activities for Firefox 36.|| Features in Fx36
Features in Firefox for Android 36
Firefox for Android 35
|QA activities for Firefox 35.|| Features in Fx35
Features in Firefox for Android 35
Firefox for Android 34
|QA activities for Firefox 34.|| Features in Fx34
Features in Firefox for Android 34
|Automation||Development of automated tests for Desktop Firefox features using Mozmill|
|Feature Ownership||Testing, Planning, and Bug Triage of new and stable Firefox features|
Older test plans are archived here: QA/Past Test Plans
Security Triage Team
The primary purpose of this team is to verify security fixes for Firefox releases. If you want to be someone who is committed to helping with security fix verification during the Beta release cycle, please add your name below. If you are interested in being part of this team but don't have the skills or bugzilla access, please contact Anthony Hughes.
- Matt Wobensmith (irc: mwobensmith)
- Anthony Hughes (irc: ashughes) [Lead]
- Liz Henry (irc: lizzard)
The Firefox Automation team is a group of passionate and open minded people working on automation for Firefox. We are spread around the world, but we have one collective goal to empower automation even more in the Mozilla project. If you want to get in contact with one of us please check the table below for more information.
The Crashkill or Stability team! https://wiki.mozilla.org/CrashKill