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QA Staff Meeting Notes Feb 02, 2011

New Hires

  • Welcome Matt Brandt

Project Status

  • Overview (2 min brief update)

Desktop Firefox (Juan)

  • Fx4: Beta 11 candidate builds today. Ship date, next week(?).
  • Bugday this Friday to help verify FIXED Fx4 hard/soft blockers - link
    • High priority for Firefox 4 - please help if you can (even just 30 minutes)

Maintenance and Security (Al)

  • 3.6.14 / 3.5.17 releases on schedule for 2/11/2011.

Browser Technologies (Tony)

  • Sync (tracy)
    • The last non places blocked fixes went into the beta10 cycle.
    • Places fixes (significant history API changes related Sync fixes in prior to b11
    • PAKE changes signed off on and pushed to Production
    • Python server: db crashes solved. Waiting on go for retest with additional changes.
  • Test Pilot (tracy)
    • Core crasher bug in beta10 forced jono to turn off Studies on Mac 'til beta11. The fix that caused the bug in TP notifications ,and other crashers, was backed out
  • Jetpack (ayan)
    • SDK 1.0b2 released last week.
    • Flightdeck 1.0a8 code freeze next week.
    • ACE editor will be integrated in this release of flightdeck.
  • Firefox Home (tony)
    • Signing off 1.1.1 testing today
    • Testplan here

WebQA (Stephen)


  • 5.12.7 was pushed live last week.
  • 5.12.8 is scheduled to go live tomorrow.
  • Working on Editor Tools and Mobile pages


  • 3.0 release 1/24
  • 3.1 release 2/8


  • Working on 0.9.3 release as well as planning for MDNv1 PRD

   *  Code freeze: Feb. 3, 2011
   *  Push: Feb. 8, 2011 
   * Firefox 4 Beta 11 Bugs


  • Beginning testing on 1.7.7 codebase, on trunk


  • 2.4.3 release last Thursday
  • localization release 2/3
  • 2.5 notifications release 2/15

WebQA Automation

David B. Did a talk on "How to write maintainable tests" at DDD9 - blog on the weekend.


  • Rewrite started. Have coverage on Search and working on discovery pane


  • Matt Brandt to start working on these when up to speed.


  • Automation is back to running on trunk/staging, now (used to run on prod)
    • Lack of good data for staging, though -- bug 630948 filed for that

QA Services (Marcia)

  • Crash Investigation
  • Community Planning
    • QMO Badges - link - Any feedback, team specific badge recommendations, initial set nominations?
  • Video Work
  • Tomcat
    • Crash Investigation for TopCrashes and Crashes found by Automation
    • CeBIT Planning ongoing - will do a talk about Firefox 4
    • RRRT Feedback Monitoring for latest Beta's

  • Accessibility:
    • FX4: The biggies landed like bug 626660, Tuesday's and Wednesday's nightly builds were better than any of the recent weeks' builds.
      • Reacting quickly to crash reports as they come in through nightly builds. Between reporting and fixing most of these crashes is usually only a couple of hours.
    • FX 3.6.15: One approved patch from our end, an old crash fix that now surfaced sporadically in Thunderbird.

Test Automation (Henrik)

  • General
    • For releases we will now run tests for all locales (BFT, Updates)
    • Great feedback from localizers about our l10n testrun and Mozmill Crowd
    • New contact (Bernhard Wiedemann) to openSUSE, who now also run daily tests for 32-bit and 64-bit vanilla Firefox on openQA (inclusive video recording).
  • Mozmill
    • Mozmill 1.5.2 still delayed. Waiting for RC3, should arrive today.
    • Our tests have been disabled on buildbot. No big intention from our side to get it enabled before Mozmill 2.0 has been released.
  • Project updates
    • On Demand Updates
      • Project page here
      • Download script for single build written
      • Henrik working on download script for multiple builds defined in .conf file
      • Execution kickoff will likely be using Pulse, expect prototype this week
    • Endurance Tests
    • Panorama
    • Shared Module Refactoring
      • Project page here
      • Have restructured plan as something approaching an Agile project
      • Began Sprint 1 this week
      • Will be pushing periodic presentations out to team on milestone completion
    • Shadow Test Server
      • Still waiting for provisioning from IT. No motion in the last two weeks.

Discussion Items

Round Table

  • Litmus test case results vetting, test case revisions and deletions
    • We are not reviewing results periodically
    • Many tests reported unclear/broken
    • Automation can't help us if we don't have a good set of tests for them to tackle.
    • Owners, all invited, must revise these.
  • Testday participation this Friday

Takeaways and Action Items

Item Owner Due Done?