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QA Staff Meeting Notes February 29, 2012

Meeting Details

 # Every Weds @ 1:30p Pacific Time - Mozilla HQ, Warp Core 
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 #         +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US Toll Free)
 #         +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 95312 (Canada)
 # IRC:    irc://

QA Org Items

  • New Hires & Interviews
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  • Community Members Onboarding
    • Mohamed (past intern) back doing more work for apps qa
  • Upcoming Events
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  • PTOs
    • marcia 3/1-3/2
    • juanb 3/26 - 4/6 (two weeks)

QA Team Updates

Desktop Firefox (Juan)

  • Fx.Next
    • 11.0b5 available for testing (test plan), targeting release on Friday
    • 11.0b6 go to build Monday, targeting release on Wednesday
    • 3.6.13 -> 10.0.2 live yesterday, targeting major updates for straggler releases (3.6.* and Betas)
    • Windows 2000 support dropped for Nightly as of today (bug 699247)
    • Feedback of "slowness" have increased by ~50% between Firefox 10 and 11
      • Please run the Beta as your daily build and report any noticeable slowness to Juan, Anthony, and Cheng
      • We are trying to reach out to anyone who can reproduce any "slow" condition
      • There's a thread on r-d titled "Re: Slowness reports on beta, what to do"
  • Firefox ESR (ashughes)
    • 10.0.3 go to build Friday (based on Firefox 11)
  • Crash Investigation
  • Automation
    • Vlad and Alex now have commit access, will hopefully accelerate our landing performance

Apps Desktop and Mobile (DavidC)

  • What happened this week?
    • Finalized top apps quality analysis to determine what apps to demo (jsmith)
      • MWC apps selected is here
      • Quality analysis is here
      • Tagged Soup release 0.4 with MWC blockers all fixed
    • Supported MWC demo team as needed (e.g. IT Support document, answer questions, top apps screenshots) (jsmith + tchung)
  • Myapps staging server
    • Deployed Myapps rpm, Appsync rpm
    • DNS changes were approved and put in place
  • MochiTest WebApps
  • What's next?
    • Verify that we can test the myapps staging service using the extension, firefox, chrome..etc.
    • Post-MWC cleanup (e.g. make sure bugs are all logged, documentation updated for test cases, apps strategy on-going) (jsmith)
    • Web compatibility discussion and analysis (fennec + apps)
    • Manual test run to check quality state of desktop app experience (jsmith)
    • MWC QA Retrospective (jsmith + marlena)

Browser Technologies (Tony)

  • Issues
  • Fennec (Kevin/Aaron)
    • Doing daily triage and bug noms against this list (from Mobile/Triage page)
      • M: 9am PST, W,F: 7am PST, T,Th: 1pm PST
    • Discussion on breaking out automated fennec smoketests in robocop
      • Tests will be organized here
    • Daily testing on Maple and Nightly builds
    • Stability (nhirata)
  • Sync (Tracy)
    • Sign off on a small desktop train last week
    • tested around Android Sync bookmarks improvements
    • blogging about sync QA to commence this week (I've never been a good writer, so I'm just a leettle ascared to start)
  • Test pilot (tracy)
    • nothing to report this week
  • Sync Server (jbonacci/jrgm)
    • security review of tokenserver
  • BrowserID (jbonacci/jrgm)
    • browserid train-2012.02.16 going to production today (02/29)
  • Pancake (nhirata)
    • Need to work on cleaning up the bug database and catching up
  • B2G/WebAPIs (jhammink)
    • MWC workweek was a success!
    • doing tri-weekly test pass against latest b2G gonk gaia. Test Spec and Test Log is here:
    • also triaging bugs for gonk/gaia
    • redoing test plan against M2.1 Target:
    • also looking into automation plan; some scripts ready for mozSMS, mozTelephony - still needing edge case work
    • adding one more build machine to support new targets (Maguro/Akami)

WebQA (Stephen)

  • Affiliates
    • Successful 2.22.12 release
    • no release this week - Flux team is having a workweek
  • AMO
    • We shipped yesterday.
    • AMO 6.4.4 is scheduled to go out tomorrow (03/01).
    • We've got mobile tests
    • Merged another contributor test
    • Thanks to Automation Services for their help this week!
  • Engagement Projects
    • Likely shipping Flicks today
    • DTPT phase II on hold for security review
    • Betafarm is now in process
    • shipped 1.8 milestone
  • Mozillians
    • Feature testing is currently blocked by bug 731206
    • We have 2 new contributors on the project. One WebDev and one QA.
  • MDN
    • shipped 2.3 milestone
  • Socorro
    • 2.4.4 milestone successfully released today
    • May do an out of band release to land ESR support
  • SUMO
    • 2/28 release went out
    • 3/6 in process

Community (Marcia)

  • Events
  • Upcoming Testdays/BugDays/Meetups
    • SUMO Questions day tomorrow
    • Aurora Features testday friday
    • Browser ID testday next week
  • Video Work
    • Planned work on new nightly first page video will resume next week
  • (Raymond):

QA Automation Service (Henrik, David)


  • Helped BrowserID get up and running with a CI

Project updates

On-Demand Test Framework (Geo)
  • Updating deployment documentation for Windows slaves
  • Modifying job creation scripts to accurately replace previously created jobs
Mozmill 2.0 Automation Scripts Update (Henrik)
  • David Guo is investigating if a smooth upgrade of our scripts to Mozmill 2.0 is possible
  • If it turns out end of this week it's not possible, we will start from scratch
CI system for daily and l10n Firefox Builds (Henrik)
  • Added mozilla-esr10 builds to test matrix
  • Fixed some smaller bugs
Mozmill Dashboard Validation (DavidB)
  • No update
MemChaser extension (Henrik)
  • Repository has been moved to
  • Working excessively on getting version 0.2 released with incremental GC support - hopefully we can upload the version on AMO later today
  • CI Setup is done and runs on every commit
Open Positions (DavidB)
  • No update
Weekly Blog Posts
Case Conductor
  • Still working with IT on getting 0.8 deployed to staging.
    • Haven't heard from them in a couple days, so I bumped the priority to Critical and pinged mrz and solarce (the IT guy assigned)
  • Requested the infrrasec review
  • Working with Ubuntu on their evaluation
  • Stephend and I to start getting Jenkins setup to run tests once staging -dev server is setup.
  • 1.0 still slated for 3/30

Roundtable/Discussion Items

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Notes, Takeaways and Action Items


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