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QA Staff Meeting Notes Jul-25-2012

Meeting Details

 # Every Weds @ 1:30p Pacific Time - Mozilla HQ, Warp Core 
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 # Phone:  +1 650 903 0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
 #         +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
    • Stone Shih, B2G QA intern, will be onsite next week (not this week)
    • item
  • Upcoming Events/Conferences
    • Jhammink is at a community brazil event to talk and test b2g in the field

Travel / PTO

  • bmoss out next week as well as today and tomorrow
  • marcia out 8/1/working remotely next week
  • early warning: juanb away (aug 23 - sept 2) vacation.
  • henrik: July 27th - Aug 3rd
  • rbillings out 7/27
  • tchung, kevin, aaron: mobile QA workweek (august 13-17)
  • tchung - mid sept (paternity for a month)

QA Team Updates

Desktop (Juan)

  • Firefox
    • 15.0b2: in testing phase - ships this Thur/Fri
    • See Flash pre-release version information below if you want to help.
  • ESR (ashughes)
  • Stability (marcia)
    • Stability Report
    • We have a pre-release version of Flash available for anyone on Windows that wants to run it. See Marcia or Juan for login information to download it.
  • Automation (ashughes)
  • Sync Client (Tracy)
    • No client trains last week or this. Desktop Sync Devs are working on 2.0
  • App WebRT (Jason/Aaron)
    • What happened this week?
      • Webkit Alias Study for Layout Compatibility
      • Testing support as needed for Desktop/Android WebRT
    • What's next?
      • Continuing on items from last week
  • Community
    • item

Mobile (Tony)

  • Issues
    • Fennec 15 beta 2 deploying this week
    • b2g feature froze last friday, dealing with backlog of missed areas
    • more devices coming in this week. i'll try to get one for everyone on the team that wants one.
    • getting involved now!
  • Fennec (Kevin/Aaron)
    • Fennec 15 is in beta, with features getting uplifted each week. (tablet, Reading mode, text selection maybe)
    • Testcases being added and reviewed by dev
    • kevin is out at blackhat this week
    • Stability (nhirata)
      • See platform and mobile meetings for more info.
      • crashiness in aurora for yesterday should be resolved yesterday, data to prove that should be seen tomorrow.
  • B2G (Geo/jhammink)
    • Sending out the QA strategy message to the group today
    • jhammink in South America
    • Blocked Apps:
      • email app still needs implementation
      • calendar app still shows white
      • Camera
    • browser app has some improvements (such as panning and pinch zooming)
    • nhirata, mbrandt and a bunch of other people verifying reqs and where we are at.
    • Making good progress w/ the WebAPI subteam. Vibration landed, Geolocation close, Alarm and Device Storage in progress.
    • Eric Wei helping us out w/ content-based API exercises.
  • Pancake (nhirata)
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • item

Services (jbonacci)

  • Sync Server (jbonacci/jrgm): Sync Server
    • Working on TokenServer deploy and functional test with tarek
    • Working on TokenServer deploy and test in Stage with bobm, tarek, rfkelly, alexis
    • Working on Sync 1.1 with new Funkload support with atoll and rfkelly
      • Stage Sync was wiped to help with this work (thanks atoll)
    • Working on Sync 1.1 + MetLog deploy and test in Stage with rfkelly, atoll, RaFromBRC
    • Still trying to break server-full2 with live tokenserver support
    • PLANNED: AITC Dev/Stage Deployment
      • Bug 775795 - AITC dev/stage deploy: server_aitc -> 1.2-4, server_syncstorage -> 2.1-1
    • PLANNED: logstash/metlog deployment to all envs
      • Bug 775800 - logstash-metlog 0.8.3-1 deploy to aitc & sync dev / stage environments
  • BrowserID (jbonacci/jrgm): BrowserID
    • THIS WEEK: The mighty mighty Train 32
      • Deploy ticket: Bug 776304 - QA and deploy BrowserID train-2012.07.20 to production
    • PLANNED: BigTent deploy to its own Stage env
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • Nothing new to report
  • Hiring and Training
    • Nothing new to report

Web (Stephen)

  • Affiliates
    • Small release - Localize Affiliates news item (Help us out) - bug 706216
  • AMO
  • BrowserID
    • Working on test stability with dev
  • Mozillians
    • no updates
  • MDN
    • Small push today (promo snippet + l10n fixes)
    • Work ongoing to switch over to the new, in-development Kumascript (editor) -- very soon
  • Socorro
  • SUMO
    • Continuous Deployment; smooth sailing
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • Joicey Banicheck has been helping us go through our Pivotal Tracker -- much-needed cleanup going on, there
    • Bob Silverberg wrote a post targeted at helping the group setup their dev envs
  • Event tomorrow at the SF office:

Community (Marcia)

  • Projects
    • Postcard Project
      • If you have copy, please submit it to marcia. I am still trying to get a response from John Slater to move this forward.
  • Testdays (ashughes)
  • Video Work
  • (Raymond):
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • item

Automation Development (Henrik, Dave)



  • Working with Cameron on the API for test results submission to MozTrap
  • Internal discussion about topics for MozCamp Warsaw in Sep
MozTrap (Cameron)
  • TBD
Community Members Onboarding
  • item

Basecamp Roundtable/Discussion Items

Other Roundtable/Discussion Items

  • B2G Testing Strategy [marcia]
    • How can we make it easier to the wider team to contribute to testing the desktop builds?
    • How can QA get phones?
  • Litmus -> MozTrap [juanb]
    • Banner in Litmus to notify people to move to MozTrap bug 777395
    • Filed a bug a while bug to get link changed on [marcia]
  • Ideas and Suggestions for the community on boarding of Syracuse University (Adi_J)
    • Scheduled conference call with the CS department chair on Friday July 27th
    • Integration of projects and modules in coursework
    • Brainstorming Etherpad
  • Setting up interested new members with the right project and people
  • (re-design)

Notes, Takeaways and Action Items


  • Please let mbrandt or john know if you are interested in getting involved in B2G
    • Looking for help on all levels
    • Need the whole team to help with dogfooding
    • Is there way to own a core components? Yes
  • Litmus->MozTrap
    • Need to Work out a transition plan from Litmus
    • Move existing Litmus test cases to MozTrap?

Last Meeting

  • Action Items