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QA Staff Meeting Notes Aug-08-2012

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
    • item
    • item
  • Upcoming Events/Conferences
    • Fennec work week next week: aug 13-17 boston. Tony, Aaron, Kevin
    • B2g work week: aug 27-31 sao paulo. Jhammink

Travel / PTO

  • Tchung paternity: sept 10th-ish, for 4 weeks.
  • juanb: aug 23 - sept 2, vacay.
  • nhirata : aug 15 ~ aug 20 vacay.

QA Team Updates

Desktop (Juan)

  • Automation (ashughes)
    • Current priority is automating Moztrap smoketests, 4 tests in-development
  • Sync Client (Tracy)
    • Client train ran end of week last week.
    • Current issue - Bug 781323 - Log files don't open from about:sync-log
  • App WebRT (Jason/Aaron)
    • What happened this week?
      • Desktop largely deprioritized
      • Firefox heavy focus now for QA with some focus on Android
      • Began eliciting and understanding requirements for packaged apps
      • Mind dumped a bunch of test cases for Firefox OS apps lifecycle
      • Ramping up on requirements
      • Conducting web compat analysis to find top pain point frameworks
      • Continued QA support for Web Apps on Android
    • What's next?
      • Continue ramping up on requirements
      • Build packaged apps test plan
      • Support testing of Firefox OS Hosted Web Apps functionality
  • Community

Mobile (Tony)

  • Issues
    • getting back on track with trains. fx17
    • armv6 undecided, will increase marketshare once landed
    • b2g devices have not arrived yet. exploring other options; discussion on finalizing our pre-production device
      • dogfood program is coming (rel mgmt driving, qa helping)
    • b2g feature not complete, still targeting 8/31
    • webcompatibilty b2g agent changed, discussion is still ongoing
    • thanks to everyone for onboarding to help with b2G!
  • Fennec (Kevin/Aaron)
    • Stability (nhirata)
      • see mobile, platform and channel meeting notes.
  • B2G (Geo/jhammink)
    • Met w/ Lucas Adamski re: security/permissions testing.
    • Much discussion around calculating coverage/trend metrics on testing (Gecko and Gaia)
    • Continued framework fixes/mods for running mochitest on-device (manual kickoff for API verification purposes)
    • Exercise created for Alarm API--some early problems seen
    • Creating test plan for on-device API verifications
    • jsmith joining team for Apps/Marketplace platform
    • building new sheet for managing tests, reporting metrics as per TEF's/PMs requests
    • we have divergent reporting methods now - setting up meeting to converge on one
    • onboarding Marcia with a few test areas
    • nhirata doing bug maintenance and req review
  • Pancake (nhirata)
    • still haven't released
    • 0 time spent on Pancake last week; meetings cancelled last 2 times.
    • they are working on Waffles. (v2 UI is actually called French Toast... Waffles is just a joke)
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • item

Services (jbonacci)

  • Sync Server (jbonacci/jrgm): Sync Server
    • TokenServer work continues in Dev and Stage
      • Includes BID and ToS requirements for Production
    • AITC work continues in Dev and Stage
    • Sync + MetLog work continues in Dev and Stage
      • Testing has just started in Stage
      • Need help from Dev and OPs on loadtest issues which block release to Production.
  • BrowserID (jbonacci/jrgm): BrowserID
    • Persona Beta release has been moved off of 8/15/2012 date due to resource and scheduling contraints for OPs and QA
      • Tentative release date is now some time between 8/15/2012 and 9/30/2012
      • QA is working with the BID "Stabilization" team to help establish controls for functionality, compatibility, and stability across trains.
      • QA is also sitting in on DevOPs discussions to define better deployment processes and tools
    • Train 33: Bug 779264 - browserid: QA and deploy BrowserID train-2012.07.30 to production
      • NOTE: This is off of an AWS/ephemeral deploy. Stage is isolated for the BID "DevOps" team to debug.
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • klrmn has been helping Dev and WebQA with automation tasks for BID
  • Hiring and Training
    • One phone screen candidate over the past two weeks

Web (Stephen)

Community (Marcia)

  • Video Work
  • (Raymond):
    • fixed search bug
  • Community Members Onboarding
    • item

Automation Development (Henrik, Dave)


  • OS X 10.8 slave has been enabled for Mozmill CI
  • New ‘in-qa-testsuite’ flag available for Mozilla QA driven test frameworks
MozTrap (Cameron)
  • Investigating adding a new report for B2G
  • 1.1 has been deployed to production
Community Members Onboarding
  • item

Basecamp Roundtable/Discussion Items

  • [jsmith] Managing Scope for Critical Path vs. Non-Critical Path for Basecamp
  • Moztrap support for B2G daily testing (mattb)

Other Roundtable/Discussion Items

  • Getting B2G phones for QA
  • satdav raised: can we record meetings for community members, can meetings be held earlier to better include EU?
  • Moztrap -- feature request for B2G reporting needs -
  • nhirata to give a session based testing w/ gaia presentation tomorrow : PB&J at 1 pm PDT

Notes, Takeaways and Action Items


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Last Meeting

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