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Goals Progress

Below are our top level goals. Beneath each goal, note any progress made towards that goal this week.

  • Ensure B2G has all test automation available to prepare for launch
    • [ON TRACK] Deploy B2G Test Automation into TBPL running on Emulator and Panda platforms. Specifically we are turning on:
      • [DONE] Mochitest-plain (emulator first, panda second)
      • [SKIPPED] Mochitest-chome (emulator first, panda second)
      • [DONE] Reftest (emulator first, panda second
      • [ON TRACK] xpcshell (panda)
      • [DONE] webAPI (emulator only
      • [ON TRACK] webQA - gaia front end tests emulator and panda
      • [ON TRACK] gaia dev integration/unit tests emulator and panda
    • [ON TRACK] Maintain B2G dog food update server as well as builds for development and QA while working to hand them off to releng
    • [ON TRACK] Ensure all webAPIs testable through the emulator have comprehensive automated tests
    • [ON TRACK] Continue to aid QA in creating automated tests for B2G
  • Expand and stabilize Test Automation on new and existing device platforms for NEON and ARMv6 support.
    • [ON TRACK] Have (ARMv6)boards smoketest ready - rooted, working, plugged into Autophone
    • [ON TRACK] Monitor deployment of large scale android and B2G panda board testing, aid with bug investigations
    • [ON TRACK] Implement a new pool-based approach for device management in automation to increase stability on all mobile device testing
      • Back end done and stable with exception of SUT lifeguard, waiting on bootable B2G image.
      • Request UI done by tomorrow.
    • [ON TRACK] Deploy Autophone (Noah's Ark) mochitest and robocop test abilities.
  • Create and deploy performance automation for desktop, fennec, and B2G product benchmarks
    • [ON TRACK] Create Eideticker tests for B2G on panda boards and run them once a day
    • [ON TRACK] Monitor Datazilla webservices and ensure our accuracy in detecting performance regressions on a per-push basis
    • [ON TRACK] Deploy Datazilla per-push UI to make it easier for developers to dig into the causes of performance regressions
  • Update our bugzilla instance to 4.2 providing many benefits from UI to helping people keep track of bugs/projects from within Bugzilla.
    • [ON TRACK] Deploy 4.2 version of Bugzilla
      • Tentatively scheduled for night of 9 December. Slightly later than planned (due to delays in getting new clusters set up) but still on track.
    • [ON TRACK] Ensure that bug migration tools are in place for B2G so that we can share bugs with outside services and partners.
    • [ON TRACK] Complete the 'Sandstone' CSS update
    • [DEFER] Rework browserID <--> BMO integration
      • Deferred in favour of some optimizations, github-migration script, and various one-off requests.
    • [ON TRACK] Deliver user and product dashboards
    • [DEFER] Deploy tracking flags extension database optimization
      • Needs to happen after 4.2, but that goes into holidays. Deferring to early 2013Q1.
  • Make the process of sheriffing easier by updating TBPL and helping make it easier to handle the intermittent test problem
    • [ON TRACK] Aid with B2G changes so that B2G oranges tracked in Orange factor, B2g tests show up in TBPL
      • Everything open has been completed, but not marking as DONE yet, since not sure what else may be requested.
    • [ON TRACK] Make it easier to sheriff and diagnose issues through better notification and automatic suggestions of issues for intermittent failures
      • See Sheriffing & Trees, Tinderboxpushlog & War on Orange sections.
    • [DONE] Split mochitest browser-chrome from mochitest-other to improve parallelism and overall turnaround time.
    • [ON TRACK] Make orange factor update more than once a day to help make it easier to see changes over time
    • [ON TRACK] Assist with getting Datazilla's UI integrated with TBPL, phase 1
      • Waiting for Datazilla completion.
  • Expand and Modernize the QA Automation framework as well as make it easier and more clear how to write automated tests for QA.
    • [ON TRACK] Re-organize and improve the automated testing documentation at MDN
    • [ON TRACK] Develop first round of unit tests for WebRTC
    • [ON TRACK] Ensure all B2G device WebAPIs testable through emulators have comprehensive low level test coverage


This is a place for people to put announcements or to describe activities that they'd like to highlight. It's not the responsibility of the MC to find things to put here.

  • [edmorley] We've now switched from marking intermittent failure bugs with whiteboard '[orange]' to a new keyword 'intermittent-failure' (bug 790571). The alias:randomorange bug has also been depreciated. Please file new bugs with the keyword to ensure TBPL, OrangeFactor & other tools see them.

In-Depth Project Discussion

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The Overview

Progress, notes, problems, and other statuses about current projects. Add any new projects to this template!

AutoPhone/Noah's Ark



  • Off-schedule BMO push -
  • [glob] performance related work with better caching of certain Bugzilla objects
  • [glob] Advanced search fixes committed upstream and for bmo-4.2
  • [dkl] More progress on the mozilla skin for bmo and dashboards
  • [dkl] Orange factor work with migration from whiteboard to keyword
  • [glob+dkl] Needinfo extension fixes
  • [glob+dkl] upstream patches and reviews, and BMO administrative tasks


Firebug Testing



Mobile Automation

  • [ahal] modified xpcshell harness so it doesn't depend on having an objdir available, bug 797153
  • [ahal] started work to make mochitests support permissions testing
  • [mcote] mozpool back end & API stable and deployed. Requests UI done by tomorrow.

Mobile Evangelism Site-Scraping Tool





New Graphserver (Datazilla)

Open Web Apps




Signal From Noise




Sheriffing & Trees

  • [edmorley] Day-to-day sheriffing of the trees.
  • [edmorley] Finished the switch from whiteboard '[orange]' to keyword 'intermittent-failure' (bug 790571 and dependants).
  • [edmorley] Tracked down some of our most chronically unreliably tegras and filed bugs to disable them.
  • [edmorley] Unhid B2G emulator tests now they are more reliable & the failure output more useful (bug 812149 and dependants).
  • [edmorley] Hid Win64 on all trees for bug 814009.
  • [edmorley] Finished up & landed the patch to stop us missing many Android crashes (bug 808410).
  • [edmorley] Worked with IT to track down buildbot ftp.m.o timeouts (bug 811063).
  • [edmorley] Patches:



War on Orange

  • [edmorley] OrangeFactor cleanup now that we're no longer using [orange] for intermittent bugs (bug 814394).
  • [edmorley] Ongoing backouts of newly introduced flaky tests, disabling chronic top-oranges & backporting orange fixes to aurora/beta/esr.

Web QA

Automation Development

  • [rwood] Developed two WebAPI tests for Proximity Sensor API (under review); raised issue concerning two of the event attributes bug 814043
  • [rwood] Developed two WebAPI tests for verifying marking SMS messages read/unread (under review)
  • [rwood] Developed a WebAPI WebTelephony test to verify correct behaviour when attempt to have more than one call on hold simultaneously
  • [rwood] Began developing a WebAPI test to verify ability to send/receive multipart SMS with maximum segments (10); raised issue as simulating incoming SMS of 3 or more segments fails on 2nd try bug 814761

Upcoming Events

Standing weekly meeting related to our projects should go here

Round Table

  • Presentations every week?

Take notes here and copy and paste them to this section afterwards.


  • wlach suggested having a presentation every week to add some value to having all of us get together.
  • Every person on the team should do a presentation (with 20 people, that's about twice a year per person).
  • We would maintain a spreadsheet with the last time each person did a presentation, along with a queue of presentations to come.
  • A lot of prep time is unnecessary, 10 or 15 minutes should do, unless you want to do more, of course.
  • Try to avoid relying on Vidyo if possible for the benefit of people dialled in. Provide screenshots (before the meeting) if necessary.

Holidays and Trips

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