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mozregression is an interactive regression range finder for Mozilla nightly and inbound builds. It uses a binary search algorithm for quickly determining a changeset range corresponding to when a problem was introduced. It is widely use by Mozilla developers and other community members to help find regressions.

To get a feel for how mozregression works, see the video on


Active contributors

These people are actively working on mozregression and good people to ask questions of (or for review):

How to setup for development


Issue / feature tracking

We track mozregression bugs and feature requests inside bugzilla, in the Testing / mozregression component.

Full Query
ID Summary Priority Status
997395 Allow installing addons from a nightly location -- NEW
1084189 Cannot use IME on Nightly builds which are launched by mozregression -- NEW
1192488 mozregression GUI installer needs admin privileges -- NEW
1197106 Add some non regression tests for mozregression -- NEW
1210046 Android builds should always behave the same way when doing A/B testing -- NEW
1217443 using the skip feature is quite confusing -- NEW
1231950 Ship (or use Desktop Fx) Android ADB with mozregression -- NEW
1232037 Output results in machine-readable format (json?) -- NEW
1232877 Option to check a date range prior to a certain build -- NEW
1233339 We may need a panel to show which build has been downloaded -- NEW
1233909 mozregression should go back further than one year for some 64-bit debug js shells -- NEW
1234029 use debug builds from archives.m.o -- ASSIGNED
1235020 [gui] final result log output worthless -- NEW
1235127 [gui] Mozregression sometimes fails to continue bisection in mozilla-inbound builds -- UNCONFIRMED
1235260 [gui] Mozregression incorrectly sets day if I paste date string after selecting text from end to beginning -- REOPENED
1236101 [meta] Bugs that block autoBisect from using mozregression -- NEW
1237057 Have a link to the mozregression-gui.exe binary on the mozregression homepage -- ASSIGNED
1239150 Support dynamic extend reproduce range -- UNCONFIRMED
1239699 print the bugid that is the cause of a regression, probably do more -- ASSIGNED
1241358 [gui] remember "bits" choose, or take the default value ​​from the configuration file -- NEW
1241365 [gui] show ~* steps left on interface -- NEW
1241376 [gui] Progress list should scroll to the last item when it overflows -- NEW
1241380 [GUI] be able to load and display a previous run -- NEW
1241919 HTTP proxy support -- NEW
1245283 mozregression and mozregression-gui aren't using the requested profile on windows 10 -- NEW
1245587 Make Android API changes simpler for mozregression to handle -- NEW
1246086 [gui] Preselect profiles folder when you click on 'browse' -- NEW
1246142 The --pref command line parameter goes silently ignored in some cases -- NEW
1246383 [gui] Mark downloaded package on Build verdict window ('skip' action) -- NEW
1246891 [gui] Allow set days of ApproxPersistChooser in Run a single build -- NEW
1246903 Add a 'go to build...' action to other menu -- UNCONFIRMED
1247061 Reusing connections to improve performance P5 UNCONFIRMED
1248138 [gui] Allow redownload if download is interrupted or "ERROR : Unable to install" -- NEW
1248239 [GUI] allow to check the builds of the initial range, as we do in the CLI -- NEW
1248636 [gui] Options description is hard to find in Global preferences -- NEW
1248690 [gui] View the parameters in "Bisecting on" details -- UNCONFIRMED
1248767 [gui] Current build closes after 3 minutes if I restart browser (in different e10s state or with add-ons disabled/enabled) -- NEW
1249737 Mozregression lost when a build fails to start -- NEW
1256317 Error while trying to bisect fennec builds -- NEW
1256379 Automatic bug number selection chose the wrong bug from an inbound range with a backout -- NEW
1256445 mozregression does not allow to execute other mach commands -- NEW
1258166 [gui] Support save as default and clear button to custom preferences and custom addons -- UNCONFIRMED
1258688 [gui] Mozregression doesn't store values of some fields ("profile", "search for fix") when I switch back and forth between forms -- NEW
1258831 [gui] Mozregression displays crash error when I try to close single build (clone-first) using X button -- NEW
1260985 Update Linux debug jsshell earliest known working builds to 2015-07-31 -- NEW
1263361 Exception in thread when hitting error ResourceNotFound 404 -- REOPENED
1270893 mozregression "To resume, run..." command goes nuts if it finds nested double/single quotes -- NEW
1275499 TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for -: '' and 'datetime.datetime' -- NEW
1277888 mozregression --build-type fennec doesn't work -- NEW
1281790 mozregression shouldn't output bug numbers when there are too many possibilities -- NEW
1306661 doesn't recover from temporary interruptions to Internet connection -- UNCONFIRMED
1308028 out of disk space not handled well (ambiguous error, no way to recover or retry) -- UNCONFIRMED
1308417 Mozregression drops bookend integration revisions on the floor -- NEW
1311474 Mozregression fails to run with pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: colorama -- NEW
1320322 mozregression should know about earliest Thunderbird build -- NEW
1323445 Mozregression should not identify a specific commit if there are multiple commits in the final range -- NEW
1327383 Mozregression GUI doesn't withstand disabling internet connection with background downloads enabled -- NEW
1327595 Mozregression GUI somehow can't subtract date from buildID during bisection -- NEW
1327668 [gui] If I doubleclick on "Bad" button in Mozregression - it marks BOTH builds as bad -- NEW
1327669 [gui] It's possible to accidentally start background download after quick cancellation -- NEW
1334853 mozregression --launch BUILDID used near-build instead of exact -- UNCONFIRMED
1334856 mozregression can't handle restarted firefox -- UNCONFIRMED
1339492 Mozregression fails to launch OSX builds older than 2016-07-12 -- NEW
1350527 DownloadInterrupt should be processed -- NEW
1350530 'Retest' button on past items -- NEW
1351290 Bisecting mozilla-release with dates 2016-03-19 -> 2017-03-19 doesn't seem to work on (at least) win32 -- NEW
1362127 Add option for just getting commit range for two dates without downloading / testing builds -- NEW
1365479 [gui] List recent used downloaded builds for Run a single build -- NEW
1366570 mozregression installers and executables for windows and mac are not signed -- NEW
1381319 [gui] Unreadable text depending on system theme -- UNCONFIRMED
1394911 Add option to not launch Firefox -- NEW
1394919 Add option to download binaries from final release -- NEW
1395905 Allow reusing builds which were used recently -- NEW
1398903 Provide standalone APK version of mozregression GUI and mozregression for Android -- NEW
1401503 Launcher error in mozregression GUI 0.9.13 -- NEW
1407089 Add support for reading prefs from a JS file -- NEW
1407430 Unable to find regression range between two specific date -- NEW
1408696 mozregression can't verify the revisions it itself produced -- NEW
1422117 Crash during bissection process -- UNCONFIRMED
1427371 mozregression just ran entirely the wrong build for me! -- NEW
1439887 On small initial window, input verification is skipped -- NEW
1449899 Issues installing on macOS -- NEW
1458834 Retrying a build takes ages -- NEW
1460596 [gui] Ability to save bisection session & log -- NEW
1465145 bisecting API 11 fennec on API15 Android devices isn't working -- UNCONFIRMED
1470495 Clean up obsolete branches and add some other ones -- NEW
1477781 Incorrect regression range points to wrong bug -- ASSIGNED
1477784 "Bisection informations" should say "Bisection information" -- NEW
1478217 Bisection stuck in infinite loop -- NEW
1484531 mozregression cannot find/use OpenSSL ( -- UNCONFIRMED
1484533 Provide virtualenv for cli -- UNCONFIRMED
1485981 Mozregression for x86 devices -- NEW
1487262 mozregression only outputs the topmost commit in a push. -- NEW
1488907 Unexplained long pause before launching a Firefox instance -- NEW
1499595 add option for downloading in background -- NEW
1502956 Test changeset for regression -- NEW
1503358 mozregression-gui crash: LookupError: no codec search functions registered: can't find encoding -- NEW
1504259 Trying to use mozregression with Fennec results in "Permission denied" error -- NEW
1519138 mozregression-gui: revise the last decision -- UNCONFIRMED
1520789 Binary path is not getting escaped -- NEW
1524066 --profile-persistence={clone-first,reuse} do not work on Android -- NEW
1525283 Please make it possible to resume failed downloads -- UNCONFIRMED
1536324 Errors running mozregression on Windows P3 NEW
1544735 Firefox is crashing with builds from around the 2017-07-19 P3 NEW
1548014 mozgregression --arg doesn't work with --app=jsshell P3 NEW
1550806 "Unable to start the application" when attempting a bisection when parent.lock in profile P3 REOPENED
1556042 Support Fenix as an app in mozregression P3 NEW
1558462 jsshell doesn't support testing functions P3 NEW
1568086 Provide switch to pull only nightly builds/official signed builds -- NEW
1568488 Mozregression support for Firefox Reality browser -- NEW
1570650 mozregression should work with esr branches -- ASSIGNED
1580625 `mach mozregression` should install mozregression into its own dedicated virtualenv P3 NEW
1602976 How to bisect list of installed extensions to find which is responsible for a bug? -- UNCONFIRMED
1604963 Attach mozregression log to related bug -- NEW
1604965 Allow mozregression to select the range based on a bug in Bugzilla -- NEW
1604967 Mozregression could set the 'Regressed By' field if a specific commit was found -- NEW
1604969 mozregression could run test cases added to bugs -- NEW
1610427 Mozregression should not look for taskcluster builds more than 1 year old P3 NEW
1615667 mozregression buries its actionable output behind pages of warning-spew, for ranges that are too old for intermediate taskcluster builds P3 NEW
1622953 mozregression warns about soupsieve not being installed on startup P3 NEW
1622958 Add a way to specify environment variables on Android -- NEW
1627626 mozregression cannot be installed on mac os 10.12 P3 NEW
1631163 Updated notification is wrong when mozregression runs from repo P4 UNCONFIRMED
1631167 mozregression GUI does not sanity check user-specified good/bad builds P4 UNCONFIRMED
1639571 Prevent selecting date before 2004-12 P4 NEW
1647533 mozregression-gui.exe detected as Trojan:Win32/Zpevdo.B -- NEW
1648260 mozregression should provide a way to intelligently prune my downloaded-builds-cache -- NEW
1650612 mozregression GUI does not start on macOS Big Sur Beta -- NEW
1659568 --wait-for-browser arguments increase by one every time mozregression runs the next build -- ASSIGNED
1662897 Date ranges in mozregression are inconsistent with --find-fix -- ASSIGNED
1666469 mozregression fails with: OSError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: '$HOME' on macOS -- NEW
1672831 Trailing whitespace pasted into the GUI can cause failures. -- ASSIGNED

132 Total; 132 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);

Submitting patches

If a bug is not open already corresponding to the bug you want to fix (or the feature you want to add), please file one. After that, please open a github pull request with your code change, and set a flag in bugzilla for it to be reviewed, as described here:

Please make sure your patch conforms to PEP8 before submitting it.