Calendar:QA TestDay:2007-01-30

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When is the test day?

Where do I start?

OK, I am in the channel, now what?

Let the moderators know if you have any questions or encounter any problems. If you are not familiar with our bugzilla bug tracking system, feel free to report your problems to a moderator and they can log any bugs for you.

Who will be moderating the #calendar-qa channel on the Test Days?

The moderator's nicks for this test day will be:

  • ctalbert
  • ssitter
  • lilmatt
  • dmose
  • xFallenAngel
  • mschroeder
  • jminta

What build should I test?

Due to the upcoming calendar maintenance release (0.3.1) our normal nightly locations have changed.

We will be testing the 0.3.1 release today. We need to run the TIMEZONE test cases in the Sunbird/Lightning Full Functional Test group. Please run these first, and then run other litmus tests on the 0.3.1 build.

For 0.3.1 Maintenance Release Testing

Sunbird 0.3.1 :

Lightning 0.3.1 (for Thunderbird 1.5.x and 2.0 candidates):

  • Note: For the Sun dialogs load the lightning-wcap.xpi from the subfolder for your Operating System in the directory above.

The OLD 0.3 release build.

What specifically will we be testing?

Due to the calendar maintenance release (0.3.1) and the new Sunbird branch builds, we have quite a bit of testing to do.

Most Important

  • We need you to run timezone test cases on Sunbird 0.3.1 and Lightning 0.3.1 These can be found in Litmus beneath Sunbird/Lightning Full Functional Tests (FFT).


Due to a recent SQL Database change you CANNOT test this nightly on any profile that was created prior to Nov. 29. If you attempt this, your database will be automatically upgraded.

Therefore, we strongly recommend you create a new profile data for testing.

Backing up a profile is easy:
1. Find your profile directory:

OS Thunderbird Profile Sunbird Profile
Windows  %AppData%\Thunderbird  %AppData%\Mozilla\Sunbird
Linux ~/.thunderbird ~/.mozilla/sunbird
MacOSX ~/Library/Thunderbird ~/Library/Application Support/Sunbird

2. Copy the root of it somewhere else, for example copy the Thunderbird or Sunbird directory and everything below it.

Creating a testing profile is also easy:

  1. Launch your application with a -P option
  2. Create a New Profile by clicking the Create a New Profile button
  3. Click Next, Give it a name like "Testing Profile", click Finish
  4. Select the testing profile and click the "Start Calendar" (Or Start Mail in Thunderbird) button.

Remember that you will have to start the application with the -P option during testing so you can pick your Testing profile

Once you've finished testing, you can delete the extra profiles and you'll be back to normal.

If something goes terribly wrong (although we don't expect it to), close the application and just replace the profile with the backed up copy. That will reset the application to the way it was before you started testing.

Testing Instructions

To Run Litmus Test Cases

Build ID for 0.3.1 Builds February 1st Test Day

OS      | Sunbird    | Lightning
Linux   | 2007020103 | 2007020103
Mac     | 2007020103 | 2007020104
Windows | 2007020104 | 2007020103
  1. Download Sunbird or Lightning from the above URLs
  2. Create your testing profile (see above)
  3. Go to Litmus.
    1. Select Run Tests, the Product is Calendar. Your "Branch" is trunk. Your buildId should match the one in the table above. Verify that it does. Sunbird's buildId is in the "About Sunbird" window. Lightning's buildId is in its description in the Add-ons Manager.
    2. Choose a Test group and subgroup to test on. If you are running the lightning-wcap extension, please run the "Prototypes" and "WCAP Calendar" tests prior to other tests.
    3. Follow the test steps and verify the function under test works as described in Expected Results.
    4. If the test case performs as expected, mark it as a "Pass". If not, mark it as a "Fail" and then enter a bug (see below).
    5. When you've finished one test, go to the next test by clicking the test case name.
    6. Once you've completed all the tests in a group, click the "Submit All Results" button at the bottom.


  1. In the process of working with the Bugzilla or Litmus, you may find another bug. When you think you've found a bug, try to reproduce it. Restart Sunbird/Lightning and do the same steps again. The most valuable bugs are those that can be reproduced.
  2. Once the bug has been reproduced, search for it or something similar on Bugzilla. This can easily be done by searching for the error message, window name, or some other identifying feature of the bug. If you found an existing bug that is just like the bug you found, read the comments. Maybe your situation is slightly different and your input could help developers find the origin of the bug.
  3. If you can't find the bug in Bugzilla, talk about it in the channel. Maybe others can confirm your bug or find a similar bug in Bugzilla. This also gives moderators a chance to guide you to either provide more details, update an existing bug or file a new bug.
  4. If you are certain you found a unique bug and have read the Bug Writing Guidelines and Bugzilla Etiquette, go ahead and file the bug in Bugzilla. Remember to be as specific as possible.

Some other ways you can help:

  • Think of some test cases that aren't already included in Litmus (we love suggestions!).
  • Ask your friends to join you. The more people to help the better!
  • Consider looking at the Calendar ToDo list, there is much you can help with.

Where do I find Litmus and Bugzilla?

  • Bugzilla can be found at
  • A list of Calendar specific bugs (without enhancements) can be found here
  • A list of already filed enhancement requests can be found here


  • Make sure you enter the correct information for your platform, version of Thunderbird, Lightning etc. Please include the full build identifier (i.e Thunderbird (20060909) with Lightning 0.3 (2006100206)).
  • Be sure to read the Testing Instructions above before filing a bug.
  • Feel free to ask on IRC if you need help or have any more questions.

How do I send feedback?

Please use email us at dev-apps-calendar at to send feedback about how the test day went, any overall thoughts about Sunbird and Lightning, and to follow up on issues found and bugs filed. We really appreciate your help today and your feedback is very valuable.


  • There will be rewards for the PRIMARY test day only. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to reward people at both test days. :-(
  • If you win the test day, you will receive a Mozilla Store gift certificate, and your name will be added to our prestigious channel topic until the next test day! You know you want it!
  • We will announce the winner at the Calendar QA Chat on Thursday, February 1st. Everyone is invited to the chat.
  • Scoring For This Test Day
    • 1 point for every litmus test case completed
    • 5 points for every valid, non-duplicate, new bug
    • 1 point for every bug properly confirmed or verified

Thanks to everyone that participates. We appreciate your help and time!