Calendar:QA TestDay:2007-06-01

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When is the test day?

  • The test day will run from 12:00 UTC on {{{startmonth}}} 01th 2007 to 01:00 UTC on {{{endmonth}}} 02th 2007. The test day will start exactly when the nightly builds are available and will end 8 hours later. We realize that this may not be optimal for all our testers, so if there is great demand, we will extend the ending time.
  • Find the starting time in your timezone
  • Find the ending time in your timezone

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
  • Fallen
  • mschroeder
  • Andreas
  • Sebo

What build should I test?

We will be testing the latest nightly builds of Sunbird and Lightning:


Lightning (for Thunderbird 3.0b2pre):

What specifically will we be testing?


We need to run our Litmus localization tests on all the possible locales for Lightning and Sunbird. Since we have been building localized Sunbird builds for a few weeks, we need to start our verification with the Lightning builds first. Note that the Lightning release build includes Intel Mac support as well as PPC support.

We would also like to run a Basic Functional Test and Full Functional Test regression in Litmus on both Sunbird and Lightning to make absolutely certain that there are no stop ship issues that have occurred in the last few weeks since our last test day.

And we have these remaining blockers to verify.

Please edit this table with your test results by clicking on the "Edit" tab at the top of this page.

Locale Lightning Sunbird
Catalan (ca) LIN OK (corrections commited) LIN OK (corrections commited)
Danish (da) PASS (Linux) no information yet
German (de) PASS (Windows, Linux) PASS (Windows, Linux)
Spanish (es-ES) PASS (Windows, Linux) PASS (Windows, Linux)
Basque (eu) PASS (Linux) no information yet
French (fr) PASS (Windows, Linux, Mac) PASS (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Gaelic (ga-IE) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Hungarian (hu) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Italian (it) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Macedonian (mk) Linux: Litmus passed, addons manager has \u014C... as TB langpack name (maybe tb issue?) no information yet
Mongolian (mn) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Norwegian (nb-NO) bug 383106 no information yet
Dutch (nl) PASS (Linux) koenh: litmus control on windows
Punjabi (pa-IN) no information yet no information yet
Polish (pl) PASS (Linux) PASS (Linux)
Portuguese (pt-BR) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Russian (ru) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Slovak (sk) PASS (fixed typo, rev1.1.2.6) PASS
Slovenian (sl) PASS (Linux) no information yet
Swedish (sv-SE) PASS (Linux) no information yet


Though we don't expect things to go wrong, we always strongly encourage you to back up your profile and to do your testing on a "test" profile.

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 (from a terminal prompt)
  2. Create a new profile by clicking the 'Create 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 Shredder' 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 Test Day
OS      | Sunbird    | Lightning
Linux   | 2007052404 | 2007053004
Mac     | TODO | TODO
Windows | 2007052404 | 2007053004
  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 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 (20070326) with Lightning 0.8pre (2008020504)).
  • 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 testday 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.


Sorry no rewards today, this test day is a little bit last minute because we're finally releasing! Stay tuned.

Thanks so much for your help. We could never do this without you.