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  • Native Events or not - wlach ctalbert siding with the fact that native events probably aren't going to buy us a whole lot in the user responsiveness tests, thinking of shelving.
  • New Project - DXR Support, undertaken by mdas.


  • Work with release engineering to reduce overall end-to-end time from push to test result to an average of 2 hours.
  • Ensure all harnesses and tests are E10S ready
  • Improve performance testing by finalizing user-activated addons performance system, xperf-enabled performance testing, and automating a user responsiveness performance test.


  • Go Faster (P1) - jgriffin, ted, mdas, bc, ctalbert
    • Working on adding statistics to the ES library so sam's dashboard can more quickly calculate stats without downloading all the data.
    • Go Faster Dashboards - harth, samliu
    • httpd.js profiling - no progress. scheduled for this week. /bc
    • xpchsell tests slow on Win7 - Created a list of slowest relative tests (vs. Linux). Diagnosing reasons for slowness, filed two bugs so far: and - wlach
      • Live on brasstacks, working on some performance problems (see above w.r.t. ES stats)
  • Mobile Support (P1) - jmaher, bmoss, ctalbert
    • Unhiding jsreftest cause they are green
    • Turning on more mochitests for android today - 16 new directories.
    • Turned on tests for many other branches to bump up the load on the tegras
    • Tegra Pool Automation - jhammel, ?? No progress yet
  • Bug Hunter (P1) - bc
    • Bug Hunter UI - mcote, bc
      • Discussing Crash view; should be starting work this week.
        • I owe mcote a review on the ldap authentication patch and help on work flow. Working on that today.
      • sm-purify01 set up to run unittests under bughunter. Problems with purify due to Firefox crashing. Sent out a note to several engineers, hoping for some guidance. Issues with vnc connections repeatedly dropping. /bc
      • Getting 3 more valgrind workers. /bc
  • Mozmill 2.0/1.5.x (P1) - jhammel, harth, ctalbert
    • down to the wire here: 6ish bugs with known fixes (although one fix has opened up a can of worms)
    • need to port some tests
    • need to document -- mail to mozmill-dev forthcoming
  • Crossweave 2 - jgriffin
    • Landed on services-central last week
    • working on a make tps integration today
    • Looking into integration with mozmill for UI automation
  • Native Events - wlach
    • On hold: no performance diff vs. synthetic events


  • Talos/User Responsiveness (P1) - anode, ted
    • Talked with bsmedberg last week.
      • Wanted a way for developers to land in a set of mochitest like tests, which can be the second harness.
      • decided to move forward with what alice prototyped for the first run.
  • Talos/Addon Testing Service (P1) - anode
    • Had first end to end tests last week, working with the addons guys to finalize that support.
  • Talos/Xperf (P2) - jmaher
    • Rolling out tools to slaves
    • Sam has dashboard ready, needs to be hooked to autolog.
  • SpeedTests (P2) - mcote
    • Problems from the machine upgrade 1.5 weeks ago have been solved (badly installed graphics driver and changing Safari UA string).
    • Looking into BrowerScope as a possible alternative for test results.
  • Eideticker (P2) - mcote
    • Played with DeckLink for a while, but realized I need a better machine. Looking into HP workstations.

Web Tools

  • War on Orange/Auto-log (P1) - jgriffin, mcote
    • Still waiting on ehsan to comment on the correlation scheme, but might just go ahead and put it up.
  • Bugzilla Improvements (P1) - dkl, glob
    • Epic discussions with Input regarding integration between Input and BMO have reached agreement on what should happen, now detailing out how
    • Bugzilla Tweaks has been handed over to us
  • Regression Hunter (P1) - harth, samliu
    • Met with Zandr and Dustin to understand how we can solve the building problem. Decided that the easiest way forward is to store builds going back 6 months, and use try if we need to build non-locally for anything older than that.
    • Adding in the ability to specify a test to run in the non-local method.
  • DXR Automation/Support {P2} - mdas
    • Tracking down Joshua Cranmer to get started.
  • Personal Bugzilla Dashboard (P2) - harth
    • Work ongoing. Should have first pass done the end of the week.

Tool Infrastructure

  • SpecialPowers (P1) - jmaher, ted
    • Working to get waitForFocus green on try
    • Running into issues with multiple windows and special powers - going to resolve that this week
    • After waitForFocus is resolved there are 8 more instances of special powers in the harness and its associated tools.
  • MozBase (P2) - jmaher, jhammel, ted
    • shaping up mozprofile, mozrunner, mozinfo
    • one next step: make just and replace 90% of it with mozprofile, mozrunner
      • need a way to import python sanely in m-c
    • Have a working version of talos implemented in MozBase now - about 200 lines of code.
    • [mockup of talos] using mozprocess and mozprofile.
  • Web UX Platform (P2) - mcote, harth
    • Working on a templeton app controller to easily register, unregister, start, stop, disable, and enable templeton apps.
    • Related: starting to set up the second web tools machine, flyingtanks. Got catlee's treestatus app on there; just waiting for IT to open up the web server to the world.


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