The team focuses on testing current and upcoming releases of Firefox. Some of our responsibilities include qualifying builds prior to a maintenance or milestone release. Some of the responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Verifying bugs using a triage strategy
- Running basic functional tests and smoke tests - automated and manual
- Running our automated test suites on localized builds
- Running automated update tests across platforms, through all update paths, across localized builds
- Making sure web content is ready for consumption
In addition to qualifying builds prior to a release, we perform ongoing tasks on the development branches to ensure no major problems get uplifted as we merge changes to the next branch. For example, on a daily basis we:
- Confirm new unconfirmed bugs
- Verify bugs on development branches like Aurora and Beta
- Engage community and new volunteers in helping improve Firefox through test day events
- Interact with developers to help them test the features they implement
- Perform exploratory testing on new features while on the Aurora branch
- Write test cases in Litmus for new features
- Monitor crash-stats to assess stability
- File and track new crasher bugs as they appear in crash-stats
- Manage web compatibility testing through community involvement or crowdsourcing companies that help in testing hardware configurations and top-site testing
All of which help assess the quality of individual new features as well as the Firefox version as a whole.
The team is lead by Juan Becerra who coordinate testing of their respective areas among several MoCo employees and community volunteers. Traditionally new features are tested by several MoCo QA employees, while maintenance releases are tested by Al and a handful of people depending on availability. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
Team Members and Assignments
|Juan Becerraemail@example.com 650-903-0800 x262||MoCo Employee (full time)||Lead - New features testing coordination.|
|Anthony Hughesfirstname.lastname@example.org||MoCo Employee (full time)||Lead - Maintenance and security releases.|
|Tracy Walkeremail@example.com||Moco Employee (full time)||Firefox Sync QA Lead for Desktop and Mobile|
|Matt Wobensmithfirstname.lastname@example.org||Moco Employee (full time)||Senior QA for Desktop, security and privacy|
|Liz Henryemail@example.com||Moco Employee (full time)||Bug Master and crash analysis.|
|Henrik Skupinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Moco Employee (full time)||Lead - Firefox Automation.|
|Marc Schiferemail@example.com||Moco Employee (full time)||Senior Manager for Desktop QA|
Security Triage Team
The primary purpose of this team is to verify security fixes for Firefox releases. If you want to be someone who is committed to helping with security fix verification during the Beta release cycle, please add your name below. If you are interested in being part of this team but don't have the skills or bugzilla access, please contact Anthony Hughes.
- Matt Wobensmith (irc: mwobensmith)
- Anthony Hughes (irc: ashughes) [Lead]
- Geo Mealer (irc: geo)
- Jason Smith (irc: jsmith)
- Liz Henry (irc: lizzard)
- Current Work
- Firefox 21 Beta: Test Plan
Release test plans
|Project Test Plan||Description||Scope||Timeframe|
|Firefox 31||QA activities revolving around mozilla-central in the time frame for Firefox 28 merge.||Features in Fx31||Firefox 31|
|Firefox 30||QA activities revolving around mozilla-central in the time frame for Firefox 30 merge.||Features in Fx30||Firefox 30|
|Firefox 29||QA activities revolving around mozilla-central in the time frame for Firefox 29 merge.||Features in Fx29||Firefox 29|
|Firefox 28||QA activities revolving around mozilla-central in the time frame for Firefox 28 merge.||Features in Fx28||Firefox 28|
|Firefox 27||QA activities in the time frame for Firefox 27 merge.||Features in Fx27||Firefox 27|
|Firefox 26||QA activities in the time frame for Firefox 26 merge.||Features in Fx26||Firefox 26|
|Firefox 25||QA activities in the time frame for Firefox 25 merge.||Features in Fx25||Firefox 25|
|Automation||Development of automated tests for Desktop Firefox features using Mozmill|
|Feature Ownership||Testing, Planning, and Bug Triage of new and stable Firefox features|
Anyone can participate. There are several ways in which YOU can participate:
- File bugs
- Triage bugs (confirm existing bugs and assign them to the right buckets)
- Help test new features
- Write test cases
- Plan new features testing
- Help others who want to get involved.
- This is a list of all the features being considered for development across products in the near future: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features.
- To be specific this is the list of desktop Firefox features being considered.
- You can find a list of features to be shipped in the coming milestones: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Flight_Tracking
- Here is a helpful Walkthrough of QA's work in the release process. It outlines how to develop a test plan.