QA/Execution/Web Testing/Meetings/2016-01-14

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Meeting details

Please see our public calendar for all upcoming events and meetings.

Our regular team meeting occurs every Thursday @ 9am Pacific

Lead / Scribe

  • Lead: Valentina
  • Scribe: Dave
    • Scribe is responsible for:
      • adding the action items and takeaways to the current meeting's minutes
      • creating the agenda for the next meeting and carrying the action items and takeaways over to it
      • sending out a notice of the availability of that agenda along with the meeting invite
      • completing all of the above by the end of the week during which the meeting occurred

Last week's action items


Discussion items

  • [davehunt] and related domains will be taken offline on November 30th, 2016
    • This will affect any automation using BIDPOM and Persona Test User
    • Does this also include restmail?
  • [davehunt] I have (temporarily?) disabled pytest-timeout to investigate potential Sauce Labs or infrastructure issues
    • If it turns out we no longer need this plugin, it would remove an upgrade blocker for pytest/pytest-xdist
    • Please let me know if you see any jobs stalled or taking a very long time
  • [davehunt] Selenium 2.49 is out - any volunteers to work on the upgrade?
  • [davehunt] We can have colour in our Jenkins console output. Do we want it?

Goals Check-in - 1st and 3rd meetings, monthly

Upcoming Events

The Web QA Events page shows any upcoming meetups, test days, and other events for the team.

Blog Ideas

Have ideas you want to blog about, or you think would make interesting topics? Note them here! this is a template, so update here please

Lightning talks

  • [davehunt] LinkChecker

Project status / goals for next week (keep it brief)

  • High-priority/supported projects:
  • Available for ownership:
    • Webmaker
    • REMO/Mozilla Reps
    • Wiki

CI updates

If you've worked on Jenkins or Selenium Grid in the last week, add the necessary info in the Wiki

  • bug 1238977 - Squid proxy timeouts between and

Community update

Time off / Out-of-office

PTO and other time out of office for Firefox Test Engineering

  • [davehunt] - October 26 - PTO
  • [davehunt] - December 12-14 - Honolulu marathon

Buildmaster (2-week duration)

  • Hands off to the next person at the end of the current Buildmaster's 2-week role, in the Web QA Thursday meeting


The Web QA Buildmaster Rotation page contains the past and upcoming schedule.

These entries are in reverse chronological order.

  • 2016-05-05 - 2016-05-19 - stephend
  • 2016-04-21 - 2016-05-05 - mbrandt
  • 2016-04-07 - 2016-04-21 - davehunt
  • 2016-03-24 - 2016-04-07 - rbillings
  • 2016-03-10 - 2016-03-24 - krupa

Action items

  • [CARRY OVER] [kthiessen] Try to update the default version of Appium we use to 1.4.16
  • [CARRY OVER] [stephend] Create an etherpad and send out a note about brainstorming ideas for Q1 goals
  • [CARRY OVER] [stephend] Finalize the "year in review" blog post
  • [NEW] [davehunt] Determine who owns
  • [NEW] [mbrandt] Upgrade Selenium to 2.49 with help from [davehunt]
  • [NEW] [davehunt] Add colours to Jenkins!
  • [DONE] [bsilverberg] Swap with [stephend] for upcoming buildmaster rotation

Next Meeting

  • Next owner / scribe: Matt
  • Next week's meeting notes: Madalin