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Firefox QA Standup - November 11th, 2015

Dial-in Information


Discussion Items

  • [Andrei] Desktop General status –
    • Builds signed off – 43 Beta 2
    • Feature testing – focused on Windows on-screen support (Fx 43), Async Places Transactions (Fx 44) and WebVR (Fx 45)
    • Started testing the SHA-2 signed maintenance service updater –
    • Main focus:
      • Build sign offs – 43 Beta 3
      • SHA-2 signed maintenance service updater testing
      • Feature testing – WebVR (Fx 45), Windows on-screen support (Fx 43), Search Suggestions & Unified Autocomplete (Fx 43)
  • [Ioana] Mobile updates:
    • fennec 43 Beta 2 signed off -
      • checking updates currently
    • Working on Nightly and Aurora to ensure the quality after shifting of the trains and on the new features
    • Also bug verification, bug triage and keywords lists -> qa-wanted, regression-windowwanted
    • honeycomb last supported release will be 45

Major New Desktop Features status

  • [Cornel] Windows 10
    • no updates
  • [Petra] Search Suggestions & Unified Autocomplete (Fx 43)
    • no updates
  • [Ica] New Add-on Signing (Fx 43)
    • no updates
  • [Petra] Async Plugin Init (Fx 43)
    • Disabled in 43.0 beta 2
  • [Cornel] WebVR (Fx 45)
    • no updates

Mobile Features status

  • ON TRACK - Support read/unread state in reading list UI
  • ON TRACK - Redo Fennec dynamic toolbar implementation

ON TRACK - Include URL when sharing selected text from website

NA - Cease posting Firefox on the T-Store -> we currently have

    • no access to this, under legal radar only
    • from lawrence - removal from OneStore (formerly T-Store) is scheduled for this Friday.

ON TRACK - Use "split pane styling" for History Panel on Tablets (landscape)

AT RISK - Enable and support signed add-ons

    • Still has open bugs and implementations are made

ON TRACK - Menu icon to follow Google's material design guidelines

ON TRACK - Refine appearance of tab audio indicator & enable it by default

NA - Setup A/B testing framework in release and beta

    • no action required from us here.

Project Updates

  • Metrics / Dashboards (KaiRo)
  • Stability (KaiRo)
    • Issues around crash rates today, caused by ADI, see bug 1223788. Added a note to about this as well.
    • mobile crash rate is up to 2.0 for release mostly bug 1223455
  • EME automation + YouTube MSE automation [sydpolk]
  • Updated media tests to use new treeherder credentials
  • Work to move firefox-ui-tests are being moved to mozilla-central.
  • Media tests are being moved to run in the mozmill-ci jenkins instance.
  • Mobile

Notes and Actions

  • Please add any concerns to channel meetings


  • Upcoming PTOs:
    • KaiRo, Sylvestre, Lawrence and RyanVM visiting SoftVision Nov 9-11 (here now!) \m/
    • Andrei - Nov 17th
    • Teodora- Nov 19-22
    • Mihai Pop - Nov 18-20th
    • Catalin - Nov 17th
    • kbrosnan off Nov 25 need someone to cover lead for this meeting
    • KaiRo out Nov 26 until Orlando (Dec 7) and on Dec 14/15 (includes release day)
  • US Holiday 26-27 November (Thanksgiving)
  • Henrik out due to public holiday here in parts of Germany - Nov 18th
  • Events


Channel Status

Release (Fx 42) (Desktop - KaiRo Mobile - Ioana/Kevin)

Beta (Fx43) (Desktop - KaiRo Mobile - Ioana/Kevin)

  • A number of smaller crash issues, should be manageable if nothing else comes along.

Aurora (Fx 44) (Desktop - KaiRo Mobile - Ioana/Kevin)

  • Crash rates look pretty bad, see channel meeting

Nightly (Fx 45) (Desktop - KaiRo Mobile - Ioana/Kevin)

ESR (Fx 38.4.0)


Automation (whimboo)

  • Mozmill-CI's postbuild feature has been landed on production, which allows us to send reports to treeherder even for busted/aborted jobs (traffic on mozmill-ci list should even be lower now)
  • Work ongoing to get Firefox UI Tests executed via mozharness in Mozmill-CI; current blocker is Treeherder submission - possible solution mozlog structured logging for all mozharness output
  • New marionette releases coming soon: Bug 1223517; major api change in marionette-client (pre-requiste to get firefox-ui-tests and firefox-media-tests into mozilla-central)