QA/Test Automation/2011-05-18

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Dial in

 # 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 315 (US/INTL)
 # 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 315 (US)
 # #mozmill for backchannel


  • Matt, Anthony, Aaron, Henrik, Geo, Al, Owen

Last action items

  • Geo: Work with Al and Anthony to get the on-demand update testing running on qa-set (around April 27th)
  • Geo: communicate proposal for faster patch handling to the group
  • [DONE] Henrik: Update wording for the goal to port existing tests

Goals Overview

Risky Goals

Project Status

Redesign Shared Modules (Geo/Henrik)

  • Henrik has been landed the handler for modal dialogs (bug 639870)
  • Owen will be joining us to help port tests
  • Exploring moving to Pivotal Tracker

On-demand update tests (Geo/Henrik)

  • Shaking out last few bugs to use with the 5.0b2 release

Endurance Tests (Dave/Anthony)


Mozmill Crowd

  • We have setup PivotalTracker for tracking the project
  • The extension has now an icon. See the check-in
  • Working on further launch points (add-on bar, Firefox button)
  • Working on the website and the version checker for test environments


  • Owen has been started to work on the pilot application which will become version 0.4
  • Further enhancements for endurance tests (see Endurance section)

On Demand Provisioning (Cloud Automation) (Al/Henrik)

  • Machine is being finished today, according to Phong.
  • We need a list of initial use cases for what people need from the machine in short term.
    • Cameron's TCM work is only current case.

Tests / Shared Modules

General (Henrik)
  • Check-ins since the last meeting
  • Reorganization of the named branches because of new channels
  • Vlad and Alex from Softvision have been started to work on tests! Woohoo!!
  • Split-up of last remaining test modules with multiple tests inside
  • Updated EV tests to use minimal page on AMO (we will not have our own EV cert)
Broken Tests
  • 5.0 branch has some broken tests on qa-horus only. Henrik is playing with the memory on that box to figure out possible reasons for those failures. Could also apply to the waitForPageLoad issues with local test data.
  • Safe Browsing tests failing due to bug 468313 -- reaching out devs to find solution (ashughes)
  • Endurance test for Tab Switching in Panorama failing due to bug 646021 -- will be fixed this week (ashughes)
Softvision (Anthony)
  • Focusing on splitting test modules covering multiple Litmus tests into single-test modules (ie. 1 Litmus test per Mozmill test) -- see bug 627975 (will be done this week)
  • Focusing on AOM Discovery Pane tests once above is complete -- being tracked using aom-discovery whiteboard tag -- Krupa is working on creating us more tests in Litmus (5 to date)

Shadow web server (Al/Henrik)

  • Transfer of should be going through today.
    • This unblocks creation of SSL certs by IT with Geotrust.
    • When new certs are available, they will be deployed to

Automation Scripts / Infrastructure (Henrik)

  • Download script for daily builds has not been finished yet

Personal Status

For the personal status please check the weekly status updates:


  • Should we create a new test-run for remote content related tests (AOM Discovery pane)?

Meeting Notes

  • General
    • Any project lead has to update the project status. If he can't attend the 2nd lead has to do it
  • On-demand update tests
    • Feature is under final testing - finishing up by today (May 18th)!
  • API refactor
    • Owen will join to help porting tests - first contributor outside of the core team

Action items

  • Henrik: Talk to David for a meeting about handling patch reviews with Softvision (include Web Automation)
  • [DONE] Henrik: Create automation scripts for handing new test-run called "remote" (May 19th)
  • Anthony: Get in contact with Vlad by end of today to kick of Discovery Pane tests (May 18th)
  • Dave: Please reference last meeting notes from endurance meeting if you can't attend
  • Al: Collect possible use cases and goals on-demand provisioning
  • Al: Create remaining invalid certificates (May 20th)