Releases/Firefox 3.7a4/Test Plan
Firefox 3.7 (1.9.3) Alpha 4 Testplan
Description of Release
This is the fourth alpha release of 3.7 (1.9.3). As such, we will go through a minimal QA cycle.
Specific Plan Alpha 4
Nothing specific. Make sure it launches properly and that there are no major problems with basic functionality. This release will be en-US only and will not have any branding.
We will run through basic spot-checks, Litmus smoketests, across platforms as soon as builds are available.
- Code Freeze: 4/7
- Builds Start: 4/7
- QA (Smoketests): 4/9 - 3 people
- Signoff: 4/9
- Smoketests: Half a day - 1 to 3 people
You can find the builds here:
- fixed alpha 4 bugs
- Smoketests: Pass
- Updates: Pass
- Signoff Summary:
- We found a few bugs dealing with video playback. These are new to Alpha 4.
- 4 bugs found
From a draft of the release notes highlights:
- Privacy - CSS :visited selectors have been changed to block ways that websites can quickly check a user's browsing history. See hacks.mozilla.org for more information.
- User Interface - Currently loaded web pages are shown in the location bar autocomplete list, allowing switching to existing tabs. See bug 480350 for details.
- Stability - The beta version of Adobe Flash is now run in a separate process on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). Visit the Adobe website to install the latest beta version of Flash.
- SVG - SVG attributes which are mapped to CSS properties can now be animated using SMIL. See bug 534028 for details.
- Video - Full-screen video on Windows is now rendered using hardware acceleration when available. See Bas Schouten's blog for details.
- Plug-Ins - Mozilla has implemented the Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. Plugins which also support this rendering model can now draw faster and more efficiently.
- HTML - HTML <textarea> form controls can be resized by the user. See bug 442228 for details.
- Performance - Linux builds are now built with -fomit-frame-pointer, improving page load times on average by 4%. For more information, see bug 554364.