Releases/Firefox 4b9/Test Plan

From MozillaWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Firefox 4 Test Plan

Firefox 4 Beta 9 Testplan

Coordinating QA: juanb in, If not around, contact: mevans,; tchung, Or ping someone in #qa

Description of Release

This is the latest beta version of Firefox 4. There are a number of fixes across many areas of the browser. We are tentatively including compartment GC - bug 605662 through a TM merge.

Plan For Beta 9

We will run smoketests and BFTs using Mozmill, as well as manual smoketests. We'll run FFTs on several focus areas as we approach code freeze and candidate builds. We will pay close attention to crash stats and other feedback mechanisms if compartment GC sticks.


We will run through Litmus smoketests, BFTs, and updates checks. We'll focus on regression testing, since there are so many features that had at lest some minor fixes.

  • Code Freeze: Jan 7
  • Builds Start: Jan 10
  • QA: Jan 10-14 (estimate)
    • Smoketests and BFTs using Mozmill: (1 person)
    • Manual smoketests, BFT areas, and Other OS Spot Checks: Jan 10-14 (3 people)
    • Testday: Jan 14 - Sync (3 people monitoring)
    • Accessibility: Before Jan 14 (1 person)
    • Top Sites Functionality and Page Load Testing: Before Jan 14 (1 people)
    • Updates checks: Before Jan 14 (1 person)
      • Manual spot checks as necessary


Builds for all beta 9 candidates can be found here:

Test Results

Build 1 (Current)

Focus Areas

  • Sync, Panorama (in combination with Private Browsing), Places (History and Bookmarks), Tabbed Browsing, App Tabs, Session Store, Web Console, WebGL, Plugins, Tabs on Top (in Win7), Doorhanger Notificaions, Layers, L10n spotchecks, Identity (SSL vs non-SSL), ...
  • See pushlog since last beta for a rough list of changes.