Testing with Mozmill Test Day – Friday, November 26th

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This Friday, on November 26th, the QA Test Automation team wants to hold a test day dedicated to Mozmill test automation. Even with the U.S. holiday in mind, we think having a test day during this Friday can become a great success, because we have the best community available which is located around the whole world.

This time we want to focus on a couple of different areas, which will give attendees the freedom to choose between areas they would like to work on. Starting from test execution with the Mozmill add-on, over examining and improving the documentation, to helping us to fix broken tests or creating local test data files – everything will be covered that day.

Check the following list of items to find an area you would like to participate in:

  • Mozmill 1.5.1 has been released lately. It’s available as an add-on from addons.mozilla.0rg, or can be installed as command line client by using pip or easy_install. Play around with the user interface of the extension, try to write some simple tests, and look out for bugs or possible improvements.
  • Execute our current set of tests from the default branch of the mozmill-tests repository by using the latest Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 or a recent nightly-build.
  • We would like to get feedback for our current documentation. This part is especially targeted to new testers, who never have used Mozmill before.
  • While we are working on to get more remote test data converted to local files, we haven’t had the time yet to finalize this project. If you are familiar with HTML, CSS, and/or Javascript, you can help us to create such local test data files.
  • Update: During our ongoing test day we were able to finally check-in the first l10n tests, which test the preferences window for duplicated access keys and cropped elements. If you are a localizer, you are welcome to run those tests.
  • If you are an author of an add-on and you want to write Mozmill tests for the add-on, you are also very welcome. With the latest changes in Mozmill 1.5.1 it’s now easier to create tests which use our existing global shared modules.

For all the topics mentioned above, we have a section in our Etherpad. Whenever questions arise or you have something to document, feel free to contact the responsible leading person, or add your ideas directly to the Etherpad itself.

We are looking forward to your participation through the whole day. As usual we will use the #testday channel of moznet.

See you on Friday!