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Session Store Test Day – Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

December 8, 2010 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Good day Mozilla QA Community!

I’m excited to announce a test day coming up next Wednesday, December 8th.  We’ll be testing some of the newest advancements in the Session Store feature of Firefox 4.0.  Session Store (or Session Restore) has been an established feature in Firefox for some time, but there have been several improvements for the upcoming release of Firefox 4.  Some of these improvements include being able to restore previous sessions through the History menu and restoring selective tabs to improve performance.  In addition, several new features have been added to Firefox, like Panorama, which need to be tested to see how they interact with Session Store.

In anticipation of these improvements, we’ve created several new Session Store tests and cataloged several bugs which need to be verified.  Many of the tests have never been tested.  Likewise, many of the bugs could be hiding potential regressions and blockers.

This is where you, the community, comes in.  We need your help running these tests and verifying the bugs.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to hunt for regressions and blocker bugs, and to run through the tests.  Don’t worry if you’ve never done regression hunting before, or even if you don’t know what a “regression” is.  Everyone is welcome — if you have no previous experience, we can teach you!  We’ll have many Mozilla QA personnel and developers on hand to help guide you through the process and answer any questions.

If any of this catches your interest, here is a rundown of how you can get started:

  • Download and install the latest nightly build of Firefox
  • Come join us on IRC
  • Try out the new Session Store tests
  • Verify the bugs which have been fixed and find potential regressions
  • Try to reproduce these new bugs and find potential blockers

As an added incentive, we will be awarding points based on your accomplishments.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) testers.

For more information, please see the etherpad or simply join us on IRC in the #testday channel.

If you have any questions prior to the test day on Wednesday, feel free to find me on the #qa channel.

See you Wednesday!

– ashughes


December 8, 2010
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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