Tag Archives: mozilla

A new home for the gaiatest documentation

The gaiatest python package provides a test framework and runner for testing Gaia (the user interface for Firefox OS). It also provides a handy command line tool and can be used as a dependency from other packages that need to … Continue reading

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Command line interface tool for Gaia

I’ve written a little command line tool for interacting with Gaia, which is the front-end for Firefox OS. The main reason for this is the Eideticker CI project needed a way to connect to a WiFi network before running the … Continue reading

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Building a harness for Eideticker… with LEGO

Since July, I’ve started to get involved with the Eideticker project, which aims to measure response times and frame rates for both Firefox for Android and Firefox OS. I’ve mostly been involved with the Firefox OS work, which involves pointing … Continue reading

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mozdownload 1.8 released

We’ve just released version 1.8 of our Python package for downloading Mozilla builds. You can grab it from PyPI or you can install it using PIP from the command line: pip install mozdownload==1.8 You can see the change log for … Continue reading

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Running Firefox OS UI Tests Without a Device (revised)

Note: This is revised version of a previous blog post due to some important changes on running Firefox OS UI tests on the Firefox OS desktop build. It’s still a little difficult to get your hands on a device that … Continue reading

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Populating Firefox OS with test content

Working on the Firefox OS automation, it’s often been necessary to populate a device with some sample content. For example, when measuring the launch time of the contacts app it’s more realistic if we already have a bunch of contacts … Continue reading

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More realistic endurance test results

If you’re not already familiar with the Firefox endurance tests, these are Mozmill tests that repeat a small snippet of user interaction over and over again while gathering metrics. This allows us to detect if there’s a memory leak in … Continue reading

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Running Firefox OS UI Tests Without a Device

Note: This post has been revised. It’s a little difficult to get your hands on a device that can run Firefox OS right now, but if you’re interested in running the UI tests a device is not essential. This guide … Continue reading

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Mozilla drops usage of Selenium RC

I thought this was important enough to share in a short blog post… Just 10 months ago, Mozilla started to migrate their Selenium projects from the Selenium RC API to the WebDriver API. I’m thrilled to say that this is … Continue reading

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Mozilla application downloader released

This week part of the Automation Tools team have gathered at the London Mozilla Space to work on migrating our Firefox automated UI tests to Mozmill 2.0. A considerable part of this work is converting our automation scripts repository, which … Continue reading

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