New Automated Smoketests

Tuesday September 11th, 2001

Asa Dotzler writes in: "Peter Jeziorek has created a set of automated smoketests, for anyone to use. Smoketests are run daily to find regressions in daily builds, and can take anywhere from 30 min to 3 hours, depending on the situation. Peter's tests allow the majority of tests to be run in under 5 min, allowing for developers to be able to do a quick run through the smoketests to find regressions before checking into the tree."

#1 Helping with smoketests

by asa

Tuesday September 11th, 2001 2:49 AM

In addition to running the smoketests we're also looking for folks to help flesh out the automation with more tests. If you're interested in helping with this please see Peter's notes at


#2 Re: Helping with smoketests

by peterjez

Wednesday September 12th, 2001 5:22 PM

I updated the page today... including auto-installers, fixed mail and a few other testcases, and put on more information on how to contribute to the project. See the Test Writer column.

Also updating Asa's link on how to create testcases. go here:

#3 Is anyone using the automated smoketests?

by schapel

Monday September 24th, 2001 12:45 PM

I can't help but notice the lack of enthusiam over this accomplishment. I'd think that developers and users would be excited that more thorough testing can be done faster and more accurately. Are developers using the automated smoketests, and if so, is it catching more bugs than before?

On the topic of automated testing, I've been able to crash Mozilla several times recently by enabling Quick Launch and running chofmann's random page loader browser buster. The talkback reports generated should help the Mozilla team find lingering crashers.