Recent mobile testing improvements

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago at 09:38. 0 comments

Firefox for AndroidThere’s a Mozilla mobile workweek happening in Boston this week, and while I’m sure there will be plenty of exciting news to come out of it, I want to take a moment to highlight something that happened a few weeks ago.

In case you weren’t paying attention to Google groups, wlach, jmaher, Callek and the other folks involved with Mobile testing landed a tegra reboot fix 10 days ago that reduced the intermittent failure rate for tegra tests from 39% to 13%. Subsequent test fixes making their way through the system have now brought that failure rate down to 7%.

While this improvement is impressive enough on its face, these fixes finally bring Android test results into the range where developers can (and should) pay attention to their tegra test results when landing changes. This takes some of the onus off of sheriffs to be able to diagnose and requeue these intermittent failures, freeing them up to do more proactive work.

Given the continued focus of Mozilla on mobile development, this can only be a good thing.

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