Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[NEW] Added build status updates - Usability improvements for Firefox automation initiative - Status update #6

[NEW] Starting on this newsletter we will start giving you build automation improvements since they help with the end to end time of your pushes

On this update we will look at the progress made in the last two weeks.

A reminder that this quarter’s main focus is on:
  • Debugging tests on interactive workers (only Linux on TaskCluster)
  • Improve end to end times on Try (Thunder Try project)

For all bugs and priorities you can check out the project management page for it:

Status update:
Debugging tests on interactive workers
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Accomplished recently:
  • Fixed regression that broke the interactive wizard
  • Support for Android reftests landed

Upcoming:
  • Support for Android xpcshell
  • Video demonstration


Thunder Try - Improve end to end times on try
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Project #1 - Artifact builds on automation
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Accomplished recently:
  • Windows and Mac artifact builds are soon to land
  • |mach try| now supports --artifact option
  • Compiled-code tests jobs error-out early when run with --artifact on try

Upcoming:
  • Windows and Mac artifact builds available on Try
  • Fix triggering of test jobs on Buildbot with artifact build

Project #2 - S3 Cloud Compiler Cache
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Nothing new in this edition.

Project #3 - Metrics
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Accomplished recently:

  • Drill-down charts:

  • Which lead to a detailed view:

  • With optional wait times included (missing 10% outliers, so looks almost the same):


Upcoming:
  • Iron out interactivity bugs
  • Show outliers
  • Post these (static) pages to my people page
  • Fix ActiveData production to handle these queries (I am currently using a development version of ActiveData, but that version has some nasty anomalies)

Project #4 - Build automation improvements
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Upcoming:


Project #5 - Run Web platform tests from the source checkout
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Accomplished recently:
  • WPT is now running from the source checkout in automation

Upcoming:
  • There are still parts in automation relying on a test zip. Next steps is to minimize those so you can get a loner, pull any revision from any repo, and test WPT changes in an environment that is exactly what the automation tests run in.

Other
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  • Bug 1300812 - Make Mozharness downloads and unpacks actions handle better intermittent S3/EC2 issues
    • This adds retry logic to reduce intermittent oranges


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