What a week it has been! QA Test Day Results

Frenzied, determined tenacity is what comes to mind when I try to describe these last few days. It has been quite a week here at calendar-qa. I asked for all the help we could muster, and you responded. Thank you. Take a look at what we accomplished:

  • 2 Test days
  • 29 People Involved
  • 13 Bugs –> 4 stop ship on 0.3.1
  • 341 Tests run! (315 Passed, 22 Failed, 4 Unclear)

This is a massive accomplishment. We also attempted to do some public announcements about the test day, and we owe xFallenAngel and Archaeopteryx thanks for their stellar efforts putting that together. We can thank Damian for the fact that there were only 4 unclear tests on these two test days. Thanks go out to eor who organized the second test day. Thanks to lilmatt and dmose who worked around the clock fixing bugs as fast as we found them. And a huge thank you to all the testers and moderators: andrewaclt, bbbrowning, jminta, beb, maarten, mschroeder, nightrat, skuribay, ssitter, ulf, paulivanov, excessory, matthaeus123, elichak, vanessa, zero_, tiago, frac, tomcat, asztal, mvillalo.

The winner of our test day is pretty new to the calendar-qa project. In addition to some great testing, he has worked to help broaden and build the calendar-qa community. Thank you and congratulations to Archaeopteryx.

As a direct result of all our good work, the February 2nd (tomorrow) build will likely be the 0.3.1 release candidate. So, we are not out of the woods yet. I will be holding a QA Work Session in #calendar-qa on this Sunday and Monday at noon UTC onboth days. Those sessions will go for two or three hours and we will concentrate testing on 0.3.1. Please join me if you have the time. On Monday (Feb.5), we will decide whether or not to hold another Test Day before 0.3.1 is officially released.

Thank you very much for your time and your help. I am happy to see the 0.3.1 release moving as quickly and as smoothly as it has. It couldn’t have happened without your support.

Happy Testing


  1. Sriram Natarajan

    great. where can I download this build ? will I be able to access sun’s calendar server with this build + thunderbird

  2. You can download this build from the nightly location: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8/
    It should work with the WCAP.xpi as normal. Though of course, this build is still undergoing testing, so there may be unforseen issues.

  3. Where do I find the current issue list? Is there a public specification for the behaviour of the agenda?
    There are two things bugging me with a (kind of ) current
    * the default start date of tasks should be the current day. Otherwise tasks are not displayed in today’s agenda
    * completed tasks should not be part of the agenda.

  4. 0.31 is mentioned – does this mean that we, the translators, should update localizations?

  5. Navid: These are the bugs that we have decided are blocking the 0.3.1 release. We are trying to keep this list as small as possible in order to release quickly: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&product=Calendar&chfieldto=Now&order=Last+Changed&field0-0-0=flagtypes.name&type0-0-0=equals&value0-0-0=blocking-calendar0.3.1%2B

    miles: Since 0.3.1 is being released from the same codebase as 0.3, the impact to translations are minimal. However, I know that we are adding fixes for translations that were broken in the 0.3 release. For more information, I suggest you talk to lilmatt or Cedric in #calendar.

  6. 0.3.1 changelog is posted here at The Rumbling Edge:
    For whoever’s writing the release notes, pls feel free to link to it (like currently being done for Thunderbird release notes)

  7. The new 0.6a lightning build doesn’t work in TB 2 Beta 2.
    Was that intended?
    Do I need TB 3 to try that calendar?

  8. probably wouldn’t hurt. TB 3.0a1 is pretty stable.

  9. resource: 0.6a Lightning will only work with Thunderbird 3.0. That is by design. Once we have finished the 0.3.1 release, we will transition our branch tinderboxes to build 0.4a1 Lightning which will be the latest codebase and those will work with Thunderbird 2.x and 1.5.9.

  10. Sriram Natarajan

    I recently upgraded to Thunderbird 3 Alpha builds. things are going great.
    now, how do I get the latest calendar with WCAP enabler support.
    I was happy using Thunderbird 2 + lightning WCAP 0.5 happily. now, how do I get the same feature in 3.0 environment as well.
    thanks in advance