Firefox release, diner interlude, gingerbread

After some especially intense weeks at work (leading up to this week’s Firefox 66 release) we then had to respond to the Pwn2own exploits. It went pretty much like last year when we also released in under a day; everyone worked hard and some people worked long hours to make it happen. I’m so proud … Continue reading “Firefox release, diner interlude, gingerbread”

Work from home looks

I really enjoyed these cartoons today: Time for a new installment of Work-From-Home L👀ks pic.twitter.com/FSZgz53T7S — tyler feder spells it “chanukah” ✨ (@roaringsoftly) November 26, 2018 There are 4 pages of work from home outfits of uncanny accuracy to how I normally dress at least, until noon or so. Some details vary, but I totally … Continue reading “Work from home looks”

Playing catch-up and tweaking small habits

Coming back to work after 6 weeks leave – Here is my plan. * Bugzilla needinfo: A few people were still trying to talk to me while I was out so, doing that first. * Deal with email: inbox ~2000, anything older than a week, I will archive it in large batches by filtering and … Continue reading “Playing catch-up and tweaking small habits”

Nifty addition to treeherder

At work I just found out we have a nice change in Treeherder, the tool that monitors current Firefox (and other) builds. Without writing my usual 10 pages of explanation and backstory, I’ll just say that Treeherder shows whether the release engineering infrastructure has started the release promotion process to take the builds from the … Continue reading “Nifty addition to treeherder”

Captain's log, stardate 2016-10-26

Once again I resolve to write about my work at Mozilla as a Firefox release manager. It’s hard to do, because even the smallest thing could fill LONG paragraphs with many links! Since I keep daily notes on what I work on, let me try translating that in brief. When moved, maybe I’ll go into … Continue reading “Captain's log, stardate 2016-10-26”

That Zarro Boogs feeling

This is my third Firefox release as release manager, and the fifth that I’ve followed closely from the beginning to the end of the release cycle. (31 and 36 as QA lead; 39, 43, and 46 as release manager.) This time I felt more than usually okay with things, even while there was a lot … Continue reading “That Zarro Boogs feeling”

A useful Bugzilla trick

At the beginning of February I changed teams within Mozilla and am now working as a release manager. It follows naturally from a lot of the work I’ve already been doing at Mozilla and I’m excited to join the team working with Lukas, Lawrence, and Sylvestre! I just learned a cool trick for dealing with … Continue reading “A useful Bugzilla trick”

Automated test harnesses for Firefox, zooming out a bit

In December I was going through some of the steps to be able to change, fix, and interpret the results of a small subset of the gazillion automated tests that Mozilla runs on Firefox builds. My last post arrived at the point of being able to run mochitests locally on my laptop on the latest … Continue reading “Automated test harnesses for Firefox, zooming out a bit”