New QE-Verify Flag in Bugzilla

Jared Wein jaws at mozilla.com
Tue Aug 19 18:03:58 UTC 2014


Hi Marc,

Can you shed some background on the change in name from QA to QE? Does QE stand for Quality Engineering, whereas QA is Quality Assurance? What are the differences between the two? Do we now have two different teams/departments?

Thanks,
Jared

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc Schifer" <mschifer at mozilla.com>
> To: "dev-quality" <dev-quality at lists.mozilla.org>
> Cc: firefox-qe at mozilla.org, "dev-platform" <dev-platform at lists.mozilla.org>, firefox-dev at mozilla.org
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:45:52 PM
> Subject: New QE-Verify Flag in Bugzilla
> 
> A short while ago we had a discussion about how to stream line some QA
> processes (Desktop QA - Bugzilla keywords: Proposal on dev-quality) and
> reduce the bug spam generated by setting keywords and whiteboard tags
> (Bugspam generated by the new process on firefox-dev). The final resolution
> of this discussion was to have a new Bugzilla flag created, qe-verify, that
> would replace the current use of QA+/- whiteboard tags and the verifyme
> keyword. This will give you the ability to easily filter out any activity on
> the flag instead of needing to have multiple filters for keywords and
> whiteboard activity as well simplify our queries for tracking work to be
> done in QE. The use of other keywords (qawanted, qaurgent, steps-wanted,
> regression-window-wanted, testcase-wanted) will remain the same.
> 
> Currently this is only implemented for Firefox QE, other teams are more then
> welcome to adopt if so desired.
> 
> Details:
>  New Flag: qe-verify[?|+|-]
>   qe-verify[?] = triage request
>   qe-verify[+] = bug to be verified
>   qe-verify[-] = bug will not/can not be verified
> 
>  Deprecate use of:
>   Whiteboard tag: QA[?|+|-]
>   Keyword       : verifyme
> 
>  The component list the flag can be set for is:
> 
>   Core                   -- Any --
>   Firefox                -- Any --
>   Firefox for Android    -- Any --
>   Firefox for Metro      -- Any --
>   Firefox Health Report  -- Any --
>   Firefox OS             -- Any --
>   Loop                   Client
>   Loop                   General
>   Mozilla Localizations  -- Any --
>   Mozilla QA             Mozmill Tests
>   Mozilla Services       -- Any --
>   NSPR                   -- Any --
>   NSS                    -- Any --
>   Plugins                -- Any --
>   Snippets               -- Any --
>   Toolkit                -- Any --
> 
> If there is a component that I missed please let me or the bugzilla team know
> so we can fix it.
> 
> This message was posted to dev-quality and has been crossposted to on
> firefox-dev and dev-platform. Please follow up on dev-quality.
> 
> Thank You.
>  Marc S.
> Firefox Q.E. Manager
> 
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