Tinderbox

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Tinderbox is a webtool that Mozilla developers use to check whether the current CVS code compiles on various platforms and passes automated test suites.

Available trees:

Mozilla runs build computers ("Tinderboxen") that continually build the latest source code; the tinderbox webtool shows the status of these builds. Use the tables there to find out the status of the source tree for the platform, product, and code branch you are interested in.

  • The green bar means the latest code (in cvs/hg) compiles and passes the tests that are run on the box.
  • Red means the build failed during compilation, so your build likely will fail too (provided you're using a similar toolset).
  • Orange means the binary was built successfully, but failed some of the tests.
  • Finally, if yellow, the build is in process.

Full output from a particular build is also available from the tinderbox page. These (rather large) pages can be used to figure out why the tree is red or orange.

Tinderbox also reports the results of various {{ mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Performance:Tinderbox_Tests', 'performance tests') }} such as Tp or Txul. Mozilla developers frequently check these numbers to observe the effect of code changes on performance; a change that sufficiently slows performance may be backed out.

Types of boxes:

  • Nightly Clobber builds, go into update system
  • Build Dependent builds
  • Leak test build Debug build, then do leak tests
  • Unit test Compile & run test suites (Tunit etc)
  • Talos performance testing on bits produced by build boxes
  • Static analysis catalogs compiler warnings and runs Dehydra analyses.  The static analysis box is maintained by bsmedberg rather than the release team, and is considered tier 2.

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<p>Tinderbox is a webtool that Mozilla developers use to check whether the current CVS code compiles on various platforms and passes <a href="/en/Mozilla_automated_testing" title="en/Mozilla_automated_testing">automated test suites</a>.</p>
<p>Available trees:</p>
<ul> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=Mozilla2">Mozilla2</a> (<a href="/en/mozilla-central" title="en/mozilla-central">mozilla-central</a>)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=Firefox">Firefox</a> (Firefox 3)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=Thunderbird">Thunderbird</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=XULRunner">XULRunner</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=SeaMonkey">SeaMonkey</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=Camino">Camino</a></li> <li><a class="external" href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi">Other tinderbox pages</a></li>
</ul>
<p>Mozilla runs build computers ("Tinderboxen") that continually build the latest source code; the tinderbox webtool shows the status of these builds. Use the tables there to find out the status of the source tree for the platform, product, and code branch you are interested in.</p>
<ul> <li>The green bar means the latest code (in cvs/hg) compiles and passes the tests that are run on the box.</li> <li>Red means the build failed during compilation, so your build likely will fail too (provided you're using a similar toolset).</li> <li>Orange means the binary was built successfully, but failed some of the tests.</li> <li>Finally, if yellow, the build is in process.</li>
</ul>
<p>Full output from a particular build is also available from the tinderbox page. These (rather large) pages can be used to figure out why the tree is red or orange.</p>
<p>Tinderbox also reports the results of various {{ mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Performance:Tinderbox_Tests', 'performance tests') }} such as Tp or Txul. Mozilla developers frequently check these numbers to observe the effect of code changes on performance; a change that sufficiently slows performance may be backed out.</p>
<p>Types of boxes:</p>
<ul> <li><strong>Nightly</strong> Clobber builds, go into update system</li> <li><strong>Build</strong> Dependent builds</li> <li><strong>Leak test</strong> <strong>build</strong> Debug build, then do leak tests</li> <li><strong>Unit test </strong>Compile &amp; run test suites (Tunit etc)</li> <li><strong>Talos</strong> performance testing on bits produced by build boxes</li> <li><strong>Static analysis</strong> catalogs compiler warnings and runs Dehydra analyses.  <span style="font-size: smaller;">The static analysis box </span><span style="font-size: smaller;">is maintained by bsmedberg rather than the release team, and is considered tier 2.</span></li>
</ul>

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