[QA] Barry the browser bot

S Page spage at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 25 00:40:28 UTC 2015

Very cool. I linked to it from

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Jon Robson <jrobson at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Some of you may have noticed a bot [1] providing reviews for the
> Mobilefrontend and Gather extensions.
> This is a grass routes experiment [2] to see if we can reduce
> regressions by running browser tests against every single commit. It's
> very crude, and we're going to have to maintain it but we see this as
> a crude stop gap solution until we get gerrit-bot taking care of this
> for us.
> Obviously we want to do this for all extensions but we wanted to get
> something good enough that is not scaleable to start exploring this.
> So far it has caught various bugs for us and our browser test builds
> are starting to finally becoming consistently green, a few beta labs
> flakes aside [3].
> Running tests on beta labs is still useful but now we can use it to
> identify tests caused by other extensions. We were finding too often
> our tests were failing due to us neglecting them.
> In case others are interested in how this is working and want to set
> one up themselves I've documented this here:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Setting_up_a_browser_test_bot
> Please let me now if you have any questions and feel free to edit and
> improve this page. If you want to jump into the code that's doing this
> and know Python check out:
> https://github.com/jdlrobson/Barry-the-Browser-Test-Bot
> (Patches welcomed and apologies in advance for the code)
> [1]
> https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/q/reviewer:jdlrobson%252Bbarry%2540gmail.com+status:open,n,z
> [2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100293
> [3]
> https://integration.wikimedia.org/ci/view/Mobile/job/browsertests-MobileFrontend-SmokeTests-linux-chrome-sauce/
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=S Page  WMF Tech writer
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