View Full Version : Firefox Ubuntu testers needed

June 24th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Just got this today:
"QA Testing Tracker" <qatracker@stgraber.org>


mozilla is about to release an update of their firefox 2.0 release series
and the Ubuntu MozillaTeam [0] needs you to test the candidates builds
available in PPA [1].

The testing is done by running a test plan [3] and submitting the results
to the mozilla QA site [1]; in addition, just use the builds and look for
regressions while doing your daily work.

If you need help, just join #ubuntu-testing or #ubuntu-mozillateam on
irc.freenode.net and ask your questions.

Thanks a lot!

- Alexander

Note: We are looking for new testers on all supported ubuntu releases.
That's currently dapper, feisty, gutsy and hardy. In particular we have a
lack of dapper and feisty testers and your contribution on testing those
releases would be highly appreciated. So, if you want to help, but don't
have such a system installed (anymore), consider to setup a chroot or a
VM (try virtualbox [2]).

[0] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/
[1] - http://mozilla.qa.ubuntu.com
[2] - virtual box instructions are https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox
and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/VirtualBox
[3] - Testplan: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MozillaTeam/QA

June 24th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Is this real or a scam?

The mail header says that it comes from qatracker@stgraber.org and was mailed by kumquat.canonical.com.

I searched the forums and only found your post. I would think there would be an announcement on the forums so Ubuntu users would know that the request was legit.

I'm suspicious for three reasons:
- they are directing questions to freenode, not to ubuntu forums
- there is a mismatch between the mail domain of the sender and the mailer
- they are asking for testers of a new release of firefox 2.0, when I would think the
concentration would be on getting FF 3.0 tested.


June 24th, 2008, 03:46 PM
this is suspicious, you're right, but the other option we could consider is that since there are some complaints with ff3, that there will be support for ff2 for a little while...

this is odd though.

June 24th, 2008, 05:13 PM
I got it too. I just forgot about it and went on with my life.

June 24th, 2008, 05:23 PM
i Got It Too. I Just Forgot About It And Went On With My Life.


June 26th, 2008, 10:33 PM