testing/mozbase/README
author Myk Melez <myk@mozilla.org>
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:27:26 -0700
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bug 770770: refactor webapp runtime test harness to reduce complexity/special-casing; r=adw

This is the git repository for the Mozilla mozbase suite of python utilities.

MozBase is composed of several python packages. These packages work
together to form the basis of a test harness.

* Firefox is launched via [mozrunner](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozrunner)
** which sets up a profile with preferences and extensions using
   [mozprofile ](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozprofile)
** and runs the application under test using [mozprocess](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozprocess)
* [mozInstall](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozinstall) is used to install the test application
* A test harness may direct Firefox to load web pages. These may be
  served using [mozhttpd](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozhttpd) for testing
* The machine environment is introspected by [mozinfo](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozinfo)
* A test manifest may be read to determine the tests to be run. These
  manifests are processed by [ManifestDestiny](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/manifestdestiny)
* For mozbile testing, the test runner communicates to the test agent
  using [mozdevice](https://github.com/mozilla/mozbase/tree/master/mozdevice)
  (Note that the canonical location of mozdevice is
  mozilla-central: http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/build/mobile/)

Learn more about mozbase here:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Auto-tools/Projects/MozBase

Bugs live at
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?resolution=---&component=Mozbase&product=Testing and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?resolution=---&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&query_format=advanced&status_whiteboard=mozbase

To file a bug, go to
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Testing&component=Mozbase