Firefox Beta Release¶
|Determine L10N changesets||Finalize and ship L10N|
|Initiate release||Start release via Ship-It! application|
|Build everything||Automation will build installers and updaters for all locales and all platforms. (Progress emails are sent, some of which enable QE to begin phases of testing. That level of detail is not shown in this diagram.)|
|functional & local updater testing||initiated by automated email “Updates available on beta-localtest”
QE tests all produced artifacts, obtained via internal links.
|Decide build will be a GO||Manual email from QE initiates
Decide if this build is acceptable, or another is needed. Restart process for new build.
|cdn updater testing||initiated by automated email “Updates available on beta-cdntest”
QE verifies installers are properly accessible, and updates are served via normal mechanisms.
|push installers to mirrors||automatic for beta 2 on
Push Installers and updaters to Mirrors
|push updaters live||Manual email from QE and Completion of update_verify initiates
Deploy the updater artifacts to the production release site. End users will be offered updates at this point.
|verify live updaters||Manual email from RelEng initiates
QE verifies that updates are available to end users.
|make fully visible||Manual email from QE initiates
Do final clean up of the release, including making visible on the FTP servers.
|Success!||Everything completed for this release.|
All “RelEng” steps in the “Description” column above are taken from our checklist for Firefox Releases.