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Bug 840866 - Requirements file and updates to docs. r=bc

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@@ -7,10 +7,11 @@ There are three separate components in a complete autophone system:
- mobile devices with root access running the SUT agent
- a server running phonedash to collect, serve, and present the results
-Since an autophone server appears to be limited to 4-6 devices (because of
-power issues and problems with adb), there can be multiple autophone servers
-to support more devices. Each server runs independently with no knowledge of
-the others.
+Multiple autophone servers can run on the same machine. Until mozpool support
+is added, each server runs independently with no knowledge of the others and
+should be configured with individual device pools. If running two or more
+instances from the same installation, you will need to use the --cache-dir
+option on all but the primary to avoid cache contention.
The phonedash server is optional, e.g. for development environments. It can
be found at It is customized for
@@ -20,9 +21,8 @@ the s1s2 test and will be eventually deprecated in favour of DataZilla.
Setting up autophone
-Autophone doesn't yet support distuils, so some prerequisite Python packages
-must be manually installed by pip, easy_install, or some other method: pytz,
-pulsebuildmonitor, and mozprofile.
+Autophone doesn't have a script, but "pip install -r requirements.txt"
+will install all prerequisite packages.
Autophone is packaged with two tests: s1s2 and unittests.
@@ -17,11 +17,11 @@ The [project page](
contains more background, goals, implementation notes, and other such
-The main code repo is currently
+Source code is at
See also [phonedash]( for a basic
results server. At some point, [DataZilla](
will obsolete this.
-See the files INSTALL and USAGE for more detailed information.
+See the files and for more detailed information.
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