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Firefox Addons-Builder Tests

Automated tests for the Firefox Addons Builder web application.

Running Tests


You will need a version of the Java Runtime Environment installed


Before you will be able to run these tests you will need to have Python 2.6 installed.


easy_install pip

followed by

sudo pip install -r requirements.txt


If you are running on Ubuntu/Debian you will need to do following first

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

to install the required Python libraries.


Once this is all set up you will need to download and start a Selenium server. You can download the latest Selenium server from here. The filename will be something like 'selenium-server-standalone-2.0.jar'

To start the Selenium server run the following command:

java -jar ~/Downloads/selenium-server-standalone-2.0.jar

Change the path/name to the downloaded Selenium server file.

Running tests locally

The mozwebqa py.test plugin manages the link to Selenium/webdriver. Pass in the [parameters] for the browser you require. Place your Mozilla Addons account details into credentials.yaml (but don't check them into github!)

The following command will run all flight deck/builder tests:

py.test . --browsername=? --browserver=? --platform=? --credentials=credentials.yaml


py.test  --browsername=FIREFOX --browserver=7 --platform=MAC --credentials=credentials.yaml --baseurl=""

Writing Tests

If you want to get involved and add more tests then there's just a few things we'd like to ask you to do:

  1. Use the template files for all new tests and page objects
  2. Follow our simple style guide
  3. Fork this project with your own GitHub account
  4. Make sure all tests are passing, and submit a pull request with your changes


This software is licensed under the MPL 2.0:

This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
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