consider shutting off ESR nightlies

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: bhearsum, Unassigned)

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3 years ago
QE is shutting off their update tests for ESR nightlies (https://github.com/mozilla/mozmill-ci/pull/554#issuecomment-75197447). This means that these builds will have pretty much nobody using them.

ESR nightlies were originally turned on in bug 725852 "for the purposes of build retention and nightly mozmill testing". With half that reason gone, do we still need them? I'm not sure if new reasons have sprung up, or how great the need for build retention is.
Please also see bug 1102971, which was filed to stop building esr nightlies daily but only on check-in.
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Comment 2

3 years ago
(In reply to Henrik Skupin (:whimboo) from comment #1)
> Please also see bug 1102971, which was filed to stop building esr nightlies
> daily but only on check-in.

OK. I'm planning to shut these off then. A message will go out to some newgroups today, and unless someone comes up with a strong reason to keep them, they'll be gone before the end of the week.
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Comment 3

3 years ago
Created attachment 8569267 [details] [diff] [review]
disable-esr31-nightlies.diff

(In reply to Ben Hearsum [:bhearsum] from comment #2)
> (In reply to Henrik Skupin (:whimboo) from comment #1)
> > Please also see bug 1102971, which was filed to stop building esr nightlies
> > daily but only on check-in.
> 
> OK. I'm planning to shut these off then. A message will go out to some
> newgroups today, and unless someone comes up with a strong reason to keep
> them, they'll be gone before the end of the week.

Zero response to my post. Let's kill them. This patch seems to do the trick:
(buildbot)➜  mozilla  diff -Naur ~/tmp/{before,after}-builders.txt                                                                                                                       
--- /home/bhearsum/tmp/before-builders.txt	2015-02-24 12:53:38.656383038 -0500
+++ /home/bhearsum/tmp/after-builders.txt	2015-02-25 11:50:00.372758297 -0500
@@ -480,17 +480,13 @@
 WINNT 6.1 x86-64 mozilla-release leak test build NightlyBuildFactory
 mozilla-esr31 hg bundle ScriptFactory
 Linux mozilla-esr31 build NightlyBuildFactory
-Linux mozilla-esr31 nightly NightlyBuildFactory
 Linux mozilla-esr31 leak test build NightlyBuildFactory
 Linux x86-64 mozilla-esr31 build NightlyBuildFactory
-Linux x86-64 mozilla-esr31 nightly NightlyBuildFactory
 Linux x86-64 mozilla-esr31 periodic file update ScriptFactory
 Linux x86-64 mozilla-esr31 leak test build NightlyBuildFactory
 OS X 10.7 mozilla-esr31 build NightlyBuildFactory
-OS X 10.7 mozilla-esr31 nightly NightlyBuildFactory
 OS X 10.7 64-bit mozilla-esr31 leak test build NightlyBuildFactory
 WINNT 5.2 mozilla-esr31 build NightlyBuildFactory
-WINNT 5.2 mozilla-esr31 nightly NightlyBuildFactory
 WINNT 5.2 mozilla-esr31 leak test build NightlyBuildFactory
 mozilla-b2g30_v1_4 hg bundle ScriptFactory
 Linux mozilla-b2g30_v1_4 build NightlyBuildFactory
Attachment #8569267 - Flags: review?(rail)
Comment on attachment 8569267 [details] [diff] [review]
disable-esr31-nightlies.diff

DIAF!
Attachment #8569267 - Flags: review?(rail) → review+
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Updated

3 years ago
Attachment #8569267 - Flags: checked-in+
In production: https://hg.mozilla.org/build/buildbot-configs/rev/6ef32bb27063
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Updated

3 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Removed firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-esr31/ on the ftp server.
Ben,

We use these for ESR Smoke Testing with organizations using Firefox ESR it would have been nice to have a ping about this.

I'm not exactly sure what we will be doing today without nightlies to kick off our smoke testing.
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Comment 8

3 years ago
(In reply to Benjamin Kerensa [:bkerensa] from comment #7)
> Ben,
> 
> We use these for ESR Smoke Testing with organizations using Firefox ESR it
> would have been nice to have a ping about this.

I posted on dev.planning in advance of this: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.planning/fPJy9-vmLcU

> I'm not exactly sure what we will be doing today without nightlies to kick
> off our smoke testing.

We still produce CI builds for every check-in. The upload location of those are linked to from TBPL.
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