mozversion — Get application information

mozversion provides version information such as the application name and the changesets that it has been built from. This is commonly used in reporting or for conditional logic based on the application under test.

API Usage


Returns the application version information as a dict. You can specify a path to the binary of the application or an Android APK file (to get version information for Firefox for Android). If this is omitted then the current directory is checked for the existance of an application.ini file.

Parameters:binary – Path to the binary for the application or Android APK file



import mozversion

version = mozversion.get_version(binary='/path/to/firefox-bin')
for (key, value) in sorted(version.items()):
    if value:
        print '%s: %s' % (key, value)

Firefox for Android:

version = mozversion.get_version(binary='path/to/firefox.apk')
print version['application_changeset'] # gets hg revision of build

Command Line Usage

mozversion comes with a command line program, mozversion which may be used to get version information from an application.


mozversion [options]



This is the path to the target application binary or .apk. If this is omitted then the current directory is checked for the existence of an application.ini file. If not found, then it is assumed the target application is a remote Firefox OS instance.



$ mozversion --binary=/path/to/firefox-bin
application_buildid: 20131205075310
application_changeset: 39faf812aaec
application_name: Firefox
application_version: 26.0
platform_buildid: 20131205075310
platform_changeset: 39faf812aaec

Firefox for Android:

$ mozversion --binary=/path/to/firefox.apk