Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-05-01

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Engineering Community Team meeting, 1 May 2012

Attending: Mark, Sumana, Guillaume, Chris

List of projects[edit]

  • Testing infrastructure/automation
  • Feature testing efforts
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.19 tarball
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • Bugzilla application management
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics

Who's doing what (this week)[edit]

Chris: Highest priority: Feature Test Charters for Weekend Testing May 5, Testing infrastructure/automation, feature testing efforts, 1.20 testing, SF visit for test env. Mark: 1.20 Deployment support, bug triage, BZ application management, volunteer recruitment/encouragement (bug squad) Guillaume: monthly report RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.20 deployment Sumana: Volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC), hackathons and events/conferences in general, Gerrit project ownership, Developer access, 20% time wrangling Claudia: analysis bug database (esp. patch submissions), checking data validity

Testing infrastructure/automation[edit]

Working on Labs - top priority for Chris. Visiting SF May 7-12 to work on Labs as test env.

Blog post?

Blog post forthcoming from SF next week perhaps?

Feature testing efforts[edit]

TimedMediaHandler, Editor Engagement (AFTv5)


Labs problems with TMH

would like to do a testing project with OpenHatch for AFT, replied to email -early June, AFT testing, OH Chris in charge of this

20% time wrangling[edit]


1.19 tarball[edit]

(nothing from us this week)

1.20 deployment[edit]

Have preliminary Release Notes, Feature Test Charters, to be finalized today, hopefully after fixing Special:Version

Git and Gerrit migration[edit]

  • Sumana to try to get Chad to take on reorg, use G as resource to restructure pages/info

Bugzilla application management[edit]

Git integration?

Wikimedia blog maintenance[edit]

on hold this week

Training documentation[edit]

Contractor to work on ResourceLoader/Gadgets 2.0 docs, Git docs, security training docs, Lua stuff

Monthly report[edit]

Guillaume sprinting on this this week

Communications support[edit]

on hold this week

Engineering activity documentation[edit]

pages updated while putting together the monthly report


Sumana continuing to work on bug wrangler hiring, contract help for tutorials

QA Engineer position should go public RSN

Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)[edit]

Sumana working on Berlin travel sponsorships

Conferences in general[edit]

Gerrit project owner groups[edit]

Sumana doing regularly


Sumana running developer access queue Sumana & Mark continuing to do this.

Mark finding personalized tasks for Bug Squad people


Mentors mentoring community bonding period


  • TODO: Sumana: End of term -- need to run quick postmortem

Dev community metrics[edit]

- working on checking the validity of the bug database (created from data provided by Mark) - still differences in result set from database and the bugzilla api, a lot of preparation stuff such as setting up postgresConnection in R - papers collected and partially reviewed but not documented yet - to summarize: did a lot of useful but not very successful (showable) stuff - hope there will be better/more news next week


  • Chris - Might be in SF week of May 7 for heavy Labs work.
  • Guillaume: tentative vacation 16-18 May
  • Memorial Day is on Monday, May 28, 2012.