Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20150224

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2015-02-24[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Team Workboard[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/20/?order=priority

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/64/
Blocked on us: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/?statuses=open%2Cstalled&allProjects=PHID-PROJ-arpazvuktn2l647rb6us#R
  • Chris is on vacation for next week's Scrum of Scrums. Who will take it?
    • Dan will take it next week

Beta Cluster stability[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/497/?order=priority
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/staging/

Isolated CI instances[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/continuous-integration/board/?order=priority
Quarterly Priority: Disposable VMs - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T47499
  • EPIC/Long term goal: Make browser tests voting
  • Looking at packaging Zuul
  • Yuvi back so can loop back with him regarding architecture
  • TL;DR: Antoine relocated and killed his main laptop (water on keyboard) :-/

MediaWiki Releases[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mw-1.25-release/ (EOL: June 2016)
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mw-1.24-release/ (EOL: Nov 2015)
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mw-1.23-release/ (LTS, EOL: May 2017)
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mw-1.19-release/ (LTS, EOL: May 2015)
  • Security release coming Real Soon Now(TM) from Chris

Other Work[edit]

  • Move browser test alerts to responsible teams' channels from -releng - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89375
    • Could look at sending them emails as well
  • Let's make a schedule for analyzing browser test failures in Jenkins. Chris and Rummana to work on this today in our regular pairing session.
  • Let's keep merging EAL stuff into repos.
  • MultiMedia team has been needing browser test support in recent times, will probably continue to need it for some time.
  • Chris continues to hack on process description while meeting f2f with Arthur/TPG to keep things reasonable. RelEng and TPG have a lot in common, we need to keep exploiting that and not go different directions.
  • Working on voting jobs for mw-vagrant unit and acceptance tests
  • Polishing mw-selenium rubocop config/fixes for 1.0.0 release
  • Working on mockups for browser test dashboard
  • MediaWiki core handling of sqlite is causing stability issues. This is making a singificant number of builds fail. Tim Starling and Aaron getting involved to help out. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89180
  • MModell is rethinking the deployment train process: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89945 (check out the pretty branching-graph thanks to gitgraph.js)

Hiring[edit]

Vacations/Confs/etc[edit]

  • mmodell vacation 2/26
  • Chris vacation 2/3/4 March
  • Week before hackathon: Team offsite in France - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89036
  • May: Hackathon in Lyon, France
    • Lyon used to be the capital of the area a long time ago. Nice old city, lot of great food, reasonably sunny/hot.