Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20160808



Vacations/Important dates[edit]

How to do it:

  • July 25 - August 15: Željko vacation. Will have laptop with me. Reachable via phone.
  • July 30 - August 21: Antoine vacation. At home 1st week.
  • Sept 5th: Labor day
  • October 17: OFFSITE
  • October 31: Mukunda maybe?


  • January 9-11: Dev Summit
  • January 12-13: All Hands

Team Business[edit]

Time spent spreadsheet[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

weeks of July 25 and Aug 1[edit]

weeks of Aug 8 and Aug 15[edit]

weeks of Aug 22 and Aug 29[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

  • none

Scrum of Scrums[edit]
Blocked on us:

This week[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked
    • None
  • Blocking
    • None?
  • Updates
    • New Scap release that uses coming—live on beta already test please
    • Lots of folks out this week, next week less folks out.

Other Team Business[edit]



Q1 goal/project check-in[edit]

Phase out Ubuntu Precise[edit]

Replace primary production Continuous Integration host (gallium) - task T95757[edit]

  • NEXT: - "Identify metric (or metrics) that gives a useful indication of user-perceived (Wikimedia developer) service of CI"
  • TODO: Tyler reply to Faidon's comment, keeping focused on getting off of gallium for now, we don't really care which network

Upgrade Phabricator database servers to Maria10/Jessie - task T138460[edit]

  • Yes Done

Upgrade Beta Cluster database servers to Maria10/Jessie - task T138778[edit]

Move Gerrit off of ytterbium[edit]

  • Yes Done

Reduce Technical Debt[edit]

Perform a technical debt analysis of software and services maintained by WMF Release Engineering - task T138225

  • Next steps?
    • Fill out Redux Redux (THIS WEEK - week of Aug 1)
    • Based on Redux Redux identify the one thing to focus on (NEXT WEEK - week of Aug 8)
      • As of now looks like MW 3rd party release tooling and l10nupdate are the hot spots
      • CI/nodepool also on the list

Streamline deployments (long-lived branches)[edit]

keyresult task:

  • Convert our production deployment strategy to use long-lived branches - task T89945

project view:

  • continue to talk over
  • maybe get a response from Timo
    • TODO: Chad lay out ideation on the ticket to then get Timo to review
  • Mukunda to share branch merging prototype code and solicit feedback from the team
  • Maybe start playing with jenkins api for SWAT tool

Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

SWAT deploy changes[edit]

  • European SWAT deploys next steps (task T137970
    • NEXT: stalled pending finding people to do the SWAT window while Antoine and Zeljko are on vacation
  • Week of 20th August lets gogogo
    • Greg will email an announcement Tuesday Aug 9th

CI Scaling/Nodepool[edit]

Browser tests[edit]

  • TODO: Check status of the gem update to fix the https issue

Differential migration[edit]

Differential weekly ( ) TODOs:

Beta Cluster[edit]


DB Inconsistencies[edit]

People status updates[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Vacation

This week[edit]

  • Vacation


Last week[edit]

  • Gerrit 2.12.3 (trivial, only a minute or two of downtime)
  • DB consistencies ....

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Vacation

This week[edit]

  • Train
  • LLB
    • Mukunda to share branch merging prototype code and solicit feedback from the team
    • Maybe start playing with jenkins api for SWAT tool


Last week[edit]

  • Scap update
  • train
  • analytics/refinery move

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Vacation

This week[edit]

  • Vacation