Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20161003



Vacations/Important dates[edit]

How to do it:

Team Business[edit]

Time spent spreadsheet[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

weeks of Oct 03 and Oct 10[edit]

Oct 17 and Oct 24[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

  • TODO: Antoine write a migration plan for gallium
  • TODO: Talk about release process/strategy first week of Q2 (Oct 3) with Ops (Brandon)
    • GREG: Need to schedule
  • Greg: explore with Andrew/Daniel/Someone after our team meeting(s) on Monday to sync up with what we need from Ops

Scrum of Scrums[edit]
Blocked on us:

This week[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • New scap (3.3.0)
      • scap caches local config for it's deployment (machines don't have to reach back to tin)

Other Team Business[edit]

  • Contint root proposal
    • Can we just have an ops person?
    • Proposal: have a short 20 minute meeting with Andrew/Daniel/Someone after our team meeting(s) on Monday to sync up with what we need from Ops


Q1 goal/project check-in[edit]

Phase out Ubuntu Precise[edit]

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

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

  • Yes Done

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

  • Yes Done
  • just gotta drop/delete the instances

Move Gerrit off of ytterbium - task T125018[edit]

  • Yes Done

Reduce Technical Debt[edit]

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

  • Yes Done

Streamline deployments (long-lived branches)[edit]

keyresult task:

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

project view:

  • `scap swat` likely to merge soon

Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

CI Scaling/Nodepool[edit]

Browser tests[edit]

Beta Cluster[edit]


  • Deployment didn't happen last week so there are quite a few changes waiting for deploy this week.
  • Database maintenance with jcrespo coming sometime this week, time TBA

DB Inconsistencies[edit] and (see also: )

People status updates[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Gallium migration plan

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Finish getting scap swat and cli stuff merged
    • Cli part merged, still need scap swat merged
  • Talk with Greg about the automation of deployment blockers, release milestones/tasks, etc.

This week[edit]

  • Hopefully get +2 on scap swat
  • Continue working on deployment blockers and related automation
  • Start working on Q2 goals


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]

  • mediawiki_selenium feature to show/capture Selenium WebDriver requests to remote browser T94577
  • Improve documentation around running/writing (with lots of examples) browser tests T108108