Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20161024



Vacations/Important dates[edit]

How to do it:

  • October 31 & November 4th: Mukunda
  • October 28 - Nov 2 - Chad (vacation to Cabo)
  • Oct 31st/Nov 1st - Antoine (bank holiday, equivalent of halloween)
  • Friday Nov 11rd - Antoine (bank holiday, WW1 and other wars commemorations)
  • November 18: Greg in Seattle at RELENG Conference/workshop -
  • November 24+25: US Holiday (Thanksgiving)
  • December 26-30: XMas Holiday
  • 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 Oct 03 and Oct 10[edit]

Oct 17 and Oct 24[edit]

Oct 31 and Nov 7[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

  • Greg: explore with Andrew/Daniel/Someone after our team meeting(s) on Monday to sync up with what we need from Ops
    • Greg to ping probably after gallium migration

Scrum of Scrums[edit]
Blocked on us:

This week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • Migrating Jenkins/Zuul on November 1st (morning Pacific time): there will be downtime

Last week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • REMINDER: No MW Train next week!

Other Team Business[edit]

  • QA Hire:
    • Sent to Recruiting


  • Follow-ups / EVARYTHING

Q2 goal/project check-in[edit]

Future of CI plan[edit]

Determine future composition of the CI infrastructure with a plan on how to get there without disrupting expected services and performance.
  • Yuuup

Migrate MediaWiki deploys to scap3 (part 1)[edit]

Use a unified git repo for MW deploys[edit]

Assess new directory structure and how it will interplay with MW[edit]

Stretch goal: Replace rsync with git syncing[edit]

Release MediaWiki 1.28[edit]

  • Determine branch dates and release date (Nov 2/9/16/23)
    • Email to go out about branching next week (wmf.23 this week, wmf.24 next week?)
    • Couple of minor things to tidy up first, access, etc.


    • Sync up with Darian re security release out prior to general release
      • one last 1.26 before EOL

Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

Browser tests[edit]

Beta Cluster[edit]


DB Inconsistencies[edit] and (see also: )

People status updates[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Offiste

This week[edit]

  • Catch up with reviews/Phabricator spam
  • Migrate some more jobs to Nodepool
  • Prepare CI for REL1_28
  • Finish prepare steps for gallium -> contint1001 migration
  • Confirm date of gallium -> contint1001 migration
  • ?? proof check offsite documents ??


Last week[edit]

  • Offiste

This week[edit]

  • Train
  • Tidying up some of the release scripts for Tyler :)


Last week[edit]

  • Offiste

This week[edit]

  • Help with blocking scap changes or wishlist items
  • Set up proof of concept integration/docker instance(?)
  • Work on CI MEGACHART


Last week[edit]

  • Offiste

This week[edit]

  • Train on Wed/Thurs
  • Catch up on phabricator tasks
  • Upload photos from offsite


Last week[edit]

  • Offiste

This week[edit]

  • Feature flag for deploy-local command change
  • Figure out test env for scap3 mw things
    • Mostly done


Last week[edit]

  • Offiste

This week[edit]

  • Sick
  • Catching up on mail