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Vacations/Important dates[edit]

How to do it
  • February 20: President's Day
  • March 13: Monthly day off
  • April 14: Monthly day off
  • May 15-18: Team Offsite in Vienna
  • May 19-21: EU Hackathon

Team Business[edit]

Time spent spreadsheet[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/u/blockers

Jan 23 and Jan 30[edit]

Feb 6 and Feb 13[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

  • Greg: reply to martin
    • Yes Done

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Blocked on us: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/h7YTCBTJsepS/#R

This week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates

Last week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • scap 3.5 planned for this week

Other Team Business[edit]

Mid-year check-in[edit]

  • This week...

Annual Planning[edit]

  • LOGSPAMMMM!!!111!!

Q3 goal/project check-in[edit]


Continuous Integration Infrastructure modernization[edit]

Gather requirements for new CI system - task T153270

Migrate MediaWiki deploys to scap3 (part 2 — This time, it's personal; A.K.A Scappy Strikes Back)[edit]

Build fanout support in scap3[edit]

  • two ideas that could work
    • using Swift, maybe very few scap.git change, lots of unknowns
    • have proxies fetch via deployment server via git


Re-evaluate and improve search functionality in Phabricator - task T146843
  • Added a setting to phabricator developer settings to choose a search back-end.
    • phabricator.wikimedia.org/settings/user/{your-username}/page/developer/
    • elasticsearch works well!

Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

Browser tests[edit]

Beta Cluster[edit]

People status updates[edit]


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • I forgot

This week[edit]

  • Gerrit
  • Logspam
  • Scap


Last week[edit]

  • Hella CI research

This week[edit]

  • Moar research
  • Formulate first steps on container building infra PoC


Last week[edit]

Identify first pass interviewees and schedule interviews, build knowledge re CI now and future, build knowledge of current QA/Test processes.

This week[edit]

Continue reviewing past "escapes". Identify first pass interviewees and schedule interviews, build knowledge re CI now and future, build knowledge of current QA/Test processes.


Last week[edit]

  • Deployment train, 1.29.0-wmf.9 / T154683
    • Done
  • Deploy ~2 months worth of phabricator updates.
    • Done
  • Elasticsearch is now a configurable user setting in phabricator

This week[edit]

  • Deployment train, 1.29.0-wmf.10 / T155525
  • write up thoughts on fighting logspam


Last week[edit]

  • Yes Done scap 3.5.0
  • Yes Done Future of CI prep stuffs
  • N Not done Git fat deployment?
  • N Not done would like to poke at some puppet updates: scap/ci-staging

This week[edit]

  • Docker/K8s learnings
  • Try not to pay attention to the news cycle
  • CI/Deployment meeting setup
  • The iScap3 fallout


Last week[edit]

  • T139740 Port Selenium tests from Ruby to Node.js
  • T151442 Research webdriver.io

This week[edit]

  • T156558 Selenium user: Auth issues on beta wikidata?
  • T152963 Increase in failures caused by Saucelabs
  • T152432 Make it possible to execute tests as a specific (new) MediaWiki user on beta cluster