Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20170424



Vacations/Important dates[edit]
How to do it
  • April 27-29th: Antoine in Amsterdam (unreacheable)
  • May 1: Željko local holiday (Labor Day / May Day)
  • May 15-18: Team Offsite in Vienna
  • May 19-21: EU Hackathon
  • July 10-14th: Tyler adventure time

Team Business[edit]

Time spent spreadsheet[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

April 17 and Apr 24[edit]

  • Train: Mukunda
    • week of 17th: no deploys (dc switchover)
    • wmf.21
  • SoS: Tyler
  • Out:
    • April 17th: Antoine travel
    • April 19-21: Željko vacation
    • April 27-29th: Antoine in Amsterdam (unreacheable)

May 1 and May 8[edit]

  • Train: Mukunda
    • week of the 1st: no deploys (dc switchover)
    • wmf.22
  • SoS: Tyler
  • Out:

May 15 and May 22[edit]

  • Train:
    • week of 15th: team offsite, no train
    • [ wmf.23]
  • SoS: Mukunda
  • Out:

Actions from last meeting[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]
Blocked on us:

This week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates

Last week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates

Other Team Business[edit]


Q4 goal/project check-in[edit]

Streamlined Services Delivery[edit]

Build a runnable image from tested and confirmed code that is suitable for promotion.
define 'tested and confirmed' / determine the entry-point for building a container
generate or consume a docker file for building
build image, upload and tag it in docker registry
  • no meeting last week (due to Quarterly Checkin)
  • images are pushing to own docker registery
  • wrote an experimental build config tool compile-to-Dockerfile thingy called Blubber
  • Will discuss JR's req's doc this week

sub-point: quality interview summary/writeup[edit]

  • JR has it 99% done, wants to present to team, probably next week

Train 2.0[edit]

Move MW+Extension deploys to scap3 - task T114313 (part 3)
Integrate scap with etcd/pybal to automatically depool and repool servers - task T104352

Release MediaWiki 1.29[edit]

A quality MediaWiki 1.29 is successfully released - task T153271
  • Branching this week
  • Did some preliminary investigation re: standalone Jenkins for release pipelining
    • Going to request a Ganeti VM this week

Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]


Browser tests[edit]

  • Zeljko was on vacation :)

People status updates[edit]


Last week[edit]

  • Redis "could not connect" log spam with Elukey
  • POC for caching npm install
  • hide chocolates in garden
  • cleaned out bunch of legacy CI jobs (jsonlint/jshint)

This week[edit]

  • Travel


Last week[edit]

  • Scap
  • MW 1.29 work
  • Gerrit security thingie

This week[edit]

  • MW 1.29
  • Gerrit security thing (again)


Last week[edit]

  • Catch up on last week's email and progress on CI quarterly goal

This week[edit]

  • Work more on proofing Blubber


Last week[edit]

  • CI Pipeline requirements
  • Test data wrangling improvements
  • Bug data wrangling improvements

This week[edit]

  • Test data wrangling improvements
  • Bug data wrangling improvements


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]

  • Train
  • Further investigate Phabricator outages
  • Phabricator update (pull from upstream)
  • SCAP3 stuffs


Last week[edit]

This week[edit]


Last week[edit]

- holiday + vacation

This week[edit]

  • T162966 Figure out why browser tests can't create suggestion box
  • T162454 LanguageScreenshotBot fails with `Error: timeout of 40000ms exceeded. Ensure the done() callback is being called in this test.