Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20170918

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2017-09-18[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • Sept 18-29: WMF "Remote and Relaxation" weeks
  • Sept 21: Antoine paperwork, but mostly working as usual
  • Sept 29: Antoine, conference
  • October 6 (Friday): Željko on a conference
  • October 4-10th: vacation all I ever wanted
  • Oct 9 - Indigenous People's Day
  • November 1 (Wednesday): Željko local holiday (All Saints' Day)
  • Nov 10 (Fri) - Veteran's Day
  • Nov 20th - Dec 1st: Greg vacation
  • Nov 23+24 - Thanksgiving
  • Dec 25-Jan 1 - End of year/new year holidays


Team Business[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/?project=PHID-PROJ-fmcvjrkfvvzz3gxavs3a&statuses=open%28%29&group=none&order=newest#R

Sep 11 and Sept 18[edit]


Sep 25 and Oct 2[edit]

  • Train: Chad
  • SoS: Tyler
  • Out
    • Sept 18-29: WMF "Remote and Relaxation" weeks
    • Sept 21: Antoine paperwork, but mostly working as usual
    • Sept 29: Antoine, conference
    • October 4-10th: vacation all I ever wanted


Oct 9 and Oct 16[edit]

  • Train: Chad
  • SoS: Mukunda
  • Out
    • October 4-10th: vacation all I ever wanted
    • Oct 9 - Indigenous People's Day


Actions from last meeting[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

This week[edit]

Last week[edit]


Logspam \ Last week's train updates[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor
  • a couple logspam things, didn't file much but started nagging people on IRC and got them fixed
  • pretty uneventful

Other Team Business[edit]


Q1 goal/project check-in[edit]

Program 6: Streamlined service delivery[edit]

Define functional tests for Mathoid running on the staging Kubernetes cluster for use in future gating decisions - task T170482
Define method for monitoring and reacting to the above functional tests - task T170483
Workboard: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2453/
  • Docker 17.05, discussing with Alex where to live
  • no response yet from alex/joe re blubber package

Deprecate use of Trebuchet across production - task T129290[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T129290
  • waiting on Krinkle, hoping for OCG's demise


Migrate majority of developers to JavaScript based browser test framework (webdriver.io) - task T139740[edit]

  • No progress, spent the week mostly on therapy. :(


Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

Quality[edit]

Quality improvements[edit]

  • Tech Debt/Code Health
    • Scheduled Tech Debt SIG sessions
    • Code health blog post draft done. Will send out for review today
  • Post Mortem
    • Received requested feedback from Aaron regarding the problem, introduction, things to avoid this problem in the future.

Browser tests (non quaterly goal stuff)[edit]

Phabricator[edit]

Gerrit[edit]

Nightlies server[edit]

Docker for CI[edit]

Misc CI[edit]

Grooming[edit]

Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]


Once / month-ish review of backlog(s)[edit]


Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart