Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20170925

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2017-09-25[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 28 - Mukunda half day
  • October 6 (Friday): Željko on a conference
  • October 4-10th: Chad - 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 25 and Oct 2[edit]

  • Train: Chad
  • Train: Mukunda (week of Oct 2nd)
  • 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: Chad - 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
  • logs are great right now, playing whack-a-mole as they come in

Other Team Business[edit]

  • Offsite/All Hands/Dev Summit - no real news other than my last email on that thread
    • ACTION: add dog friendly options
    • ACTION: maybe house rental along the river in Guerneville
  • re Dev Summit: any other proposals forming in people's heads?
    • Just Chad's


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/

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

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T129290

Yes Done!


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

  • T171852 WebdriverIO tech talk
    • Talked with Rachel, she will pick a date soon (she is on vacation until tomorrow)


Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

Quality[edit]

Quality improvements[edit]

  • Code Health
    • Draft of CH Blog shared and beign edited.
  • Tech Debt
    • SIG Sessions went well last week. Handful of folks have followed up. IRC SIG Session will be scheduled this week.


Browser tests (non quaterly goal stuff)[edit]

Phabricator[edit]

  • Custom Task Types
    • "Bug" type is moving forward, slowly.
      • Need ability to edit task type after task creation
      • Need to improve manageability of custom forms
  • Real-time notification server "Aphlict" is also progressing, slowly.

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