Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20171030



Vacations/Important dates[edit]
How to do it
  • November 1 (Wednesday) Željko - holiday (All Saints' Day)
  • Nov 10 (Fri) - Veteran's Day
  • November 17 (Friday) Željko - conference (Coderetreat)
  • Nov 20th - Dec 1st: Greg vacation
  • Nov 23+24 - Thanksgiving
  • December 25 (Monday): Željko - holiday (Christmas Day)
  • December 26 (Tuesday): Željko - holiday (St Stephen's Day)
  • Dec 25-Jan 1 - End of year/new year holidays
  • January 1 (Monday): Željko - holiday (New Year's Day)

Team Business[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

Oct 23 and Oct 30[edit]

  • Train Chad
  • SOS: Mukunda
  • Out
    • Week of Oct 23: Tyler
    • Oct 25: Zeljko
    • Nov 1: Zeljko

Actions from last meeting[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

This week[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • Deployment logspam is mostly quiet, except one non-deployment related log from the tidy migration (Parsing/MW Platform know)
    • Zeljko paired with Elena T. to get some Echo notification browser tests written (nodejs/mocha framework).
    • Zeljko scheduled a Tech Talk on Oct 31st to discuss/teach the nodejs browser testing framework.
    • Scap tech-debt project well underway, merged many improvements last week
    • new/docker based CI: the phan job is now migrated
    • Gerrit was upgraded last week (minor version)
    • Working on git-lfs (large file store, for big binary blobs) support in Gerrit for ORES and Reading teams
    • Redesigned (simplified) the Phabricator login screen <>, should be deployed soon.

Logspam \ Last week's train updates[edit]

Other Team Business[edit]

Q2 goal/project check-in[edit]

All of it in table form:

Quarterly Goals[edit]

Program 1: Outcome 5: Milestone 1: Migrate majority of developers to JavaScript based browser test framework ([edit]

Due: End of this quarter
Quarter Goal Task: Port Selenium tests from Ruby to Node.js - task T139740
  • T139740 Port Selenium tests from Ruby to Node.js
    • New tables: stats and status.
    • TLDR: out of 23 repos, not started 7 (30%), stalled 2 (9%), in progress 6 (26%), done (ruby->deleted) 6 (26%), done (ruby->node) 2 (9%)
  • T171852 Tech talk: Selenium tests in Node.js
    • Tomorrow!
  • T179157 Did something change in beta cluster configuration around September 16 2017?
    • Resolved: a page was deleted and it caused the tests to fail. :|
  • T173505 Add createAccount method to nodemw
    • Implemented, waiting for review/merge upstream.
  • T116027 Make selenium users use botflags at beta-cluster
    • Blocked: I still do not know what to do.
  • TODO
    • T179190 Run Cucumber+Selenium+Node.js in CI
    • T179188 Video recording for Selenium tests in Node.js
  • T167432 Run Wikibase daily browser tests on Jenkins
    • TODO: convert the job to JJB

Program 3: Outcome 1: Objective 1: Define a set of code stewardship levels (from high to low expectations)[edit]

Due: End of this quarter
Quatertly Goal task: - task T174090

Program 3: Outcome 1: Objective 2: Identify and find stewards for high-priority/high use code segment orphans[edit]

Due: End of next quarter
Quaterly Goal task - task T174091

Program 3: Outcome 2: Objective 1: Define a “Technical Debt Project Manager” role that regularly communicates with all Foundation engineering teams regarding their technical debt[edit]

Due: End of this quarter

Program 3: Outcome 2: Objective 2: Define and implement a process to regularly address technical debt across the Foundation[edit]

Due: End of next quarter

Program 6: Outcome 2: Objective 2: Set up a continuous integration and deployment pipeline to publish new versions of an application to production via testing and staging environments that reliably reproduce production[edit]

Due: End of this quarter
Keyword: SSD
Complete build phase of release pipeline
    • Build test variant
    • Run test entrypoint w/developer feedback - services dependency
    • Build production variant w/developer feedback - services dependency
    • Tag production container
    • Push to production docker registry - ops dependency - staging namespace


Quaterly non-goal "Work"[edit]

Program 1: Outcome 1: Objective 1: Scap (Tech Debt Sprint FY201718-Q2)[edit]

  • need to ping moritz re backporting git 2.11+ to trusty for scap needs

Program 1: Outcome 5: Objective 1: Maintain existing shared Continuous Integration infrastructure[edit]

Goal: A generalized POC for a docker-based CI. (shipyard workboard)
  • Antoine's been sick :(
  • Antoine is porting castor to docker (cache of dependencies for eg npm)
  • start with migrating some tox jobs (starting with ci meta repos)

Program 1: Outcome 6: Milestone 1: Maintain Gerrit[edit]

Program 1: Outcome 6: Milestone 2: Maintain Phabricator[edit]

Program 1: Outcome 5: Objective 1: MW Nightlies server[edit]

Other work[edit]


Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]

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

Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart