Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20171106

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2017-11-06[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • Nov 10 (Fri) - Veteran's Day
  • November 17 (Friday) Željko - conference (Coderetreat)
  • Nov 20th - Dec 1st: Greg vacation
  • Nov 20th - 22nd: Mukunda 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: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/?project=PHID-PROJ-fmcvjrkfvvzz3gxavs3a&statuses=open%28%29&group=none&order=newest#R

Oct 23 and Oct 30[edit]

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

Nov 6 and Nov 13[edit]

  • Train Chad
  • SOS: Tyler
  • Out
    • Nov 10 (Fri) - Veteran's Day
    • November 17 (Friday) Željko - conference (Coderetreat)

Actions from last meeting[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

This week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
    • Please port your browser tests to the nodejs framework. 7 repositories have not started yet (still in ruby, which is no longer maintained).
  • Updates
    • No MW Train the week of the 20th due to Thanksgiving, SWATs will be open on Mon and Tuesday (Wednesday is “Friday” that week).
    • [TechDebt program] First pass of the service levels for component ownership was shared with the Code Health Group last week; feedback on-going.
    • [TechDebt program] The next blog post should be posted Real Soon Now™ (done on our side).
    • [SSD Program] Working on getting the mathoid tests running on submit.
    • [SSD Program] A new release of Blubber is on the horizon.
    • [scap tech debt] Working to support both pre git-2.11 and post git 2.11 hosts (namely Trusty and Jessie (with backports)/Stretch, respectively) to let us use newer functionality (notably `--jobs`).
    • [CI] Most tox jobs are moved to Docker containers
    • [CI] Investigating why many docker containers are left behind after a SIGTERM

Last week[edit]


Puppet SWAT[edit]

list of patches you want to submit to puppet swat



Logspam \ Last week's train updates[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor
  • pretty quiet week
  • parameterized a few log spam messages (to glob them together), db and swift errors notably


Other Team Business[edit]

  • T179824 pws is unusuable on releng-secrets choking on a key
    • looks like Zeljko's expired key messed up things, will fix


Q2 goal/project check-in[edit]

All of it in table form: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Goals/201718Q2

Quarterly Goals[edit]

Program 1: Outcome 5: Milestone 1: Migrate majority of developers to JavaScript based browser test framework (webdriver.io)[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
    • +1 (Popups)
  • T179546 Popups Selenium tests daily targeting beta cluster
    • Done with minor CI refactoring, thanks to Antoine for help
  • T179190 Run Cucumber+Selenium+Node.js in CI
    • Talked with Antoine about minor CI refactoring
  • T179188 Video recording for Selenium tests in Node.js
    • researching
Ruby[edit]
  • T167432 Run Wikibase daily browser tests on Jenkins
    • only JJB config left


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
  • first pass was completed last week and shared with Code Health team
  • Made some updates to the Developers/Maintainers page to reflect the stewardship approach which spured some conversation (and revert).


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


  • tech debt series blog post 1 completed and ready to post


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
Tracking: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T157469
current status: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2453/

Quaterly non-goal "Work"[edit]

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

workboard
   ** Still needs someone to accept the patch: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/D866
  • Unbreak scap-vagrant, mostly
  • New scap sayings:
    • S.C.A.P.: scaring children away promptly
    • S.C.A.P.: soilent contents are people
    • S.C.A.P.: say carl and pause
    • S.C.A.P.: stupid captions annotate pictures
    • S.C.A.P.: sh -c awk | perl
      • thcipriani: this is maybe my new favorite :)
      • Mukunda agrees o.O
    • S.C.A.P.: sulphur, carbon, arsenic, phosphorus
    • S.C.A.P.: syntax: conjunction, article, pronoun

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

Goal: A generalized POC for a docker-based CI.
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/3008/ (shipyard workboard)
  • Most tox jobs moved to Docker containers
  • Docker containers are left behind after Jenkins SIGTERM 'docker run'


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

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

  • Mostly Uneventful. Upstream took a week off from stable channel updates.
  • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/D831 broke phabricator.wmflabs.org, I'll have to work around the issue which is caused by the fact that phab.wmflabs doesn't use oauth or ldap.


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

  • Um. So on branching....


Other work[edit]

Grooming[edit]

Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]


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


Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart