Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20180716



Vacations/Important dates[edit]
How to do it
  • July 16: Mukunda's bday.....funtimes
  • July 23-27: JR Vacation
  • August 15: WMF Monthly Holiday
  • August 15 (Wednesday): Željko holiday (Assumption of Mary)
  • August 23-24 (Thursday-Friday): Željko vacation
  • August ~: Antoine
  • September a week or so - Antoine
  • Middle of August...a few days somewhere - thcipriani

Rotating positions[edit]


Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:
  • July 02 - wmf.11 - Zeljko - no train, Fourth of July
  • July 09 - wmf.12 - Zeljko
  • July 16 - wmf.13 - Zeljko <----
  • July 23 - wmf.14 - Antoine
  • July 30 - wmf.15 - Antoine


  • July 04 - Dan
  • July 11 - Antoine
  • July 18 - Antoine <----
  • July 25 - Zeljko
  • August 01 - Zeljko
  • August 08 - Dan
  • August 15 - Dan

Team Business[edit]

October Offsite?[edit]

Needs attention[edit]

  • Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches -
    • I need a volunteer to help with this.
    • ETA is July 30th
    • greg ping brandon
      • pinged on Monday July 9th
  • Create a production test wiki in group0 to parallel Wikimedia Commons -
    • Wikitech wiki page has a list of tasks
      • maintenance scripts
      • databases
      • dba to create the database
      • restbase + parsoid + tons of things
      • Chad and Sam were taking care of this in the past, but none of us know how to do it
      • We don't really have a lot of time :(
      • Is this worth it? without traffic does this tell you anymore than you can get with targeted tests in beta?

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Greg to copy to etherpad after meeting:

This week[edit]

Release Engineering[edit]

Last week[edit]

Train status and happenings[edit]

Past week status updates[edit]

All of it in table form:

Quaterly Goals for Q1[edit]

Pipeline: Move verify stage from Minikube to CI k8s namespace in production context[edit]

Code Health[edit]

  • T199253 - Investigate and propose record of origin (ROO) for deployed code (currently Developers/Maintainers page)
  • Perform existing Stewardship review process for Q1 cycle.
  • T199254 - Add test evaluation to post mortem review process.
  • Review existing e2e test coverage.
  • Define prioritization scheme.
  • Prioritize e2e testing gaps.
  • T199257 - make current unit testing coverage more visible by reporting out to Engineering Management.
  • T199259 - Platform and Search Platform teams are using TDM PoC
  • T199262 - Identify key Tech Debt areas
    • Worked on this for Platform team - not very many currenty identified
  • T199263 - Put in place Tech Debt management process for PEP
    • Reviewed existing workboards and deciding whether or not to work with existing approach or put one in place that's PEP-only.
  • T199261 - Define base Code Health metric set.

Developer Productivity[edit]

  • Make a hire to create the capacity needed for this program.
  • Write and share a survey to measure developer satisfaction and areas for investment. - task T197635

Other work[edit]


  • Q1 goals task: T198389 Q1 Selenium framework improvements
    • T188742 Run tests daily targeting beta cluster for all repositories with Selenium tests - nice progess, slow beause of train 🚂
      • Side effect: jobs get migrated to Docker containers
    • T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki - will be mostly resolved by previous task

Gerrit =[edit]

  • thcipriani: Working on plugin for user management -- will fill task

Phabricator =[edit]


  • Spoke to Victoria/Toby last week and there's a desire to develop QA within the foundation. Started working/noodling on QA strategy/planning and discussion with EMs (EMs == Engineering Managers ???? )



  • What I plan to do this week
    • Blocker dropped to migrate BlueSpice* extensions to Quibble \o/
    • Drop support for Semantic* extensions. Does not match our CI model
    • (stretch goal): look at migrating the PHPUnit coverage jobs from Nodepool to Docker
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Out of time to migrate: wikidata-query-gui-build wikimedia-portals-build
    • Need a patch to Quibble to have it use --testsuite=extensions when triggered by mediawiki/core
    • Out of time to craft a patch that would prevent Quibble from running useless command (eg 'npm test' for each job)
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • T196940 Establish shared library for pipeline code used in Jenkins
    • Helping with pipeline workboard triage
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Bike shed shapes/colors
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Continue work on Platform TD
    • QA Strategy/Planning
    • Kartographer case study
    • Setup PM for Phab(?)
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?



  • What I plan to do this week
    • Work with _Joe_ on canary draft setup doc for tomorrow
    • Work on user gerrit plugin, have a dev setup, built a plugin
    • More scap workboard triage
    • More deployment workboard triage
  • What I want help on
  • Other?



Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]

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

Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart