Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20180827

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2018-08-27[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • August 29-31: Dan vacation
  • August 31: Greg driving to Kentucky
  • September 3 (Monday): US Holiday (Labor Day)
  • September 7 (Friday) Željko on a conference
  • Mid september - Mid october, Antoine to take off some weeks/days/part time

Rotating positions[edit]

Train[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
  • July 02 - wmf.11 - Zeljko - no train, Fourth of July
  • July 09 - wmf.12 - Zeljko
  • July 16 - wmf.13 - Zeljko
  • July 23 - wmf.14 - Zeljko
  • July 30 - wmf.15 - Mukunda
  • Aug 06 - wmf.16 - Mukunda
  • Aug 13 - wmf.17 - Mukunda (No train - Wednesday is a holiday)
  • Aug 20 - wmf.18 - Tyler
  • Aug 27 - wmf.19 - Dan && Antoine lurking over the shoulders
  • Sep 03 - wmf.20 - Antoine
  • Sep 10 - wmf.21 - Antoine -- No train due to DC switchover
  • Sep 17 - wmf.22 - Antoine
  • Sep 24 - wmf.23 - Zeljko
  • Oct 01 - wmf.24 - Dan
  • Oct 08 - wmf.25 - Dan -- No train due to DC switchover
  • Oct 15 - wmf.26 - Mukunda (last 1.32 wmf.XX release, 1.33 starts the next week)
  • Oct 22 - wmf.1 - Mukunda

SoS[edit]

  • July 04 - Dan
  • July 11 - Antoine
  • July 18 - Antoine
  • July 25 - Tyler
  • Aug 01 - Tyler
  • Aug 08 - Zeljko
  • Aug 15 - Dan (No SoS this week)
  • Aug 22 - Zeljko
  • Aug 29 - Zeljko
  • Sep 05 - Tyler
  • Sep 12 - Tyler
  • Sep 19 - Dan
  • Sep 26 - Dan
  • Oct 03 - Zeljko
  • Oct 10 - Zeljko
  • Oct 17 - Antoine
  • Oct 24 - Antoine
  • Oct 31 - Mukunda

Team Business[edit]

Hiring[edit]

First Offsite[edit]

  • waiting to hear back confirmation from Travel but... I was told that no more offsites can be scheduled next to TechConf in Portland in October, so the week of Nov 5th it is. Monday - Thursday.

Needs attention[edit]

  • Create a production test wiki in group0 to parallel Wikimedia Commons - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T197616
    • Status: Mark H and Amanda reached out to me, I asked for a meeting with Mark H.
    • conclusion: use beta cluster

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Greg to copy to etherpad after meeting: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Scrum-of-Scrums

This week[edit]

Release Engineering[edit]

Last week[edit]

Release Engineering[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Feedback needed (on how problems could have been prevented) from many people/teams on a recent MediaWiki train related incident report.
      • 1.32.0-wmf.13, 9 blockers, feedback needed for 8 of them: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Incident_documentation/20180717-Train
      • Aaron Schulz (Performance), Adam Wight (Scoring Platform), Bartosz Dziewoński (Contributors), Brad Jorsch (MediaWiki Platform), C. Scott Ananian (Contributors), Daniel Kinzler (Wikimedia Deutschland), Timo Tijhof (Performance), Prateek Saxena (Audiences Design)
  • Blocking:

Train status and happenings[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor

Past week status updates[edit]

All of it in table form: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Goals/201718Q4

Quaterly Goals for Q1[edit]

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

tracking task
  • Done
  • Moving this to integration/pipelinelib this week(?)

Code Health[edit]

  • T199253 - Investigate and propose record of origin (ROO) for deployed code (currently Developers/Maintainers page)
    • Started straw man on this.
  • 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.
    • On track to publish report to EMs this week. Mostly manual at this point.
  • T199259 - Platform and Search Platform teams are using TDM PoC
  • T199262 - Identify key Tech Debt areas
  • T199263 - Put in place Tech Debt management process for PEP
  • T199261 - Define base Code Health metric set.
    • WG is formed and kickoff meeting will be either this week or next (waiting on availability response from Kunal)

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_Health_Group/projects/Code_Health_Metrics


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]

Selenium[edit]

  • Q1 goals task: T198389 Q1 Selenium framework improvements
    • T193157 Quibble does not install ffmpeg

Gerrit[edit]

Phabricator[edit]

  • Deployed new antivandalism code now with moarzero false positives.

Jenkins[edit]

QA[edit]

  • Draft QA strategy shared with Greg, Ryan, Corey, Ryan, and Erika.


Standup![edit]

Antoine[edit]

Dan[edit]


Greg[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Get caught up
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Inbox: 97
  • Other?


Jean-Rene[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Post mortems
    • T199253 - Investigate and propose record of origin (ROO) for deployed code (currently Developers/Maintainers page)
    • Publish first monthly Code Coverage report to EMs
    • Stewardship review
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Mukunda[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • Finish prioritizing tasks for the new organized mukunda 2.0beta
    • Finish giving feedback on tech dept phabricator pipe-dream/wishlist document
    • Work on elastic 6 support in Phabricator search
    • Review paladox's gerrit patches
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Tyler[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • What I plan to do this week
    • T179188 Video recording for Selenium tests in Node.js
    • T188742 Run tests daily targeting beta cluster for all repositories with Selenium tests
    • T202787 Document how to implement browser acceptance tests involving OOUI
    • Post mortems for wmf.13 and wmf.14
    • A volonteer asked to talk with somebody about CI
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • Timo added me to wdio-mediawiki NPM package collaborators
    • My garage is so clean that I go there and just enjoy the site from time to time

Grooming[edit]

Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]


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


Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart