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Vacations/Important dates[edit]

How to do it
  • March 29–April 1: James out (New Hampshire)
  • March 31: DST switchover in .eu, elsewhere ish.
  • April 9-12: Greg at tech-mgt F2F in Portland
  • April 17-19 (Wednesday - Friday) - Željko vacation
  • April 18-19 (Thursday, Friday) - Lars vacation in Chicago
  • April 22 (WMF Holiday) - US Staff
  • April 22-27: Team offsite in Chicago
  • April 29: Moved WMF Holiday for US staff at offsite
  • May 1st - Lars, Antoine and Željko, Labor Day / May Day
  • May 8th - Antoine, 1945 victory
  • May 15 (Wednesday) - Željko vacation
  • May 16-20 - Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 (Prague, Czechia)
    • Attending: Greg, JR, Zeljko, James, and Jeena
  • May 30th-31th - Antoine, Feast of the Ascension
  • June 10th - Antoine, Pentecost -- see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastertide for Antoine/France Easter holidays
  • May 27 (Memorial Day) - US Staff
  • June 6-7 - Brennen, Apogaea
  • June 19 (Juneteenth) - US Staff
  • July 22 - August 9 - Željko vacation
  • August 25 - September 4 - Brennen vacation

Rotating positions[edit]


Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R
  • Jan 07 - wmf.12 - Dan
  • Jan 14 - wmf.13 - Dan
  • Jan 21 - wmf.14 - Mukunda
  • Jan 28 - wmf.15 - No Train (All Hands)
  • Feb 04 - wmf.16 - Mukunda
  • Feb 11 - wmf.17 - Tyler
  • Feb 18 - wmf.18 - Tyler
  • Feb 25 - wmf.19 - Antoine
  • Mar 04 - wmf.20 - Antoine
  • Mar 11 - wmf.21 - Zeljko 🐌
  • Mar 18 - wmf.22 - Zeljko 💣
  • Mar 25 - wmf.23 - Dan
  • Apr 01 - wmf.24 - Dan
  • Apr 08 - wmf.25 - Mukunda
  • Apr 15 - 1.34.0-wmf.1 - Mukunda
  • Apr 22 - wmf.2 - NO TRAIN, team offsite
  • Apr 29 - wmf.3 - Tyler
  • May 06 - wmf.4 - Tyler
  • May 13 - wmf.5 - Antoine
  • May 20 - wmf.6 - Antoine
  • May 27 - wmf.7 - Zeljko
  • June 03 - wmf.8 - Zeljko


  • Zeljko 4eva! :)

Team Business[edit]

Book club[edit]

Spring Offsite[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - March '19 edition[edit]

Add as you have them!

Q4 Goals planning[edit]

etherpad: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/releng-1819Q4-goals
Due: Monday March 18th, aka this Friday

Posted online at their respective locations:

Annual Planning is coming up[edit]

  • Something new this year
    • ...

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

  • Jenkins upgrade
    • Antoine is doing it now :)

branch cutting[edit]

  • our current branch cut method is broken due to HTTP Token on gerrit being disabled for security reasons.
    • TODO: create a task about this, add to train as a blocker
    • Tyler and Mukunda and $OTHERS to chat after this meeting
    • 2019-03-25: any other follow up needed?
    • Zeljko has managed to cut branch for last week's train

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

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

Incoming from last week[edit]

Outgoing this week (wrong section heading is on purpose for copy/pasting into Scrum of Scrums etherpad[edit]

Release Engineering[edit]


  • Release Engineering

Train status and happenings[edit]


Quarterly Goals for Q3[edit]


TEC1 (Maint): Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

GOAL: Automate the generation of change log notes
WHO: Mukunda, (Tyler on backup)

TEC1 (Maint): Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

GOAL: Investigate notification methods for developers with changes that are riding any given train
WHO: Mukunda, Tyler

TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 1 / Output 1.2[edit]

GOAL: Instrument Quibble for data collection
WHO: Mukunda, Antoine
  • I haven't gotten any responses about where to put the data. Hopefully graphite & promethius will work. Otherwise I guess logstash?

TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 1 / Output 1.2[edit]

GOAL: Create a graph where time is spent and make a prioritized list for improvements.
WHO: Mukunda, Antoine

TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 2 / Output 2.1[edit]

GOAL: Select and integrate a code health metric solution into our tooling.
WHO: JR, ...
  • Yes Done SonarQube is currently integrated into our CI on the experimental pipeline.

TEC3 (Pipeline): Outcome 3 / Output 3.1[edit]

Adopt more services into Deployment pipeline - task T212801
cxserver, ORES (partially), citoid, changeprop, cpjobqueue (stretch)
Deploy eventgate
WHO: Dan, Tyler, Lars
  • changeprop

TEC12 (DevProd): Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

GOAL: Conduct interviews with development stakeholders and compile a report that informs future work creation of a rubric.
WHO: Jeena, Mukunda

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

Develop and communicate guidelines and best practices for successful Code Stewardship.
(Continued from Q2) Update/refresh review queue (review process for initial code deployment)
  • worked on last week. Wrapping up this week.

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 2 / Output 2.2[edit]

GOAL: 5 of the 15 prioritized repositories have at least 1 end-to-end test - task T206621
WHO: Zeljko

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 2 / Output 2.3[edit]

Evolve/develop tools and processes to support the PE refactoring effort to improve code health.
Develop common test strategy that enable teams to engage in more effective and efficient testing practices. (maybe should be output 2.4?)
WHO: JR, Core Platform Team

Yes Done action list in place

  • worked on test strategy last week. Wrapping up this week.

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 3 / Output 3.2[edit]

Speak at All Hands on the status of Technical Debt
Engage and coach development teams on their approach to managing technical debt.
WHO: JR, Core Platform Team

TEC13 (Code Health): Outcome 4 / Output 4.1[edit]

GOALs: Code Health Dashboard with 50% of repositories covered.
WHO: JR, Core Platform Team

Other non-goal work[edit]



  • thcipriani: I want to make ACL changes
  • thcipriani: I want to turn back on http tokens



QA/Code Health[edit]




  • What I plan to do this week
    • Quibble patches + release + deploy
    • Zuul patches if at all possible
    • Gerrit rights
    • Catchup on CI working group
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Final CI WG meeting Monday, associated tasks.
    • Return focus to local-charts dev
    • Follow up on Gerrit learning
    • Follow up on new developer docs question before Docker SIG meeting Thursday
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


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


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Gerrit meeting
    • Quality and Test Engineering sub-team discussion with T&C most likely
    • Offsite program planning
    • Team process proposal (uhoh! ;) )
    • Annual planning, make a meeting (and process on how to do it) in early April for async releng team planning
    • Move branch cut for REL_1.33 forward, deal with phab train blocker tasks @waiting on mukunda re https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/P8258
    • Read some CD book :)
  • What I'm blocked on
    • stupid head cold
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Structured Data on Commons team support (nominally the last week I'm doing this?)
    • Was fiddling with JS code coverage of MW core; will poke this some more.
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • Yay for UBNs.


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Wrap up Q3 goals for Code Stewardship best practices and Test Strategy
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Merge local-charts mediawiki installation into master pending approval. I have tested various configurations of services hosted in minikube and outside and all seems well.
    • Add documentation / install script for Mac OS local-charts setup
    • Read book
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • Not here Monday


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Read CD book
    • Read Go book
    • Read Blubber code
    • Finish CI future WG, publish report, deal with reactions
  • What I'm blocked on
    • pain in the neck
  • Other?



  • What I plan to do this week
    • Gerrit ACL updates
    • Gerrit 2.15.12
    • Gerrit ReadOnly plugin
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • T219156 Generate baseline analysis of all extensions
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]

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

Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart