Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200513

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2020-05-13[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 11 May - Mukunda vacation (use it or lose it)
  • 17-22 May: EngProd Virtual Offsite (your home) - Everyone
  • 25 May (Memorial Day): (US?) Staff with reqs, also Lars (swapped with 21st)



Rotating positions[edit]

Train[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Important_dates


  • 4 May - wmf.31 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 11 May - wmf.32 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 18 May - wmf.33 - NO TRAIN (virtual offsite)
  • 25 May - wmf.34 - Mukunda + James
  • 1 Jun - wmf.?? - James + Jeena
  • 8 Jun - wmf.?? - Jeena + Lars
  • 15 Jun - wmf.?? - Lars + Brennen
  • 22 Jun - wmf.?? - Brennen + Antoine
  • 29 Jun - wmf.?? - Antoine + Mukunda

= Status[edit]

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

SoS[edit]

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

Internal team notes, not for pasting into the SoS notes[edit]

SoS going async for now. 🎻

Outgoing[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • [Low priority] SRE Service Ops: Provide our special component/php72 in buster-wikimedia — T250515
    • [Low priority] Wikibase team: Fix WikibaseLexeme DB errors from phpunit tests – T249838, blocking T246358
    • [Low priority] Growth team: Fix Flow DB errors from phpunit tests – T249839, blocking T246358
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:

Callouts[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

Book club[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - May '20 edition[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • The release train branch cut is now an automatic job
  • Wikimedia Portals build and WDQS data release jobs moved to docker
  • The Continuous Integration instances on WMCS have been fully migrated off Jessie! T236576
  • Scap 1.14.0 released (by releng) and deployed (by serviceops)
  • Setting up a local dev environment for Phabricator: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Local_Dev_Environment

Virtual Offsite[edit]

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: XX hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week
    • Modulo occasional sessions to stare into space in the yard.

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Collaboration with an attentive and responsive volunteer getting the train fixed.
  • Worst thing
    • See above.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


James[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Deleting the last jessie boxes
  • Worst thing
    • Bashing my head against GitHub's and gerrit's APIs.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 20 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • It's waffle with cream cheese and fruits season
    • deploying blubber
  • Worst thing
    • I had a dream about having french toast but I don't have all the ingredients

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • scap apply-patches submitted to Gerrit
  • Worst thing
    • It took way too much effort to get apply-patches done

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: ~40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • slack was down, lol
  • Worst thing
    • tried to log on to slack

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: ~40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Pipeline meeting starting again/train local dev starting (I hope :))
  • Worst thing
    • anticipating meeting defrag

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 30-40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • GSOC 👩‍💻👨‍💻
  • Worst thing
    • Closing the company. There's always one more thing to do. 🏦
    • Watercooler ⚰️ 😢

What's on your workboard[edit]

What's on no-one's workboard[edit]