Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200729

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2020-07-29[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it


  • 3-7 August: Greg taking the week off
  • 14 August (fill-in Tyler's birthday :)): US staff with reqs
  • 21 August Mukunda day off
  • 31 August Lars day off
  • 1 Sep: Data center switchover—no train that week
  • 1 Sep: Lars day off
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): US staff with reqs

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


  • 15 Jun - wmf.37 - Lars + Brennen
  • 22 Jun - wmf.38 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 29 Jun - wmf.39 - Antoine + Mukunda (shortened train)
    • Group2 on Wednesday US
  • 6 Jul - wmf.40 - Mukunda + James
  • 13 Jul - wmf.41 - James + Jeena [Note: Also REL1_35 branch.]
  • 20 Jul - wmf.1 - Jeena + Lars
  • 27 Jul - wmf.2 - Lars + Brennen
  • 3 Aug - wmf.3 - Brennen + Ahmon
  • 10 Aug - wmf.4 - Antoine + Mukunda (shortened train)
    • Group2 on Wednesday US?
  • 17 Aug - wmf.5 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 24 Aug - wmf.6 - Dan + Jeena
  • 1 Sep - DataCenter Switchover: no train

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]

Callouts[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]


Individual Tuning Sessions[edit]

Want to start these next week: https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Individual_Tuning_Conversations#The_questions

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • CI now supports REL1_35 branches (and ignores REL1_33).
  • Eliminate elasticsearch dependency from Phabricator search engine
  • Cassandra Docker image
  • Jenkins node Docker image cleanup & re-onlining after disk space recovers
  • Collection of disk space stats on Jenkins workers
  • Credentials and environment variables in PipelineLib
  • Blubber now correctly supports multi-stage artifact copies

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Fence rebuild started!
  • Worst thing
    • Hungry. Desperately need a burrito
      • same. No good burritos in Ojai :(

What's on your workboard[edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week
    • France has been out of COVID confinment since mid may. So it is business as usual!

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Back from vacations!
    • Have a 34 inch monitor
    • Paired with Ahmon, suggested to use Sonatype Nexus instead of the crazy rsync based castor
  • Worst thing
    • Out on this Friday, did triage on Sunday instead
    • Lost gpg passphrase again. Could use a signed tag on integration/gear.git for 5fd9c37 to be tagged as 0.15.1+wmf1

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • I have more pairing sessions now, they seem useful.
    • Welcome back, Dan.
  • Worst thing
    • Still termites (and a rapidly deteriorating polity but who's keeping track really).

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Hiking the John Muir Trail up to Darwin Valley and over the Lamarck Col.
    • Coming home to family and seeing my daughter walking like a boss.
  • Worst thing
    • ... getting over the Lamarck Col.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 27 hours/week (sick)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Peach season :D :D
  • Worst thing
    • Scary things happening in Portland

What's on your workboard[edit]

Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]

Tyler[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Everyone's back!
    • GitLab working document: feel good about process
  • Worst thing
    • Houses are so. much. work.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 101000 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • on vacation for the next 2-3 weeks 🏝
  • Worst thing
    • The only tuning conversations I like include an ukulele 🎸

What's on your workboard[edit]

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