Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200902

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2020-09-02[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 1 Sep: Data center switchover—no train that week
  • 1 Sep: Lars day off
  • 1 Sep: Antoine kids heading back to school
  • 3-4 Sep: Brennen camping
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): US staff with reqs
  • 12 Oct: Indigenous People's Day
  • 3 Nov (Election Day): US staff with reqs
  • 11 Nov (Veterans day): US staff with reqs
  • 26-27 Nov (Thanksgiving): 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


  • 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
  • 7 Sep - wmf.8 - Jeena + Lars
  • 14 Sep - wmf.9 - Lars + Brennen
  • 21 Sep - wmf.10 - Brennen + Ahmon
  • 28 Sep - wmf.11 - Ahmon + Antoine

Status[edit]

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

SoS[edit]

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/
  • 2020-08-26 onwards: Deb is in charge/SoS is async

Outgoing[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]


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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Reduced the number of non-failure FAILURE messages in CI
  • After 9 months, Aphlict is finally back.
  • Scap version 3.15.0 released (in git, if not as .deb yet)

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • scap sync working in train-dev
  • Worst thing
    • MW l10n

What's on your workboard =[edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Finally updated CI jobs for git v2 / checking out in a local branch and fetch all tags
  • Worst thing
    • PHP proc_close() doesn't quite terminate the spawned backgrounded process :D

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • So far GitLab is easy to configure
    • Pandoc for slide decks is pretty neat: `pandoc --self-contained -t slidy ./foo.md > slides.html`
  • Worst thing
    • The endless doomscroll

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • The prospect of much more space.
  • Worst thing
    • Not there yet.

What's on your workboard[edit]

Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Peach
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Had fun while on vacation: hack hacky hack. New project is excit... wait, not talking about new project. Cake! I had cake!
  • Worst thing
    • The blinding light is an oncoming train. And not in a good way.

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]

Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Done. Moving.
    • GitLab consultation starting to move...today's the day...
    • Archiving a bunch of GitHub repos
  • Worst thing
    • Lots of things hinge on the GitLab consultation... :)

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

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