Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20201216

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2020-12-16[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 23 Dec: Tyler out
  • 23 Dec: No team meeting
  • 24 Dec until Jan 6, inclusive: Lars out
  • 21-23 Dec Jeena, Dan
  • 24 Dec-01 Jan (Holidays + New years): US staff with reqs
  • 6 Jan: All Tech monthly meeting
  • 7 Jan: All Staff monthly meeting
  • 15 Jan: Wikipedia’s Birthday
  • 18 Jan: Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- US staff with reqs
  • 20 Jan: Dan Out
  • 15 Feb: Presidents' Day -- US staff with reqs


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


  • 16 Nov - wmf.18 - Ahmon + Antoine
  • 23 Nov - wmf.19 - No Train - Thanksgiving Thurs/Fri https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T263185
  • 30 Nov - wmf.20 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 7 Dec - wmf.21 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 14 Dec - wmf.22 - Dan + Jeena
  • 21 Dec - wmf.23 - No Train
  • 28 Dec - wmf.24 - No Train
  • 4 Jan - wmf.25 - Jeena + Lars Antoine
    • NB: Lars is only back from holiday on Thursday Jan 7
  • 11 Jan - wmf.26 - Lars + Jeena
  • 18 Jan - wmf.27 - Brennen + Lars (Monday is a holiday)
  • 25 Jan - wmf.28 - Ahmon + Brennen
  • 1 Feb - wmf.29 - Antoine + Ahmon
  • 8 Feb - wmf.30 - Mukunda + Antoine
  • 15 Feb - wmf.31 - Dan + Mukunda

Deploys through the end of the year from product: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aOkLHM8nDtLTXtroNkXT4mV0Fy5cedrJ70Lfeu4WM4I/edit#gid=0

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
  • 2020-11-25: Brennen
  • 2020-12-02: Ahmon
  • 2020-12-09: Tyler
  • 2020-12-16: Antoine

Outgoing[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Final deploy week of the year!

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Scap 3.16.0 released and deployed
  • Dropped scap plugins from mw-config
  • unconditional restart on deploy for opcache corruption deployed
  • https://doc-stage.wmcloud.org/ , staging area for doc.wikimedia.org. Next prod then update related docs.
  • Scap source formatted with Black now
  • Runnable runbook blog

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • k8s l10n CDB build prototyped and working
    • Best thing
      • Commits being merged. Also mandatory fun day was fun.
    • Worst thing
      • N/A

What's on your workboard =[edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
    • Ahmon review
  • Updates:
    • Accumulate background on GitLab k8s deployment, do some experiments
    • XDebug publish images
    • Best thing
    • Video meetings with non-humans
    • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Nothing
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Train
    • PipelineLib updates
    • Copying files as builder requirements from other variants!
    • Best thing
      • Progress on my workbench. Also, a new Blubber feature! (longhand builder.requirements config)
    • Worst thing
      • Decision fatigue on what species of wood to use for the top.
        • birch!
        • walnut! (would be pretty but too $$$ i think)

What's on your workboard[edit]

Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • nope
  • Blocking:
    • no?
  • Updates:
    • Scap source formatted with Black now
    • Working on understanding https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T243009
    • Best thing
      • only a few more days until solstice
      • US coup has failed so far
    • Worst thing
      • am tired all the time and it's dark all the time (read: it's still several days until solstice)

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Q3 Planning
  • Blocking:
    • ???
  • Updates:
    • Best thing
      • Fun day was a fun day
    • Worst thing
      • Too many things to do not enough year to do it

What's on your workboard[edit]