Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2021-03-10

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2020-03-10[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 18-19 Mar: Mukunda out.
  • 26 Mar->2 Apr: Dancy out
  • 29 Mar: US staff with reqs


  • 01-02 Apr: Dancy out
  • 12 Apr: US staff with reqs
  • 22 Apr: Earth Day -- US staff with reqs
  • 23 Apr: dancy out

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 (Monday is a holiday)
  • 22 Feb - wmf.32 - Jeena + Dan
  • 1 Mar - wmf.33 - Lars + Jeena
  • 8 Mar - wmf.34 - Brennen + Lars
  • 15 Mar - wmf.35 - Ahmon + Brennen
  • 22 Mar - wmf.36 - Antoine + Ahmon


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
  • 2021-01-06: Tyler
  • 2021-01-13: Text only update
  • 2021-01-20: Mukunda
  • 2021-01-27: Text only update
  • 2021-02-03: Thcipriani
  • 2021-02-10: Thcipriani
  • 2021-02-24: Thcipriani

Outgoing[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Incoming[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

  • It's annual planning time (weeeeee):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rZo0YsYcrlWhXdKJg5pBp9TiQ6Pqvzg7LWKaj4QRWEQ/edit#


Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]


Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Mar '21 edition[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • PipelineLib fully working on releases-jenkins.wikimedia.org

Standup![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Helped Dan investigate beta cluster jenkins job slowness and deployment-db05/db06 issues
    • mw-on-k8s: offline l10n init stuff merged in!
    • train-dev: revived
    • Offline this afternoon
  • Blocked by:
    • null
  • Blocking:
    • nil


Antoine[edit]

  • Updates:
  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:

Brennen[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Bureaucracy
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Train
    • GitLab

Dan[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Various fixes/changes to offline function of MW maintenance scripts merged and backported! (unblocks multiversion image build)
    • However, a new blocker emerges, stronger than the last (j/k but *sigh*). :)

Jeena[edit]

Lars[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • nope
  • Blocking:
    • hopefully not
  • Updates:
    • Got first shot of Covid vaccine
      • some flu-like symptoms and headache, not really 100%
    • train-dev works again
    • T269153 - discussion about "scap apply-patches"
      • waiting for more input and a non-achey head before diving into coding

Mukunda[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Helped dzahn update the phabricator dump script to work with systemd instead of cron.
    • Reviewed, revised and merged a bunch of changes to Phatality.
    • Investigated a couple of phabricator bugs / missing features for monte to estimate the feasibility and level of difficulty to implement.
      • Conduit api results don't include workboard column positions
      • Missing conduit API to create / edit columns
      • Both of these are relatively difficult to implement compared to expectations. The workboard code is fairly messy and not well integrated with the rest of phabricator. Nonetheless, Monte needs these features and I think it may be worth the effort.

Tyler[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Nothing
  • Blocking:
    • ???
  • Updates:
    • AP