Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-03-20

TLDR meeting, 20 March 2012

Attending: Mark, Sumana, Chris McMahon Guillaume on vacation RobLa - experimenting with letting him sleep in :-)

List of projectsEdit

  • Project plan for QA testing
  • QA FY 2013 planning
  • Code review meistering
  • 1.19 stuff: deployment & release support
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • SWIFT deployment support
  • TMH testing
  • Editor Engagement testing
  • Bug Triage
    • Individual developer assignment work (what bugs are assigned to whom)
  • Testing infrastructure
  • Bugzilla application management
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering project documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)
    • Conferences in general
  • Commit Access
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics

Who's doing what (this week)Edit

Chris: Project plan for QA testing, QA fiscal year 2013 planning, testing project for TimedMediaHandler, working with Antoine to get testing infrastructure in place on Labs, testing Editor Engagement software Mark: 1.19 Deployment support, bug triage, BZ application management, volunteer recruiting & encouragement Guillaume: off this week RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.19 deployment followup, Git migration, Budget, meetings meetings meetings Sumana: Commit access, volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC and UCOSP), hackathons and events/conferences in general, engineering project documentation (git)

Project plan for QA testingEdit Chris to talk to Siebrand/Niklas

Fiscal Year 2013 planningEdit

Rob, Sumana, Chris have to have prelim plans by 20 March Rob & Sumana disappearing much of today & tomorrow

Code review meisteringEdit

Unreviewed code will get into Gerrit, get reviewed there.

1.19 stuff: deployment & release supportEdit

How did the triage go?

We got the # of bugs down from about 38 to 4, for the tarball Mark to track someone down for these

Git and Gerrit migrationEdit

We have the opportunity to do more training. Set expectations: March-April: more training, productivity hit

a top priority for sumana chasing a bunch of work

SWIFT deployment supportEdit

Trying to move to Swift originals at end of May, effort soon (this month) to test it on deployment infrastructure

Chris trying to keep in Ben's loop re this

TimedMediaHandler testingEdit

Dev is complete, extension is available on Commons Lab, there's a bit of a test plan

Editor Engagement testingEdit

Chris met with Fabrice et al., figuring out stuff. There are features in various states of progress being tracked in lots of different docs. Chris meeting with Ian. This is pretty high priority

Bug TriageEdit

Mark is seeing significant issues with API & Gadgets. Mark to plan triage about it this week. Thurs or Fri

Individual developer assignment work (what bugs are assigned to whom)Edit

hiatus this week

Testing infrastructureEdit

Emulation wikis on Commons - updating of wikis to new versions, undocumented ad hoc process. Chris aims to get that standardized, and aims to eventually make those the standard testing env for staff, volunteers, & Chris

Beta Labs! continuing. Chris coordinating with Timo & Antoine

Bugzilla application managementEdit

Git integration

Wikimedia blog maintenanceEdit

(G on vacation)

Training documentationEdit

Nothing this week

Monthly reportEdit

Please continue to add updates for your work as regularly as possible. (G on vacation)

Communications supportEdit

(G on vacation)

Engineering project documentationEdit

(G on vacation)


Rob; not in this meeting

Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)Edit

Sumana doing general planning, figuring out Berlin attendance

Conferences in generalEdit

Various talks have been submittedl OSBridge CfP now open till 30 March

Commit AccessEdit

Sumana wrote giant email, needs to revise some pages


Sumana & Mark continuing to do this.


Approved; Monday 26th is when formal proposals will start coming in


Wiktionary template social engineering held up on friction with the Wiktionary community

Dev community metricsEdit

On hold, waiting for Claudia to do some Bugzilla-related stuff in March


  • Chris out of office Thurs & Fri
  • Rob out-of-office week of Mar 26
  • Guillaume: vacation / travel March 15th–25th

Mark leaving us, end of May