Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-05-01

Engineering Community Team meeting, 1 May 2012

Attending: Mark, Sumana, Guillaume, Chris

List of projectsEdit

  • Testing infrastructure/automation
  • Feature testing efforts
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.19 tarball
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • Bugzilla application management
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics

Who's doing what (this week)Edit

Chris: Highest priority: Feature Test Charters for Weekend Testing May 5, Testing infrastructure/automation, feature testing efforts, 1.20 testing, SF visit for test env. Mark: 1.20 Deployment support, bug triage, BZ application management, volunteer recruitment/encouragement (bug squad) Guillaume: monthly report RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.20 deployment Sumana: Volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC), hackathons and events/conferences in general, Gerrit project ownership, Developer access, 20% time wrangling Claudia: analysis bug database (esp. patch submissions), checking data validity

Testing infrastructure/automationEdit

Working on Labs - top priority for Chris. Visiting SF May 7-12 to work on Labs as test env.

Blog post?

Blog post forthcoming from SF next week perhaps?

Feature testing effortsEdit

TimedMediaHandler, Editor Engagement (AFTv5)


Labs problems with TMH

would like to do a testing project with OpenHatch for AFT, replied to email -early June, AFT testing, OH Chris in charge of this

20% time wranglingEdit


1.19 tarballEdit

(nothing from us this week)

1.20 deploymentEdit

Have preliminary Release Notes, Feature Test Charters, to be finalized today, hopefully after fixing Special:Version

Git and Gerrit migrationEdit

  • Sumana to try to get Chad to take on reorg, use G as resource to restructure pages/info

Bugzilla application managementEdit

Git integration?

Wikimedia blog maintenanceEdit

on hold this week

Training documentationEdit

Contractor to work on ResourceLoader/Gadgets 2.0 docs, Git docs, security training docs, Lua stuff

Monthly reportEdit

Guillaume sprinting on this this week

Communications supportEdit

on hold this week

Engineering activity documentationEdit

pages updated while putting together the monthly report


Sumana continuing to work on bug wrangler hiring, contract help for tutorials

QA Engineer position should go public RSN

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

Sumana working on Berlin travel sponsorships

Conferences in generalEdit

Gerrit project owner groupsEdit

Sumana doing regularly


Sumana running developer access queue Sumana & Mark continuing to do this.

Mark finding personalized tasks for Bug Squad people


Mentors mentoring community bonding period


  • TODO: Sumana: End of term -- need to run quick postmortem

Dev community metricsEdit

- working on checking the validity of the bug database (created from data provided by Mark) - still differences in result set from database and the bugzilla api, a lot of preparation stuff such as setting up postgresConnection in R - papers collected and partially reviewed but not documented yet - to summarize: did a lot of useful but not very successful (showable) stuff - hope there will be better/more news next week


  • Chris - Might be in SF week of May 7 for heavy Labs work.
  • Guillaume: tentative vacation 16-18 May
  • Memorial Day is on Monday, May 28, 2012.