Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20140923



Team Business

  • FOSS OPW projects? (similar to Google Summer of Code but restricted to ladies)
    • modernize rspec?
      • TODO: Chris to write up the idea (with Zeljko)
  • All Hands/Offsite current thinking:
    • 1 day at All Hands (Tuesday, the day before)
    • Week before Paris Hackathon
      • antoine: Wanna come to Nantes? :-] maybe ;) Also, why are you the same color?!
      • What's happening in Paris? yearly european hackathon like Zurich last year. Ohhh. i was thinking something "sooner" :D

From mail Antoine sent on RelEng list (corrected): Mon 19 - FREE (US holiday) / Travel day Tue 20 - FREE Wed 21 - All Hands Thu 22 - All Hands Fri 23 - Usual work day at office Sat-Sun: Free || offsite || team socializing at Alcatraz Mon 26th - tech days Tue 27th - tech days Wed 28th - FREE Thu 29th - FREE Fri 30th - FREE Follow up on mailing list

Scrum of Scrums

  • Dependency wall: (stupid mingle url...)

The proxy itself is like OWASP Zed or whatever, we want to create the ability to send Selenium traffic to that particular proxy.

  • stuffs
  • scap stuffs
  • monitoring based on graphite / Shinken. See YuviPanda announcements
  • Notifications:
    • IRC to #wikimedia-qa already
    • emails sent to a few people ACTION: need more people to be notified and act
    • TODO: Greg to sync up with the potential deployers

Browser tests

  • Pretty much everything that should be passing is passing
    • Throttling executors on Jenkins has improved pass rate
  • Chris is combing through Flow/Echo repos (and a little bit of MobileFrontend) doing refactoring and education per the quarterly goal
    • Chris would like to set up pairing sessions in SF Oct 22/23
  • MMV tests are driving performance measurement
    • Getting them up and running on a new labs instance (multimedia-perf.eqiad.wmflabs)
    • SauceLabs is likely culprit of inaccurate metrics
  • Yslow related, bug asking to add it as a job to run on patchset proposal
  • Spun up a new labs instance for MMV performance testing using MWV (yay)
  • Finalize and send out the survey!
  • Researching:
    • Lightweight monitoring
      • resource monitoring
      • auto bug report helper
      • anonymous reporting
      • cookies & donuts?



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  • 10/3: Zeljko - Conference
  • 10/8: Zeljko - Croation Holiday
  • 10/6 - 10/10 Chris vacation
  • 10/20 - 10/30 - Antoine might skip morning and work during evening {european pov}.
  • 10/27 - 10/29 Chris at Google Test Automation Conference Seattle
  • 10/30 - 10/31 Chris vacation
  • 11/3 - 11/7: Antoine - OpenStack Summit Paris
  • 11/11 - Antoine Holiday (WW1)