Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20141125



Team Business

  • Holidays
  • Andrew B changing to UTC+8 2014-12-6 - 2015-01-12
  • Andrew B vacation (afk) December 25th - January 3

Scrum of Scrums


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  • Tech talk, today! (in one hour)
  • Finishing up survey analysis
    • Will send out findings

Browser tests

  • starting to refactor MobileFrontend tests
  • pairing with Rummana on new VisualEditor tests
  • some big changes in Flow function coming any minute, looking to minimize tech debt as that happens
  • builds are very green (pending known bugs)
  • Environment abstraction layer is ready to showcase, iron out final bugs
    • Next week probably, will show to Chris/Željko/Antoine(?)
  • New exceptions added to Ruby coding conventions

All repos need mediawiki_selenium 0.4.1 and the Jenkins jobs HEADLESS_DESTROY_AT_EXIT=false. That is to fix a race condition between jobs that kill other jobs xvfb. "mediawiki_selenium always use the same default xvfb display 99" which blocks: "Jenkins: browser test host performance issue for timed builds"

  • Pick tasks!
  • Bunch of puppet failures since last week:
    • Antoine screwed puppet certs for half a day while attempting to fix an issue
    • manifests errors filled as Tasks by YuviPanda
  • Q: how do we get puppet gurus (read: ops) to fix them?
  • A: On our side to figure out a process to work with ops without being a pain in the a** for them :D






Antoine Q: how to propose a task for Scrum of Scrum Chris A: just add #scrum-of-scrum on the task and ping Chris McMahon with details about it.


  • 11/25 - Željko on a local meetup during releng weekly meeting
  • 11/27 - Thanksgiving (US)
  • 11/28 - Day after Thanksgiving (US)
  • 12/1 - 2 - Mukunda visiting parents (Can check IRC but on slow connection)
  • 12/15-16 - Greg in Michigan (mostly out on Monday, somewhat out on Tuesday, will really really really try to be there for the meeting)
  • 12/20 - 1/4 - Greg on vacation
  • 12/25 - 1/3 - Andrew B on vacation
  • 12/25 - Christmas
  • 12/26 - Day after Christmas
  • 12/19-12/31 - Dan vacation
  • 1/1 - New Years
  • 1/2 - Day after New Years
  • Antoine has no clue yet. Will be on call at worse.