Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20150217


Team BusinessEdit

Team WorkboardEdit

Scrum of ScrumsEdit
Blocked on us:

Created in last 7 days -
  • Determine a consistent set of expectations for our team to commit to with this for the short term

Beta Cluster stabilityEdit

Can we answer Nuria's question on QA mail list about Varnish config in beta?

  • Brandon Black from ops
  • Loop her with Mobile team which experimented VCL changes on beta
  • In short, propose a VCL change in operations/puppet , cherry pick the patchset on deployment-salt (puppet master), run puppet on varnish box (should reload varnish). Test, rinse repeat. She might need pairing with someone about how to apply patch on deployment-salt.
  • Echo test user passwords missing:

Isolated CI instancesEdit
Quarterly Priority: Disposable VMs -
  • Should be able to build python packages with embeded dependencies (ops list)
  • Overdue action (Antoine): set a meeting with ops
  • RestBase use-case (email incoming from gabriel/robla)
    • Antoine pretty sure there is a task for it. Met Gabriel already.

MediaWiki ReleasesEdit (EOL: June 2016) (EOL: Nov 2015) (LTS, EOL: May 2017) (LTS, EOL: May 2015)
  • nothing new

Team process improvementsEdit

Chris created sub-tasks, will write more straw man process, meet with Arthur f2f on Friday.

QA for Editing and Mobile Apps teamsEdit

ongoing work

Other WorkEdit



  • Antoine out Friday 13th
    • No internet at home next week
  • Tyler will in town (SF) the week of 16th
  • Chris vacation sometime in March or April dates TBD.
  • Week before hackathon: Team offsite in France -
  • May: Hackathon in Lyon, France
    • Lyon used to be the capital of the area a long time ago. Nice old city, lot of great food, reasonably sunny/hot.