Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20150224



Team Business


Team Workboard


Scrum of Scrums

Blocked on us:
  • Chris is on vacation for next week's Scrum of Scrums. Who will take it?
    • Dan will take it next week

Beta Cluster stability


Isolated CI instances

Quarterly Priority: Disposable VMs -
  • EPIC/Long term goal: Make browser tests voting
  • Looking at packaging Zuul
  • Yuvi back so can loop back with him regarding architecture
  • TL;DR: Antoine relocated and killed his main laptop (water on keyboard) :-/

MediaWiki Releases

edit (EOL: June 2016) (EOL: Nov 2015) (LTS, EOL: May 2017) (LTS, EOL: May 2015)
  • Security release coming Real Soon Now(TM) from Chris

Other Work

  • Move browser test alerts to responsible teams' channels from -releng -
    • Could look at sending them emails as well
  • Let's make a schedule for analyzing browser test failures in Jenkins. Chris and Rummana to work on this today in our regular pairing session.
  • Let's keep merging EAL stuff into repos.
  • MultiMedia team has been needing browser test support in recent times, will probably continue to need it for some time.
  • Chris continues to hack on process description while meeting f2f with Arthur/TPG to keep things reasonable. RelEng and TPG have a lot in common, we need to keep exploiting that and not go different directions.
  • Working on voting jobs for mw-vagrant unit and acceptance tests
  • Polishing mw-selenium rubocop config/fixes for 1.0.0 release
  • Working on mockups for browser test dashboard
  • MediaWiki core handling of sqlite is causing stability issues. This is making a singificant number of builds fail. Tim Starling and Aaron getting involved to help out.
  • MModell is rethinking the deployment train process: (check out the pretty branching-graph thanks to gitgraph.js)




  • mmodell vacation 2/26
  • Chris vacation 2/3/4 March
  • 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.