Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20160523



Vacations/Important dates


How to do it:

  • Greg's parental leave plan, visually:
  • May 20: Antoine
  • May 26-27: Željko - local holiday
  • Late May - draft Q1 (July 1st - Sept 30th) due
  • May 30: US HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
  • June 1st: Tyler - afternoon only
  • June 15-24: Chad - Vegas/EDC
  • June 22nd - 28th : Wikimania in Italy
  • July 1st - Q1 goals published
  • July 1st – Annual Plan, Budget, Risks Document and FAQ are posted
  • August: Antoine - France holiday - because french. :)
  • August 1st - 5th: Mukunda - vacation: Concert & relaxation
  • August 22-September 9: Dan - paternity leave part deux
  • January 2017 : Dev Summit + All Hands (presumably)

Team Business


Rotating positions


Train conductor


Week of ...

Maniphest query for these tasks:

Scrum of Scrums representative


(bad time for EU folks) Dan, Tyler, Chad, Mukunda Week of ...

  • Feb 08: Tyler
  • Feb 15: Dan
  • Feb 22: Tyler
  • Feb 29: Tyler
  • Mar 07: Chad
  • Mar 14: Chad
  • Mar 21: Mukunda
  • Mar 28: Mukunda
  • Apr 04: Tyler
  • Apr 11: Tyler
  • Apr 18: Tyler/Mukunda
  • Apr 25: Tyler/Mukunda
  • May 02: Mukunda
  • May 09: Chad
  • May 15: Tyler
  • May 23: Tyler
  • May 30: Chad?
  • June 6: Chad?

CI point person

  • How was it Tyler? :)
    • That one documentation page he wrote...

Actions from last meeting


Time spent spreadsheet


Scrum of Scrums

Blocked on us:

Other Team Business

  • can we find a set of things that a contractor would be a useful investment in?
    • calendar stuffs for code-review/deployments/etc???
  • Phabricator priority thing from Quim...

Q4 goal/project check-in


Consolidate deploy tools / Train 2.0


Migrate remaining services to scap3
Services Team owned services and MW - task T109926
All other services - task T129290

Differential Migration


All tasks tagged for this quarter:
Initial documentation of example Differential workflows (with Gerrit equivalents) - task T117058
Phase 1 repository migration - task T130418
Migrate wikimedia-iegreview to Differential - task T132174
Migrate wikimedia-wikimania-scholarships to Differential - task T132173
Spec out needed glue for Differential to Gearman to Nodepool - task T130949
Determine method of getting changes (diffs) to the nodepool instances - task T131378
Cross-repository gating of changes pre-merge in Differential - task T131955
Should wait until Github replication is managed by Phab



Evaluate available JavaScript end-to-end testing frameworks. - task T108874
Prototype new JS framework. - task T131121
Send out user satisfaction survey. - task T131123

- Željko working on his JavaScript skills - Željko will ping Dan, he needs to become owner of Malu NPM package so he can update it

Non-Quarterly goal work


CI Scaling/Nodepool

  • Mw extensions PHP jobs to move to Nodepool instances
  • Jenkins upgrade on hold due to incompatbility of the Jenkins Gearman plugin. Details at
  • I have learned Homebrew let you install Gearman/Jenkins easily ;-}

Browser tests


- slow progress on Ownership of Selenium tests

 - 4 repos still do not have owners, including mediawiki/core

- Migration of browsertests* Jenkins jobs to selenium* jobs finished

 - the last repository to move was Wikidata
 - browsertests-Wikidata* job are not yet deleted
 - moved repos are pretty stable, but far for perfect

Beta Cluster


deployment-tin cannot ssh.