Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20160815


Vacations/Important datesEdit

How to do it:

  • July 25 - August 15: Željko vacation. Will have laptop with me. Reachable via phone.
  • July 30 - August 21: Antoine vacation. At home 1st week.
  • Sept 05: US Holiday (Labor day)
  • Sept 16: Q2 goals draft published
  • Sept 23: Q2 goals finalized
  • Oct 01: Start of Q2
  • October 10: US Holiday (Indigenous People's Day)
  • October 17-21: Offsite in Washington D.C.
  • October 31: Mukunda maybe?
  • November 24: US Holiday (Thanksgiving)
  • January 9-11: Dev Summit
  • January 12-13: All Hands

Team BusinessEdit

Time spent spreadsheetEdit

Rotating positions and absencesEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

weeks of Aug 8 and Aug 15Edit

weeks of Aug 22 and Aug 29Edit

Actions from last meetingEdit

  • TODO: Tyler - reply to Faidon's comment, keeping focused on getting off of gallium for now, we don't really care which network
  • TODO: Chad - lay out ideation on the LongLivedBranches task to then get Timo to review ( )
  • TODO: Dan - Check status of the gem update to fix the https issue

Scrum of ScrumsEdit
Blocked on us:

This weekEdit

Last week ... Ooops, didn't happenEdit

Other Team BusinessEdit


Q1 goal/project check-inEdit

Phase out Ubuntu PreciseEdit

Replace primary production Continuous Integration host (gallium) - task T95757Edit

Upgrade Phabricator database servers to Maria10/Jessie - task T138460Edit

  •   Done

Upgrade Beta Cluster database servers to Maria10/Jessie - task T138778Edit

Move Gerrit off of ytterbiumEdit

  •   Done

Reduce Technical DebtEdit

Perform a technical debt analysis of software and services maintained by WMF Release Engineering - task T138225

  • Actions:
    • Fill out Redux Redux (THIS WEEK - week of Aug 1)
    • Based on Redux Redux identify the one thing to focus on (NEXT WEEK - week of Aug 8)

Hot spots:

  • MW 3rd party release, l10nupdate, (and probably swat) tooling
  • Nodepool

Streamline deployments (long-lived branches)Edit

keyresult task:

  • Convert our production deployment strategy to use long-lived branches - task T89945

project view:

  • added scap plugins functionality
    • can create special tooling eg: 'scap swat'
  • unresolved:
    • caching stuff (see also Chad's TODO)
    • build tooling to replace make-wmf-branch
    • documentation

Non-Quarterly goal workEdit

SWAT deploy changesEdit

  • European SWAT deploys next steps (task T137970
    • NEXT: Next week :)

CI Scaling/NodepoolEdit

Browser testsEdit

Beta ClusterEdit


DB InconsistenciesEdit

People status updatesEdit


Last weekEdit

  • Vacation

This weekEdit

  • Vacation


Last weekEdit

  • DB consistencies ....
  • Long lived branches
  • CI outage incident report

This weekEdit


Last weekEdit

This weekEdit


Last weekEdit

This weekEdit

  • Mediawiki train: 1.28.0-wmf.15
  • LLB
    • Continue working on the `scap swat` tool, more experimentation with gerrit api
    • Deploy release-tools repo with scap3 (if time allows)


Last weekEdit

  • Scap update
  • train
  • analytics/refinery move

This weekEdit

  • Bugfix scap update
  • Parsoid rollout via scap3
  • Try to stay on top of gallium things
  • Incident report for CI outage!


Last weekEdit

  • Vacation

This weekEdit