Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20161003


Vacations/Important datesEdit

How to do it:

Team BusinessEdit

Time spent spreadsheetEdit

Rotating positions and absencesEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

weeks of Oct 03 and Oct 10Edit

Oct 17 and Oct 24Edit

Actions from last meetingEdit

  • TODO: Antoine write a migration plan for gallium
  • TODO: Talk about release process/strategy first week of Q2 (Oct 3) with Ops (Brandon)
    • GREG: Need to schedule
  • Greg: explore with Andrew/Daniel/Someone after our team meeting(s) on Monday to sync up with what we need from Ops

Scrum of ScrumsEdit
Blocked on us:

This weekEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • New scap (3.3.0)
      • scap caches local config for it's deployment (machines don't have to reach back to tin)

Other Team BusinessEdit

  • Contint root proposal
    • Can we just have an ops person?
    • Proposal: have a short 20 minute meeting with Andrew/Daniel/Someone after our team meeting(s) on Monday to sync up with what we need from Ops


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

  •   Done
  • just gotta drop/delete the instances

Move Gerrit off of ytterbium - task T125018Edit

  •   Done

Reduce Technical DebtEdit

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

  •   Done

Streamline deployments (long-lived branches)Edit

keyresult task:

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

project view:

  • `scap swat` likely to merge soon

Non-Quarterly goal workEdit

CI Scaling/NodepoolEdit

Browser testsEdit

Beta ClusterEdit


  • Deployment didn't happen last week so there are quite a few changes waiting for deploy this week.
  • Database maintenance with jcrespo coming sometime this week, time TBA

DB InconsistenciesEdit and (see also: )

People status updatesEdit


Last weekEdit

  • Gallium migration plan

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Last weekEdit

  • Finish getting scap swat and cli stuff merged
    • Cli part merged, still need scap swat merged
  • Talk with Greg about the automation of deployment blockers, release milestones/tasks, etc.

This weekEdit

  • Hopefully get +2 on scap swat
  • Continue working on deployment blockers and related automation
  • Start working on Q2 goals


Last weekEdit

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This weekEdit

  • mediawiki_selenium feature to show/capture Selenium WebDriver requests to remote browser T94577
  • Improve documentation around running/writing (with lots of examples) browser tests T108108