Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20161121

2016-11-21Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

How to do it: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Time_off

  • November 24+25: US Holiday (Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 30: Tyler: eye appointment 1:45pm -- may be useless afterwords (antoine: eyes are definitely useful, keep them)
  • Dec ~23 - ~ Jan 03: Antoine (yearly trip around the country for familly events)
  • December 26: Željko Holiday (St Stephen's Day)
  • December 26-30: XMas Holiday
  • January 2nd: New Year's Day (observed)
  • January 6: Željko Holiday (Epiphany)
  • January 9-11: Dev Summit
  • January 12-13: All Hands
  • January 16: MLK Jr Day
  • February 20: President's Day
  • March 13: New day off for some reason
  • April 14: New day off for some reason

Team BusinessEdit

Time spent spreadsheetEdit

Rotating positions and absencesEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/u/blockers

Oct 31 and Nov 7Edit


Nov 14 and Nov 21Edit

Nov 28 and Dec 5Edit

Dec 12 and Dec 19Edit

Dec 26 and Jan 2Edit

Actions from last meetingEdit


Scrum of ScrumsEdit

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/64/
Blocked on us: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/h7YTCBTJsepS/#R

This weekEdit

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • 1.28 this week!

Last weekEdit

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
  • Updates
    • 1.28 rc.1 this week (for realz)
    • Phabricator update this week (Wednesday) with Calendar improvements (in support of DevSummit)

Other Team BusinessEdit

QA HireEdit

  • continuing to do HM screens
  • setting up interviews with the rest of the loop

OffsiteEdit

  • Greg needs to make a timeline for some of the action items

Q2 goal/project check-inEdit

Future of CI planEdit

Determine future composition of the CI infrastructure with a plan on how to get there without disrupting expected services and performance.
  • Meeting scheduled with Mark, Faidon, Chase, Antione, Dan, Tyler, and Greg for December 8th.
  • Tangentially related: CI staging + contint2001 are things
    • Would like to spend some time this week getting CI-Staging project setup -- allows me (tyler) to help with contint2001 more
  • Experimental Docker based instance up and running
    • Need help on figuring out NPM (and other package) caching

Migrate MediaWiki deploys to scap3 (part 1)Edit

Use a unified git repo for MW deploysEdit

  • Bug with scap 3.3.1 (old unused feature) found in beta.
  • Will probably land fixes, bump version, and finally get a new version (3.4.0 -- as antoine pointed out)
  • Want to land Flatten MedaWiki deploy into a single git repo this week
    • Watch on beta cluster over the holiday
    • cut new release and push to production after

Assess new directory structure and how it will interplay with MWEdit

Interplay with MW should be minimal at this point.

When we move to either:

  • git transport
  • rsync of the .git directory

Space becomes a concern; however, git already optimizes for this use-case; it would take a lot of changes before the space impact becomes untenable.

History outweighs the benefits.

Stretch goal: Replace rsync with git syncingEdit

Nope. not this quarter.

Release MediaWiki 1.28Edit

  • almost....

Non-Quarterly goal workEdit

Browser testsEdit

Beta ClusterEdit

PhabricatorEdit

  • Upgrade finally happened. Lots of bugs got fixed, new ones introduced, then hotfixed.

DB InconsistenciesEdit

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T132416 and https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T104459 (see also: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Development_policy#Database_patches )


People status updatesEdit

AntoineEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Ploticus/EasyTimeline log spam + font not showing on ZH wiki
    • Patches prepared/tested to be deployed
  • Nodepool quota bump to happen (hopefully) + move PHP jobs to it
    • Agreed. Have to push the button
  • Jenkins 2.x testing??
    • New production Jenkins
    • Staging platform in labs
  • Assist Docker experiment
  • Clone mw/core for the job running against operations/mediawiki-config (for dcausse/Erik B)

This weekEdit

  • (week-end project) ElasticSearch/Kibana on CI for build logs
  • Ploticus/EasyTimeline this weeek
  • Nodepool quota to be bumped early this week. Labs needed clarifications.
  • Clone mw/core for the job running against operations/mediawiki-config (for dcausse/Erik B)

ChadEdit

Last weekEdit

  • More security mess
  • rc.1

This weekEdit

  • 1.28!

DanEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Continue hacking on proof of concept integration/docker instance(?)
  • Improve scap target failure tolerance

This weekEdit

MukundaEdit

Last weekEdit

This weekEdit

TylerEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Scap 3.3.1-1 out the door
  • Train
  • assemble 3.4.0


This weekEdit

  • Line up next 2 scap releases
  • CI staging

ŽeljkoEdit

Last weekEdit

  • T108108 Improve documentation around running/writing (with lots of examples) browser tests
  • pairing with Rummana on Node.js+Selenium tests for VisualEditor
  • pairing with Elena on Ruby+Rspec tests for Echo API
  • Senior QA Analyst hiring

This weekEdit

  • T108108 Improve documentation around running/writing (with lots of examples) browser tests
  • pairing with Rummana on Node.js+Selenium tests for VisualEditor
  • pairing with Elena on Ruby+Rspec tests for Echo API
  • Senior QA Analyst hiring