Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20180122

Pad for the Release Engineering Team weekly meeting Archive at:


Vacations/Important datesEdit
How to do it
  • Feb 2nd: Mukunda vacation day
  • Feb 9th: thcipriani half-day
  • Feb 19 (Mon): President's Day (All US Staff)
  • Mar 30 (Fri): WMF Holiday
  • April 14 (Fri): WMF Holiday
  • May 15?/16/17: Team offsite in Barcelona
  • May 18-20: Wikimedia Hackathon in Barcelona
  • May 21 (Mon): Tech-Mgt F2F

Team BusinessEdit

Rotating positions and absencesEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:

Jan 15 and Jan 22Edit

  • Train: Tyler
  • SoS: Mukunda
  • Out
    • Jan 15 (Mon): Martin Luther King Day (All US Staff)
    • Jan 22/23: Dev Summit
    • Jan 24: Tech Management F2F
    • Jan 25/26: WMF All Hands

Jan 29 and Feb 05Edit

  • Train: Chad
  • SoS: Tyler
  • Out
    • Jan 29-31: Team offsite

Feb 12 and Feb 19Edit

  • Train: Mukunda
  • SoS: Chad
  • Out:
    • Feb 19 (Mon): President's Day (All US Staff)

Actions from last meetingEdit

Scrum of ScrumsEdit

Greg to copy to etherpad after meeting:

This weekEdit

Release EngineeringEdit

Last weekEdit

Puppet SWATEdit

list of patches you want to submit to Puppet SWAT

Logspam \ Last week's train updatesEdit

Other Team BusinessEdit

Q3 goal/project check-inEdit

All of it in table form:

Quarterly GoalsEdit

Program 1: Outcome 5: Milestone 1: Develop and migrate to a JavaScript-based browser testing stackEdit

Due: End of this quarter
What: Specific improvements to the now canonical framework, see: task T182421, notably:
Upgrade webdriverIO to version 4.9
Investigate replacing nodemw with mwbot
Video recording for Selenium tests in Node.js
Task: task T182421
  • T175179 Create selenium-CirrusSearch-jessie daily Jenkins job
    • Done.

Program 1: Outcome 5: Objective 1: Maintain existing shared Continuous Integration infrastructureEdit

Draft requirements for a Kubernetes based solution for CI - task T183513
Migrate MediaWiki PHPUnit tests to Shipyard (docker-based CI) (~40% of Nodepool usage) - task T183512
Unify production and CI docker image build process - task T177276
  Done 01/15
  • Lack of progress due to Antoine oddities in personal schedule. Requires MySQL backend which is not so trivial to handle.

Program 3: Outcome 1: Objective 2: Identify and find stewards for high-priority/high use code segment orphansEdit

Due: End of quarter
task T174091
  • Meeting with Toby and Victoria scheduled from Feb1

Program 3: Outcome 2: Objective 2: Define and implement a process to regularly address technical debt across the FoundationEdit

Due: End of quarter
task T174095
  • started investigating approaches to syncing up the various tech debt activities across WMF.

Program 3: Outcome 2: Objective 3: Promote and surface important technical debt topics at large gatherings of Wikimedia developers (e.g., DevSummit and Hackathon(s))Edit

Due: End of next quarter
task T174096
  • no progress.

Program 6: Outcome 2: Objective 2: Set up a continuous integration and deployment pipelineEdit

Due: End of this quarter
Keyword: SSD
phab project:
Verify basic functionality of 'production' deployment and image (initially targeting mathoid):
Functional PoC within integration in the deployment-pipeline
Deploy to isolated k8s

Quaterly non-goal "Work"Edit

Program 1: Outcome 1: Objective 1: Scap (Tech Debt Sprint FY201718-Q2)Edit


Program 1: Outcome 5: Objective 1: Maintain existing shared Continuous Integration infrastructureEdit

Program 1: Outcome 6: Milestone 1: Maintain GerritEdit

Program 1: Outcome 6: Milestone 2: Maintain PhabricatorEdit

Streamline logspam workflows by adding some integration with phabricator
Store git-lfs (and other phab uploads) in swift: task T182085

Program 1: Outcome 5: Objective 1: MW Nightlies serverEdit

Other workEdit

*Legacy Encoding Train Blocker port mortem meeting scheduled. 
*Three stewardship review items have been submitted.  Greg and I to review tomorrow. 


Team Kanban Board Review and TriageEdit

Once / month-ish review of backlog(s)Edit

Kanban statsEdit

Burnup chart