Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20180618


Vacations/Important datesEdit
How to do it
  • June 19: WMF Monthly Holiday -
  • June 18-22: Dan – Vacation
  • July 2: Greg's BDay!!!
  • July 4: US Holiday
  • July 16: Mukunda's bday.....funtimes
  • August 15: WMF Monthly Holiday
  • August ~: Antoine
  • September a week or so - Antoine
  • Middle of August...a few days somewhere - thcipriani

Rotating positionsEdit


Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks:
  • June 11 - wmf.8 - Dan (with Tyler doing Thursday)
  • June 18 - wmf.9 - Dan (no train, SRE summit) <----
  • June 25 - wmf.10 - Dan
  • July 02 - wmf.11 - Zeljko - no train, Fourth of July
  • July 09 - wmf.12 - Zeljko
  • July 16 - wmf.13 - Zeljo
  • July 23 - wmf.14 - Antoine
  • July 30 - wmf.15 - Antoine


  • June 11 - Tyler
  • June 18 - Tyler <----
  • June 25 - Tyler
  • July 02 - Dan
  • July 09 - Dan
  • July 16 - Dan
  • July 23 - Zeljko
  • July 30 - Zeljko
  • August 06 - Antoine
  • August 13 - Antoine

Team BusinessEdit


  • Gerrit duplicate account issue
    • tl;dr ugh, too cutting edge
    • tyler and mukunda pairing after meeting

Q1 Goals time!Edit


  • Per program determine attainable quarterly goals (duh)
  • NB: For the DevProd program I'm just going to put ~"Hire an engineer"
  • TODO: By monday have a list of goals per program.

Scrum of ScrumsEdit

Greg to copy to etherpad after meeting:

This weekEdit

Release EngineeringEdit

Last weekEdit

Release EngineeringEdit

Train status and happeningsEdit

Past week status updatesEdit

All of it in table form:

Quaterly Goals for Q4Edit

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

Migrate away from Nodepool - task T190097
Migrate MediaWiki PHPUnit tests to Shipyard (docker-based CI) (~40% of Nodepool usage) - task T183512
Add Composer support to Blubber - task T186547
Add Python/Tox support to Blubber - task T186545
Add Ruby/Gem/Bundler/Rake support to Blubber - task T188950
  • Gated extensions work with Quibble -
    • Pass for extensions on master/wmf branch. Some edges cases. Should be done by end of week.
    • Nodepool leftover would be ~ 1% of what we used previously.

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

Broad role out of Code Stewardship model.
Update Maintainers/Developers page with currently known Code Stewards.
Use Code Stewardship review process to address gaps.
Deploy dashboard of Code Stewardship Coverage
  • Q4 Stewardship review progress
  • Worked on Dashboard mock-up

Program 3: Outcome2: Objective 2: Define and implement a process to regularly address technical debt across the FoundationEdit

Roll out of technical debt reduction approaches.
Identify early adopter engineering teams to test approaches.
  • Continued evaluation of Platform team Tech Debt and approach to managing.

Program 6: Outcome 2: Objective 2: Prove viability of testing staged service containers alongside MediaWiki extension containersEdit

Add Composer support to Blubber - task T186547
Small, standalone, MediaWiki containers built using Blubber
Limited scope with: Debian Stretch, php7, composer dependencies, Mariadb, Apache (or last two with standalone containers)
Build MW base containers upon branch cut at master branch point from core
Build ext specific containers using MW image as base
  • In progress:
    • Base container image for mediawiki
    • Groovy library for pipeline
  • Got a CI namespace on the k8s cluster thanks to _Joe_!!!

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

Other workEdit




  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Comp changes
    • Annual Review reading/writing
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Meet with RelatedSites code stewards to review sunsetting plans
    • Close out remaining Q4 Stewardship Review tasks.
    • Finish Code Stewardship coverage dashboard
    • Review and communicate Beta Cluster survey results
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Deal with Phabricator and Gerrit issues
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • Gerrit stuffs
    • MediaWiki base image for Q4 goal
    • Scap clean
    • Deploy notes
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


  • What I plan to do this week
    • T190710 Minerva Ruby and Node.js browser tests running side by side
    • T194252 Configure the CI job that runs WikibaseLexeme's browser tests against beta wikidata
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


Team Kanban Board Review and TriageEdit

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

Kanban statsEdit

Burnup chart