Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20191016


2019-10-16Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • October 8: Željko holiday (Independence Day)
  • October 11: Željko conference (https://2019.webcampzg.org/ )
  • October 14 (Indigenous Peoples' Day): US Staff
  • October 24–27: James at WikidataCon 2019 in Berlin
  • November 1 (All Saints' Day): Željko holiday
  • November 8–10: WikiCon North America (James)
  • November 11 (Veterans' Day): US Staff
  • November 12–15: TechConf19
  • November 16–20: Offsite
  • November 21-30: Jeena
  • November 25-29: Dan
  • November 28–29 (Thanksgiving): US Staff
  • December 1-2: Jeena
  • December 6: Lars (Finnish Independence Day)
  • December 25–31 (Christmas): US Staff
  • December 25–26: Lars, Željko, Christmas
  • 1 January (New Year's Day): US Staff, Lars, Željko
  • 20 January (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): US Staff

Rotating positionsEdit

TrainEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R


  • Jun 24 - wmf.11 - Jeena (with Mukunda)
  • Jul 1 - wmf.12 - No Train (Fourth of July)
  • Jul 8 - wmf.13 - Jeena
  • Jul 15 - wmf.14 - Lars (with Antoine)
  • Jul 22 - wmf.15 - Lars
  • Jul 29 - wmf.16 - Brennen (with Tyler)
  • Aug 5 - wmf.17 - Brennen
  • Aug 12 - wmf.18 - No Train (Wikimania)
  • Aug 19 - wmf.19 - Zeljko 😱
  • Aug 26 - wmf.20 - Zeljko 😭
  • Sep 2 - wmf.21 - Antoine
  • Sep 9 - wmf.22 - Antoine
  • Sep 16 - wmf.23 - Mukunda
  • Sep 23 - wmf.24 - Mukunda
  • Sep 30 - wmf.25 - Tyler Dan
  • 7 Oct - 1.35.0-wmf.1 - Tyler Dan
  • 14 Oct - wmf.2 - Jeena + Lars
  • 21 Oct - wmf.3 - Lars + Brennen
  • 28 Oct - wmf.4 - Brennen + Mukunda
  • 4 Nov - wmf.5 - Mukunda + Antoine
  • 11 Nov - wmf.6 - No Train (Tech conf)
  • 18 Nov - wmf.7 - No Train (Off site)
  • 25 Nov - wmf.8 - Antoine + Jeena (Thanksgiving)
  • 2 Dec - wmf.9 -
  • 9 Dec - wmf.10 -
  • 16 Dec - wmf.11 -
  • 23 Dec - wmf.12 - No Train (Winterval)
  • 30 Dec - wmf.13 - No Train (Still Winterval)
  • 6 Jan - wmf.14 -
  • 13 Jan - wmf.15 -

SoSEdit

  • Aug 14 onward: Zeljko

Team BusinessEdit

Timespent spreadsheetEdit

For the avoidance of doubt: fill out the sheet week number for the previous week

Clinic Duty ProposalEdit

November Offsite/SummitEdit

Book clubEdit

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - September '19 editionEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!

OctoberEdit

Incoming/Needs attentionEdit

  • Decision on FR-Tech code freeze – they say it's our call, not theirs?!

Strine: Decision is with RelEng now Strine doesn't think that anyone is blocked from deploying Erika: No code freeze on anything but payment processor & Central Notice — code freeze for FR Tech Peter: informal suggestions, don't make massive changes to Mediawiki TODO: Check with RelEng - so far, only between Dec 25 - Jan 1 ACTION: Tyler to send note to wikitech-l.

Scrum of Scrums for next weekEdit

Internal team notes, not for pasting into the SoS notesEdit

Incoming from last week (aka this morning)Edit

Outgoing next weekEdit

CalloutsEdit

Train status and happeningsEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor

OKRs, Goals, Betterworks, Oh my!Edit

<3 everyone! Pulled out ones that had dates for this quarter: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technology/Goals/2019-20_Q2#Release_Engineering


Standup!Edit

AntoineEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • Biterg.io bot back in action, might load Gerrit master. Replica does not offer "gerrit query" command :/
    • Jenkins CI plugins cleanup
    • Prepared TechConf
    • Distracted by too many things :-\ --redacted--
  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
    • (E_OVERFLOW) Need full integration test for Quibble (namely actually run it on each patchset proposals)
    • Stretch VM are slower than the Jessie ones https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T232706
    • Some cloudvirt are too slow (T225713 / T223971), needs BIOS change.
    • For Gerrit we need a JMX Prometheus exporter to monitor the JVM https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T184086
      • thcipriani: has been on my backlog a long time :( -- this is something for after gerrit1001 migration

BrennenEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •   Done OKRs / Betterworks
    •  N Not done (but soon!) GPG
    •   In progress Dev environment hackery
    •   Done Input/voting on tech conf sessions
    •   Done A massive distraction: Bought a house
    • Unplanned:
      • TimedMediaHandler scoping conversation - we're gonna do that by end-of-year
      • Read over Seakeeper proposal doc
      • Upgraded to Debian Buster
      • Harrassment training
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Dev environment hackery
    • Make sure local-charts install script works from scratch on buster
    • Further TechConf input, CI session planning
    • Steel myself for next week's train
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


DanEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •   Done (planned) Deploy 1.35.0-wmf.1
    •   In progress (planned) Work on Seakeeper doc
    •   Done (unplanned) Investigate and help with Kartotherian pipeline issues
      • .pipeline/config.yaml issues were solved but this repo is bananas so I gave up trying to better their blubber.yaml
      • Not sure to what extend we'll have to support edge cases like these
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Finish Seakeeper doc
      • Needs resource estimates and breakdown of K8s namespaces
    • Review Mukunda's branch.py patch
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


GregEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


JamesEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •   Partially done More static configuration progress; delayed. Will talk with Krinkle in person next week.
    •   Done PHP72 / PHPUnit8 work continued; MW now actually enforces 7.2+.
    •   Done 1.34.0-rc.0 support.
    •   Done TechConf session scope/direction input.
    •   Done UBNs as they arise.
  • What I plan to do this week
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Concerns from Krinkle re. static config work.
  • Other?
    • I'm flying to London this weekend and will be working from there for Mon–Weds, if you need me.
    • Thu–Sun, will be at WikiDataCon 2019 in Berlin.


Jean-ReneEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    • OKRs completed for me and Quality and Test Engineering team
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Quality and Test Engineering team roadmaping/learning.
    • Code Review WG - setting up engineering team interviews
    • Code Health Metrics WG - setting up feedback sessions
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


JeenaEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •   Done meetings
    • ((not done}} timespent spreadsheet
    •   Done Explore what's needed for new php parsoid service in terms of local-charts/deployment-charts
    •   Done OKRs
    •  N Not done work with zeljko on getting local-charts running
    •   Done book club
    •   Done tech conf voting
    •  N Not done look at seakeeper proposal
    •  N Not done work on some other local dev poc
    • start updating restrouter deployment-charts config for dev purposes
  • What I plan to do this week
    • timespent spreadsheet
    • work with zeljko on getting local-charts running - Željko: feel free to pospond until you're done with train
    • look at seakeeper proposal
    • train
    • update restrouter deployment-charts config for dev purposes
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


LarsEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •   In progress Seek feedback on v3 of CI arch doc, after minor updates.
    •  N Not done Set up Argo in a K8s cluster somewhere.
    •  N Not done Update engprod list on PGP keysigning at offsite.
    •   Done Book club.
    •   In progress Talk with people going to TechConf about new CI.
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Help Jeena with train.
    • Seek feedback on v3 of CI arch doc, after minor updates.
    • Set up Argo in a K8s cluster somewhere.
    • Update engprod list on PGP keysigning at offsite.
  • What I'm blocked on
    • Lack of sunlight
  • Other?


MukundaEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •  N Not done Phatality Deployment, not really urgent but I need to do it to confirm that all the deployment issues are resolved.
    • sort-of   Done Phabricator Deployment - used the deployment window to get `phab1001` set up and deployed with scap
    •   Done Work on Phabricator migrations and disaster recovery stuff
    •   Done Come up with some 1 topic for the focused patch triage (action item for code review working group)
  • Unplanned
    • Random tech support for phabricator and gerrit stuff
    • Started trying to learn emacs + org mode. So far I'm completely lost. (thcipriani: feel free to reach out about this one -- <3 org-mode)
  • What I plan to do this week
    • Finish getting branch.py ready for the wmf production branching (WIP: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/mediawiki/tools/release/+/543248/ )
      • Try to build some tests for branch.py
    • More work on phabricator high-availability & disaster recovery planning.
      • phab1001 should be ready to become the primary server now.
    • Test out phabricator's built-in search engine with an eye toward dropping elasticsearch if the integrated search performs as well.
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?


TylerEdit


ZeljkoEdit

  • What I planned vs did last week
    •   Done Stare at SafeGuard Letter. For hours. Then, sign it.
    •   In progress T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki
    •   In progress T234610 ERROR webdriver: Request failed due to Error: session not created: Chrome version must be between 70 and 73
    •  N Not done T232638 Add accessibility check for Homepage
    •   Done T234085 WMTC19: Themes/Focus Areas Proposals
      •   Done T234088 Theme: Testing
        •   Done T234635 Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 Session: System level testing: patterns and anti-patterns with Selenium
    • not planned
      • WebCamp conferece
  • What I plan to do this week
    • T234610 ERROR webdriver: Request failed due to Error: session not created: Chrome version must be between 70 and 73
    • T199113 All repositories with Selenium tests should use wdio-mediawiki
  • What I'm blocked on
  • Other?
    • Survived half marathon! 🏃‍♂️
    • Got bass guitar for birthday! 🎸
    • Installed macos 10.15 on a laptop, fun times with zsh