Deployment pipeline/FAQ

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What does this mean for me?

  • If you are currently running a service in production, we'll talk to you about migration to kubernetes.
  • If you are building a new service to go into production, please contact us to make sure your service is "born kubernetes", rather than having to migrate a month after deployment.
  • If you don't have or plan to have a service, don't worry about things for now. Changes to non-services will take a while.


  • What is the pipeline intended to be?
  • What is the purpose of the pipeline?
  • How does the Wikipedia movement benefit from the pipeline?
  • How does a developer benefit from the pipeline?
  • How does the WMF release engineering team benefit from the pipeline?
  • How does the pipeline work, in broad strokes?
  • How does a developer use the pipeline?
    • What software does a developer need to install locally to use the pipeline?
  • How can one check the status of the pipeline?
  • How can one get alerted about problems of things in the pipeline?
  • How can one see statics of the pipeline in operation?
    • Number of successful builds and deployments to production?
    • Number of build failures?
  • How can one learn how the pipeline is implemented?

What steps are part of the pipeline?

1. It starts with using Blubber to create a Docker image.

also see: Blubber/Pipeline