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Latest comment: 4 months ago by Jforrester in topic Deployment template

The schedule says things like "phase 1, phase 2, phase 3" and this page says "group0, group1, group2". Further, I don't think loginwiki is phase 1 or group0 anymore. --marktraceur (talk) 20:31, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Yeah...... so, I think I'mma gonna kill mw:Roadmap#Schedule_for_the_deployments (just that section, leave the rest) and replace it with a description of our WMF-specific release cycle (where when, generaly) and point to Deployments for the canonical list of what's coming when for specific wmfXXs. Greg Grossmeier (talk) 17:51, 15 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Would it be useful to mark SWAT patches to be self-deployed by the author?

I've noticed that most patch authors with deployment privileges prefer to scap their own changes. However, it's not clear who plans to do this unless the reader has memorized the list of deployer names. When all patches will be self-deployed, there's no need to have any single person managing the SWAT process (AIUI) so tagging oneself might be useful? For discussion...

This would be possible to automate if Template:ircnick included some code to check against the list of deployers, and perhaps add a colored dot or icon next to the name if the author has permissions to scap. Awight (talk) 08:40, 18 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Personally, when I'm intending to deploy something myself I don't put it in the SWAT window so as to leave more spaces for people without deployment rights. There's usually good times still open on the calendar outside of the windows. Anomie (talk) 14:04, 18 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Outdated infobox?

The notes in the infobox currently put the first SWAT of the day at 6:00 Pacific, but the current calendar entries start at 4:00 PDT (which I assume is the same as Pacific). The infobox also claims that on Wednesday, the second SWAT of the day is at 10:00 Pacific, but in the current calendar it’s at 11:00 PDT just like on Monday and Thursday. Is the infobox wrong/outdated, or is the calendar being created incorrectly? --Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE) (talk) 11:17, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE): Good spot, updated. Jforrester (talk) 18:54, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply
Great, thanks! --Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE) (talk) 10:58, 13 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

No deployments next week?

@Greg Grossmeier: We see on Deployments/Yearly calendar that there will be no deployments or backports next week, but the detailed Deployments calendar still includes regular backport windows. Please advise! —Awight (talk) 07:43, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sorry about that, calendarbot saw there was not train and posted the new schedule. The yearly calendar is correct: no deploys except emergencies next week Thcipriani (talk) 22:44, 7 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Deployment schedule for weeks of August 30 weeks is missing!

I notice that deployment schedule for weeks of August 30 is missing. Any plans to add them? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 20:46, 28 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

They were fixed by @Thcipriani in this edit, thanks for spotting! Jforrester (talk) 15:28, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply


Please consider fixing Thurdsay's schedule: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deployments&oldid=1949425

  • UTC evening backport and config training: 21:00–22:00 UTC: Deployer Brennen (brennen)
  • UTC late backport window: 21:00–22:00 UTC: Deployer Roan (RoanKattouw), Lucas (Lucas_WMDE), Martin (Urbanecm)

4nn1l2 (talk) 22:22, 15 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

@4nn1l2 I’ve moved the training window to the usual “afternoon backports” time, assuming that this is correct (pending review in 763268). Feel free to add your config change there. Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE) (talk) 16:34, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia blog announcements still relevant?

@thcipriani: Page says "Deployments of new or major features should be announced on the Wikimedia blog". Not sure which blog that is about nowadays (as it lacks a link). I assume it's not anymore official https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/ / meta:Wikimedia Blog, and https://techblog.wikimedia.org/ is also more for dedicated stories than announcements, and https://diff.wikimedia.org/ is more a community catch-all. Should the blog item be removed? --aklapper (talk) 08:09, 18 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

I honestly don't know what blog that referred to; it's definitely ambiguous now. I changed that bullet point to be two separate bullet points—one for notifying community, one for notifying engineers. There are links in the new text to a couple of "blog" disambiguation pages now. Does that look better to you? –Thcipriani (talk) 21:00, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Missing deployment schedules for September 12 and 19 weeks

The deployment schedules for September 12 and 19 weeks are missing. Could you add them? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 21:28, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Missing deployment schedules for October 3 week

The deployment schedule for October 3 week is missing. Why? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 18:27, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Agusbou2015 Hey there, the bot went wrong. Now fixed. Jforrester (talk) 20:34, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Highlighting train and backport windows

When I look at this page, I only ever look for the train windows (to see if they're there this week) and the backport windows (to get my changes deployed). I suspect I am not alone in this. How about highlighting them with some more lively colors or icons? Bartosz Dziewoński (talk) 22:46, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

I went ahead and just did it; today seems like a good time, since it's Thursday and no one will be deploying anything until Monday. I hope y'all like it. If it causes any issues, please revert: . Bartosz Dziewoński (talk) 23:51, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
This is rather neat, thank you. Should we also highlight the (automated but actual) production deploys of the train to test wikis? (" Automatic deployment of of MediaWiki, extensions, skins, and vendor to testwikis only") Jforrester (talk) 20:01, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Jforrester Maybe? I have never noticed them before, and I don't know what they are. What's the difference between that and the group0 deployment? (Or where can I read about it? It's not mentioned on Deployments/Train or on Heterogeneous deployment/Train deploys.) Bartosz Dziewoński (talk) 17:45, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
It's the automatic train deployment to 'test wikis', i.e. testwiki, testwikidatawiki, and labtestwiki ahead of group0. The docs you linked need updating, but this step was "Sync to cluster and verify on testwiki". Jforrester (talk) 17:55, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Missing deployments schedules for January 1 week

The deployment schedule for January 1 week is missing. Why? Agusbou2015 (talk) 15:38, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

This was added in this edit yesterday; I imagine the delay in running the bot was due to people being on leave. Jforrester (talk) 14:24, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Missing deployments schedules for April 10 and 17 weeks

The deployment schedule for April 10 and 17 weeks are missing. Why? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 17:07, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi there, this was done in this edit. Jforrester (talk) 18:28, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Deployment template

Not sure of the best place to bring this up, but I just wanted to make folx aware of {{Deploy}} — it works a little like this:

I'd be keen to hear any feedback, and if y'all think it'd be worth using? Samtar (talk) 13:58, 14 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Samtar: It feels a bit complicated? Given you can't use VE in nested contexts, and this would be used inside Template:Deployment calendar event card blocks, people are going to have to memorise the template, or copy-paste it from other uses, so //e.g.// they'd have to know to write 'config' and not 'site change' or 'logo' or whatever. I like it pushing people to fill in all the details though. Not sure. Jforrester (talk) 14:53, 14 March 2024 (UTC)Reply