On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Silke Meyer <silke.meyer(a)wikimedia.de>wrote;wrote:
Hello to all tool maintainers!
It was good to see several of you in person this weekend! Faces ftw! :)
Here is a status update with what is now working in Tool Labs:
First of all (looking at DaB.s survey and your comments):
You _don't_ have to care about virtual instances, puppet or any of
this. This is underneath/behind Tool Labs but you can just use the
login server without having to know about it.
What you get:
* login server made to resemble the toolserver
* database replicas from s1-s6, s7 is following in June. Access to all
data you can access as a registered, unprivileged user.
* possibility to create your own user databases
* shared project storage, home directories (nfs)
* possibility to add maintainers to your project via the web interface
* possibility to restore your files to the state they were in 1, 2, 3
hours ago, 1, 2, 3 days ago and on the last 2 Sundays.
* infrastructure to run web services
* job system: OpenGridengine
* two different environments to develop tools in: "Tools" project
which is a stable environment, "Bots" project which can be used for
experiments with the environment, root access is possible in the
* bug tracking in WMF's Bugzilla (product: Wikimedia Labs, components:
bots and tools for the two projects)
* more stuff that is mentioned in the road map (link below).
What we are still on:
* documentation (let's crowdsource this!)
* make Merlissimo's MerlLinkBot hunt down deprecated weblinks and
point them to your tools' new URL.
Looking for things you can help with?
* Write down you experiences like some already did: Magnus Manske:
or Russell Blau:
* Help to improve the user interface of tools.wmflabs.org
Tool Labs help:
FAQ (ongoing collection of what you ask):
Road map: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Tool_Labs/Roadmap_en
Please come and try out the new database replication!
If your tool is up and running in Tool Labs, _please consider
documenting_ what you missed in the docs. By doing so you will help
others a lot!
Don't hesitate to ask! The best places to ask questions:
* IRC (#wikimedia-labs), where Coren and petan (as Tool Labs admins)
and many other experienced people hang around
* the list labs-l (https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/labs-l
Do your tools need more adaptations than you think you can do?
Wouldn't mind a helping hand? Ask me and I'll try to find you a
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