Hi Mohammed & Wikibase Tech team,

Going forward it sounds like the team has decided to adopt the practice (not debating best or otherwise, but here only a practice that has been choosen) of "stable tags" also known as "tagging a servicing release".

I.E.  1.36 is a hypothetical stable tag (a service release).  Some small bugs need to be fixed, and are non-breaking changes.  The team pushes an updated 1.36 service release (the tag remains the same, but the image has been updated and incorporates the small fixes).  A company or service that uses 1.36 tag can expect not to have to update their FROM line in a Dockerfile (hopefully) since the expectation is that 1.36 is considered "stable".

Is that the practice or strategy that the teams have decided to do going forward?

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:58 AM Mohammed Sadat Abdulai <mohammed.sadat@wikimedia.de> wrote:


This is to announce that the existing Wikibase Docker images will be sunset and that the most recently released Docker 1.35 images are the last versions that we will publish from the wikibase-docker github repository. If for some reason you need them, these previous Docker images will remain available for a period of approximately 6 months, officially sunsetting on September 30, 2021.

Please note that tags for these docker images have always been, and remain, mutable. This means if you want to be sure that you’re getting the same image you should specify the exact image hash.

This is a result of the ongoing “Release Strategy and Infrastructure” initiative which will culminate in a Spring release with new 1.35 Docker images which should be used going forward. We will make another announcement shortly with the exact date of this new release and all relevant information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know.


Mohammed Sadat
Community Communications Manager for Wikidata/Wikibase

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