Kosta recently filed an RFC about a way for browser tests (and Mocha tests) to trigger different configurations on the backend: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T267928. 

This kind of mechanism would give end-to-end tests a way to easily test different setups, but also to mock out unnecessary parts of the backend, load fixtures, or protect against the influence of extensions.

We will be discussing the proposal next Wednesday, November 25, at 22:00 UTC (2pm EST, 23:00 CET). As always, the meeting will take place in #wikimedia-office channel on Freenode.

If you are interested, please join, or comment on the ticket.

-- daniel

Am 18.11.20 um 23:46 schrieb Krinkle:
The minutes from TechCom's triage meeting on 18 November 2020.

Present: Tim S, Daniel K, Timo T.

New RFC: Provide mechanism for overriding configuration for browser tests

RFC: Discourage use of MySQL's ENUM type

RFC: Drop support for database upgrade older than two LTS releases

RFC: Expiring watch list entries

RFC: Shellbox microservice for MediaWiki

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