[QA] Upcoming work on test environments

Bryan Davis bd808 at wikimedia.org
Thu Sep 18 21:36:36 UTC 2014

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM, S Page <spage at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Chris McMahon <cmcmahon at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>> ** ... a beta1 that adheres to our old policy of "nothing except master
>> branch of code and config already in prod" and a beta2 for our current
>> policy of "code that will be in prod eventually but is not now"
> Names matter. "deploy-test" and "beta"?  "gamma" and "beta"?

+1. I would suggest "staging" for the name of an environment that is
designed to validate the release status of a given collection of code.
The word "beta" implies "buggy" and/or "experimental" to me.

Bryan Davis              Wikimedia Foundation    <bd808 at wikimedia.org>
[[m:User:BDavis_(WMF)]]  Sr Software Engineer            Boise, ID USA
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