[QA] [Engineering] Selenium Ruby framework deprecation

Jon Robson jrobson at wikimedia.org
Thu Aug 24 13:38:00 UTC 2017

Completely understand that we don't want to maintain both, and we'll make
porting over a priority as I'm slightly terrified about having no support
for some important tests that we may run into difficulties porting over.
Two months to do that, unless Release Engineering will be assisting us with
doing that for Wikimedia projects seems too short a time.

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 5:47 AM Željko Filipin <zfilipin at wikimedia.org>

> Hi Jon,
> I am glad to extend the deadline for teams that need more time, but I
> would like to avoid maintaining both Ruby and Node.js Selenium frameworks
> for a long time. Since time is always limited, we can spend it in making
> Node.js framework better or in maintaining Ruby framework.
> Željko
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Jon Robson <jrobson at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Could I request that the time to switch over/support is increased a
>> little? Reading-Web are unlikely to meet this deadline, as we have various
>> projects that we'll need to ship over which have various tests (that may or
>> may not work in the new environment - it's not clear how complete the
>> Node.js libraries are). We have been reluctant to while we hadn't seen a example
>> showing how to do this for RelatedArticles
>> <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T164024>.
>> This only truly happened today (the introduction of a daily build was the
>> remaining worry), thus took a little longer than hoped.
>> We're highly dependent on those browser tests, so extending the deadline
>> until at the very earliest the end of November but preferably the end of
>> December would be appreciated.
>> Thank you for your consideration!
>> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:22 PM Željko Filipin <zfilipin at wikimedia.org>
>> wrote:
>>> As announced in April[0], we are replacing Selenium tests written in
>>> Ruby with tests in Node.js. Now is the last responsible moment to make the
>>> move. There will be two more reminders, in September and October. In the
>>> meantime, only critical problems will be resolved in the Ruby stack. After
>>> October we will no longer maintain it. You can follow task T139740[1] for
>>> more information. Extensive documentation is available at mediawiki.org[2].
>>> If you need help with the migration, I am available for pairing and code
>>> review (zfilipin in Gerrit, zeljkof in #wikimedia-releng).
>>> Željko Filipin
>>> --
>>> 0:
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>>> 1: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T139740
>>> 2: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Selenium/Node.js
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>> --
>> Jon Robson
>> Senior Software Engineer
> --
Jon Robson
Senior Software Engineer
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