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Tag some portion of RelEng team tasks with "New" or "Maint"
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greg renamed this task from Tag last two weeks of tasks with core vs new to Tag two weeks of RelEng team tasks with "core" vs "new".Aug 18 2015, 4:45 PM
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greg renamed this task from Tag two weeks of RelEng team tasks with "core" vs "new" to Tag some portion of RelEng team tasks with "New" or "Maint".Sep 21 2015, 8:35 PM
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Right now, since I've waited so long, I'm just going to do everything updates since Sept 1st and resolved.

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/HoyGoK_glEb5/#R

task-update-spam incoming! (hopefully, pending wrist...)

Some assumptions I'm making as I go along (so far only tagging tasks that are "New"):

  • If the work is novel work towards fulfilling a quarterly goal (which are most times "new" work inherently, minus MW releases), then it's "New"
  • If the work isn't novel work towards on of those (eg: "something's broken, jim"), then I'm marking it as "Maintenance"
  • New features to already existing software/infra is "New" (eg: supporting Android builds in CI)
  • Upgrades of software or libraries (eg: Jenkins or an extension's version of the mw-selenium gem) are "Maint"
  • I'm not tagging [keyresult] tasks, these are meta tasks that aren't work tasks
  • Just to be explicit: CI config tasks are 9 times out of 10 "Maint" (eg: add $whatever job to $repository)
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As of right now, since Sept 1st:

  • 21 New
  • 67 Maint

aka: ~24% new work

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Done for now, we'll see what the follow up is.

Trying to get this into an automated report (for consistency with others, at a minimum). What's the definition of all work the RelEng team is engaging with? Is there a combination of projects that means that, or is the sum of work that RelEng has done equal to the list of all tasks assigned to the list of people?