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[Epic] Make Toolforge a proper platform as a service with push-to-deploy and build packs
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Make usage of Toolforge more familiar to users of commercial Platform as a Service (PaaS) products (Heroku, DigitalOcean, Google App Engine, etc) by implementing a Container based PaaS product that provides "build pack" and "push to deploy" workflows for deploying and scaling Tool owned processes.

  • roughly estimated 9-12 month project
  • initial: 1 root, 1 SWE, .25 tech writer, .25 community liaison
  • sustaining: .5 root, .5 SWE, .10 tech writer, .10 community liaison

https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Cloud_Services_team/EnhancementProposals/Toolforge_push_to_deploy

Design Documentation: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Cloud_Services_team/EnhancementProposals/Toolforge_Buildpack_Implementation

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Vvjjkkii renamed this task from [Epic] Make Toolforge a proper platform as a service with push-to-deploy and build packs to 78caaaaaaa.Jul 1 2018, 1:11 AM
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CommunityTechBot renamed this task from 78caaaaaaa to [Epic] Make Toolforge a proper platform as a service with push-to-deploy and build packs.Jul 1 2018, 3:03 PM
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Oh hey, Heroku and friends are actually making this easier https://buildpacks.io/

As an update, I'm now working on this for the Cloud Services team. We're starting with a PoC of having a tool running using a buildpack-based image rather than one of the fixed ones: T265681: Deploy a tool using a buildpack-based image on Toolforge. Then will come setting up a CD pipeline (T265684: Figure out CI solution for building buildpack-based images for Toolforge) and then hooking it up to a webhook endpoint of some kind.

Started working on design documentation to organize the project and get things moving.

Change 683415 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bstorm; author: Bstorm):

[labs/tools/registry-admission-webhook@master] toolsbeta: For testing, I'd rather not upload tekton to the internal reg

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/683415

Change 683415 merged by jenkins-bot:

[labs/tools/registry-admission-webhook@master] toolsbeta: For testing, I'd rather not upload tekton to the internal reg

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/683415