We’ve had some pretty unpredictable code deployment schedules lately and I know that’s been a bit confusing and frustrating (especially when bug fixes are backed up!) To regularize this, I’m now instituting a regular weekly update schedule.
Every Tuesday I’ll be doing a code review and deployment prep to get updated MediaWiki code deployed on the Wikimedia sites.
This does mean that Tuesday is probably not a good time to commit large experimental changes — but a great time to be available for cleanup and bug fixes on the changes you’ve been making over the last week.
Of course there’s some relation to Bug Mondays… I’m dithering over whether to move the bug day to Wednesday or Thursday, since I know on my end Mondays are often taken up with catch-up and meetings, and people are often kinda busy; further it’s hard for me to prep a Bug Monday during work time when our European and Australian folks have already been through most or all of Monday before I wake up.
Any preferences between Wed and Thurs?