Architecture Summit 2014/RFC clusters

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We have created the straw poll based on the clustering as of 04:56, January 1, 2014‎ -- Please do not change the clustering without consulting either Robla or Diederik

The idea with this grouping is that we want it to be granular enough to consider batches of RFCs on this type of 90 minute agenda:

  • 5 minutes – lightning talk 1
  • 5 minutes – short Q&A 1 (clarifications only)
  • 5 minutes – lightning talk 2
  • 5 minutes – short Q&A 2 (clarifications only)
  • 5 minutes – lightning talk 3
  • 5 minutes – short Q&A 3 (clarifications only)
  • 60 minutes – general discussion

The idea is that a cluster contains RFCs that belong to each other. This means if we discuss RFC A and therefore RFC B needs to be discussed as well then those two RFCs should be in the same cluster. Clusters should also be small, probably not more than 3 or 4 RFCs per cluster.

Backend internals[edit]

This category is for clusters that are completely about the server code.

Configuration[edit]

Proposals that involve moving away from global variables as the standard way of configuring core and extensions

Debugging[edit]

Storage services[edit]

Linking[edit]

Media backend[edit]

Parsing architecture[edit]

Proposals that involve big changes to how we think about parsing and wikitext

Parser changes[edit]

Smaller changes to parsing

Performance[edit]

Refactoring[edit]

SQL abstraction[edit]

APIs/Interfaces/Protocols[edit]

This overall category is for concerns that cut across front-end and backend, and how they interact with each other. This area typically haves an Ops heavy component, because things in this area muck with things like caching infrastructure and load balancers.

CentralNotice[edit]

HTML templating[edit]

Proposals that involve adding an abstraction layer for server-side and/or client-side HTML skin/user interface generation

Metadata[edit]

Interacts with: #Wikidata.

Mobile[edit]

Parsed output access[edit]

Service-oriented architecture[edit]

Thumbnail handling[edit]

URLs[edit]

Wikidata[edit]

Interacts with: #Metadata.

Frontend[edit]

Multimedia frontend[edit]

UI/UX: styling[edit]

Software management[edit]

This is for proposals that involve code for managing MediaWiki

Backend code modularity frameworks[edit]

Proposals that involve organizing our backend code to be more modular

Installation[edit]

MediaWiki management[edit]

Release process[edit]

Software for/from third parties[edit]

Functionality[edit]

These have end-to-end implications, but are typically more about functionality than architecture.

Crosswiki[edit]

Topic cluster, not really for implementation most likely.

General MediaWiki functionality[edit]

Page protection and deletion[edit]

Security[edit]

UI/UX: usability and discoverability[edit]

User customization/filterability[edit]

Wiki tasks management[edit]