Scrum of scrums/2015-04-22

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Search Team[edit]

  • Ongoing preparations for Wikidata Query Service version 0.0.1
    • [ ] truthiness
    • [ ] Puppet scripts
    • [ ] Labs infrastructure
    • [x] packaging for distribution
    • [ ] documentation
  • Ongoing team structure/organization planning, interviews, etc. re: reorg


  • What has your team done since we last met?
    • Big thanks to Stas, Nik, Jason and Co for continuing to work on query service and RDF exports!
  • What will your team do before we meet again?
    • Begin to roll out usage tracking on next Tuesday on fr Wikisource and nl Wikipedia
  • Are you about to put something in another team’s way?
    • not planned


Done: Welcoming madhu, new team member Fixing small EL data drops (1 hr in length) right now. Phabricator task: Incident documentation:

Reworked cluster resource allocation, backfilled pageview files that had stalled Working on spark jobs to determine length of mobile sessions Work into our visualization platform: dashiki (limn replcement, currently hosting only vital signs, will host VE funnel viz)

Will do: Finish backfilling Work into visualization platform (dashiki) Pageview computations (new definition), communication and development


  • Erstwhile parsoid team, now under the editing department. Missed last week because of quarterly review.
  • Continuing to deal with code cleanup and tech debt last 2 weeks. Should be done in a week's time, and focus entirely on VE goals.
  • Added a new normalization pass to our HTML -> WT endpoints which clients can enable (pass "scrubWikitext=true" via POST or GET) for more aggressive normalization if desired. Added to support VE. Yet to be documented.


  • What has your team done since we last met?
    • Stoping staging-work for the time being, moving forward on deployment tooling
    • Continued work on Isolated CI instances, breaking up pool into smaller hosts
    • Finishing by-team test history
  • What will your team do before we meet again?
    • Deployment research team meeting tomorrow
    • Finish by-team test history (this week is the goal)
  • Is anything slowing your team down or getting in their way?
    • Nothing currently
  • Are you about to put something in another team’s way?
    • No plans


  • Done:
    • RESTBase: security headers, generic cache module, various small fixes
    • Services:
      • Work with ops on streamlining the deployment process (ongoing)
      • Deployment of graphoid (ongoing)
  • To do:
    • All ongoing stuff wrt deployment
    • Work on deploying MobileApps service
    • Meet with RelEng to continue the conversation about future deployment tooling
  • Blockers:

Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Done:
    • CentralNotice code cleanup
    • Small DonationInterface fixes
  • Doing:
    • Astropay integration
    • Use Mustache in donation forms
    • Make queueing not ActiveMQ-specific

No blockers, no plans to block


  • CX in 17 more Wikis!
  • Blocker: Mystery of failing package (apertium-dan) build,
  • No other blockers

API Team (that doesn't exist any more)[edit]

  • SUL finalization Yes Done (mostly, a few things to button up before setting `$wgCentralAuthStrict = true` on the prod cluster)
  • Logstash servers racked; bd808 will be working with ops on provisioning and adding them to the current cluster


  • phab:T72068 Jenkins: Re-enable lint checks for Apache config in operations-puppet
    • New patch by Legotkm, needs review.
  • phab:T88798 Jenkins is using php-luasandbox 1.9-1 for zend unit tests; precise should be upgraded to 2.0-8 or equivalent
    • No response since Alex's last response o March 30.


  • Coordinating with all teams for security priorities