Scrum of scrums/2015-06-10

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2015-06-10[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

  • Past week:
    • Improved error handling for disabled payments gateways
    • Work on templates for payment forms
    • Varios other fixes and improvements for payments
    • Queuing changes for improved isolation for PCI requirements
    • A/B test data on FR dashboard
    • CentralNotice: performance improvements and work towards logging a sample of banner history
    • Investigate strange banner outage June 1st (currently OK but cause not identified)
  • Coming week:
    • Mostly more of the same: queueing improvements, A/B test data on dashboard, mustache forms, CN work, various payments and Civi improvements and fixes

Services[edit]

Language[edit]

  • cxserver moved to logstash. Thanks Marko and Alex for all help!
  • Content Translation work continue.
    • Link adaption rewrite.
    • New shiny Special:ContentTranslationStats page.
  • We're going along with MediaWiki train now; no more separate ContentTranslation deployment every week.
  • Need:
   More clarification on what data has been lost during tag issue is nice. See: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100439

Release Engineering[edit]

 * Was brought up in our weekly but looks like there's now traction https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T99096
  • Updates:
   * Isolated CI stalled somewhat but checking in tomorrow to hopefully regain traction
     * Considering some LXC/Docker solution on permanent instances instead of node pool
   * Deployment working group continuing to hash out requirements
     * Starting to experiment with git based transport but with extras for binaries
   * New dashboard for browser test results live in labs
     * http://raita.wmflabs.org/#builds/latest
     * Enhancements to be triaged: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/search/query/XDOzqhO4RuuJ/#R
   * Continuing work on identifying/refactoring/removing flaky tests
   * Still hiring for Automation Engineer
     * https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/62416

Parsing[edit]

  • Parsoid's dsh-based restarts (post-deploy) will break if ssh agent forwarding is disabled -- we need an alternative. Emailed on engineering list in response to Yuvi's email, and flagged in #mediawiki-operations as well.
  • The new Cite CSS module in core got deployed to group0 wikis y'day and will be in all wikis by tomorrow. Heads up to Flow & Lang-engineering teams that this is now available for them to use. Parsoid HTML will soon (pending review) be updated to rely on that new module for styling.
  • Will independently work with VE to have them turn on scrubWikitext parameter. Will move more DOM normalizations behind that API param to prevent Parsoid bugs from causing corruptions like https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101599 on all edits. But, also heads up to Flow & Lang-engineering teams in case they are using that API param.

Discovery[edit]

  • Blockers
    • Ops for maps stuff, but Giuseppe is on it
    • Code review for portal page, which KS will coordinate
  • Blocking
  • Updates
    • team = (David Strine) :: team
    • Call us "Discovery" now :]
    • Monday (6/15, 1900 UTC) showcase: Are we failing our users when they search Wikipedia?

Operations[edit]

  • Blocked by: None
  • Blocking:
  • etcd cluster is live. With fake data for now
  • Defining and automating how new (nodejs?) services make it to production
  • Labs issues, NFS continues to cause problems.
  • EQIAD Ganeti cluster has the first production VMs.
  • Requested to take a look at: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101265

Analytics[edit]

  • Event Logging seeing increased load but running without a problem since the last patches
  • Pageview API discussion ongoing on phabricator and analytics-l: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T44259
  • Unique Identifier discussion ongoing, DNT is a possibility again, details to be decided by C-levels in July
  • Moving Event Logging to Kafka is progressing well, we're looking to start testing the new pipeline once the Visual Editor A/B test is completed tomorrow

Collaboration[edit]

  • Continued converting LQT to Flow on MediaWiki.org. 21 additional pages were converted. There was a problem due to packaging changes breaking Lua on terbium, which in turn broke Scribunto. However, this was successfully worked around for the 21 pages. 3 pages failed to start due to this. A couple more coming enhancements to this conversion.
  • Started a new feature, 'Mark as resolved', to change the user experience around locking and unlocking topic.
  • Continued patrolling enhancements
  • Continued OOjs UI work

Security[edit]

  • Fixing lots of bugs
  • Group password policies
  • Wikibase Quality review in progress