Scrum of scrums/2016-10-19

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2016-10-19[edit]

Product[edit]

Reading[edit]

Android native app[edit]

Web[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

  • Since we last met:
    • Feed based off of MCS (Mobile Content Service) and persisting to YapDatabase is complete & in beta
    • "In the news" Notifications are complete and awaiting beta
    • "In the news" in the explore feed is complete and awaiting beta
  • Before we meet again:
    • Adding alternate ToC (Table of Contents) style for UX research
    • Notifications settings
    • Bug fixes, crash fixes, converging to release of 5.3

No blockers

Mobile Content Service[edit]

Backlog: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mobile-content-service/ Added more languages to 'In the news' feed portion. https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/315451/ Going to remove Chinese from it though due to an issue with language variant syntax and the inability to handle lang variantes in RB. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T147874

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

Discovery[edit]

  • No blockers
  • Working on multiwiki indexes
  • Deploying BM25 for top 10 languages soon (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T147008#2694395), languages like ja, zh and th still TODO
  • Added accent squashing for Russian/Cyrillic analyzer
  • Subphrase completion (completion inside phrase) enabled on mediawiki.org, wikitech and wikisources

Maps[edit]

  • Launched snapshot service Is there any docs, demo, something to show to people ?
    • Basic static service was described at https://github.com/kartotherian/kartotherian#static-map-images
    • The new "overlay addition" to the static service added three params to specify which page and which map to draw over the image:
    • domain=www.mediawiki.org
    • title=Help:Extension:Kartographer
    • groups=_925bf4f20f98fdda374476b902f702d080492748
  • Discussing tabular data on Commons
  • If somebody has hive to Graphite setup, please talk to Yuri

Wikidata[edit]

Analytics[edit]

  • Not blocking nor blocked
  • Update:
    • Recruiting fullstack dev: several tasks submitted and reviewed, some candidates passed to next steps.
    • Working on a KafkaSSE prototype (Kafka consumer to SSE) Kasocki's analog for SSE.
    • More work on removing Limn dashboards, only reportcard and ee-dashboards remaining.
    • Edit history reconstruction: good progress on productionization of the jobs for all wikis.
    • Troubleshooting varnish-kafka, causing false alarms in hadoop webrequest loading jobs.
    • Improved EventLogging monitoring and alarms.

Security[edit]

  • Brian was out last week, but is back now
  • Security Reviews:
    • FileAnnotations (this week - done)
    • Google MT for Content Translation (this week)
    • Electron PDF-rendering service (next week)

Services[edit]

  • Not blocking or blocked
  • Updates
    • SCB is expanded to 4 machines per DC
    • Node.js security update to 4.6.0 is live on SCB and RESTBase
      • Please test and update your services that were not updated!
    • Parsoid config deployment move to Scap3 ongoing

Technical Operations[edit]

  • Blocked
    • None
  • Blocking
    • Noone
  • Updates
    • SCB cluster capacity doubled today
    • work ongoing on varnish 4 on text
    • Jessie appserver reimaging ongoing, almost done
    • API outage on Monday, root cause still unknown. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T148652

ArchCom[edit]

Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Got some help from Aaron Schultz on CN bug, would welcome more review from others familiar with MessageCache
  • Brainstorming ways to monitor for recurrance of the issue
  • General stabilization and log-quieting tasks
  • Improving donor error messages