Scrum of scrums/2017-02-22

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Call outs[edit]




  • Last week:
    • 2.5.189 beta released; production release is pending community feedback on Wikidata description editing
    • Mapbox library upgrade in review
    • Android Support Library upgraded
  • Next week ( ):
    • Continue improving the offline experience


iOS native app[edit]

  • Last Week
    • Continued work on 5.4
      • Location permission changes (friendlier prompt, users to opt-in instead of an intrusive pop-up)
      • Closer evaluation of Mapbox & as tileserver
      • Other bug fixes and enhancements
  • This week
    • Continue work on 5.4
      • Finish location permission changes, add links to places map from Articles, Accessibility audit
      • Other bug fixes and enhancements

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

  • Mobile Content Service: Kanban Board:
    • Adding more tests for OnThisDay; removing French from it since not all dates produce a result
    • Next: expanding TFA (today's featured article) to more languages using FeaturedFeed extension
  • working on TemplateStyles, ORES, MediaWiki logging


  • Vetting wmf_last_access_global (project-wide unique devices) metric
  • Applying feedback received from community to Wikistats2.0 and finalizing visuals
  • Upgrade to CDH 5.10 to labs, went well, real production deploy scheduled for next tuesday 28th Feb
  • In progress: fixing a bug in AQS (Pageview API) related to the way dates are represented in the results

Community Tech[edit]


  • No blockers
  • A/B test for for sister wiki results finished, processing the results.
  • Working on ES5 upgrade & wikidata search
  • Working on annual plan & Collab Jam slides



  • 3D extension
  • Internal File Server
  • CollaborationKit
  • StopForumSpam





  • Blocked
  • Blocking
  • Updates
    • New RecentChanges page - Bug fixes and refactoring
    • Flow - Minor technical debt and upgrading pimple (should have no user impact)
    • Will deploy an update to the Flow export/import scripts that allow transwiki within the farm. We'll use this shortly (probably today) to transwiki a board from Meta to

German Technical Wishlist[edit]


UI Standardization[edit]

Technical Operations[edit]

  • Blocked:
    • None
  • Blocking:
    • None
  • Updates:
    • Work continues on Ubuntu Precise deprecation, production and labs
    • Budgeting Capex / Opex and annual plan
    • Datacenter switchover
    • Asia datacenter preparation

Release Engineering[edit]

Fundraising Tech[edit]