Scrum of scrums/2017-06-28

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Callouts[edit]

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

  • Blocked by: None
  • Blocking: None
  • Updates: 5.5.0 released, 5.5.1 pending

Android native app[edit]

  • Blocked by: n/a
  • Blocking: n/a
  • Updates: (all ongoing)
    • working on reading list syncing UI, eagerly awaiting the backend service
    • Stephen working on cross-platform CSS/JS consolidation
    • working on hiring an engineer, about to kick off hiring a PM

Reading Web[edit]

  • Blocked by:i
    • 18n/parsing: Your guidance is requested on Translate tag doesn't get parsed on action=parse[1]
    • Release engineering team: More an FYI, ee'd like to switch all our browser tests to Node.js. Not clear of timeline for https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T164721 Run WebdriverIO tests in CI for extensions for planning purposes.
    • Ops: +2 needed on https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/359417 to remove disabled image handling from VCL
  • Blocking: n/a (please let us know)
  • Updates:
    • Working with services team to spec out a new HTML summary endpoint service. (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T113094) - if you are using TextExtracts you may want to keep an eye on changes. Bug fixes are coming.
    • Starting to prepare for some updates to desktop print styles and sunsetting OCG

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

Multimedia[edit]

  • Blocked by: Potential widespread thumbnail problems on beta cluster - RelEng? https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169114
  • Blocking: N/A
  • Updates: 3D mass-upload test went well - but see above re: thumbnails. Not currently sure what a large number of 3d2png runs will do to performance.

Discovery[edit]

instrumenting this feature for an upcoming AB test.

Community Tech[edit]

Contributors[edit]

Editing[edit]

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Parsing[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Redlinks, disambig links, and redirect links are now handled in Parsoid as well -- went live on Monday. Also bumped HTML version to 1.5.0.
    • Linter went live on all wikis last week and now we are working on an announcement to use this to get wikis to start fixing pages that would break when Tidy is replaced. High priority issues ( https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Linter#High-priority_lint_issues ) should be addressed.
    • Parsoid language variants patch is getting final reviews and tweaks before it is merged for RT testing. A followup patch will address rendering a page in the requested variant.

Collaboration[edit]

Language[edit]

  • Blocked by: None
  • Blocking: None
  • Updates:
    • Work on CX migration to OOjs + fixes continue.
    • Minor updates to Apertium spa-cat language pair deployed.
    • Kartik working with Services for new CX API end points.

Contributors Design[edit]

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Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Add cumulative fields to MediaWiki history data set (user revision count, seconds elapsed since last revision) and improve format of timestamp
    • Fixing a couple inconsistencies in webrequest tagging code
    • Continuing work on Wikistats2 front-end, we got a repository in Differential, we will push an initial version to it in short.
    • Renaming of unique devices project wide metric to unique devices per project family
    • Getting ready for execution of EL purging script, (finalizing white-list, making columns on EL DB nullable, bug fixes for the script)

Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Blocked by: -
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  • Updates:
    • Minor CentralNotice features to improve Fundraising workflow
    • Minor CiviCRM issues
    • Usual onslaught of payment processor integration maintenance
    • Slow week because a few team members are away

MediaWiki Platform[edit]

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Performance[edit]

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Release Engineering[edit]

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Research[edit]

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Scoring Platform[edit]

Search Platform[edit]

Security[edit]

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Services[edit]

  • Blocked by: none
  • Blocking: none as far as we know
  • Updates:
    • Automatic re-rendering of HTML to bump the version to 1.5.0 - elevated VE latencies for a while
    • Red links support in Change Propagation

Technical Operations[edit]

  • Blocked by: Flow dumps blocked on Collab Team, they are already aware
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • ORES had intermittent issues on the 23rd. Long debugging session with multiple teams. Many thanks to Subbu for figuring out the root cause!!
    • Goals are being wrapped up
    • Thursday 29th, codfw row A switch upgrade: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168462 : expect ~10min downtime per rack

Wikidata[edit]

German Technical Wishlist[edit]