Scrum of scrums/2017-07-12

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2017-07-12[edit]

contact: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering

Callouts[edit]

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

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  • Updates: (all ongoing)
    • reading list syncing UI work is nearly done; on deck: ZIM support
    • Stephen working on cross-platform CSS/JS consolidation
    • engineer interviews in progress

Reading Web[edit]

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    • Discovered a browser bug that impacts EventLogging (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170018 ) If your projects are relying on it you may want to check that.
    • Planning to roll out Page previews to all wikis except German and English.
    • Minerva and MobileFrontend will be split this week
    • Updating Vector's print styles

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Discussions about Summary 2.0 Spec and title properties.
    • Measuring payload reduction of MCS transformations with removal of reference lists.
    • working on Reading Lists

Multimedia[edit]

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  • Updates
    • Beta thumbnails are looking better, but 3D thumbnails are still broken - could use input from releng/performance about what might be causing this https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170444
    • Patch to properly label webm audio files as audio/webm (currently video/webm)

Discovery[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • (maps) Ops out this week, ops + developers out next week
    • (search) running A/B test on Special:Search "explore similar" feature

Community Tech[edit]

Contributors[edit]

Editing[edit]

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Parsing[edit]

Global Collaboration[edit]

Collaboration[edit]
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    • Better UI for Echo notification blacklist feature
    • RCFilters
      • Initial implementation of live updates!
      • Bug fixes
    • Article Reminder notification
      • Initial implementation behind feature flag

Contributors Design[edit]

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Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

MediaWiki Platform[edit]

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Performance[edit]

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Release Engineering[edit]

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    • 1.29-rc.1 is out, hopefully release out this week (Friday if nothing comes up)

Research[edit]

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Scoring Platform[edit]

Search Platform[edit]

Security[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Auditing labs views and sanitarium redaction
    • Review reccomendation api service
    • review Vue.js library review
    • review AdvancedSearch extension


Services[edit]

=== Technical Operations === (apologies for not being around)

Analytics[edit]

  • Released a new snapshot of mediawiki_history today, it has cummulative revision counts! See the announcement on analytics-l
  • Deploying an alpha version of the new Wikistats 2.0 UI working with real data
  • Lots of work on purging data from EventLogging according to our data retention guidelines and privacy policies
  • Preparing for the Kafka 0.10 upgrade
  • Getting ready to decommission stat1002 and stat1003 and replace them with new boxes
  • Joseph is on parental leave until the end of July
  • Dan is going on parental leave at some point within the next few weeks

Wikidata[edit]

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German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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