Scrum of scrums/2017-08-23

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Community Tech[edit]

Community Wishlist[edit]

Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]



  • 3d2png changes going out to beta today (Tuesday), should be nearly ready for a push to testwiki to test out in a production environment
  • Team is now ramping up with two new hires (see announcement emails internally, else welcome Cormac and Ramsey)
  • Off-site occurred after Wikimania, much productivity was had.


  • Page previews is deployed everywhere but enwiki and dewiki
  • We have setup infrastructure and are ready to run an A/B test on these wikis.


  • wrapping up work on MediaWiki side of ReadingLists
  • PageContentService: wrapping up HTML endpoints; working on structured reference lists endpoint


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    • Reading list UI updates promoted to production
    • Offline compilations client-side work is nearly complete, only minor onboarding/branding updates needed –
    • Work on an offline compilation file generation and storage service is underway ( )—will not likely block client-side support for existing ZIMs
    • New engineers (Cooltey, Sharvani) started Monday 8/21
    • PM search in progress



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    • Special:Search AB thumbnail test
    • Performance improvements to portal &



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Global Collaboration[edit]

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    • RCFilters: Add title attribute to [x] button (task T173608)
    • RCFilters: Add title attribute to highlighted rows (task T173608)
    • WLFilters: new 'watchlist activity' filter group (task T171127)
    • WLFilters: convert mark as seen button to new style (task T171121)
    • Enable RCFilters app on Watchlist (task T171132, task T171218)
    • RCFilters: tweak old changes indicator (task T172213)
    • RCFilters: Add marker between old and new changes in enhanced mode (task T163426)
    • (Flow) Localize namespaces in ba (task T173719)
    • Various bug fixes

Contributors Design[edit]

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UI Standardization[edit]

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    • Major work on aligning remaining arbitrary, historically grown colors to WikimediaUI color palette
      • MW core
      • Vector
      • MobileFrontend
      • MinervaNeue
      • ContentTranslation (some still pending)
      • Echo
      • VE
      • Flow
    • OOUI: v0.22.5 released, among changes:
      • WikimediaUI theme: Align vars to WikimediaUI Base and remove them as OOjs UI vars
      • WikimediaUI theme: Fix regression on disabled border
      • Accessibility: Add `title` attribute to the 'remove' button in TagItemWidget (Moriel Schottlender)
  • Ongoing:
    • Preparation for OOUI v0.23.0
    • Align TransparencyReport to WikimediaUI color palette and make it fully accessible



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    • 1 team member in parental leave, 2 on vacation, fewer things happening mostly maintenance work
    • Identified an optimization to the EL purging script that will hopefully speed it up more than 30x, will work on that next week
    • Added 3 more nodes to the druid cluster
    • Webrequest tagging has been deployed. For now, tags: portal and wdqs.
    • Discussions around Wikistats2 backend: we plan to add a druid connector to restbase.

Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

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    • Still investigating db replication lag
    • Main CC processor - continuing to update our API integration and audit file processing
    • updating our interrupted-donation-resolver to work generically so we can use it for PayPal express checkout
    • refinements to CiviCRM<->bulk mailer data flows
    • CentralNotice clone campaign feature almost ready for CR

MediaWiki Platform[edit]

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Release Engineering[edit]

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  • Blocking: T171758 - releng folks are on it.
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    • Technical Debt: Developing communication campaign to roll out starting next week


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Scoring Platform[edit]

Search Platform[edit]


  • Blocked by: nobody
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    • Worked on auditing which tables were replicated to labs, and if data stored was consistent with privacy policy
    • Looking into adjusting the views on WikiReplicas to be more consistent with MediaWiki core
    • Going to do a quick look over CentralnNotice
    • Looked at MW pingback


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Technical Operations[edit]


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German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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