Scrum of scrums/2017-10-04

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2017-10-04[edit]

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

Callouts[edit]


Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

  • Blocked by: Reading List API/service
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • Preparing for maintenance release with design updates / bug fixes for language variant issues.
    • This is planned to be the last release that supports earlier Android versions than KitKat (<4.4).

Multimedia[edit]

  • 3D deployed to testwiki, feel free to upload STL files to test it out
  • Next up: Work on MediaInfo, an extension for Wikibase, which will be central to our work on SDoC
    • Adding API module to shortcut wbgetentities via filenames (instead of querying for the page ID, then the entity)
    • Adding page_props entries for uploaded files to point to the relevant MediaInfo entity

Web[edit]

  • Disabling OCG [cc Operations]
  • Investigating ChromeDriver as an alternative.

Discovery[edit]

  • Working on creating a Labs Tool to automate portal builds
Maps[edit]

- Fixing release practices - Preparing to update versions in production

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

  • finishing ReadingList proxy
  • MCS: adding fundraising announcement for France

Contributors[edit]

UI Standardization[edit]

Global Collaboration[edit]

Collaboration[edit]

  • Releasing RCFilters as default experience to all wikis (except some FlaggedRevs ones) probably tomorrow (Oct 5)
  • We (WMF) need to get serious about Wikidata-triggered watchlist problems (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171027 ), Roan is going to dive into that and propose action

Language[edit]

Parsing[edit]

  • Nothing significant to update

Community Tech[edit]

  • Not blocked
  • Not blocking
  • Nothing new, continuing work on GlobalPreferences

Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

Scoring Platform[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
    • About to unblock the new ORES cluster. Need one more iteration of stress testing.
  • Updates:

Search Platform[edit]

  • Blocked by: none
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
  • Added more namespaces to default searches, per community requests (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170473)
  • Working on porting Selenium tests from Ruby to JS
  • Working on upgrade to Elastic 5.5
  • Working on indexing Wikidata descriptions

Fundraising Tech[edit]

Technical Operations[edit]

  • Blocked by: none
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • Goals completed: Streamline Service Delivery / Remove salt from our infrastructure / Prepare for puppet 4 / Improve database backups' coverage
    • Asia DC unblocked, moving along with procurement

RelEng[edit]

This week[edit]

Security[edit]

  • Reviews:
    • Ex:FileImporter (T160982)
    • Ex:WikipediaExtracts (T149424)
    • pdfrw