Scrum of scrums/2017-10-18

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2017-10-18[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

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Reading Web[edit]

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    • Investigating ChromeDriver for PDF generation. Security review has been requested. OCG is off.
    • Print styles have been deployed to Vector.

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

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Multimedia[edit]

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  • Updates: MediaInfo work progressing, ramping up over the next few months. 3D is stalled currently on consideration of changes to the upload pipeline to handle patent/weapons concerns.

Discovery[edit]

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    • Working on serving SVGs on wikipedia.org portal
    • Making progress on the portal automation tool (to automate portal builds)
Maps[edit]
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    • Hanging updates solved
    • Most of team will be at SOTM (State of The Map) US next week

Community Tech[edit]

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Contributors[edit]

Editing[edit]

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Global Collaboration[edit]

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    • One cause of ORES-on-watchlist slowness fixed (removed STRAIGHT_JOIN at Bawolff's recommendation) https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T176456
    • Compact Language Links deployed on dewiki
    • Continuing work on porting ContentTranslation to VE, and addressing bugs/feedback from RCFilters release
    • Team out at an offsite next week (Oct 23-27), some people traveling on Friday (Oct 20)

UI Standardization[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

  • Working on GlobalPreferences
  • Unicode sections going live very soon

Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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    • Developed new editing- and content-related metrics for AQS together with Services team (for Wikistats2 back-end)
    • Worked on Wikistats2 front-end: topic selector, views for new AQS metrics
    • Replacement boxes for eventlogging databases are racked and have been reimaged, migration soon
    • Assisted Reading team with refinement of EventLogging:Popups data into Hive for scalable A/B test

Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

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    • Reconstructing banner and landing page impression data from Hive
    • May have fixed our replication lag (mysql's automatic temp table drops were being replicated out of order, leaving lots of open temp tables on replicas. Explicit drops seem to be fine).
    • Using contact_id from email links (and adding a verification hash) to avoid creating duplicate contacts
    • Fixing issues caused by Safari's new privacy policies
      • Payment providers that require cookies can't be in an iframe
      • Using a different method to record banner impressions
    • Adding more stats to grafana
    • Logging client-side errors on donation forms

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]

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Search Platform[edit]

Security[edit]

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  • Blocking: Whoever is waiting for security review
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    • Reviews:
      • pdfrw
      • Extension:WikipediaExtracts
      • New vega library

Services[edit]

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    • Deployed analytics edit metrics REST API
    • Removed deprecated /revision hierarchy from REST API
    • Deployed reading lists API to beta for Reading to test
    • Started testing summary endpoint move to Cassandra 3 in production on ruwiki

Technical Operations[edit]

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Wikidata[edit]

German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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