Scrum of scrums/2017-11-01

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  • If you notice anything weird with VE, let Services know, they are messing with Parsoid storage




iOS native app[edit]


  • Blocked by: N/A
  • Blocking: N/A
  • Updates:
    • People are back from SOTM US
    • Lots of relevant conversations relevant to our maps at SOTM US

Reading Infrastructure[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • MCS getting ready for Parsoid section tags (in mobile-sections and Wiktionary definitions). Discussions about wrapping the sections content in a
    • MCS adding more title related properties to summary own implementation and mobile-sections lead portion.
    • Continuing work on making Reading Lists production-ready


  • Blockers: none
  • Updates:
    • Testing switching Parsoid to new storage in labs and production
    • Summary will be served from new storage only starting tomorrow


Global Collaboration[edit]

  • Blocked by: none
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • Team offsite in Bangalore last week, not everyone's back yet
    • Actually deployed Compact Language Links to dewiki last week (2017-10-25); was canceled the week before


  • Updates:
    • Updating section wrapping code to not add the div wrapper around section content as per discussion in
    • Barring no other unforeseen issues, might be able to deploy this patch next week along with a couple other changes: (a) html5 section ids to match core changes (b) wrapping inline images using figure-inline tag; We'll bump our HTML version number at that time

Community Tech[edit]

  • New wishlist survey starts next week
  • Global Preferences RFC will be discussed today
  • Deployed Unicode sections to Russian projects, addressing issues

Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Tweaks to CiviCRM reports, searches, and contact views
  • Deployed various minor CentralNotice code changes:
  • Backup card processor: still fixing Safari cookie issue, also adding retry on failure to certain API calls
  • Refactoring initial prometheus stats collector, adding more measurements

Search Platform[edit]

Scoring Platform[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Shiny new FAQ!
    • Converted our tests from nosetests to pytest (Anyone else making the transition?)
      • nosetests is under-maintained
      • python community is moving towards pytest
      • converting our repos was pretty straightforward

Release Engineering[edit]


  • Blocking: all who are waiting for security reviews
  • Blocked: none
  • Updates:
    • Reviews
      • BeautifulSoup
      • mediawiki-services-chromium-render
      • Marvin
      • Ex:FIleImporter
      • Ex:WikipediaExtracts
      • Onboarding Erika Bjune to team


  • new host replaces db1047, EventLogging breathes a sigh of relief
  • continuing work on jumbo kafka cluster, EventLogging refine, mediawiki history final data vetting, Wikistats 2 alpha release