Scrum of scrums/2018-01-17

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2018-01-17[edit]

Callouts[edit]

  • Grafana will be migrated to support native LDAP on Feb 12 2018. This means the eventual demise for grafana-admin.wikimedia.org. Announcement to be posted to engineering@ and wikitech@. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170150

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Continuing work on 5.8 - synced reading lists

Android native app[edit]

  • Blocked by: weird RESTBase cache behavior: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T184833
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • On track to release update with performance enhancements for Reading Lists (and "default" list, for feature parity with iOS)
    • Continuing testing of reading list syncing.

Reading Web[edit]


Reading Infrastructure[edit]

Maps[edit]
  • Updates: None

Multimedia[edit]

  • Updates: None

Discovery[edit]

  • Blocked by:
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Community Tech[edit]

  • Blocked by: Security for GlobalPreferences review
  • Blocking:
  • Updates: analysing top 10 proposals

Contributors[edit]

Editing[edit]

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Parsing[edit]

Global Collaboration[edit]

  • Blocked by: Security on 5, but waiting for all-hands to talk
  • Blocking: Ops on Flow dumps probably; haven't checked in with Matt/Ariel about this recently
  • Updates:
    • Flow respects robot policies (noindex) now

UI Standardization[edit]


Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Blocked by:
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  • Updates:
    • Various CiviCRM improvements
    • Making our Amazon Pay SDK fork support TCP proxy
    • Re-starting work on new API for our main credit card processor
    • Stats projects:

MediaWiki Platform[edit]

  • Blocked by:
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  • Updates:
  • Triaged/updated RFCs
  • Multi-Content Revisions:
  • cleanupUsersWithNoId: Wikibase blocker has movement.
  • Comment table: Schema change looks even closer to done.
  • A decision has been reached on ExternalStore de-PHP-serialization; patch still needs review
  • Third-party developer support Phab tasks coordinated with Tech Collaboration:
    • T184606: Evaluate and set up a test instance of FOSS persistent chat software as a companion to Q&A system for communication with third-party developers
    • T184648: Create and publish a multi-tiered support level system for MediaWiki extensions frequently used by third parties
  • Dev Summit planning
  • Audiences Technology Working Group participation

Performance[edit]


Release Engineering[edit]


Research[edit]

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Scoring Platform[edit]

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Search Platform[edit]

Security[edit]

  • Blocked by:
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Services[edit]

  • Blocked by: none
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • All REST traffic is served from Cassandra 3 cluster
    • Remaining Cassandra 2 nodes are being moved to Cassandra 3 cluster
    • 50% of htmlCacheUpdate jobs are processed on kafka
      • All except enwiki, commons and wikidata

Technical Operations[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
    • None
  • Updates:
    • Team restructuring happening. Don't expect much fallout, but we are SREs these days.
    • Grafana will be migrated to support native LDAP on Feb 12 2018. This means the eventual demise for grafana-admin.wikimedia.org. Announcement to be posted to engineering@ and wikitech@. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170150

Wikidata[edit]

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German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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SoS Meeting Bookkeeping[edit]

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