Scrum of scrums/2018-02-21

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Callouts[edit]

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Began user testing of synced reading lists, ready to start rolling out to Beta audience for scalability testing.

Readers Web[edit]

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    • The Chromium PDF renderer replacement work is blocked on choosing a deploy server; the Services team has been working very hard to keep progress going but more help is needed ( https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T187821 ).
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  • Updates:
    • Annual planning for technical work on MobileFrontend and MinervaNeue; we'll be publishing notes to MediaWiki.org in about a week.
    • Some coordination with Services for the deployment of the new Mobile Content Services Summary v1.3 endpoint.
    • Mobile pages are now supported by the Chromium PDF renderer.
    • Continued improvements to page previews, MobileFrontend, and MinervaNeue.
    • Check out our new quarterly goals column in our sprint board: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/readers-web-kanbanana-board/
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Increase learning by lowering the cost of exploration
      • Reading Web/Performance
    • Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption
      • Reading Web: Tech Ops/RelEng


Readers Infrastructure[edit]

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    • On Tuesday we started the slow rollout of the new /page/summary endpoint version 1.3.0, which is implemented in the Content Service based on Parsoid HTML instead of using TextExtracts. (slow rollout = only recent changes for now, going to speed up transition in the upcoming days or week). It aims to improve the quality of summary extracts (not cutting off text before the end of the first paragraph anymore; stripping of contents in parentheses, ...). It also provides more properties in the output. (Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/page/summary/IOS)
Maps[edit]
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  • Updates: Collab team getting up to speed

Multimedia[edit]

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  • Updates
    • 3D pushed, announcement coming soon, thanks to all who helped
    • MediaInfo work is progressing, thanks to WMDE for helping us work through things, no new dependency stuff
    • Search: Cormac is plugging away as usual with exploration of the current state of things and what we need to change, no dependency changes or flags
  • Quarterly goal dependency update
    • Prepare backend infrastructure for structured data search
      • SDC: Search PF/Multimedia/Wikidata
    • Wikimedia Technology/Goals/2017-18 Q3#Segment 2: Search integration and exposure
      • SDC: Research/Multimedia
    • Prepare backend infrastructure for structured data search
      • SDC: Search PF/Multimedia/Wikidata


Contributors[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

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    • GlobalPreferences live on beta labs, please test

Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

Editing[edit]

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Parsing[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
      • Parsing:Mediawiki PF/Services


Collaboration[edit]

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Language[edit]

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    • Dry run for Compact Language Links preference migration script ran successfully. Actual run and deployment for out of Beta scheduled next week. Thanks Jaime for help in: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T187880
    • CX2 work continue. Santhosh fixed alignment issues in CX2.

UI Standardization[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Audiences DesignStandardise our user interfaces to match user expectation of quality from our products
      • Audiences Design: Ops


Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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    • Starting to move from analytics-kafka to new jumbo-kafka. Small topic first this week (webrequest-misc), then more next coming weeks
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Improve, adjust, or create features geared at the needs identified in New Editors research project.
      • New Editors Experience:Analytics


Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

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    • CentralNotice: code review on contributed patches
    • Upgraded CiviCRM, fixing a few emergent bugs
    • PCI paperwork
    • upstreaming more Civi extension stuff
    • CentralNotice: EventLogging patch ready to merge, could use another glance from Performance


MediaWiki Platform[edit]

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  • code review in progress: Actor table, MCR, External Store de-PHP-serialization
  • Comment table:
    • Follow up schema change is in progress now.
    • Enabled WRITE_BOTH on group 0; group 1 soon.
    • There's been some movement on the front-end updates.
  • Uploaded patches to update utfnormal and Scribunto's ustring to support SRE's upgrading of the ICU library.
  • Working on phan and phan-taint-check-plugin in CI testing
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
      • Parsing:Mediawiki PF/Services
  • Reduce product and technical debt to modernise our tools and technologies, and to make future changes more effective and efficient
      • Parsing/Mediawiki PF
    • 1.1 It is possible to store structured data within wiki pages, in particular on media file pages on Commons. We will enable the MediaWiki storage layer to correctly store and process structured data elements within wiki pages.
      • SDC: Mediawiki PF/Wikidata


Performance[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • 100% of thumbnail requests are now being handled by Thumbor, including private Wikis
    • Seeing an issue with concurrent requests in Thumbor in some circumstances, working on addressing that. Leads to occasional slow thumbnail generation.
    • Looking to set up a study on performance perception, in collaboration with an outside researcher.
    • Got solid advice from Jonathan Morgan and Aaron Halfaker on that (thanks!)
    • Pushing tons of bug reports upstream for WebPageTest and WebPageReplay. Getting closer to stable metrics on Linux.
    • Proved xhprof experimental branch works on PHP7(!)
    • Few more NavTiming updates went out
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Increase learning by lowering the cost of exploration
      • Reading Web/Performance


Release Engineering[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
  • Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption
    • Reading Web: Tech Ops/RelEng


Research[edit]


Scoring Platform[edit]

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    • ORES has been moved to a dedicated cluster (thanks, Alex!). Just one more step to remove our services from the scb* boxes, probably happening tomorrow.
    • Took an audit of wikis where ORES support is ready but not deployed: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T187836. This is a coordination issue.
    • We now have browser CI to check that Ext:ORES hasn't broken Special:RecentChanges

Search Platform[edit]


Security[edit]

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Services[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Summary endpoint switchover to MCS is happening, dumps are running
    • Working with reading on getting the PDF service deployed
    • Troubleshooting kafka consumer rebalancing mystery

Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

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    • None
  • Updates:
    • cache_upload fully migrated to varnish 5
    • Cleanup of scb* hosts from ORES is bound to happen this week

Wikidata[edit]


German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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    • Still finetuning Wikidiff2
    • Returning to work on FileImporter