Scrum of scrums/2018-03-21

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2018-03-21[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

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Android native app[edit]

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    • Increased rollout of Reading List sync to 50% of Beta audience.
    • Blocked on a few minor client-side issues, but should continue full rollout by end of week.

Readers Web[edit]

Readers Infrastructure[edit]

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    • New /page/media endpoint is exposed via RESTBase, so apps can test it and provide feedback.
    • /page/metadata and /page/references to follow this week.
Maps[edit]
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Multimedia[edit]

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  • Updates
    • Search: Patch for MediaInfo caption indexing nearly complete, WMDE and Cormac working diligently to get things merged, Search supporting (thanks, both)
    • File page prototyping: Progressing, slowly. Mark to meet with Thiemo from WMDE to clear some things up.
  • 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 going live today
  • Work on TemplateWizard progressing well

Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Work continues on Blocking tools
    • Bug fixes to Interaction Timeline
    • Research on Harassment Reporting Tool

Editing[edit]

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Parsing[edit]

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    • Tidy has been replaced on all wikiversities today. About 300 more to go before the end June deadline.
    • Whitespace trimming in headings, list items, table cells, headings and captions (wikitext versions only) has been pushed to production. Found a bug for which there is a fix in gerrit
    • Arlo has been working on the heredocs syntax RFC ( https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T114432 ) and has a WIP patch @ https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/418198/ if someone wants to test and play with it on your local dev wikis.
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
      • Parsing:Mediawiki PF/Services
      • No new updates or blockers.

Collaboration[edit]

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    • Flow uninstalled from wikis where it was unused; can still be requested by communities, will be re-enabled with local consensus
    • Almost done setting up maps test servers in labs

Language[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • CX2 work continue;
    • Migration to recommend service from Production is planned; WIP.

Audiences Design[edit]

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UI Standardization[edit]

Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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    • 504s in Pageview API RESTBase layer, problem with RESTBase running out of TCP ports, applying some fixes now to prevent the problem
    • notebook1003 is replacing notebook1001, so we need to migrate folks using Jupyter, watch for communication on the lists
    • responsive Wikistats work is ongoing
    • porting geowiki to Hadoop is done, building a dashboard on top of it now
    • more analytics processes migrated to Kafka Jumbo cluster (webrequest and EventLogging are fully migrated now)
    • improvements on automatic refining of EventLogging topics to Hadoop
  • 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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    • Upgrading CiviCRM install to 5.0
    • More work on main CC processor new API, including redesigning recurring contribution charges to fit better with Civi
    • Making sure all the unintentional recurring donor refunds happened as they were supposed to
    • More work on using EventLogging to get banner impression and fundraiser landing page stats
    • Looking into applying CSP to banner preview pages, but need to decide how to make it fit with pending core patch: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/253969

MediaWiki Platform[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
  • 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:
    • Collecting a bunch of oversample data from countries in Asia/Oceania, prep for Singapore to go live.
    • Thumbor 100% done
    • Expecting to spend a bit of time helping with reviews or ResourceLoader changes related to Hindi wiki front page stuff
    • auto_prepend_file being used to load profiler
    • Re-did coal changes to use python-kafka, confluent_kafka doesn't work
    • Deploying RUMSpeedIndex this week, essentially emulates Speed Index calculation using the browser resource timing API

Release Engineering[edit]

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    • Minor Gerrit upgrade planned for this week (2.14.6 -> 2.14.7)
    • Incident analysis started last week of the last year’s worth of incidents reports
    • Scap 3.7.7 should be rolled out to production this week
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Research[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Wikimedia Technology/Goals/2017-18 Q3#Segment 2: Search integration and exposure
      • SDC: Research/Multimedia

Scoring Platform[edit]

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    • Releng is helping us with a git-lfs pilot deployment.
    • Waiting for Scap 3.7.7 for a fast-rollback process.
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    • The JADE extension is in beta.
      • https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:JADE
      • This is for auditing ORES. It adds "Jade" and "Jade_talk" namespaces to MediaWiki. We're using JSON content with schema validation. Prateek is contributing some volunteer design time.

Search Platform[edit]

Security[edit]

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Services[edit]

Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Firewalling of misc database hosts successful. Some delays in OTRS email delivery experienced
    • Consistent logical backups in codfw goal completed successfully
    • mathoid deployed in kubernetes. Production traffic is partly served (~50%) from the new kubernetes cluster in both eqiad+codfw
    • eqsin turn-up planning procedure meetings starting.
    • EtcdConfig in production goal almost completed
    • Some varnish issues ongoing https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T189892
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption
      • Reading Web: Tech Ops/RelEng
    • Update: No updates, was postponed for early next quarter
    • Audiences DesignStandardise our user interfaces to match user expectation of quality from our products
      • Audiences Design: Ops
    • Update: Done AFAIK.

Wikidata[edit]

  • Looking into current Lua usage to see where we can improve the Lua functions we provide: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T189506
  • Optimizing a heavily used database table (wb_terms): https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T188279
  • Polishing a lot of things for lexicographical data first deployment
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • 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
    • Prepare backend infrastructure for structured data search
      • SDC: Search PF/Multimedia/Wikidata

German Technical Wishlist[edit]

SoS Meeting Bookkeeping[edit]

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