Scrum of scrums/2018-04-04

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2018-04-04[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Audiences[edit]

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Reading List syncing in Beta for a couple of weeks, currently running survey to gather feedback from Beta users.
    • Will begin initial rollout to production (10%) this week.

Readers Web[edit]

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    • Cached page previews not shown on refresh (services+Brandon Black)

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T184534. We'd like to fix this but it's outside the scope of projects we usually work on. How can we move this along?

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Outcome 1, Objective 4: Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption
  • Preparing for deploy. Deploy of VirtualPageViews is being finished today, switching focus to working out a site config deploy task. Thank you Analytics!
      • Reading Web depends on SRE, RelEng, Reading Infra


Readers Infrastructure[edit]

Maps[edit]
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    • Unblocked on ops today
    • Gehel back from vacation this week
    • Planning release to enwiki

Multimedia[edit]

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    • File page MediaInfo display prototype: Slow progress
    • Search prototype: Up on wmflabs instance, some kinks to work out
    • UploadWizard multi-lingual captions: Patch up, working through review
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Objective 3.1 Prepare for launch of the first Structured Data on Commons feature (multilingual file captions)
      • SDC depends on Multimedia,SRE, WMDE, Search Platform, MediaWiki Platform, Research
      • Most dependencies fulfilled, prototypes moving quickly through review
    • Objective 2.1 Integrate structured file captions into search
      • SDC depends on Search Platform, Multimedia
      • Dependencies pretty much fulfilled, prototype up for perusal on wmflabs instance
    • Segment 4, Outcome 2: Develop a better understanding of existing needs for Structured Commons- https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171252
      • Research depends on Multimedia
      • Haven't heard anything, happy to help

Contributors[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

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    • Still working on GlobalPreferences
    • Discussing the outcome of ACTRIAL with the community

Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

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Editing[edit]

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    • Updates: None


  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Goal 3.1 Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices
      • Editing depends on Parsing.


Parsing[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Tidy replaced on a bunch more wikis today (all wikiquotes except frwikiquote, all wikimedia wikis). More being replaced next week (ref. announcement on wikitech-l & ambassadors-l)
    • Today, at noon PT, we are going to be discussing with TTO about the <poem> extension in #mediawiki-parsoid. We are trying to figure out whether to merge <poem> into core ( https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T54061 ) with a different tag, or make other fixes to the poem extension. If you have an interest in this extension, please show up in #mediawiki-parsoid.
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Goal 3.6 Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
      • Parsing depends on MediaWiki Platform, Services
    • Increase code sharing of client apps by coalescing and moving more logic to the server.
      • Reading Infra depends on Parsing, Services
    • Goal 3.1 Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices
      • Editing depends on Parsing
    • Program 7, Outcome 2: Objective 1: Revision storage scaling
      • Services depends on SRE, Parsing
    • Outcome 2: Objective 1: Revision storage scaling
      • Services depends on SRE, Parsing


Collaboration[edit]

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    • Still dealing with fallout from the OOUI icon changes, need more follow-ups from Volker (will talk to him)
    • Deployed maps i18n code to maps-test, still working out issues before prod deployment

Language[edit]

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    • ContentTranslation version 2 work continue
    • apertium upgrade done except fra-cat pair
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Goal 3.1 Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices
      • Language depends on Editing


Audiences Design[edit]

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UI Standardization[edit]

Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Improved MediaWiki history reconstruction performance, less than half (7 hours now with spark 2)
    • Preparing the migration of all Spark jobs to Spark2
    • Lots of small-medium Wikistats2 front-end bug-fixes
    • Ongoing: Aggregation of new Audiences EL events VirtualPageViews (Popups) into pageview_hourly format.

Cloud Services[edit]

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    • Madhu moved Dumps content hosting to new servers managed by Cloud Services team.
    • Tool catalog project led by James Hare has been branded "Toolhub" and initial use cases published on meta <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolhub>
    • Chase got a functioning high availability OpenStack Neutron layer 3 network up in labtestn! There is more work to do, but this is a big Neutron project milestone.
    • Q4 goals posted on mediawiki.org

Fundraising Tech[edit]

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    • EventLogging for fundraising landing page views: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/423952
    • Short-term response to banner that loaded 3rd party script: add CSP only on forced banner previews: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/420754
    • Looking at new bitcoin payment processor, as our current one is stopping USD cashouts at the end of the month
    • More work on new API for main CC processor
    • CiviCRM custom data enhancements

MediaWiki Platform[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Goal 3.6 Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
      • Parsing depends on MediaWiki Platform, Services
        • MWPT working on relevant planning for Platform Evolution CDP to prepare for next FY and will coordinate with Parsing as this progresses
    • Prepare for launch of the first Structured Data on Commons feature (multilingual file captions)
      • SDC depends on Multimedia/,SRE, WMDE, Search Platform, MediaWiki Platform, Research
        • MWPT meets weekly with SDC and WMDE
    • Objective 1.1 Assist with deploying MultiContent Revisions on Commons

T174022 Implement multi-content revisions, T174023 Implement MCR storage layer, T174045 DB schema migration for MCR, T174044 Deploy MCR storage layer,T174043 Deploy Multi-Content Revisions

  • SDC depends on MediaWiki Platform, WMDE
    • MWPT meets weekly with SDC and WMDE


Performance[edit]

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    • The train :-(
  • Updates:
    • Continuing to monitor SG datacenter rollout, looking great. Working on a blog post.
    • Thumbor patches, adding WebP support
    • Safemode support for Visual Editor is out for review
    • Coal has been updated to use Kafka
    • Waiting on SRE for a rebuild of the mcrouter package (they're aware, just haven't had time yet)
    • Tons of ongoing CR

Release Engineering[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Outcome 1, Objective 4: Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption
      • Reading Web depends on SRE, RelEng, Reading Infra


Research[edit]

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Scoring Platform[edit]

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    • git-lfs support, we've tried deploying a git-lfs submodule and it doesn't work. git-lfs is still lacking on the deployment node, but that shouldn't affect the deployment itself. See task https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T180627
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Search Platform[edit]


Security[edit]

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  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Goal 3.6: Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
      • Parsing depends on MediaWiki Platform, Services


Services[edit]


Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

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    • None
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    • None
  • Updates:
    • Holiday week, really slow stuff not much to report
    • HHVM CVE-2018-6334 patch rolled out this week
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:

Wikidata[edit]

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  • Updates:
  • Quarterly goal dependency update:
    • Prepare for launch of the first Structured Data on Commons feature (multilingual file captions)
      • SDC depends on Multimedia/,SRE, WMDE, Search Platform, MediaWiki Platform, Research
    • Objective 1.1 Assist with deploying MultiContent Revisions on Commons

T174022 Implement multi-content revisions, T174023 Implement MCR storage layer, T174045 DB schema migration for MCR, T174044 Deploy MCR storage layer,T174043 Deploy Multi-Content Revisions

      • SDC depends on MediaWiki Platform, WMDE

German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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    • Following up on OOUI changes influencing AdvancedSearch
    • Going to focus on FileImporter (a.k.a. MoveToCommons) again


SoS Meeting Bookkeeping[edit]

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