Scrum of scrums/2018-10-10

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2018-10-10[edit]

Callouts[edit]

  • Release Engineering
    • Blocked by: need review from SRE/services Support a literal body for POST requests in `fetch_url`
    • Train Health: no train due to DC switchover - T191071 1.32.0-wmf.25 deployment blockers
    • Log Health: T204871 Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out"


  • Parsoid


Audiences[edit]

Contributors[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

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Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

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Editing[edit]

  • Blocked by: Partially blocked by Performance on T176262. We want to preload code in the visual editor to improve loading times (T202720) and we need to understand the priority and timeline for T176262 to plan accordingly.
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Growth[edit]

Language[edit]

  • Blocked by: None
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  • Updates:
    • Work on polishing ContentTranslation v2 continue. Received positive feedback so far.

Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

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    • Offsite last week; focusing on releasing navigation updates.


Readers Web[edit]

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    • Mobile website (MinervaNeue / MobileFrontend):
      • Enable Dynamic Type in iOS 9+ browsers T204807
      • Maintenance and bug fixes T206274 T206174 T204835 T206337 T205582
    • SEO: add Schema sameAs property pointing to Wikidata entries T198946
    • Management supporting Multimedia hiring processes
    • Product continuing 3-5 year planning.


Readers Infrastructure[edit]

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    • none
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    • none known
  • Updates:
    • RI offsite next week, very limited availability
    • Maps:
      • Load OSM data into maps1004 continues this week, we expected to start generating tiles next week


Multimedia[edit]

  • Updates
    • Working on hiring, interviewing candidate this week
    • All of the SDoC multi-lingual file captions work is merged - some small security fixes and we can deploy to beta (crosses fingers)
    • lots of discussion/design on prototypes for adding 'depicts' to files containing artworks

Parsing[edit]

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UI Standardization[edit]

Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

(as always all metrics are available programmatically via APIs)

    • Working with security in prioritizing items to work on as part of security’s review of analytics’ stack.
    • Ingesting data from eventlogging for easy visualization into Druid, see, for example, NavigationTiming data collected by performance team, see DOMComplete time buckets:
    • Working on ingesting xml dumps to enable easier content processing on cluster, this would give us the ability , for example, to identify content that needs citations

Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

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    • Little fixes and enhancements to main CC processor's new API (which is now getting almost all CC traffic)
    • Scripts to compare data between old and new impression data pipelines
    • Following progress on MessageCache work
    • Still interviewing candidates for job

MediaWiki Core Platform[edit]

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Performance[edit]


Release Engineering[edit]

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    • Hired Lars Wirzenius, senior engineer
    • Interviewing on-going for our Developer Productivity position: https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/1225258?gh_src=f15731e11
    • Train Health:
      • Last week: a few blockers, resolved in time, no problems - T191070 1.32.0-wmf.24 deployment blockers
      • This week: No train this week due to DC switchover - T191071 1.32.0-wmf.25 deployment blockers
      • Next week: the last 1.32 release, 1.33 starts the next week - T191072 1.32.0-wmf.26 deployment blockers
    • Log Health:
      • T204871 Deployments of MediaWiki with scap cause a spam of "web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out"
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Research[edit]


Scoring Platform[edit]

  • Blocked by: None
  • Blocking: None
  • Updates:
    • JADE tables is waiting for TechCom review now
    • Working to improve our job queue robustness has started, part of upgrading to celery 4

Search Platform[edit]

Security[edit]


Services[edit]

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Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

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    • None
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    • None
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    • Datacenter Switchback week. No train. Traffic + Mediawiki have been switched over successfully, tomorrow is swift+services

Wikidata[edit]

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German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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Multi-Content Revisions[edit]

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SoS Meeting Bookkeeping[edit]

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