Scrum of scrums/2019-05-29

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Community Tech[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Work on Dark Mode is delayed to ensure we are doing the right work with the right collaboration. We are currently updating all the Tool Labs tools we own to prepare for the Actor migration. If users or devs have issues with these tools, let us know. The work is moving quickly but due to some missing indices on the new tables in the replicas, our queries are much too slow. This is causing occasional application errors for users as the queries time out.

Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

  • Updates:
    • We are near completion of the refactor of Block. There will be changes to the ways developers use Blocks. The work is done in this task primarily: We will be sending an email to wikitech-l with details and examples. Most of the documentation is already updated or will be updated soon.





iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Released minor update last week with bug fixes / minor navigation improvements.
    • Continuing to build structured image caption editing.

Readers Web[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Summary: still trying to fix the browser tests, design and technical planning for the architecture and desktop refresh projects, and continuing ongoing development for the advanced mobile contributions and the MobileFrontend architecture investment projects.
    • Responsive website (MinervaNeue / MobileFrontend / Related Articles):
    • Desktop website (Popups)
    • Planning
      • Design and MobileFrontend & MinervaNeue frontend architecture and desktop refresh planning for next fiscal year

Readers Infrastructure[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Work continues on PCS abstraction layer. Will remain in pagelib but have its own webpack output (*-pcs).
    • CirrusSearch suggestion generation for suggested edits is rolling out this week
    • Patch for passing Accept-Language header for all MW API requests (language variant support in MCS/PCS)
    • Planning for next FY projects ongoing.


  • Updates:
    • releasing qualifiers for depicts statements next week
    • other statements release in June


  • Blocked by:
  • Updates:
    • HTML -> WT is now under testing.
    • WT -> HTML: Last of the core infrastructure components are now being merged. This unblocks the porting of the remaining extensions and token handlers.

UI Standardization[edit]


Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Updates:
    • CentralNotice banner save timeouts: need language / MW core coders help witih this one:
    • Meeting with Thiemo about perf team contributions to CentralNotice
    • Starting work on an 'upgrade to recurring' dialog box
    • Planning tasks for accepting donations in India
    • Bug fixes and improvement to third party bulk emailer integration
    • CiviCRM dedupe workflow improvements

Core Platform[edit]


  • Updates:
    • Performance team offsite next week (week 23)
    • Increased FPS to 30 for the video on WebPageTest to catch smaller regression (no impact on metrics)

Release Engineering[edit]

Search Platform[edit]

Site Reliability Engineering[edit]


  • Updates:
    • Route Handler Interface: his RFC is about defining the extension interface for the new REST router component for MediaWiki core. (IRC Meeting in #wikimedia-office to discuss this on Wednesday May 29 at 21:00 UTC/23:00 CEST/14:00 PDT)

SoS Meeting Bookkeeping[edit]