Scrum of scrums/2019-08-21

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  • Updates:
    • preparing to deploy mobile ve toolbar v. 2
    • iterative improvements to mobile editing experience:
      • mobile.editor.overlay: Hide section edit links in preview
      • Upstream more styles from to editor.less (task T228159)
      • Change wikitext editor toolbar height to 3em (task T228159)
      • AMC: Increase touch target size to 44px (task T230033)
      • Use same padding for wikitext editor as visual (task T228159)
      • Fix the scrolling animation after Minerva changes (task T230237)
      • Scroll to the lead paragraph on load (task T225936)


  • Updates:
    • Technical investigation into newcomer task recommendations
    • Summary: iterative improvements to ui experience in growth experiments
    • Define php7 as active tag for use with RC filters (task T228943)


iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Working on minor release that includes optimized page load speed, as well as tweaks to Suggested Edits based on user testing at Wikimania.
    • Continuing to test/profile mobile-html integration.

Readers Web[edit]

Product Infrastructure[edit]

  • Blocking:
    • iOS wikidiff thing
  • Updates:
    • Ongoing infrastructure work for the Machine-Aided Depicts partnership with the Structured Data team


  • Updates:
    • Parsoid/PHP is ~99.5% green on parser tests.


Fundraising Tech[edit]

Core Platform[edit]

Engineering Productivity[edit]


  • Updates:
    • Continuing working on unifying all synthetic testing to make it easy for developers to add their own tests:
    • First week the full team are back after summer vacations.

Release Engineering[edit]

Scoring Platform[edit]

Search Platform[edit]


Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Will move to 33.3%, then possibly 50% traffic on PHP7 by next week
    • Wikidata termbox is now actively used in production
    • Anycast DNS recursive queries enabled in production.
    • Upcoming maintenances:
      • S8 master failover in eqiad Sept 10th
      • PDU swaps in eqiad will continue over the next quarter

Wikimedia DE[edit]