Scrum of scrums/2019-12-04

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2019-12-04[edit]

Callouts[edit]

  • Release Engineering - unusual train schedule:
    • This week: 1.35.0-wmf.8 - group1 + group2
    • Next week: 1.35.0-wmf.10
    • December 23-January 3rd - No deploys (including train), Holiday break

Product[edit]

Editing[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Finalizing work on high fidelity prototype for replies on talk pages

Growth[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Cleaning up remaining bugs from v1.0 release of newcomer tasks

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Suggested Edits v3 is live, as well as fundraising announcement (article banner in newest app version, and in the Feed in older versions)
    • Continuing integration with mobile-html, and continuing to test the latest Parsoid / content service with language variant support.

Readers Web[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Summary: planning for desktop improvements and tapering off of advanced mode.
    • Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements Desktop Improvements Project (Vector / DIP)]:
      • Planning, research, and task creation
      • phab:T239248 Divide VectorTemplate into components]
    • Responsive website (MinervaNeue / MobileFrontend / Portals):

Product Infrastructure[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Computer-Aided Tagging will launch soon (TM), after the go-ahead from Performance
    • mobileapps flapping is under investigation (phab:T239344)
      • seems related to increased request rate associated with the Parsoid/PHP rollout (phab:T238832#5708029)
      • There are also some unexplained MW API request timeouts for which I'm adding more logging for further investigation

Structured Data[edit]

  • Updates:
    • rdfDumps now unblocked
    • getting recentchanges by slot merged, so unblocking search
    • work continues on new input types for structured data
    • tech talk on Structured Data on Commons 1 week from today

Parsing[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Parsoid/PHP deployed to all wikis and all products except (a) linter (b) language converter. These 2 products are served by Parsoid/JS

Language[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Team is back from Offsite.
    • More Apertium MT updates coming up.
    • Exploring MarianMT at: phab:T234194

Inuka[edit]

UI Standardization[edit]

Technology[edit]

Fundraising Tech[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Monitoring fundraiser, tuning parameters to keep receipts and stats flowing smoothly
    • Yesterday donors gave us more money by far than any other single day in the foundation's history
    • Seeing lower-than-expected CentralNotice banner impressions for US, AU, and IE but that may be all because of bots: phab:T239748
    • Small tweaks to Civi custom code to reduce logspam and cache a few more db lookups.

Core Platform[edit]

  • Blocking:
    • Product Infrastructure - mobileapps flapping is under investigation (phab:T239344), seems related to increased request rate associated with the Parsoid/PHP rollout
  • Updates:
    • Next round of Core REST API work
    • Virtual offsite next week (Dec 10-12)

Engineering Productivity[edit]

Release Engineering[edit]

  • Blocking:
    • Wikimedia Deutschland/Wikidata: Setting up Pipeline CI job for wikibase/vuejs-components repository: gerrit:551829
    • Blocking SRE, onboarding Gerrit and Zuul Prometheus metrics gerrit:479139
  • Updates:
    • Train Health

Scoring Platform[edit]

Security[edit]

  • Updates:
    • Password Reset Update: Security Proposal - phab:T237755 - complete
    • Security Review For Page Content Service route /page/mobile-html - phab:T227114 - nearly complete
    • A Large-scale Study of Wikipedia Users' Quality of Experience: data release - phab:T217318 - nearly complete
    • Security Review for whichbrowser/parser - phab:T239259 - in progress
    • Data Map (GDPR) update period closes 12/6

Wikimedia DE[edit]

Wikidata[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • Release Engineering: Setting up Pipeline CI job for wikibase/vuejs-components repository: gerrit:551829