Scrum of scrums/2020-12-02

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2020-12-02[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Pinging Parsoid client teams (Editing, Language, Platform Infrastructure, Growth) onhttps://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T266143 again. Where necessary, this week, we will start submiting patches against your codebases. In that case, we would appreciate prompt reviews and followups as necessary.

No updates: TechCom, Anti-Harassment Tools , Growth, Product Infrastructure, Language, OKAPI, Analytics, Machine Learning Platform, Research, Security, WMDE, Wikidata, German Technical Wish List


Product[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • We are still reviewing wishlist proposals. We have until December 7th before the voting phase starts

Watchlist Expiry has been enabled in all production wikis since last night (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech/Watchlist_Expiry)

Editing[edit]

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    • [ reply ] link deployed by default to three wikis (cs, ar, hu) and beta feature on ~250 other Wikipedias. Received support on en.wiki during an RfC; next step is an A/B test on ~30 medium-larges wikis. Can also be enabled globally via user script (ask us how if interested).

iOS native app[edit]

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    • Released 6.7.3 into the App Store last week. Turning on Article as a Living Document experiment (in 6.7.3) today.
    • In exploratory stage for 6.8 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/4862/
      • Chinese variant fixes
      • Initial push notifications
      • Article inspection mode experiment

Android native app[edit]

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    • Latest release rolled out to public 2 days ago.
    • Working on designs for bringing watchlist into the app.

Web[edit]

Structured Data[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • Team offsite this week

Abstract Wikipedia[edit]

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    • Continuing work on using ZType data to enforce structure when editing ZObjects.
    • Excited to welcome Genoveva (Geno) Galarza Heredero, our new software engineer, to the team.

Parsing[edit]

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    • Pinging Parsoid client teams (Editing, Language, Platform Infrastructure, Growth) on https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T266143 again. Where necessary, this week, we will start submiting patches against your codebases. In that case, we would appreciate prompt reviews and followups as necessary.
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Inuka[edit]

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    • More bug fixes and UX improvements to the KaiOS app


Library[edit]

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    • A bug that denied eligible users access to the Wikipedia Library Card Bundle is now fixed
    • Working on making Wikilinks more stable is still in progress

Technology[edit]

Cloud Services[edit]

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    • releng train-dev blocked waiting for nested VM support (phab:T267433)
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Fundraising Tech[edit]

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  • Updates:
    • The deluge of donations is here! Yesterday was our second-best day ever, and that was without sending any emails out (just banners).
    • Lots of discussion on best way forward for dockerized dev environment - discussion of multipurpose image vs app-specific images ongoing at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T268685 . Advice welcome from long-term docker users!
    • Fixing little bugs as they crop up in the logs
    • Updating text for different specialized thank you emails
    • Tweaking timing of CiviCRM queue consumers so we can keep up with the generosity of our donors and send them timely acknowledgement.
    • Trying to reduce log spam on main CRM box

Platform[edit]

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    • Bug fixes for the API portal
    • Parsoid cache in MediaWiki
    • Sockpuppet API productionising
    • Shellbox for MediaWiki on Kubernetes

Engineering Productivity[edit]

Performance[edit]

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    • For 1000+ websites Microsoft now redirects IE users to Edge automatically when they have Edge installed: https://twitter.com/MonsieurPerf/status/1333740793253793796 Currently trying to get in touch with Microsoft to find out if getting Wikimedia sites added to the list would be a possibility. If they confirm that it can be done, we can decide whether we want to be on the list or not.

Quality and Test Engineering[edit]

Release Engineering[edit]


Search Platform[edit]


Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

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releng: deploy scap 3.16.0-1 phab:T268634