Wikimedia Technical Committee/Minutes/2017-12-20

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An invite-only video discussion, where decisions are often finalized, generally Wednesday 13:00 USA West coast local time as of this writing. This meeting is often used for grooming the backlog for the TechCom-RFC board. (private minutes)

  • New RFC about tagging imported revisions: This is currently considered a “draft” as the proposal needs work, but the motivation seems to have merit and there is already some relevant discussion on the ticket.
  • RFC process update accepted after Last Call: the new process can be found at Krinkle will replace the old documentation with the new version and explain all the differences in a separate email.
  • Last week’s RFC discussion was about refactoring the Preferences class.
  • Ops is moving a first set of services to Kubernetes. We will probably have an RFC on how Kubernetes is going to affect deployment and configuration changes before wider use.
  • Ops is planning to start using etcd for configuration management.
  • Tgr found an interesting option that may address part of or needs wrt JavaScript package management, see his comment on
  • Active discussion about where to best put platform-specific default settings