Wikimedia Technical Committee/Minutes/2020-08-26
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Present: Daniel K, Tim S, Giuseppe L, Timo T, Dan A, Roan K.
- Guiseppe: Showing suggested links for editors using ML. How do we store ML models in production, update them?
- Dan: isn’t this the purview of Chris’s ML infrastructure team?
- Giuseppe: long-term, yes, but not directly their responsibility right now. The general architectural issue is: we want a sustainable way to generate ML models, and ship them to applications using them. This process should be streamlined - the current pattern of slapping the models in git-lfs is not sustainable long-term.
- Roan: explains about the project, a collaboration with Research to suggest links to add to articles. Docs/write-ups are emerging (and more focused on UX)
- Daniel: Create an RFC?
Upcoming datacenter switchover
- Next week, Tue 1 Sept, 14:00 UTC.
RFC: New API for Parsoid extensions
- Daniel: Should it go on last call?
- Tim: no urgency to closing this. The review they’re asking for hasn’t been done yet.
- Timo: They’ve done a fair bit of research and outreach offline prior to the RFC. They’re looking for explicit approval from would-be users of their new API for parser extensions. Once that completes, they should ask for Last Call.
Shell execute microservice
- Tim: New initiative being started by Platform Engineering. Will turn into an RFC.
- Tim: Affects every shell execution, can be used in small/medium wiki instances that aren’t hosted by WMF, seems cross-cutting, affects over 30 extensions.