Wikimedia Technical Committee/Minutes/2020-09-02
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Present: Daniel, Dan, Niklas, Timo.
New RFC: Challenges of developing with npm dependencies
- The “frontend build step” RFC is overly broad, and has drifted over time, see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T199004
- Dan will draft a new RFC focused on some of the issues we encounter in the Analytics team when developing Node.js services. Specifically around code review, CI/deploy, and dependency auditing.
Parsoid extension API
- TT: this is a major milestone RFC, the new parser will replace the old one. Hooks and methods not mentioned here will likely be deprecated/removed. I believe that’s well-understood and the
- Parsoid team did great outreach over the past year. This should be detailed and summarised on the RFC, or linked to.
- Pywikibot users have been experiencing CSRF tokens, see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T261050
- This may be due to the fact that we have become more strict about expiring web sessions after a given time since we moved session storage to the Kask service.
- It is currently unclear from the documentation for how long a CSRF token is valid for. This should be made more clear.
Removal of unused code without deprecation
- Daniel proposed a change to the stable interface policy on wikitech-l, in a thread titled “Making breaking changes without deprecation?”
- Reactions are mixed, more feedback welcome.
- The input from the mailing list will be used to update the current policy