2017-05-03 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

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2017-05-03 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

Grace Gellerman
*= 2017-05-03 =*

contact: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering

== Call outs:==
* Reminder: no train week of May 15th
* Ryan Kaldari is requesting code review of
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/343878/ especially from Editing team
* https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/349432/  is waiting on security review

=== Reading ===

==== iOS ====
* Last Week
** Final bug fixes for 5.4.1 -
*** Another round of  public betas, regression testing (after crash fixes)
** 5.5 - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2602/
*** Places  changes from user testing feedback
*** Tweaks to article footer content rendered in HTML/CSS rather than
native views
* This Week
** Submit 5.4.1 to the App Store (really this time)
** Continue work on 5.5
*** Another round of places user testing
*** TWN localization pluralization support

==== Android ====
* Discussing reading list syncing technical requirements
* We plan to enable user opt-in OS-level backups of the app database
* Continuing work on cross-platform consolidation of CSS & JS
* Current release board:

==== Reading Infrastructure ====
* ORES: fixes for abuse and DB size issues with api.php, will reenable with
next train
* Developing spec for new HTML markup to share with Parsoid team

==== Multimedia ====
* 3D out on beta - will conduct some analysis over the next few weeks to
determine rollout plan.
* Media Viewer work - esp. focused on mobile support - to come in the next
few weeks also.

==== Web ====
Highlights for next 2 weeks:
* Deploying print styles for mobile view
* Related pages rolled out to remaining 10%
* We will move lead paragraph above infoboxes
* Page previews to be rolled out to all wikipedias except DE and EN
* Tooling and bug fixes

=== Community Tech ====
* CodeMirror - needs design review, integration with VE ongoing,
** Ryan Kaldari is requesting code review of
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/343878/ especially from Editing team
* LoginNotify - will be deployed to Test Wikipedia next week
* Popular page reports - working on improving speed
* XTools rewrite - in progress

=== Editing ===

==== Parsing ====
* https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/349432/  is waiting on security review
* A bunch of bug fixing ongoing wrt link handling in Parsoid
* Redlink support in Parsoid is in progress
* Language variant support in Parsoid is in progress
* Linter fixes ongoing -- hope to re-enable on large wikis in the coming
week or two.

==== UI Standardization ====
* This week:
** Work on bringing automatic Sketch export to Wikimedia UI Style Guide to
always be up-to-date with design changes
** Work on improving OOjs UI library's CSS and debugging by further widely
reducing specificity
** Preparation on
* Updates:
** OOjs UI:
*** UI and accessibilit improvements on Tag*Widgets
** Mobile Frontend/core: Consolidation of Less mixins

==== Language ====
* No blockers.
* Work on OOjs UI migration continue.

==== Collaboration ====
* Continued work on RC Filters, including saved filters and the guided tour.
* Improving RC Filters documentation and fixing a couple Doxygen issues
along the way.
* Working on the user experience level code coverage issue.
* Had to make a couple more FlaggedRevs fixes.

=== German Technical Wishlist ===
* Working on FileExporter/Importer extensions for moving files to Commons.
* Teaching diffs to understand when a paragraph was moved.
* Investigating RevisionSlider touch support:
* Minor fixes on mention notifications:

=== Wikidata ===
* Echo notifications about page being connected/disconnected via Wikidata
will go live soon: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T142102
* Making constraint checks more visible via a new API and gadget.
* Lexeme UI for Wiktionary gets more complete:
* Starting to mix OOJS UI widgets into our jQuery UI frontend:

=== Discovery ===
* No blockers
* Enabled template boosting on media searches
* Building infrastructure for machine learning assisted ranking (aka
* Chinese analyzer seems to be doing well, deploying soon. Working on
Hebrew analyzer.
* Working on Wikidata search improvement
* Working on Mediawiki API integration for WDQS

=== Analytics ===
* Ongoing: EventLogging to Hive refinement
* Detailing architectural design of Wikistats2.0 backend
* Ongoing: Better bot detection in EventLogging
* Ongoing: Improvements to Banner Activity Pivot data set: efficiency and
* Waiting for the deployment freeze to end, to enable annotations in the

=== Security ===
* Reviews
** TemplateStyles
** https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/349432/

=== Services ===
* Blockers: none
* Updates:
** Deprecation of citoid.wikimedia.org domain
** New properties in the summary endpoint
** Removing deprecated RESTBase endpoints
*** https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158100
*** https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158128

=== RelEng===
* '''Blocked'''
** None
* '''Blocking'''
** None?
* '''Updates'''
** Week of May 15th is our team offsite, no train
** 1.29 is branched

=== Technical Operations ===
* '''Blocked'''
** None
* '''Blocking'''
** No-one
* '''Updates'''
** Datacenter switchover (back to eqiad) week

=== Fundraising Tech ===
* Getting new hire Maggie up and coding
* PayPal Express Checkout fixes
* CiviCRM: dedupe fixes, 3rd party mailer integration
* Ingenico re-build / library-ization planning
* More rounds of review for CentralNotice banner sequence
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