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2017-07-12 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

Grace Gellerman
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Scrum_of_scrums/2017-07-12

*= 2017-07-12 =*
contact: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering

== Callouts ==
* Reading Web found a browser bug that might be interesting to others:
Firefox fires onload twice in certain circumstances
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170018
* RelEng/Performance: 3D thumbnails broken on beta, Multimedia could your
input https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170444
** Parsing: Need input about naming of a property in Parsoid's DOM output
for language variants ( see
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-i18n/2017-July/001129.html )

== Audiences ==
=== Readers ===
==== iOS native app ====
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates: 5.5.1 Released. Working on 5.6 (Dark mode, on this day in the
feed) : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2701/

==== Android native app ====
* Blocked by: n/a
* Blocking: n/a
* Updates: (all ongoing)
** reading list syncing UI work is nearly done; on deck: ZIM support
** Stephen working on cross-platform CSS/JS consolidation
** engineer interviews in progress

==== Reading Web ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
    **Discovered a browser bug that impacts EventLogging (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170018 ) If your projects are relying on
it you may want to check that.
**Planning to roll out Page previews to all wikis except German and English.
**Minerva and MobileFrontend will be split this week
**Updating Vector's print styles

==== Reading Infrastructure ====
* Blocked by: N/A
* Blocking: N/A
* Updates:
** Discussions about Summary 2.0 Spec and title properties.
** Measuring payload reduction of MCS transformations with removal of
reference lists.
** working on Reading Lists

==== Multimedia ====
* Blocked by: N/A
* Blocking: N/A
* Updates
** Beta thumbnails are looking better, but 3D thumbnails are still broken -
could use input from releng/performance about what might be causing this
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170444
** Patch to properly label webm audio files as audio/webm (currently
video/webm)

==== Discovery ====
* Blocked by: N/A
* Blocking: N/A
* Updates:
** (maps) Ops out this week, ops + developers out next week
** (search) running A/B test on Special:Search "explore similar" feature

=== Community Tech ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** HTML5 section IDs (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T152540) are still
coming
** Preparing CodeMirror and LoginNotify for wider deployment

=== Contributors ===
==== Editing ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

==== Parsing ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Need input about naming of a property in Parsoid's DOM output for
language variants ( see
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-i18n/2017-July/001129.html )

==== Global Collaboration ====
===== Collaboration =====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Better UI for Echo notification blacklist feature
** RCFilters
*** Initial implementation of live updates!
*** Bug fixes
** Article Reminder notification
*** Initial implementation behind feature flag

==== Contributors Design ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:


== Technology ==
=== Analytics ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

=== Cloud Services ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

=== Fundraising Tech ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Building CentralNotice admin button to clear banner cache for specific
banners / languages: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168673
** Upgrading integration with our main credit card provider:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T163946
** Deployed initial version of pulling 3rd-party mailer data into CiviCRM:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161758
** Fixing stubborn PayPal Express Checkout / dead session bug:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T167923
** Optimizing thank you email sender job

=== MediaWiki Platform ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

=== Performance ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

=== Release Engineering ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** 1.29-rc.1 is out, hopefully release out this week (Friday if nothing
comes up)

=== Research ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

=== Scoring Platform ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Thank you to the people who helped with the June 23 outage, especially
AKosiaris and SSastry!
***https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Incident_documentation/20170623-ORES
***
https://github.com/wiki-ai/revscoring/commit/ab11dc4c30e8b9824949b05b7d12006746d34df7
***
https://github.com/wiki-ai/revscoring/commit/c8d5c3a863059b83647e739fdcb8ce8cc3c2a06a
***
https://github.com/wiki-ai/ores/commit/2657d8a8ab4e8fa517922fcef07a598b01c5db83
***https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168965 (Good demo in the last post)
**We're unblocked and unblocking on coordinating the Extension:ORES handoff
with Collaboration, https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T167911.  Looks like
we're within negotiating range of feature parity.
**Having a conversation about "ethical" AI, which is a major focus of our
work.  I'll be mailing out soon to expand the circle to anyone interested
in that.

=== Search Platform ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Continuing work on ML-assisted search ranking
** Working on Japanese & Vietnamese analyzers (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T166731,
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170423 )
** Wikidata search fixed remaining problems, waiting for deploy to do
production testing
** Database phrase search fixed (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T167798 )
** Reindexing wiki to enable archive search everywhere (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T163235 )
** Reloading WDQS data for encoding fix (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T131960 )

=== Security ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
**Auditing labs views and sanitarium redaction
**Review reccomendation api service
** review *Vue.js library review*
** review AdvancedSearch extension


=== Services ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Enabled automatic blacklisting of unrenderable articles for all
use-cases in Change-Propagation
** Woking on the next generation RESTBase storage model implementation
** FYI: Grafana alerting capabilities:
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grafana.wikimedia.org#Alerts_.28with_notifications_via_Icinga.29

=== Technical Operations === (apologies for not being around)
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Services running in Kubernetes Pods will have different network policies
than the status quo. Feel free to comment in
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170111
** WP Zero users blocked from accessing media content due to abuse
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168142
** RCStream will be disabled this week.
** Recommendation API to e deployed this week
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T148129
** Due to a spam attack some people may have been unsubscribed from
[hidden email]. If you care about that content, please make sure you are
subscribed

=== Analytics ===
* Released a new snapshot of mediawiki_history today, it has cummulative
revision counts!  See the announcement on analytics-l
* Deploying an alpha version of the new Wikistats 2.0 UI working with real
data
* Lots of work on purging data from EventLogging according to our data
retention guidelines and privacy policies
* Preparing for the Kafka 0.10 upgrade
* Getting ready to decommission stat1002 and stat1003 and replace them with
new boxes
* Joseph is on parental leave until the end of July
* Dan is going on parental leave at some point within the next few weeks

== Wikidata ==
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:

== German Technical Wishlist ==
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
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