2017-08-30 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

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2017-08-30 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

Grace Gellerman
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Scrum_of_scrums/2017-08-30

= 2017-08-30 =

== Callouts ==
* Selenium Ruby framework deprecation at the end of October
** Announcement:
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2017-August/088653.html12:31:12
* trebuchet is to scheduled be removed at quarter's end. It's effectively
replaced by scap. Salt (the foundation upon trebuchet is built) will be
removed too. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T164780
* IE8-on-XP support being dropped. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T163251
* Ganglia is being moved behind LDAP authentication for security reasons
plus deprecation https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/374320/
* eqiad frack refresh preparation in progress, temptative transition
scheduled for Sept. 20th. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T174218
* Would like somebody from Ops who knows dumps to review:
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/373354/

== Audiences ==

=== Readers ===

==== Multimedia ====
* 3D work continuing as usual - have some deploy bumps to pave over
* Onboarding 1 engineer and 1 PM, will take up some of our productivity

==== iOS ====
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Working on 5.6.1 with minor bug fixes (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2898/ ), goes to public beta
this week
** Next up is 5.6.7 ( https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2899/
)

==== Discovery ====
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Running search result thumbnails AB test this/next week

====Reading Infrastructure ====
* adding article concatenation support to Collection extension

=== Contributors ===
==== Global Collaboration ====
===== Language =====
* No Blocker/Blocking.
* CX-VE work continue.
* Preparing for cxserver deployment (with lots of changes/improvements!)
* New MT service in review: Matxin.
===== Collaboration =====
* Updates:
** ChangesList filters
*** RCFilters: Minimize saved query before comparison
({{phabricator|T174193}})
*** WLFilters: set default values ({{phabricator|T171134}})
*** RCFilters: Adjust highlight for seen/unseen states in Watchlist
({{phabricator|T171235}})
*** WLFilters: Fix seen/unseen filters ({{phabricator|T171127}})
*** RCFilters: Enable 'View newest' ({{phabricator|T163426}})
*** RCFilters: Hide saved queries from anonymous users
({{phabricator|T173992}})
*** WLFilters: avoid querying the DB when filters are in conflict
({{phabricator|T171132}})
*** Various bug fixes
* Blockers
** Resolved a Flow issue that was blocking dumps ({{phabricator|T172025}})

=== Community Tech ===
* Post-deployment fixes to LoginNotify and CodeMirror
* Working on GlobalPreferences and ArticleCreationWorkflow

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

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

=== Fundraising Tech ===
* No blocker/blocking
* Trying to optimize things for December (db writes, fs access, etc)
* More work on handling donations where the user returns with no session
cookies
* More work on main CC processor - new API and audit file format

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

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

=== Release Engineering ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Selenium Ruby framework deprecation announce:
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2017-August/088653.html 1
2:31:12
*** End of October deprecation date.
** Team kanban:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/2769/query/rAdBKbHGnFVu/

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

=== Scoring Platform ===
* Blocked by:
** Bit of ops support to help us diagnose file handle starvation during
stress testing.  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T174402.
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169246
* Blocking:
    ** Moving our service over to a new, dedicated cluster.
* Updates:
** Thresholds feature is announced and ready for testing,
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/phame/post/view/68/more_better_model_information_and_threshold_optimizations/
** Over the next few weeks, we're finalizing a schema for commenting on or
judging almost any wiki artifact:
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/meta_ores_schema
** Working to formally identify our stakeholders.
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ORES/Stakeholders

=== Search Platform ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Continuing work on ML-assisted ranking
** A/B tests for interleaved results and human-graded relevancy concluded,
analyzing results next
** Fixed issue with punctuation and Chinses language (T172653)
** Categories to RDF code merged, need review for
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/373354/ from somebody who knows dumps
** WDQS logs now go to logstash
** Sent inquiry to wiki communities about extending the list of namespaces
searched by default (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170473)
* Analyzed some unexpected behavior of searchin Japanese:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T173650

=== Security ===
* Blocked by: None
* Blocking: None
* Updates:
  * Completed auditing tables which are being replicated to labs for
consistency with privacy policy
  * Reviews:
** Adhoc review of CentralNotice
** vue.js
** ArticleCreationWorkflow


=== Services ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** Came back from an offsite
** Rolling out job event production to all wikis today
** Continuing to set up the new Cassandra 3 cluster
** Will be very slowly preparing for node.js upgrade, so will soon create
some tasks for service owners to access the complexity of it

=== Technical Operations ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** trebuchet is to scheduled be removed at quarter's end. It's effectively
replaced by scap. Salt (the foundation upon trebuchet is built) will be
removed too.
** IE8-on-XP support being dropped.
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T163251
** Ganglia is being moved behind LDAP authentication for security reasons
** eqiad frack refresh preparation in progress, tentative transition
scheduled for Sept. 20th. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T174218

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

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