2018-07-11 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

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2018-07-11 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

Grace Gellerman
= 2018-07-11 =

== Callouts ==
* Fundraising campaigns
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Calendar
* Datacenter switchover will happen on the end of this quarter. Dates not
fully set, but a tentative range is 17-29 September 2018 and a switchback
on 8-19 October 2018. We plan for at least 3 weeks this time around.
* Analytics: Spark is now available in Jupyter notebooks

== Audiences ==
=== Readers ===
==== iOS native app ====
Natalia
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Planning to be feature complete on 6.0.0 (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/ios-app-v6.0-walrus-on-a-unicycle/) by
the end of the week of July 9
** User testing of feed redesign and search coming up (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198932 )

==== Android native app ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Multi-language release is in production.
** Working on completing prototypes for A/B testing at Wikimania (includes
navigation redesigns, table-of-contents variations, and Wikitext Keyboard)
** https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/3367/

==== Readers Web ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
**Mobile website (MinervaNeue / MobileFrontend):
***Page issues UI T199005 T191532 T197932 T191528 T199005 T198115 T197931
***Improve diff UI T197491 T197729
***Fixes and hygiene T193418 T193821 T198930 T197106 T199156 T193754
T196767 T188937 T193069
***Finalizing designs for collapsible templates T111565
***Planning for advanced mobile contributions
**Desktop website (Popups):
***Abort outdated HTTP requests T197700
***Send the Accept-Language header when calling API T198619
**Design and product are preparing user interviews for Wikimania


==== Readers Infrastructure ====
James
* Blocked by:
** Release Engineering (CI) for merge of
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/integration/config/+/442126
** Language Team for review of the stack with
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/core/+/443687
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Working with the iOS and Android teams on using the Page Library's
transforms in the service. (T170584)
** Still working on supporting lang variants in MCS via the uselang
parameter to MW API requests. (T195948)
** Safari Reading List extension now submitted, awaiting approval from
Safari extension store. (T191998)
** Maps work continues; working with Discovery colleagues to move the test
cluster out of production. (T172090)



==== Multimedia ====
Matthias
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Working on search interface prototyping, so users can search by Wikibase
properties/values
** Continuing work on search backend



=== Contributors ===
==== Community Tech ====
Moriel
* Blocked by:
** PageTriage, can't merge anything right now:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198137 (help)
* Blocking:
* Updates: GlobalPreferences is deployed; we're working on API modules
**

==== Anti-Harassment Tools ====
Moriel
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** RfC coming

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

==== Parsing ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:


==== Growth ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
**

==== Language ====
Kartik
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Content Translation v2 - work continues: MT warnings and calculations,
Users to notify about old drafts and bug fixes


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

==== UI Standardization ====
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** New OOUI release coming to MW master today, nothing major.

== Technology ==
=== Analytics ===
Francisco
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
**Eventlogging outage -
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Incident_documentation/20180705-EventLogging-in-Hive
* Updates
**Close to deploy pagecounts (legacy pageviews) to wikistats, they been
available on API for a while
**Maps improvements
**Working with security on threat model of analytics stack. [wiki, email]
**We had a data drop (now backfilled) that highlighted lack of alarms in
our current eventlogging hadoop pipeline, we will be working on those.

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

=== Fundraising Tech ===
Elliott
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Running another 1-hour test on new API for main CC processor
*** sorry for the email disruption!
**** Amazon IP address change led to a failmail for each incoming payment
notification
**** Casey working with net ops team to get firewall rules updated
** More CiviCRM core updates
** More work on CiviCRM donor data deletion extension
** More work on backend for EventLogging-based banner/landingpage
impressions stats
** Testing new CiviCRM extension for recurring donations
** Adding per-country email opt-in checkbox on donation forms

=== MediaWiki Core Platform ===
Cindy
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** MediaWiki Platform Team is now part of the Core Platform Team (with
Services)
** Deployed a change to Phabricator config in response to more Phabricator
vandalism
** Working on https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T100782, "Redirect loop
detected" error live in production
** Platform Evolution Program:
*** Sent kickoff emails to stakeholder teams
*** preparing questions for stakeholders to get input for Wikimedia
Technical Conference
** patches needing review
*** https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/core/+/443440 (<style>-in-TOC
bugfix)
*** https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/core/+/322729 (Externallinks
indexing)
*** https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/core/+/444464 (mobile
Commons login failure bugfix)
2** the usual code review and bug work


=== Performance ===
Ian
* Blocked by:
** None
* Blocking:
** None
* Updates:
** All wikis are writing to both nutcracker and to mcrouter (
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/444932).  Reads are coming only from
nutcracker for the time being to ensure the mcrouter cache is hot before
switching.
** Fixed a regression in SaveTiming related to an MCR change:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198483
** Working on a patch that will cause a warning when a duplicate parse
occurs: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T172941
** Released CSSJanus 1.3.0


=== Release Engineering ===
Antoine
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
** James F. https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/integration/config/+/442126
** Moriel: UBN https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198137 (help)
* Updates:
** Mediawiki train happening during European time this week:
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2018-July/090287.html
** MediaWiki 1.29 is end of life  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T197669
** Working with MediaWiki Platform Team / Cindy about MediaWiki releasing
** (Security team) Two-factor authentication to be enforced on GitHub
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198810
** Phabricator spam / anti vandalism is ongoing
** Help clean up unused config in production:
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Krinkle/Unused_config


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


=== Scoring Platform ===
Adam W.
* Blocked by:
** JADE deployment discussions, around schema scalability.
*** https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T196547
*** https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Everything_is_a_wiki_page vs. scalability
***
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Risker/Risker%27s_checklist_for_content-creation_extensions
*** Are we going to re-architect this away from wiki pages after all?
* Blocking:
* Updates:

=== Search Platform ===
Stas
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** Refactored search configs to move tuning to mediawiki-config:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T182717
** Fixed namespace/redirect mixup in search:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T115756
** Created separate namespace index:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T192699
** Working on puppet setup multi-instance Elasticsearch:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198351
** Working on fixing Polish analyzer:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T186046
** Working on ES 6.3 upgrade: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T198067
** Working on Lexeme fulltext search:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T196188
** Working on query parsing refactoring:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T185108


=== Security ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
**


=== Site Reliability Engineering ===
* Blocked by:
** None
* Blocking:
** None
* Updates:
** Proton is up and running.
** Eqiad network maintenance ongoing, mostly handled without issues, do
expect the occasional hiccup
** Work started on PHP7 for MediaWiki
** grafana-admin.wikimedia.org last users, update your bookmarks.


== Wikidata ==
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
**
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Scrum_of_scrums/2018-07-11

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

== Multi-Content Revisions ==
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** read old / write both mode for revision / content schema migration will
be enabled on beta and master (not WMF) next week. See full timeline at
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TkznqoaMH6HTQBSMxXPRhSOo8auf1oMLx6c-Cjjf-Sk/edit#gid=0
**  Storage layer (phase 1) tasks nearing completion
** Delivery date of MCR code for SDC use case is '''1 Sept 2018'''

== SoS Meeting Bookkeeping ==
* Updates:
**Removed the goals dependency check-in from notes template.  Will address
that communication via another mechanism.
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