Read-only Commons in preparation for 3D file support - 11 October

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Read-only Commons in preparation for 3D file support - 11 October

Chris Koerner-2
Hello,

(I posted this on the the Commons Village Pump, apologies for cross-posting)

The Multimedia team at the foundation is getting closer to enabling support
for uploading and displaying 3D models on Commons. We have to do some work
on the database to get ready for 3D file support. This means we'll need to
put Commons in read-only mode for about 30 minutes on Wednesday October,
11th at 6:00 UTC. [0]

You will be able to read, but not edit Commons for a short period of time.

* You will not be able to edit or upload media for approximately 30 minutes
on Wednesday, 11 October, starting at 6:00 UTC (07:00 BST, 08:00 CEST,
02:00 EDT, 23:00 PDT).
* If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error
message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we
can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until
everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit.
But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.
Why?

The team needs to modify the database primary master so it understands this
new file type. This will then allow for the future ability to upload and
display 3D models on Commons (and embed in other Wikimedia projects). Want
a sneak-peek? Take a look at this programmatically created crystal on Test
Wikipedia. [1] It is important to note that the ability to upload 3D files
will not be available immediately after the maintenance ends (but at a
later date), this only involves the contributor-impacting database work.

How can folks monitor?

You can keep track of the changes by joining #wikimedia-operations on
freenode.net

Where do I go with issues?

If you have issues after the database work is completed, please report a
ticket on the Wikimedia Bug tracker, Phabricator. [2]

Please help share this with your community.

[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168661
[1]
https://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Programmatically_created_crystal.stl
[2] http://phabricator.wikimedia.org

Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: Read-only Commons in preparation for 3D file support - 11 October

Chris Koerner-2
One small correction, let's not bug the Ops folks during the change in
#wikimedia-operations. :) Instead join #wikimedia-tech and folks will
help relay information.
Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Chris Koerner <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> (I posted this on the the Commons Village Pump, apologies for cross-posting)
>
> The Multimedia team at the foundation is getting closer to enabling support
> for uploading and displaying 3D models on Commons. We have to do some work
> on the database to get ready for 3D file support. This means we'll need to
> put Commons in read-only mode for about 30 minutes on Wednesday October,
> 11th at 6:00 UTC. [0]
>
> You will be able to read, but not edit Commons for a short period of time.
>
> * You will not be able to edit or upload media for approximately 30 minutes
> on Wednesday, 11 October, starting at 6:00 UTC (07:00 BST, 08:00 CEST, 02:00
> EDT, 23:00 PDT).
> * If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error
> message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we
> can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until
> everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit.
> But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.
> Why?
>
> The team needs to modify the database primary master so it understands this
> new file type. This will then allow for the future ability to upload and
> display 3D models on Commons (and embed in other Wikimedia projects). Want a
> sneak-peek? Take a look at this programmatically created crystal on Test
> Wikipedia. [1] It is important to note that the ability to upload 3D files
> will not be available immediately after the maintenance ends (but at a later
> date), this only involves the contributor-impacting database work.
>
> How can folks monitor?
>
> You can keep track of the changes by joining #wikimedia-operations on
> freenode.net
>
> Where do I go with issues?
>
> If you have issues after the database work is completed, please report a
> ticket on the Wikimedia Bug tracker, Phabricator. [2]
>
> Please help share this with your community.
>
> [0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T168661
> [1]
> https://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Programmatically_created_crystal.stl
> [2] http://phabricator.wikimedia.org
>
> Yours,
> Chris Koerner
> Community Liaison
> Wikimedia Foundation

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