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= 2019-07-10 =

== Product ==

=== Contributors ===

==== Editing ====
* Updates:
** VE as mobile default A/B test started on July 9th, delayed from original
plan due to data instrumentation issues
** Improved transaction system in VE by more robustly handling (squashing)
multiple transactions at once:
** Preparing release of next version of edit cards on mobile and improved
toolbar work

=== Readers ===

==== iOS native app ====
* Updates:
** 6.3 to be released soon (talk pages, media/link flows in Editor) (
** Active development for bug fix release 6.3.1 (

==== Android native app ====
* Updates:
** Switched over suggested-edits queries to production API. Ready to
release feature to Beta. ( )
** Android app is ready for a new release with image caption editing
feature. We are currently testing before the big release.
** We also had a minor high-impact bug fixes release, which has helped
improve the editing on the app.

==== Readers Web ====
* '''Updates:'''
** Summary: continuing development of the advanced mobile contributions and
MobileFrontend architecture projects.
** Responsive website (MinervaNeue / MobileFrontend / Portals):
*** Advanced mobile contributions
**** [ <nowiki>Update
notifications icon (AMC & non-AMC)</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>[EPIC] AMC
Navigation - user menu</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>[AMC] Updates to
user pages</nowiki>]
*** Invest in the MobileFrontend & MinervaNeue frontend architecture
**** [ Tasking for next year]
**** [ <nowiki>Remove Page's View
**** [ <nowiki>[EPIC] Proposal:
abandon use of template partials in MobileFrontend for components within
components e.g. Button, Icon and Anchor classes </nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>MFA: Create
Notifications filter overlay using modern techniques</nowiki>]
*** Miscellaneous:
**** [ <nowiki>Update
MobileFrontend-npm-run-lint-modules-docker to run node10</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>BUG: Notifications
tray (mobile) - margins and borders</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>[Bug] Notification
counts broken on mobile</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>Regression:
Download icon doesn't download images</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>Update page issues
folder structure</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>Split up reset.css
rules to specific element selectors only where needed and remove file
**** [ <nowiki>Use a clearly
intended height on MinervaNeue header</nowiki>]
**** [ <nowiki>Not possible to
configure Minerva main menu to use Special:RandomRoot instead of
** Browser tests:
*** [ <nowiki>Rewrite disabled
MobileFrontend browser tests to phpunit tests and Node.js browser
** Planning
*** Desktop refresh planning

==== Readers Infrastructure ====
* Updates:
** The /page/mobile-html endpoint is ready to be consumed. Please give
feedback, esp. if you see anything that needs to be changed.
** Structured talk page endpoint launched in the REST API
** SDC caption and Wikidata description edit suggestions endpoints launched
in the REST API
** Machine vision middleware project in progress:

==== Multimedia ====
* Updates:
** preparing for release of arbitrary statements to production commons

==== Parsing ====
* Updates:
**  Heads up for Services: and -- Kiwix filed this about
reparsing support for renames / deletions of images. But this is not
necessarily Kiwix specific since presumably apps will also see stale
versions without Parsoid reparses. Change Propagation support seems to be
missing for these events.
**  Parsoid-PHP Port:
**  Porting parser tests infrastructure so we can run parser tests in PHP
instead of relying on JS+PHP hybrid testing as we have till now.
** Starting to port the rest of the mocha tests.
**  Setting up more CI tests to prevent regressions.

== Technology ==

=== Fundraising Tech ===
* Updates:
** About to start testing India donation forms
** Updating remaining python2 tools to python3
** CiviCRM <-> third party emailer data interchange enhancements
** More work to tweak fraud filters
** Recurring conversion ask still underway

=== Core Platform ===

(N/A for Scrum of Scrums, will follow up on blockers here)

* Blocking:
** Performance
*** <nowiki>{{PAGEID}}</nowiki> optimization;
*** vary-revision-sha1 patches; &
** Release Engineering
*** (low priority): is blocking
undeployment of CodeReview.
*** MediaWiki installer silently ignores invalid extensions
* Updates:
** mod to central auth to allow separate session storage
** Update to use Kask

=== Engineering Productivity ===

==== Performance ====
* Blocked by:
** SRE (Ops): mcrouter misconfigured (multi-dc broadcasts should be async,
not sync)
** CPT:
*** <nowiki>{{PAGEID}}</nowiki> optimization;
*** vary-revision-sha1 patches; &
* Updates:
** resourceloader
*** startup size reduced by 4K, impact from "EventLogging lightweight"
project with @Analaytics last quarter, now seen in production.
*** resourceloader: CR for various patches. Fomafix is awesome.
*** resourceloader: CR for multi-dc prep of module_deps database storage
(migrate from db stable to stash).
** Moving things off of $wgMainStash (T227376)

==== Release Engineering ====
* Blocked by:
** Core Platform Team:
*** (low priority): is blocking
undeployment of CodeReview.
*** MediaWiki installer silently ignores invalid extensions
* Blocking:
** Security team: We need to fix the ast availability in CI images to allow
phan-seccheck upgrades
* Updates:
** Train Health
*** Last week: 1.34.0-wmf.12 - NO TRAIN, WMF HOLIDAY (4 July)
*** This week: 1.34.0-wmf.13 -
*** Next week: 1.34.0-wmf.14 -
** All: Input greatly wished for on the "Future of CI" planning document:
** bd808/Niharika: FYI, we've moved CI for wikimania-scholarships to only
test in PHP72 so we can drop php56 from CI.

=== Search Platform ===
* Updates:
** Fixed errors on links with broken UTF-8 URLs:
** Created data pipeline workflow for glent method 0:
** Did some capacity planning for ElasticSearch:
** Some troubles reindexing wikidata:
** Working on creating RDF export for SDC/MediaInfo:
** Working on CirrusSearch configuration for cloudelastic:
** Working on CirrusSearch query dispatcher:

=== Security ===
* Blocked by:
** Release Engineering: We need to fix the ast availability in CI images to
allow phan-seccheck upgrades
* Updates:
** Backlog
*** John to explore funding of 3rd party audits this quarter stalled -,,,** Concept Review for the machine
vision, new, to be assigned -
*** Parsoid-PHP, new, not quite ready for review, to be assigned -
** Active
*** Page Content Service route /page/mobile-html, started -
*** Security review of WebAuthn library dependencies, started -
*** Doublewiki (old), started -
*** Sec review of steward userJS, started -
*** CentralNotice Code Review request, assigned to Sam starting -
*** Planet wikimedia - assigned to Michal Anna, stalled -
** Waiting
*** Waiting on update from Yurik/Vega folks (upstream) to proceed stalled -
*** John and Scott to follow up with Raz re: risk ownership in-progress -
*** Labs db/sanitarium and maintain-views.yaml audits - transition to James
F for review in-progress -,
** Frozen (delayed indefinitely)
*** Audiences user-testing concept review, stalled -
*** Audiences growth team emails concept review, stalled -
*** PageForms review from a long time ago, will post closure note next
week, stalled -

=== Site Reliability Engineering ===
* Blocking:
** Performance: mcrouter misconfigured (multi-dc broadcasts should be
async, not sync)
* Updates:
** Goal planning in process, reach out to us if you have requests on SREs

== TechCom ==
* Updates:
** IRC meeting moved to July 17 in #wikimedia-office Abstract schemas
and schema changes: (note
new time/date: July 17 2019 14:00 UTC/16:00 CEST/06:00 PDT)
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