TechCom Radar, 2018-01-10

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TechCom Radar, 2018-01-10

Daniel Kinzler-2
Hello all!

Here are the minutes from this week's meeting:


* Services team experimenting with Minikube for providing a Kubernetes based
development environment.

* RFC approved after last call: Migrate WMF production to PHP 7
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T176370>

* For dropping support for PHP 5.6 with MW 1.31, a few bits of code still need
to be fixed that are not compatible with PHP 7:
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T172165#3758081>

* Last Call: TechCom proposes to decline “MediaWiki Action API is a unique API
specification” because it does not offer an actionable solution to discuss and
does not address the issue of migrating existing client code.
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T180096>.

* IRC discussion next week: MediaWiki platform architecture topics for the dev
summit. Please let use know what you think the most important topics for the
MediaWiki platform are, with a one to five year horizon. Discussion before the
meeting is encouraged, see <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T183313>

* Please also provide input on the other sessions planned for the Developer
Summit: <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/3119/>.
Keep in mind that this year, the summit is about strategic direction, not about
concrete engineering issues.

* TechCom had a triage session. We went over 20 of about 100 RFCs in the
“backlog” and “under discussion” columns of the RFC board to check on the status.


You can also find our meeting minutes at
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Committee/Minutes>

See also the TechCom RFC board
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mediawiki-rfcs/>.

--
Daniel Kinzler
Principal Platform Engineer

Wikimedia Deutschland
Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.

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