TechCom Radar 2019-07-30

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TechCom Radar 2019-07-30

Daniel Kinzler-3
Hi All,

Here are the minutes from this week's TechCom meeting (and sorry for the delay):

* RFC approved after last call: Heredoc arguments for templates (aka "hygienic"
or "long" arguments). Implementation will probably have to wait until Parsoid
has been ported to PHP, so we don't have to implement it three times.

* RFC approved after last call: Abstract schemas and schema changes. This allows
database updates to be written in a form agnostic to the underlying RDBMS, using
the DBAL library. We will be dropping support for Oracle and MSSQL for core to
make this feasible. The maintainers of the Oracle and MSSQL backends have
expressed interested in adding support back as extensions.

* RFC approved after last call: Create a proper command-line runner for
MediaWiki maintenance tasks. Implementation is pending priorization by the Core
Platform Team. <>.

* RFC under discussion: Set explicit PHP support target for MediaWiki.

* The TechCom meeting on August 14 will be a public meeting held as a session at
the Wikimania Hackathon, at 15:00 Sweden time (6am in California).

* There is no RFC discussion scheduled, and no last calls ongoing.

You can also find our meeting minutes at

See also the TechCom RFC board

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