Architecture committee/2016-08-03

The TechCom planning meeting is a weekly invite-only video discussion, generally held on Wednesday 13:00 USA Pacific Time.
See also TechCom-RFC workboard in Phabricator. (Private minutes)


Intro sectionEdit

10 minutes (starting 21:00 UTC)

  • Action items
    • Last week
      • ACTION: Rob to figure out Security access for Daniel
      • ACTION: Tim: find wikitech-l post on captcha (done)
      • ACTION: Brion to comment on T128351 with alternatives (done)
      • ACTION: Rob to announce T128351 (done)
  • Review last week’s RfC office hour
    • E237T128602: Create and deploy an extension that implements an authenticated key-value store
  • Update attendee list
    • Daniel, Kevin, RobLa, Tim, Timo
    • Invited: Brion, Daniel, Gabriel, Kevin, Roan, RobLa, Tim, Timo
    • RSVP
      • yes: Daniel, Gabriel, Rob, Timo
      • no: Brion
      • maybe/unknown: Tim

RFC status updateEdit

20 minutes (starting 21:10 UTC)

Spend roughly 20 minutes ensuring Architecture committee/Status is up-to-date. Checklist of the questions we should answer:

  • Who is chairing the upcoming IRC meeting? T128351.  Rob will chair
  • Conclude last week's "final comment period"? Do we have anything that should enter "final comment"?
  • For each upcoming meeting, do we anticipate the RFC moving into "final comment"?  Field narrowing
  • Picking an RFC for next week:
    • How does ArchCom-RfCs board look?
      • Where should anything in the inbox go?
    • What is the most important thing each ArchCom member is shepherding? Anything blocked?
      • Brion Vibber...
      • Daniel Kinzler
        • Working on DB schema for MCR.  Bottom up instead of top down.  Next step:
        • ACTION: Daniel: write email to Brion and Jaime transform current schema to new schema with sample data
      • Gabriel Wicke...
      • Rob Lanphier.T128351..
      • Roan Kattouw...
      • Tim Starling
      • Timo Tijhof
        • T111588
          • Gabriel and I started drafting the spec for the composition server.
          • Gabriel and I have each started work on some of the lower-level libraries required for the composition server to deal with ServiceWorker-environments in Node.js, and supporting Mustache in a transform stream. See, and
        • T589 ACTION: Timo to mail wikitech-l and encourage further conversation about details of the oldimage schema changes, and migration plan.
    • Are responsibilities balanced well between ArchCom members?
      • ACTION: Rob to take T139300 shepherd role
    • Do we have an RFC selected for next week's meeting?
    • Blob storage interface?  ACTION: Rob: have an answer by EOD Thursday about need next week
    • Which RFCs are listed as "needs triage"?
    • Do we have an RFC selected for next week's meeting?
      • ACTION: Rob figure out agenda for Wed W32
        • First choice: ask Subbu about HTML spec (e.g. Specs/HTML/1.2.1 and “[Wikitech-l] Loosing the history of our projects to bitrot” thread, and Subbu’s draft page)
        • Second choice: credits file discussion (T139300)
        • Third choice: blob storage/MCR
        • Honorable mention:
          • T141490 (deploy improved FancyCaptcha)
          • T34695 - wikicaptcha (reCAPTCHA inspired)

Other business/planningEdit

20 minutes (starting 21:30 UTC)

  • DevSummit
    • ACTION: Rob: make sure we spend a few minutes each week discussing
  • Next week's ArchCom