Architecture committee/2017-02-01

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)

Present: Daniel (chair), Gabriel, Kevin (notes), Tim, Timo, Victoria (CTO)


  • New MW core team is taking shape. Relationship to ArchCom to be worked out.
  • IRC office hour on Feb 1st didn’t happen. The office hour about DB schema changes may happen on Feb 8th, pending confirmation from Brion.

RFC Activity:

  • phab:T589: "image and oldimage table refactoring": Approved after last call.
  • phab:T66214: "Define an official thumb API": Converging on a solution. Proceeding to concrete planning & last call period soon. Please review and comment now.
  • phab:T122942: "Support language variants in the REST API": Marko and Corey driving the discussion forward. Both hope to find a solution that is consistent across APIs, but this requires coordination.
  • phab:T155813: "Decide on storage and delivery method for TemplateStyles CSS": The Reading team is working towards device-specific styling for templates. They are looking for feedback on whether to store these styles on a separate page, and how to deliver these styles to the user. After brief discussion, ArchCom tentatively favors inline delivery; similarity to template-data would be good for consistency.
  • Daniel is working on phab:T152425: "make use of varnish xkey" and phab:T154674: "HookRunner"; these are soon to become RFCs.