Scrum of scrums/2016-01-20




  • v2.1.137 promoted to production.
  • Reviewing Gather API re: multiple lists on multiple languages


  • Planning


Reading InfrastructureEdit



  • ORES serving ~100 external requests per minute
  • ORES moving to new meso-level (Labs < Meso < Prod) support -- blocked on Ops time to set up machines


  • kartographer, Ex:ORES, TextCat reviews in progress
  • Patch to parser/stripmarkers (T110143) deploying today. Contact Security if you see an issue with Xml::escapeTagsOnly.


  • Mobile Content Service pre-generation enabled
  • running enwiki dump to populate it
  • /page/definition/ end point for wiktionaries
  • functional only on en.wiktionary
  • pre-generated
  • Move to Jessie and Node 4.2
  • Graphoid and Citoid - tomorrow
  • CXServer - please check!
  • Apertium pkgs?
  • Parsoid - needs testing

Release EngineeringEdit

  • Blocking: none
  • Blocked: none
  • Updates:
    • scap 3.0 will be tagged soon
      • finalizing changes to simplify configuration deployment
      • also working on puppet provider

Technical OperationsEdit

  • Blocking: Research on ORES
  • Blocked by: none
  • Updates:
    • RESTBase/Kernel security incident
    • OTRS upgrade on Jan 28th to be rescheduled for Feb 2nd
    • HHVM 3.11 packaging moving on, almost done


  • Event Logging replication to analytics-store has been slow for a long time. Right now it's behind by about 3 days for a lot of major schemas. The problem is not obvious but we're on it.
  • Geowiki stopped updating on December 18th because one of the servers it was using was read-only, that's now fixed
  • Piwik has been optimized and is working reasonably well with the website, other **low** traffic apps/sites can use piwik now if they wish (already talking to reading about doing this with their iOS client)



  • No blockers
  • Not blocking anyone (as far as I know)
  • Updates:
    • QR today (done)
    • RT test server (ruthenium) being updated to jessie and node 4.2
      • Needs puppetization fixes to migrate upstart files to systemD
    • Parsoid node 4.2 testing with a focus on memory usage / GC behavior


  • Delay in adding parallel corpora tables for Content Translation
    • seems to be resolving now such that we are going to add them ourselves


Fundraising TechEdit

  • Investigating queue outages during December campaign
  • Updating DonationInterface session handling to work with 1.27
    • Trying to figure out how to run CI tests against the core branch deployed in payments, with 1.27 as non-voting
  • More CiviCRM enhancements


  • Portal A/B test is running
  • Working on Dallas cluster load tests, so far it doesn't appear to hold the peak load, more work is needed
  • WDQS Blazegraph 2.0 testing successful, will upgrade when GA is released. Started to work on geospatial search implementation.
  • Quarterly review this Thursday
  • Waiting for security review on TextCat