Scrum of scrums/2016-07-27




iOS native appEdit

  • 5.0.5
    • passed regression, but we foud a bug in beta. Patching and pushing a new build today.
    • expected release to Apple store later this week
  • Development of 5.1 is in progress
  • Planning of 5.2 is in progress

Android native appEdit

  • Stable release containing the feed planned for Thursday
  • Work on navigation overhaul is underway

Mobile Content Service (MCS)Edit

Reading WebEdit

Reading InfrastructureEdit

Community TechEdit

  • Deploying numeric category sorting to testwiki today, others to follow
  • Working with CLs to find guinea pig wiki for PageAssessments before deploying to enwiki
  • Finishing work on CopyPatrol tool (



  • Blocked - None
  • Blocking - Florian and I are working on refactoring how ConfirmEdit handles OutputPage, in preparation for a refactoring Timo is doing. This may be a breaking change, so follow at . Otherwise, no change.
  • Updates
    • Mention notifications: Wikimedia Germany is working on notifications for mention failures (when you apparently intended a mention, but it is not counted as one), and successful mentions. They will also allow you to mention yourself. We're coordinating with them on these tasks.
    • Echo changes related to moderation.
    • Warning when you leave a Flow board without saving.
    • Working on updating the Echo badges.


  • Blocked: Apertium Jessie Packages (Tech Ops).
  • Updates:
    • Improvements in CX and CLL (ULS) continue.
    • Parallel Corpora Dumps work is restarted.



  • edit history reconstruction algorithms done, short demo tomorrow, scaling them to handle all wikis is next
  • event bus schema work is approaching completion, the new schemas feed nicely into edit history and handle the requirements of the services team
  • work on moving refinery deployment to scap3 is ongoing
  • loading of the new more performant AQS cluster is progressing nicely now

Technical OperationsEdit

  • Blocked
    • None
  • Blocking
    • None
  • Updates
    • Got some problems during a network maintenance. T140770
    • Minor issues in labs with OpenLDAP memory leaks
    • Working on upgrading puppetmaster infrastructure to 3.8
    • Started looking into vmod_xkey for varnish
    • Planning for a parsoid host (wtp*) upgrade to jessie with Parsing. Scheduled for 1st week of August


  • Working on pingback privacy statement with Legal
  • Mediawiki 1.27.1 nearly complete; to be released August 3
  • Mediawiki 1.27.2 tracking and prep has begun
  • Security releases wlll now be on a two month schedule


Architecture / ArchComEdit


  • Blocking
    • None
  • Blocked
    • None
  • Updates
    • Chad proposed a new icinga alert to detect files owned by root in the mediawiki deployment repository:
    • Zeljko on vacation until Aug 15th
    • Antione going on vacation next week until Aug 21st



  • working on prototype for structured commons
  • Daniel working on multi-content revisions

Fundraising TechEdit

  • Not blocked.
  • EMcNaughton is on the cusp of running a dedupe script on CiviCRM--it'll still take several weeks to finish, going at a few hundred contacts per minute, but now we think that even the first iteration will catch a majority of the duplicates.
  • LZia might be doing some analysis on CentralNotice banner numbers, in a part-time volunteer project for WLM. She'll be the first analyst to use some of our exciting new data streams, like "banner history".
  • Queue overhaul is coming along steadily, no blockers.