Scrum of scrums/2016-08-24




Android native appEdit

Mobile Content Service (MCS)Edit

  • no update

iOS native appEdit

Reading WebEdit

  • Current sprint:
    • Shipped lazy loaded images to all wikipedias
    • Diagnosing hovercards EL
    • Improving search exp in mobile web
    • Improvements to related pages and the footer in mobile web
  • Next sprint:
    • Related pages improvements
    • Shipping wikidata descriptions in mobile web to some wikis

Community TechEdit

  • AbuseFilter/AntiSpoof fix ( - deployed and most filters + titleblacklists updated
  • Numeric sorting
    • Deployed numeric sorting to Swedish Wikipedia for further testing, seems to be working
    • Will deploy to English Wikipedia next week barring any bug discoveries
  • Cross-wiki watchlists - making schema changes to CentralAuth
  • No blockers




  • Blocked: none
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • Apertium packages for Jessie ready (few waiting for dependencies to be uploaded to WMF repo).
    • CX getting updates on template handling soon.


  • Still waiting on a security review of the ParserMigration extension.
  • Thinking about going ahead with in the coming months (spliting up parser tests into multiple files). If you have thoughts / concerns, please comment on the ticket.
  • Nothing else significant to report.


  • Blocking:
    • Stephane is making progress on the Flow caching rewrite, which is blocking multi-DC.
  • Blocked:
  • Updates:
    • We have enabled Flow on all user talk pages on kabwiki.
    • New feature to allow unwatching Flow boards from an Echo notification.
    • Rasterizing Echo icons for email to work around Gmail bug.
    • Fixed dot-dot-dot menu on Special:Notifications on mobile
    • MediaWiki-Vagrant change to use psysh for Zend, since phpsh is broken



  • AQS (pageview api) cluster is having some performance issues, Luca is back tomorrow and will take a closer look
  • Getting ready to build the Wikistats 2.0 front-end, evaluating js frameworks, do weigh in if interested
  • same ongoing work as last week, loading the new cluster, deploying the new event bus schemas, vetting the reconstruction of edit history


  • Security reviews this week:
    • ACL configuration for allowing
    • Catching up on reviews from last week
  • Incident handling
  • Darian working on hiring tasks with Recruiting


Blocking: none



  • Deployed Change Prop with new kafka driver


Fundraising TechEdit

  • More queue work
  • More dedupe work
  • Applied security release to payments
  • Reacting to GeoIP lookup domain removal (3rd party impact)