Scrum of scrums/2016-09-21





  • Blocking
  • Blocked
    • Services is working with us on the ReviewStream feed we're developing.
  • Updates
    • Continued work on MessagePoster. PageTriage change to use it up, but not merged yet
    • Fixed moderation (e.g. when a page or topic is deleted) of Echo notifications
    • Some other Echo changes, such as to how seen time works, GENDER i18n, and to the page-linked notification


  • Blocked: none
  • Blocking: none
  • Updates:
    • Content Translation work continue; templates and other fixes.
    • Jessie migration for Apertium is scheduled on October first week.

Parsing (Subbu not attending because of a conflict)Edit

  • Blocked: Parsoid's native <gallery> implementation is blocked on getting feedback from the VE team.
  • Patches in gerrit to parse language variant markup in Parsoid -- need to resolve a few questions before we can deploy this
  • Magic-word based optout of global user pages merged ()
  • Kunal has filed an RFC to remove magic link functionality in the parser:
  • Evaluation ongoing of a (already merged in core) PHP version of a HTML5 parser (as a potential replacement for Tidy).

Community TechEdit


Reading WebEdit

Mobile Content Service (MCS)Edit

  • Getting the aggregated feed endpoint working on Beta Cluster since feed aggragation happens in RB now.

Android native appEdit

iOS native appEdit

Reading Infrastructure =Edit

  • no

Fundraising TechEdit

  • Almost done getting rid of ActiveMQ!
  • Fixing CentralNotice db calls for strict mode
  • More refinements to CiviCRM contact de-duplication



  • Blocking: None
  • Blocked: None
  • Updates:
    • New AQS cluster is up! Massive reduction of latency. We'll increase the throttling threshold.
    • Public Event Streams: Finalized Kasocki prototype. Considering using server side events / streaming instead of web-sockets.
    • Edit history reconstruction: Some improvements on the quality of data, still a couple issues to fix.
    • Pivot (druid based UI): More work on productionizing it using servicerunner
    • A/B testing design - Evaluating feasibility of design ideas.
    • Nuria participated in the Technology off-site, very productive.

Technical OperationsEdit

  • Blocking
    • None
  • Blocked
    • None
  • Updates
    • TechOps offsite happening week of Sept 25 (last week of quarter), please work around this for deployments
    • Will not be able to attend SoS for the same reason
    • Puppet migration complete
    • Varnish upload cluster upgraded to version 4. There are some caveats, but looking good
    • Apertium migration to Jessie scheduled for Oct 3
    • OpenStackManager in wikitech is being deprecated. There will be information coming your way in the next weeks.


  • Patch deployed for CentralAuth on monday; let us know if you experience weirdness
  • Will follow-up on Youdao review (
  • Catching up on e-mail, Gerrit, and Phab traffic from last week


  • Blocking: none
  • Blocked: none
  • Updates:
    • Huge RESTBase deployment, VE now usable on undeleted articles
    • Change-Prop: separated transclusions topics - decrease user visibility of lagging
    • Trending service planning with reading
    • Bad articles stream planning