WikiReleaseTeam/2014-2015 Goals

Wiki Release TeamEdit

The 2014-2015 quarterly goals are defined by the following drivers:

  • Provide the third party MediaWiki users with MediaWiki tarball release management, support, and advocacy
  • Implement lightweight environmental scan
  • Build up a user group
  • Develop a developer community
Quarter Goals
Jul–Sep 2014
  • Release management and support
    • Improve Quality Testing for Extensions and Older Release Branches
    • Figure out if we are shipping out right version of extension
    • Security and maintenance releases as needed
  • Advocacy
    • Meet with Mozilla at Wikimania
    • Maintain dialogue with users and developers
    • Mediate Composer dialogue at Wikimania and on RfC
    • SMWCon in Vienna
  • New Formats of distribution: Develop understanding of Docker, Puppet, and Vagrant
  • User Group
    • Promote and buildup user group
    • Initial meeting at Wikimania 2014, London
    • Have regular meetings
    • Initiate application for recognition for MediaWiki Cooperation
  • Mentor Google Summer of Code 2014 student, Adiyta Chaturvedi
Oct–Dec 2014
  • Release management and support
    • Major release 1.24 on November 26, 2014
    • Security and maintenance releases as needed
    • Assume responsibility for security announcements for extensions as needed
    • Document processes
    • Reach out to WMF QA about testing extensions
    • Work with volunteer to publicize 1.24 for users
  • Advocacy
    • Maintain dialogue with users and developers
    • Lead discussion about extension management
    • Scheduled presentation of what's new in MW 1.24 to enterprise user group in Houston, Texas
  • Plan of action for environmental scan
    • Release Team tasks:
      • Use data from WikiApiary and wikistats.wmflabs.org to gain understanding of who third party customers are
      • Compile a list of top requested features
      • Compile a list of bug fixes
    • Mentor Google Code-in 2014 students for the following tasks:
      • Research inactive wikis from WikiApiary
      • Fortune 1000
      • Find unique wikis
      • Look through mailing lists for mentions of requested features or pain points
      • Student participation in discussion about important questions to include in customer survey
  • MediaWiki Stakeholders Group
    • Received recognition
    • Promote and buildup user group
      • SMWCon 2014 Vienna
      • WikiCon 2014 Köln, Germany
    • Provide list of interested individuals
    • Group meetings
      • 2014-10-17
      • 2014-11-07
      • Scheduled 2014-12-05
Jan–Mar 2015
  • Release management and support
    • Security and maintenance releases as needed
    • Security announcements for extensions as needed
  • Advocacy work
    • Maintain dialogue with users and developers
    • Lead discussion about extension management
  • Developer Summit 2015, San Francisco, California
  • Quarterly review
    • Showcase preliminary results of environmental scan
  • MediaWiki Stakeholders Group
    • Promote and buildup user group
    • Meetings
    • Work with volunteers on tasks
Apr–Jun 2015
  • Release management and support
    • Major release 1.25.0 on May 27, 2015
    • Security and maintenance releases as needed
    • Security announcements for extensions as needed
  • Advocacy work
    • Maintain dialogue with users and developers
    • Lead discussion about extension management
  • Showcase environmental scan results
  • MediaWiki Stakeholders Group
    • Promote and buildup user group
    • Have regular meetings
  • Hackathon 2015, Lyon, France
July 2015
  • Release management and support
  • Advocacy work
  • Environmental scan
  • MediaWiki Stakeholders Group
  • Wikimania 2015, Mexico City

The release and user group work are organized through monthly sprints with quarterly reviews. Each quarter's work will progress towards the annual goals.