WikiReleaseTeam/Release management meetup

Release Management MeetupEdit

Wikimania, Hongkong, 10. August 2013, 14:30 HKT

AttendeesEdit

  • Mark Hershberger
  • Markus Glaser
  • Manuel Schneider
  • Ralf Roletschek
  • Raymond King
  • Benny Lin
  • Yuri Perohanych

Topics coveredEdit

FarmingEdit

several of the attendees were running wiki farms
farming should be kept in mind for update processes

Support deskEdit

Support desk language is English. Hard for non-English speakers
You can post in other languages there and it will be translated.
We need to make that option more prominent as apparently it wasn't clear

SpamEdit

Spam is a big issue for sites running MediaWiki. Especially new user registrations with spam accounts
We should ship the tarball with a good default configuration, e.g. to use SpamBlacklist with the list found on meta
Spambots get through even with confirm email configuration

Update / UpgradeEdit

Extension compatibility is a big problem
Templates, gadgets and wikipedia functionality should be bundled. So you have a installation option "like Wikipedia"

InstallerEdit

ship the core
download extensions from somewhere

VagrantEdit

interesting for cloud. Should be one technology among others for shipping MediaWiki

ConfigurationEdit

  • we need some sort of extension manager