Wikimedia Apps/Team/Retrospectives/2017-04-10

April 10, 2017

Previous Retrospective ActionsEdit

  • [NATALIA] to set up a meeting with the team & Anthony & Adam DONE

Significant EventsEdit

  • Offsite
  • Weird Discovery reorg
  • New release (+ shoutout to Michael)
  • Exec. decision on syncing reading lists. +1
  • API change broke the app.++


  • The ol' stable periodic tests CI
  • GERRIT REVIEWER BOT (not adding folks automatically!)+


  • Unit tests are invaluable+
  • Lots about caching, headers, and very strict libraries
  • A little bit about upstream CSS
  • people love looking at math equations in Wikipedia


  • Season 3 of Halt and Catch Fire omgwat??
  • Consolidation of CSS and JavaScript between iOS and Android+
  • Definitely not love, but continue to find better than your typical IRC + bouncer config (and it's free and open sarce)
  • Good onsite experience ++
  • More descriptive release board names make finding them in Phabricator easy peasy+
  • Light at end of tunnel for much-improved offline functionality.+++

Longed ForEdit

  • Slightly better Gerrit branching strategies
  • A more stable Mapbox
  • Clarity around upstream CSS


  • RxAndroid/RxJava -- let's talk about them MOVE TO NEXT RETRO
  • Chrome support? Amazon device support... MOVE TO NEXT RETRO

Action Items Edit

  • [DMITRY] send out notes/docs on reading lists / collections planning