Wikimedia Technical Committee/Minutes/2018-01-10

The TechCom planning meeting is a weekly invite-only video discussion, generally held on Wednesday 13:00 USA Pacific Time.
See also TechCom-RFC workboard in Phabricator. (Private minutes)
  • Services team experimenting with Minikube for providing a Kubernetes based development environment.
  • RFC approved after last call: Migrate WMF production to PHP 7
  • For dropping support for PHP 5.6 with MW 1.31, a few bits of code still need to be fixed that are not compatible with PHP 7:
  • Last Call: TechCom proposes to decline “MediaWiki Action API is a unique API specification” because it does not offer an actionable solution to discuss and does not address the issue of migrating existing client code.
  • IRC discussion next week: MediaWiki platform architecture topics for the dev summit. Please let use know what you think the most important topics for the MediaWiki platform are, with a one to five year horizon. Discussion before the meeting is encouraged, see
  • Please also provide input on the other sessions planned for the Developer Summit: Keep in mind that this year, the summit is about strategic direction, not about concrete engineering issues.
  • TechCom had a triage session. We went over 20 of about 100 RFCs in the “backlog” and “under discussion” columns of the RFC board to check on the status.