Wikimedia Technical Committee/Minutes/2020-12-09

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The minutes from TechCom's triage meeting on 2020-12-09.

Present:  Daniel K, Tim S, Dan A, Timo T.

RFC: PHP microservice for containerized shell executionEdit

Create WikiTeq group on GerritEdit

RFC: Amendment to the Stable interface policy (Nov 2020)Edit

  • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T268326
  • Ready for Last Call?
  • Discussed deprecation logistics.  Currently it’s possible to have only one day between soft and hard deprecation.  Talking about increasing it to at least 3 months or one full release cycle (from start to finish, aka at least 6 months).

RFC: Introduce PageIdentity to be used instead of WikiPageEdit

  • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T208776
  • Ready for Last Call?
  • Some discussion about PageIdentity being global (with a Wiki ID) and not being a perfect drop-in replacement for Title because of that, because it suggests classes using PageIdentity support non-local pages.
  • Not ready for last call :)  Will walk through some concrete examples for the transition from Title to PageIdentity to unblock.  A suggested alternative: transition to LocalPageIdentity instead, and later to PageIdentity for users of Title that begin to support non-local pages.

RFC: Expand API title generator to support other generated dataEdit

Next week IRC office hoursEdit

No IRC discussion scheduled for next week.