we had a meeting where we talk about map related stuff. There were
two groups of things we want to move from toolserver to Wikimedia
foundation infrastructure, one is production system the other is all the
other beautiful experimental stuff:
*Production system: This system will be maintained by the mobile team
together with operations. The render stack will be designed for max.
output and high stability. So the actual plan is to have four render
servers (Mapnik/mod-tile) using shared object storage(Ceph) for
metatiles and a caching layer in front of them (Varnish).
At beginning the most import style is OSM-default. Other styles like
OSM-no-labels, multilingual styles, Wikiminiatlas-style and hikebikemap
comes perhaps later.
*Experimental system: For this we will use Wikilabs together with an
external OSM-database server. The database layout will be the same as on
toolserver. The database server will take longer (we calculate with
around 2 months and then more time to move) so we will use on toolserver
the new server for some time.
An other important decisions at this meeting was that we want to try to
merge Wikiminiatlas(WMA) and OSM-Gadget. We meet us on neutral ground,
which means we use a new implementation of the WMA in Leaflet. This will
brings together the good mediawiki integration of WMA with a modern user
interface over a popular framework like we had it with OSM-Gadget. There
will be two ways to see the map, you can have Wikipedia-textlabels on a
map without labels (like in WMA) or you can see Wikipedia-POIs as little
icons on a OSM-map with text (like in OSM-Gadget). Leaflet will also be
smaller and faster than Openlayers.
We will send a mail if we have something to show and then any help and
comments are welcome.