On 25 September 2012 14:15, Ariel T. Glenn <ariel@wikimedia.org> wrote:
It might be helpful to put together a list of functions that the
toolserver supports but that labs currently does not; such a list could
serve as a basis for talks with the WMF.  Perhaps the labs folks could
makes some guesses at when those functions would be available and stable
there, which would give everyone a better idea about how long the
transition would realistically take.

If I am not mistaken, one of the big items is the ability to run
expensive db queries without impacting production.  I don't believe this
is possible from labs right now, and I'm not sure what their plans are
for that.


p.s. this post is by me as a former toolserver user, having nothing to
do with my status as a wmf staff member etc.
There is a partial list at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Labs/Toolserver_features_wanted.
According to the milestones at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2012-13_Goals#Milestones_by_quarter_2, we should be expecting database replication from production and user databases in January-March 2013.