As a reminder the CREDIT Showcase is next week on Wednesday,
1-February-2017 (see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/CREDIT_showcase for
details). Also, as I mentioned previously we're conducting a survey about
CREDIT. We'd appreciate your feedback! Here is a link to the survey (which
is hosted on a third-party service), and, for information about privacy and
data handling, the survey privacy statement.
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*I hope all is well with you! I wanted to let you know about CREDIT, a
monthly demo series that we’re running to showcase open source tech
projects from Wikimedia’s Community, Reading, Editing, Discovery,
Infrastructure and Technology teams. *
*CREDIT is open to the public, and we welcome questions and discussion. The
next CREDIT will be held on February 1st at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 19:00 UTC. *
*There’s more info on MediaWiki
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/CREDIT_showcase>, and on Etherpad
<https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/CREDIT>, which is where we take notes and
ask questions. You can also ask questions on IRC in the Freenode chatroom
#wikimedia-office (web-based access here
<https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23wikimedia-office>). Links to
video will become available at these locations shortly before the event.*
*Please feel free to pass this information along to any interested folks.
Our projects tend to focus on areas that might be of interest to folks
working across the open source tech community: language detection,
numerical sort, large data visualizations, maps, and all sorts of other
*If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks, and I hope to see
you at CREDIT.*
Director of Engineering, Reading
That's right! At the Wikimedia Developer Summit, we decided to organize a
Developer Wishlist Survey, and here we go:
The Wikimedia technical community seeks input from developers for
developers, to create a high-profile list of desired improvements. The
scope of the survey includes the MediaWiki platform (core software, APIs,
developer environment, enablers for extensions, gadgets, templates, bots,
dumps), the Wikimedia server infrastructure, the contribution process, and
The best part: we want to have the results published by Wednesday, February
15. Yes, in a month, to have a higher chance to influence the
Wikimedia Foundation annual plan FY 2017-18.
There's no time to lose. *Propose your ideas before the end of January, *
either by pushing existing tasks in Phabricator or by creating new ones.
You can find instructions on the wiki page
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_Wishlist>. Questions and feedback
are welcome especially on the related Talk page.
The voting phase is expected to start on February 6 (tentative). Watch this
space (or even better, the wiki page).
Developer Advocate, Technical Collaboration team
tl;dr: I have removed the Tuesday 19:00 UTC SWAT window from the
deployment calendar due to conflicts. Pick one of the other 11 SWAT
The (current) Tuesday 19:00 UTC SWAT window is directly before the 20:00
UTC MediaWiki train window.
The nature of SWAT windows meant that the state of the deployed
MW+Extension+Config code was changing while the creation of the new MW
train version (eg: 1.29-wmf.8) was happening. This causes delays and
The simple solution is to not have a normal SWAT window at that time.
Other deploys (eg Services) are fine to happen at that time which is why
I didn't just extend the MW train window to include that earlier hour.
Luckily, you still have 11 SWAT windows to choose from. :)
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