On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 3:36 PM, David Strine <dstrine(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> We will be holding this brownbag in 25 minutes. The Bluejeans link has
I'm not familiar with bluejeans and maybe have missed a transition
because I wasn't paying enough attention. is this some kind of
experiment? have all meetings transitioned to this service?
anyway, my immediate question at the moment is how do you join without
sharing your microphone and camera?
am I correct thinking that this is an entirely proprietary stack
that's neither gratis nor libre and has no on-premise (not cloud)
hosting option? are we paying for this?
Please join for the following talk:
*Tech Talk**:* A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners
*Presenter:* Asaf Bartov
*Date:* February 09, 2017
*Time: *19:00 UTC
Link to live YouTube stream <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVrAx3AmUvA>
*IRC channel for questions/discussion:* #wikimedia-office
*Summary: *This talk will introduce you to the Wikimedia Movement's latest
major wiki project: Wikidata. We will cover what Wikidata is, how to
contribute, how to embed Wikidata into articles on other wikis, tools like
the Wikidata Game, and how to query Wikidata (including SPARQL examples).
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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Director of Engineering, Reading
The Parsing team at the Wikimedia Foundation that develops the Parsoid
service is deprecating support for node 0.1x. Parsoid is the service
that powers VisualEditor, Content Translation, and Flow. If you don't
run a MediaWiki install that uses VisualEditor, then this announcement
does not affect you.
Node 0.10 has reached end of life on October 31st, 2016  and node
0.12 is scheduled to reach end of life December 31st, 2016 .
Yesterday, we released a 0.6.1 debian package  and a 0.6.1 npm
version of Parsoid . This will be the last release that will have
node 0.1x support. We'll continue to provide any necessary critical bug
fixes and security fixes for the 0.6.1 release till March 31st 2017 and
will be completely dropping support for all node versions before node
v4.x starting April 2017.
If you are running a Parsoid service on your wiki and are still using
node 0.1x, please upgrade your node version by April 2017. The Wikimedia
cluster runs node v4.6 right now and will soon be upgraded to node v6.x
. Parsoid has been tested with node 0.1x, node v4.x and node v6.x and
works with all these versions. However, we are dropping support for node
0.1x right away from the master branch of Parsoid. Going forward, the
Parsoid codebase will adopt ES6 features available in node v4.x and
higher which aren't supported in node 0.1x and will constitute a
Subramanya Sastry (Subbu),
Technical Lead and Manager,
 Node.js Long Term Support schedule @ https://github.com/nodejs/LTS