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?
Hi, what would you like to see in gerrit or improved? I've been working been working on developing a plugin that pull's in zuul's status into PolyGerrit. See the running demo at https://imgur.com/a/uBk2oxQ . Im also planning on adding "recheck" and "check experimental" as buttons to PolyGerrit's ui to improve CI. This will help new users who can recheck (and existing users that either forgot they can type this or haven't learned yet).
Note that i cannot promise that anything suggested in this thread will be worked on, but i can try my best.
See tasks https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T214068 and https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T214631 .
This is just another small reminder that, because the servers which host
tiles.wmflabs.org and wma.wmflabs.org (wikiminiatlas) and overpass-wiki
run on a version of the OS (Ubuntu Trusty) that is no longer supported (and
hasn't been available for new instances since november 2017).
These services need maintainers and support by community members in order
to keep them alive after dec 18th (after which wmflabs will phase out those
versions) and before the EOL of early 2019 of the OS. Unfortunately it
seems no one is stepping up so far to convert these machines.
This issue is tracked at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T204506
As I was curious, I looked around on the tile server a bit and used what I
could find to update
This is all the information that I could gather, but i'm FAR from sure if
that is complete information and if I would break anything with a rebuild
basing myself on that info, so any information on missing elements etc.
would be appreciated. I've not gotten around to looking at wikiminiatlas.
If the services are not rebuild then likely they will just disappear at
some point for all layer variants. This includes the mapnik, black and
white, hill shading, hike bike layers. As I have no idea how many users of
these services there are, it is hard to say what the effect of that would
Based on comments that I received on Wikimedia-l, I would like to invite
people to a casual online meetup one hour before the monthly WMF Metrics
and Activities Meeting.
There will be no set agenda. You can come with questions or ideas that you
would like to discuss. Please be willing to listen to questions and ideas
from other Wikimedians.
I will host the meeting with the Zoom software. You can join with software
or by using your phone. If you join by phone then your phone number will be
visible to other participants.
The primary language of the meeting will be English, but if people would
like to communicate in diverse languages then that is okay too. We can
facilitate translation by text chat. Many Wikimedians, myself included, are
multilingual in varying degrees, so we might try to have live
Here is information about how to connect:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/136978210
Or iPhone one-tap :
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current
Argentina: +54 341 512 2188
Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Hong Kong, China: +852 5808 6088
France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188 or +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188 or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688
Italy: +39 069 480 6488
Japan: +81 (0) 3 4578 1488 or +81 524 564 439
Mexico: +52 229 910 0061 or +52 554 161 4288
Spain: +34 84 368 5025 or +34 91 198 0188
Sweden: +46 (0) 7 6692 0434 or +46 (0) 8 4468 2488
Russia: +7 495 283 9788
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874 or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
US: +1 408 638 0986 or +1 646 558 8665
Meeting ID: 136 978 210
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ekaPibJIy
The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup will be on 30 August 2018, at 17:00 UTC /
Let me emphasize that the environment won't be like this
so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking.
(If a conversation feels to me like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating,
then I will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere
else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like this
I anticipate that few people will come, which is okay. I hope that if you
come then you will enjoy the environment and conversation.
Until next time,
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
I am working on improving developer productivity! Specifically, I am aiming
to improve the local development environment.
Satisfaction with the local development environment got the second lowest
score in the developer satisfaction survey, and we (Release Engineering)
would like to find out which things about it you like, and which are
troublesome. In order to do so, we need your help! I’d love to have the
opportunity to interview you about your local setup and/or observe how you
interact with it.
Please send me an email if you’d like to participate, and I or one of my
colleagues will schedule some time with you.
I’m looking forward to our conversations. This is a chance for you to shape
the local development environment, so please don’t hold back :)
Outcomes resulting from the interviews (non personally identifiable
information) will be made available after analysis has been completed.
Software Engineer, Release Engineering
A few months ago I switched our TimedMediaHandler's config to support the
newer, more bandwidth-efficient VP9/Opus variant of WebM and to use these
preferably over the older VP8/Vorbis version when creating scaled,
(This does not affect upload support -- you may continue to upload video
files in WebM VP9, WebM VP8, or Ogg Theora formats, with either Vorbis or
Conversions of existing files on Commons ran in the background for some
weeks, finishing in November. I'm now running a final pass for
high-resolution files and any files on other wikis that didn't get a
conversion yet, in preparation for removing the VP8 derivatives in the next
couple of weeks to free storage space.
This should have relatively little visible effect for users, unless someone
is relying on the particular derivative files with extensions like
".360p.webm"; the new versions are named like ".360p.vp9.webm".
Note that IE 11 users using the "WebM Media Foundation Components for IE
<https://www.webmproject.org/ie/>" will not be able to play back the new
VP9/Opus files natively, as this driver has never been updated for VP9 or
playback instead. If you find this is troublesome, the recommended solution
is to switch to any other browser.
Third-party MediaWiki + TimedMediaHandler users should be aware that the
defaults are changing, and in future the VP8-specific support and code
paths may be removed. TimedMediaHandler will probably change a lot in the
coming months with upcoming WebVTT subtitle format, a streamlined
videojs-based player, and hopefully more!
At the Extension:Scribunto/Lua reference manual, at several places,
it is pointed out that the lua-libs should use the form 'mw.ext.NAME'.
This creates visual noise in the code. Any lib included should have a
extension page, thus it has already been given an unique name. In
addition, only the libraries that need to be preloaded are added to
the mw-structure, and those are the extensions. The ext-addition is
like saying "this is an extension and it is only extensions that needs
to be added to the mw-struct so we make it abundantly clear that this
is an extension".
The only cases where a name can collide is if some external lib is
included, that external lib has the same name as an extension, and if
someone in addition preloads the external lib. The chance is quite
frankly pretty slim, as there are rather few external libs that makes
sense to preload in this environment, especially as preloading imply
some kind of interaction with the environment. That means it is an
I guess I'm stepping on some toes here…
So to make it abundantly clear, not 'mw.ext.NAME' (or 'mw.ext.NaMe',
or 'mw.ext.name') but 'mw.name' (lowercase, not camelcase). If the
call is a constructor or some kind of builder interface, then
'mw.name(…)' is totally valid. I do not believe it is wise to turn the
lib into an instance by the call, but it can return an instance, it
can cache previously returned instances, and it can somehow install
the instance(s) in the current environment.
An extension should have any pure root libs at 'pure/name.lua' and
additional libs at 'pure/name/additional.lua', where 'pure' is
resolved in the 'ScribuntoExternalLibraries' hook.