Due to conflict with my personal schedule on Wednesday, I have shifted
the train slot to the American slot @19:00 UTC instead of 14:00UTC.
I will promote group1 to 1.34.0-wmf.21 today at:
Train blocking task is https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T220746
I apologize for the short notice.
Antoine "hashar" Musso
The committee received several reports for cases that were out of our
jurisdiction (usually due to mediawiki.org links followed from wikis that
are not part of Wikimedia). Those are not included in the following numbers:
In total, the committee dealt with and decided on 17 cases. Nine of the
cases had originated or had links to comments on Wikimedia Phabricator. The
most frequent action taken there by the committee for these was to delete
comments that violate the CoC. An email was also sent in all cases to the
person engaging in those rhetorics.
Among the rest, two of the cases had events happening on Wikimedia Gerrit,
four on the wikitech-l mailing list, and two had links to the userspace and
talk pages on mediawiki.org.
Given the low number of offline cases, we won't disclose any details about
those in order to protect confidentiality of those.
We saw at least 3 occasions of repeat violations from offenders. A harsher
decision was taken in at least one case among these.
The committee came to a conclusion of no-further action at least 5 times
while processing the aforementioned cases. However, we ended up at least
sending an email to notify both parties involved in the report in all cases.
Actions taken varied from deleting comments, asking for apologies, and user
bans. The committee also made sure to redirect reporters with genuine cases
of harassment to law enforcement.
Due to the limited number of cases, we decided to not go into more detail
where the cases were reported and what actions were taken and how often.
The current committee wishes the next committee a successful term!
On behalf of the CoC Committee,
I'm excited to announce that we've released OOUI v0.34.0 today.
Key highlights of this release are (summarizing since v0.33.0):
- Update to OOjs v3.0.0, up from v2.2.2
- Update to jQuery v3.4.1, up from v3.3.1
Both updates above are considered breaking changes. Please carefully
test if they affect your code.
- Element: Implement `#setScrollLeft` and use where needed. Improves
scrolling-related operations in RTL languages
- Frameless buttons are now featuring hover and active state as
standard, improving user navigational experience
- ProcessDialog: Improve secondary action appearance to let users
better focus on content
- WindowManager: Prevent iOS Safari from scrolling the page behind the dialog
You can find details on additional new features, code-level and accessibility
changes, styling and interaction design amendments, and all
improvements since v0.33.0 in the full changelog.
If you have any further queries or need help dealing with breaking
changes, please let me know.
As always, interactive demos and library documentation is available
on mediawiki.org, there is comprehensive generated code-level
documentation and interactive demos and tutorials hosted on
OOUI version: 0.34.0
MediaWiki version: 1.34.0-wmf.22
Date of deployment to production: Regular train, starting Tuesday 10 September
 - https://doc.wikimedia.org/oojs-ui/master/demos/#widgets-mediawiki-vector-ltr
 - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/GOJU/browse/master/History.md
 - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/OOUI
 - https://doc.wikimedia.org/oojs-ui/master/
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On Mon, 2 Sep 2019 at 15:59, Antoine Musso <hashar(a)free.fr> wrote:
> On 02/09/2019 21:12, David Barratt wrote:
> > Can you give an update on the status of the train? Will Group 2 be moved
> > wmf.20 or will it skip that version?
> > https://tools.wmflabs.org/versions/
> > Thanks!
> Monday Sep. 2nd is an holiday in the US and there is no deployment. My
> guess is I will continue with the train on this Tuesday 3rd and promote
> group 2.
> Then eventually start branching the next version and promote group0.
To confirm, wmf.20 is on group 2 now, and wmf.21 has started to be deployed.
*James D. Forrester* (he/him <http://pronoun.is/he> or they/themself
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
It's time for Wikimedia Tech Talks 2019 Episode 7! This talk will take
place *Sept 4, 2019 at 6PM UTC*.
*Topic:* Documenting Wikimedia technical projects
*Speaker:* Sarah R. Rodlund, Technical Writer -- Developer Advocacy
This talk will discuss what technical writers do and why they are critical
members of the Wikimedia technical community. You will learn more about the
skills needed to be a technical writer and how to build these skills by
participating on Wikimedia and other open source projects.
The talk will also cover some ongoing initiatives to improve technical
documentation for Wikimedia projects.
*YouTube stream for viewers:* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKvyk4VAPb0
During the live talk, you are invited to join the discussion on IRC at
You can watch past Tech Talks here:
If you are interested in giving your own tech talk, you can learn more
Sarah R. Rodlund
Technical Writer, Developer Advocacy
We are going to switchover m5 (wikitech) primary database master on *Tuesday
3rd September at 13:00 UTC *https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T229657
This switchover will also affect some Cloud services that will be handled
on a different announcement.
The current master (db1073) is an old and out of warranty hosts with
several disks on predictive failure, it needs to be decommissioned.
We will be failing over db1073 to db1133, a newer and more powerful host.
We expect this to take around 15 minutes (or just a few seconds if
everything goes fine).
*- Writes will be blocked during the switchover*
*- Reads will remain unaffected.*
Communication will happen on #wikimedia-operations IRC channel.