I am pleased to announce that the GitLab consultation is now open.
The open discussion period is set to run for 4 weeks, starting today.
Please see the consultation page for all of the details regarding how
the consultation will work:
And the associated talk page where we welcome and encourage your engagement:
| Greg Grossmeier GPG: B2FA 27B1 F7EB D327 6B8E |
| Dir. Engineering Productivity A18D 1138 8E47 FAC8 1C7D |
>From Monday, October 26th to Thursday, October 29th, the Platform
Engineering team will hold its virtual offsite. During this time, we'll
only respond to urgent Unbreak Now! requests and resume our regular work on
Friday, October 30th, starting with a backlog review.
We're grateful for your patience and understanding. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
*Naïké Nembetwa Nzali (she/her)*
Senior Project Manager
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
This email contains updates for October 21, 2020. For the HTML version,
*= 2020-10-21 =*
== Callouts ==
* Release Engineering: No train next week (2020-10-26), data center
switchover + offsite
== Product ==
=== iOS native app ===
** Continuing development on
*** Article as a Living Document experiment
*** Will do user testing within the next week
=== Structured Data ===
**more on media search - improving interface, improving backend,
=== Abstract Wikipedia ===
**Voting in second round of
community naming contest]] for what to call the central wiki of functions
will begin soon.
**Continuing work on using ZType data to enforce structure when editing
=== Parsing ===
**Parsoid output for inline media output is going to change from
<figure-inline> to <nowiki><span>. Parsing Team needs all Parsoid clients
to update their code to handle either tag. if necessary. See
</nowiki>[[phab:T266143|T266143]]. We would like to switch Parsoid and core
output before the last train of the year rolls out.
== Technology ==
=== Engineering Productivity ===
==== Release Engineering ====
** Train Health
*** Last week: 1.36.0-wmf.13 - [[phab:T263179]]
*** This week: 1.36.0-wmf.14 - [[phab:T263180]]
*** Next week: No Train
deb tankersley (she/her)
sr program manager, engineering
This is the weekly TechCom board review in preparation of our meeting on
Wednesday. If there are additional topics for TechCom to review, please let
us know by replying to this email. However, please keep discussion about
individual RFCs to the Phabricator tickets.
Activity since Monday 2020-10-15 on the following boards:
- T239742 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T239742> Should npm
packages maintained by Wikimedia be scoped or unscoped?
- Still in inbox
Committee board activity:
- T263904 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T263904> Are traits part of
the stable interface?
- Daniel moved to in progress (see last weeks email thread)
New RFCs: (none)
- T262946 Bump Firefox version in basic support to 3.6 or newer
- P3 -> P4: ready to go on last call
IRC meeting request: (none)
Other RFC activity:
- T119173 RFC: Discourage use of MySQL's ENUM type
- Concerns about removing existing uses, but it doesn't seem
necessary to remove them
This is the weekly TechCom board review, usually in preparation for our
meeting, a few days late this week because I forgot. Apologies.
Activity since Monday 2020-10-06 on the following boards:
- T263904 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T263904>: Are traits part
of the stable interface?
- T239742 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T239742>: "Should npm
packages maintained by Wikimedia be scoped or unscoped?"
- Both have been sitting in the inbox for a month or so, Tim first
pointed this out a few weeks ago but we haven't triaged them yet.
Committee board activity (none)
New RFCs (none)
Phase progression (none)
IRC meeting request (none)
Other RFC activity:
- T262946: <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T262946> Bump Firefox
version in basic support to 3.6 or newer
- Some agreement between Volker and Timo to keep the scope at just the
Firefox version bump and move this RFC forward. I think Volker
to move this back to P4 unless I missed some other ongoing discussion?
- T259771: <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T259771> RFC: Drop support
for database upgrade older than two LTS releases
- Discussion about upgrading from 1.16 (this humble reader says
upgrading from a version that's 10 years old should not be a priority)