tl;dr: The "fonts" submodule in operations/mediawiki-config will go away
For a very long time, we've had a Git repository,
operations/mediawiki-config/fonts, that contains a random assortment of
font files copied out of an Ubuntu appserver back in 2008. My
understanding is that these fonts were only ever used by the
EasyTimeline extension via ploticus.
The current README ends with:
> We can presumably dump it if we kill ploticus running from app servers.
> -- brion 2008-12-09
...which has now happened with the migration to Shellbox. During the
build process, the fonts are copied out of the Git repository into the
I intend to:
1) remove the fonts submodule from the operations/mediawiki-config
repository, removing it from all appservers.
2) Empty out most of the fonts repository so it only contains the 3
fonts we actually use for Timelines (FreeSans, FreeSansWMF, unifont).
I am mostly sending this email in case someone else is using this
repository for fonts or expecting this path to exist on appservers, in
which case, please say something.
Semi-relatedly, there is an open task to remove all the fonts installed
via Debian packages from appservers, now that all thumbnailing and image
generation happens on thumbor/shellbox servers.
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This email is a summary of the Wikimedia production deployment of
1.38.0-wmf.5 which has been successfully completed last week.
* Conductor: Antoine "hashar" Musso
* Backup Conductor: Ahmon Dancy
* Blocker Task: T281169 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T281169>
* Current Status <https://versions.toolforge.org>
Sparklines comparing with the last 5 trains.
* 351 Patches ██▁▂█
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* 3 Blockers ▄█▇█▁
✨ Traintastic Folks 😻
Thanks to folks who reported or resolved blockers:
* Elena and Joseph Seddon, flagged a blocker for group 1 ahead of time
and got it fixed with Simone Cuomo.
* Subramanya Sastry, who has noiticed a missed class in Parsoid
* C. Scott, Lucas Werkmeister who promptly addressed deprecation errors
* Ahmon Dancy for being the backup conductor and closely watching
Antoine "hashar" Musso