Dear Community members,
I have submitted a draft proposal for the wikimedia foundation project DEVELOP
A USER/SCRIPT GADGET TUTORIAL FOR WIKIMEDIA.ORG
Kindly review it and give feedback so that I can improve it.
Thanks & Regards
Over the past two years, Wikimedia technology has participated in the Google
Season of the Docs <https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs> program
(GSoD), which pairs technical writers with open source organizations to
improve documentation. During our participation with the program, we have
worked with talented and professional technical writers who have made valuable
to technical documentation.
Due to some programmatic changes with GSoD, we have decided not to
participate this year. During this pause, we plan to look critically at the
goals we have around technical documentation outreach and how we can best
measure and demonstrate the impact and success of this outreach.
For ongoing outreach opportunities, we encourage you to continue to explore
other Wikimedia outreach programs
Sarah R. Rodlund and Alexandra Paskulin
Tomorrow we will be issuing a security and maintenance release to all
supported branches of MediaWiki. This has been delayed by a week versus the
usual schedule, as making a security last week on 1st April ("April Fools")
was deemed not a great idea.
The new releases will be:
This will resolve 3 issues in MediaWiki core, 2 issues in bundled
extensions (one of which doesn't apply to REL1_31), and also includes some
fixes previously committed to git, including minor security and hardening
patches along with bug fixes included for maintenance reasons.
We will make the fixes available in these respective release branches, and
also master. Tarballs will be available for the above mentioned point
releases as well.
A summary of some of the security fixes that have gone into non-bundled
MediaWiki extensions will also follow.
Sorry for cross posting.
I have proposed a project grant to improve documentation of MediaWiki
maintenance scripts, to be reviewed during this grants round.
The proposal is at
If you have any suggestions or feedback. Please let me know or create a
topic on the talk page.
Jay Prakash (he/him)
The Search Platform Team
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Search_Platform> usually holds
office hours the first Wednesday of each month. Come talk to us about
anything related to Wikimedia search, Wikidata Query Service, Wikimedia
Commons Query Service, etc.!
Feel free to add your items to the Etherpad Agenda for the next meeting.
Details for our next meeting:
Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Time: 15:00-16:00 GMT / 08:00-09:00 PDT / 11:00-12:00 EDT / 17:00-18:00 CEST
Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/vyc-jvgq-dww
Join by phone in the US: +1 786-701-6904 PIN: 262 122 849#
Hope to talk to you tomorrow!
Sr. Computational Linguist, Search Platform
UTC–4 / EDT
This is an early summary of this week's deployment of the
1.36.0-wmf.37 branch of MediaWiki and its extensions (also known as
"the train"). The primary person in charge this week is Mukunda
Modell, with Antoine Musso as backup, both from the Release
The summary task for this week is
This week's deployment is still ongoing. The train is at group 1, and
will hopefully move to group 2 later today, but I'm writing this ahead
of time due to a time zone issue (hello from the future!). There were
some problems with getting a late patch included in the train branch,
initially, but the train got started pretty much on time. As of
writing this email, there is one blocker task:
- T279008: mw-parser-output now clears after block, which is a
noticeable change for Category pages where infoboxes used to render
floated alongside the automatic content
There has been some back and forth about tasks as issues have been
investigated and various tasks have either been raised to being
blockers or demoted from that status without the issue being resolved.
For details, please see the summary task. (I'm trying to keep these
summaries short, but each week could be turned into a suspense novel.)
As usual, a whole bunch of people helped to find, triage, analyze,
fix, or work around problems this. Release Engineering thanks
everyone, without help we wouldn't be able to deploy MediaWiki.
- Amir Sarabadani
- Bartosz Dziewoński
- C. Scott Ananian
- Daniel Kinzler
- James D. Forrester
- João Alexandre Peschanski
- Jon Robson
- Subramanya Sastry
- Timo Tijhof
There may have been other people, and if so, I apologize for not
including them on the list above.
For more information, please see:
Hi Community Metrics team,
This is your automatic monthly Phabricator statistics mail.
Accounts created in (2021-03): 514
Active Maniphest users (any activity) in (2021-03): 1247
Task authors in (2021-03): 585
Users who have closed tasks in (2021-03): 315
Projects which had at least one task moved from one column to another on
their workboard in (2021-03): 312
Tasks created in (2021-03): 3011
Tasks closed in (2021-03): 2701
Open and stalled tasks in total: 47404
* Only open tasks in total: 46510
* Only stalled tasks in total: 894
Median age in days of open tasks by priority:
Unbreak now: 7
Needs Triage: 628
(How long tasks have been open, not how long they have had that priority)
Active Differential users (any activity) in (2021-03): 6
To see the names of the most active task authors:
* Go to https://wikimedia.biterg.io/
* Choose "Phabricator > Overview" from the top bar
* Adjust the time frame in the upper right corner to your needs
* See the author names in the "Submitters" panel
TODO: Numbers which refer to closed tasks might not be correct, as
described in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T1003 .
Fab Rick Aytor
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