= *2016-03-09* =
== Product ==
=== Community Tech ===
** Waiting for Niklas to get back from vacation to merge patch to add
pageviews tool into translatewiki.net
** Deadlink fixing bot is going well. Just built a logging interface for
Internet Archives to monitor progress: http://tools.wmflabs.org/deadlinks/
** Continuing to collaborate with MusikAnimal on Pageviews tool:
*** New topviews interface: http://tools.wmflabs.org/pageviews/topviews/
=== Discovery ===
==== Discovery Engineering ====
** Security: SVG sanitizer
** Ops: Maps Hardware https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T125126
** New portal version deployed on beta, up for general deployment soon
** Completion suggester to be deployed on lower-volume wikis on 10th
** Working on Relevance Forge (nee Relevance Labs)
** WDQS GUI now has maps for queries returning coordinates
** Deployed Maps to Wikivoyage - listening to community feedback
** WDQS query caching problem root cause found,
** Discovery data access guidelines published:
=== Editing ===
==== Collaboration ====
** External Store - Continuing work
** No new blockers. Matthias put up an XSD for the Flow dumps.
** Rolling out cross-wiki notifications beta feature to all wikis tomorrow
** There have been some issues with duplicate thank-you notifications (for
edit milestones, e.g. 100th edit), which are being worked on.
** Also working on some Echo bundling i18n issues and enhancements to the
Notifications special page
=== Fundraising Tech ===
* No blockers
* preparing real donor test of backup worldwide credit card processor
* Working out final details of Latin American payment processing expansion
* Steady stream of CiviCRM enhancements for us and upstream
* More experiments in fraud monitoring and blocking
* Investigating firewall rules for PCI scan
* Investigating possibility of using current PHP/MW
* Replaced dying drive in ActiveMQ box, cursed SPOF
=== Reading ===
==== Android ====
** 2.1.142 beta publishing very soon.
** Reading list endpoint needs - depending on timing/approach may need
==== iOS ====
** Need Piwik access for Josh Minor - done.
** iOS v5.0 is schedule to release this Thursday March 10th
** We need to do additional updates to the Apple site association file we
host for further app enhancements (
==== Web ====
** Path forward needed on a references API -
Invitation to join conversation.
** Hopefully lazy loaded images we will begin rolling out week commencing
14th [Dependency: performance team]
==== Reading Infrastructure ====
* *AuthManager is still coming!* (see last week for details)
* load.php now logs warnings when the session is accessed in wmf.16. See
== Technology ==
=== Analytics ===
** Hadoop issues with encoding have been fixed, querying is totally ok now,
data has been back-filled and has been ready for re-computation since
earlier this week
* '''Blocked''': (none)
** Working on goals for next quarter, currenlty mostly revolving around
transitioning Erik Zachte's work to Wikistats 2.0
** If you're using UDFs in Hive, you need to add their jars explicitly now,
but this gives more flexibility to test changes to UDFs
** Bots following the user agent policy are now detected correctly in our
pageview data pipeline
** data on unique devices estimated by the last access cookie is now
publicly available, but please let us announce it first on analytics-l
before spreading word of its existence (we want to make sure people know
what this is)
** The "-" article should no longer show up in the "top articles"
of the pageview API, starting with today's data
=== Release Engineering ===
** Are we doing deployments week of Jerusalem Hackathon? [Sync with ops and
** Reminder: code freeze week of 3/21 for codfw fallover. E-mail/tech news
forthcoming as well.
** Notice: Expect an e-mail shortly, but trebuchet is now deprecated for
all new service deployments going forward. New services should use scap3.
=== Research ===
==== Research and Data ====
** None that we know of.
** Stopped the reader survey (at a 1:50 rate) on 2016-03-08. Research
documentations are in
** No major news for the coming week.
=== Security ===
** SVG sanitizer - is this blocking a quarterly goal?
** password hash format updated
** Lots of security patches deployed - releng, release soon (T124940)?
** AuthManger review starting
=== Services ===
** morelike API live - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T125983
*** Reading: Android wants 320px thmubs, is the rest of Reading OK with it?
** RB cluster expansion continuing
*** switched to 2.1.13, soon testing of 2.2.5
*** start of Brotli compression in staging imminent
** rate limiting in service-runner
*** RB endpoints - now only logging excesses, soon will start enforcing them
** API: removing some listing endpoints
=== Technical Operations ===
** ORES - moving into a python wheel repo structure
** moved ocg to use a replicated redis
** redis replicated and encrypted on the sessions
** got <40 precise machines now
** Please delete unwanted labs instances