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Description

Task for the sunsetting of Wikipedia Zero.

See also:
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/02/16/partnerships-new-approach/
https://medium.com/@refsrc/wikipedia-zero-which-provided-over-800-million-users-in-72-countries-with-access-to-wikipedia-at-ff3014a122e6

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MaxSem updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 6 2019, 9:56 AM

The above patch is the first thing we need to merge as it blocks removal of both carrier tagging and ZeroBanner.

Change 482493 had a related patch set uploaded (by MaxSem; owner: MaxSem):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Remove mobilelanding.php

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/482493

MaxSem updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 6 2019, 10:40 AM

Change 482492 merged by Giuseppe Lavagetto:
[operations/puppet@production] Get rid of Zero landing support

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/482492

Dzahn added a comment.Jan 8 2019, 8:42 PM

re: the last steps above for completely removing it, it seems "remove from DNS" (and maybe also "remove from Apache") are conflicting with the "Hard-redirect .zero. domains to .m." step after that. If we delete it we could not keep redirecting it.

MaxSem added a comment.Jan 8 2019, 8:49 PM

We're still receiving a couple thousand requests per day on the zero subdomain, can't kill it just yet.

Dzahn added a comment.Jan 8 2019, 8:50 PM

https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero could benefit from an update that it has been closed.

Also noticed it is in a category called "Archival content to be exported to Meta-Wiki". So sounds like it should be moved to Meta.

Dzahn added a comment.Jan 8 2019, 8:56 PM

We're still receiving a couple thousand requests per day on the zero subdomain, can't kill it just yet.

ACK, not planning to delete it.

I wonder what that means for changing robots.php (https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/operations/mediawiki-config/+/482100/) or waiting with that.

https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero could benefit from an update that it has been closed.

Disregard, it already has a comment that it's discontinued. The part about the Meta move stands though.

Change 482493 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Remove mobilelanding.php

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/482493

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-01-09T01:04:31Z] <jforrester@deploy1001> Synchronized docroot/: T187716 Remove mobilelanding.php, no longer pointed to by Apache (duration: 00m 52s)

Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)
Dzahn removed a subscriber: Dzahn.Jan 14 2019, 11:05 PM
MaxSem updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 30 2019, 11:36 PM
MaxSem updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 30 2019, 11:57 PM

Change 499019 had a related patch set uploaded (by Krinkle; owner: Krinkle):
[mediawiki/core@master] dictionary: Remove "mobilelanding"

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/499019

Change 499019 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/core@master] dictionary: Remove "mobilelanding"

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/499019

Change 512442 had a related patch set uploaded (by Mholloway; owner: Michael Holloway):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Remove obsolete Wikipedia Zero bits

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/512442

Change 512442 abandoned by Mholloway:
Remove obsolete Wikipedia Zero bits

Reason:
Yeah, I assumed the Zero sunset was much further along. Let's put this on ice for now.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/512442

Krinkle updated the task description. (Show Details)May 24 2019, 10:16 PM
ema changed the status of subtask T213769: Zero VCL removal from Open to Stalled.Jul 4 2019, 11:56 AM
ema changed the status of subtask T213769: Zero VCL removal from Stalled to Open.Jul 9 2019, 1:27 PM

Change 521786 had a related patch set uploaded (by MaxSem; owner: MaxSem):
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] Stop varying by X-CS

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521786

Change 521786 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] Stop varying by X-CS

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521786

ema updated the task description. (Show Details)

Change 521886 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; owner: Jforrester):
[operations/dns@master] Drop zero.wikimedia.org (and .wikipedia.org)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521886

Change 521893 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; owner: Jforrester):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Mark zerowiki as deleted

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521893

Change 521894 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; owner: Jforrester):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Drop references to zerowiki configuration

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521894

Change 521894 abandoned by Jforrester:
Drop references to zerowiki configuration

Reason:
Squashed.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521894

Krinkle added a subscriber: Krinkle.

Per https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Delete_a_wiki, I've checked:

  • CentralAuth: There are 0 entires in centralauth.localnames for non-unified zerowiki accounts.
  • GlobalUsage: There are 0 entries in commonswiki.globalimagelinks for zerowiki (as expected, given it was a private fishbowl wiki).
Krinkle updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 10 2019, 6:05 PM
Krinkle updated the task description. (Show Details)

Change 521893 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Mark zerowiki as deleted and drop all configuration at once(!)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521893

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-07-10T21:49:45Z] <jforrester@deploy1001> Synchronized dblists/: T187716 Mark zerowiki as deleted in dblists (duration: 01m 00s)

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-07-10T21:51:40Z] <jforrester@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: T187716 Drop all zerowiki configuration (duration: 00m 58s)

Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)

Change 524088 had a related patch set uploaded (by MaxSem; owner: MaxSem):
[operations/puppet@production] Remove apache config for zero.wikimedia.org

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/524088

Change 521886 merged by Dzahn:
[operations/dns@master] Drop zero.wikimedia.org

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/521886

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-07-22T22:11:37Z] <mutante> dropped zero.wikiMedia.org from DNS (T187716)

Dzahn updated the task description. (Show Details)Mon, Jul 22, 10:12 PM

Change 524925 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; owner: Jforrester):
[operations/puppet@production] apache: Stop aliasing zero.wikipedia.org

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/524925

Krinkle removed a subscriber: Krinkle.Mon, Jul 29, 9:56 PM