The reading web team inherited the TextExtracts exception since one of our team members (no longer part of the team) created it.
The team is predominately made of frontend engineers, so supporting a predominately backend extension is challenging. Particularly one for which we have not contributed much to and doesn't meet any product needs.
The TextExtracts extension provides text extracts to gadget developers. For product needs we've been using the RESTBase summary API instead.
It would be great if we could find better maintainers for this project or explore decommissioning it.
Number, severity, and age of known and confirmed security issues
Was it a cause of production outages or incidents? List them.
Does it have sufficient hardware resources for now and the near future (to take into account expected usage growth)?
I have no idea! Part of the problem. The team maintaining it has little knowledge of infrastructure.
Is it a frequent cause of monitoring alerts that need action, and are they addressed timely and appropriately?
When it was first deployed to Wikimedia production
Usage statistics based on audience(s) served
The API it provides it used by gadgets. Not sure how much this is used.
It's likely to be more important to 3rd parties using the Page-Previews extension who are unable to setup RESTBase.
Changes committed in last 1, 3, 6, and 12 months
Maintenance only patches
Reliance on outdated platforms (e.g. operating systems)
Number of developers who committed code in the last 1, 3, 6, and 12 months
Number and age of open patches
Only 1 at time of writing.
Number and age of open bugs
- Bugs and feature requests.
Number of known dependencies?
Is there a replacement/alternative for the feature? Is there a plan for a replacement?
The summary API on restbase Mobile-Content-Service
Submitter's recommendation (what do you propose be done?)
The maintenance cost of this extension is very low but is non-zero. It may benefit from a volunteer maintainer to support existing gadgets, but its removal from production should be considered.