We will be deploying the first major changes of the desktop improvements project to a set of test wikis. For this deployment, we would like to minimize the amount of pages seen with the old design. After a conversation with the traffic team, it was decided that the best way forward for this would be to turn caching off for these wikis for the period right before and after the deployment
- Which of these wikis will we be able to do this for safely: hewiki, euwiki, frwiktionary, ptwikiversity,fawiki?
- Is it possible to do this in two stages (euwiki, frewiktionary, and ptwikiversity first, followed by hewiki and fawiki)?
- How many days prior to the deployment should we disable caching?
July 22, 2020