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Description

This task is about deploying the config change(s) necessary to make the New Discussion Tool available to people at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias via the Discussion tools Beta Feature. [i]

Deployment timing

On THURSDAY, 18-FEBRUARY, the New Discussion Tool should be made available as a beta feature at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias.

  • Note: this will happen via a congif change that is deployed during an upcoming backport window. [ii]

Done

  • The deployment date is documented in the ===Deployment timing section above
  • Once deployment date is set, @ppelberg to comment on T273077
  • People at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias, who turn on the Discussion tools Beta Feature, are able to use the New Discussion Tool.

i. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Beta_Features
ii. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deployments

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ppelberg updated the task description. (Show Details)Mon, Feb 1, 5:08 AM

As discussed during today's standup, the patch can now be written that will make it so the New Discussion Tool becomes available as a Beta Feature at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias.

Note: we have NOT yet determined which backport window said patch should be deployed in.

ppelberg triaged this task as High priority.Tue, Feb 16, 8:39 PM
ppelberg updated the task description. (Show Details)Wed, Feb 17, 12:22 AM

Task description update: deployment timing
On THURSDAY, 18-FEBRUARY, we would like for the New Discussion Tool to be made available as a beta feature at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias.

ppelberg updated the task description. (Show Details)Wed, Feb 17, 2:50 AM

@ppelberg Thanks for the info. I find out new error, which should be important to fix before deployment as a beta feature – see T274974.

Change 664819 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; owner: Bartosz Dziewoński):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable DiscussionTools' beta feature for newtopictool on arwiki, cswiki, huwiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/664819

Scheduled for tomorrow: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deployments#deploycal-item-20210218T1900

I'm also planning to backport the fixes for T274949 and T272666 at the time (thanks @Patriccck).

Change 664819 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable DiscussionTools' beta feature for newtopictool on arwiki, cswiki, huwiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/664819

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2021-02-18T19:25:05Z] <urbanecm@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: da7b8123ecb373c1de1634ae867fb2f5fbee89ad: Enable DiscussionTools beta feature for newtopictool on arwiki, cswiki, huwiki (T273145) (duration: 01m 12s)

Patriccck updated the task description. (Show Details)Thu, Feb 18, 7:55 PM
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ppelberg closed this task as Resolved.Thu, Feb 18, 10:44 PM

Done!

Excellent. I'm seeing the New Discussion Tool available at the Arabic, Czech and Hungarian Wikipedias!