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Fri, Jan 18

MaxSem moved T204781: [BUG] GlobalPreferencesFactory emits "PHP Error: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be an array or collection" from In Development to Blocked on others on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.
Fri, Jan 18, 12:09 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.12; 2019-01-08), Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Wikimedia-production-error

Thu, Jan 17

MaxSem added a comment to T213996: New MongoDB version is not DFSG-compatible, dropped by Debian.

@mforns, so you don't need python-pymongo installed in eventlogging::dependencies?

Thu, Jan 17, 6:50 PM · VisualEditor, Software-Licensing, Performance-Team, Operations
Volker_E awarded T116948: Undeploy CodeReview a Like token.
Thu, Jan 17, 5:38 AM · Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeReview, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem added a comment to T211872: extension-D3Loader uses files "all rights reserved".

The "fully copyrighted" license is actually 3-clause BSD, a flawed but still free and OSI/DFSG approved license. The problematic part is that the author replaced "copyright holder" with their name, which is considered problematic by FSF - but that still doesn't seem to make it non-free.

Thu, Jan 17, 3:13 AM · Software-Licensing, MediaWiki-extensions-Other
MaxSem closed T128973: Collection/OfflineContentGenerator/bundler: license as Invalid.

OCG has been deprecated, its repos archived.

Thu, Jan 17, 2:29 AM · OCG-General, Software-Licensing
MaxSem updated the task description for T213996: New MongoDB version is not DFSG-compatible, dropped by Debian.
Thu, Jan 17, 2:15 AM · VisualEditor, Software-Licensing, Performance-Team, Operations
MaxSem added a comment to T206152: Set up request profiling for PHP 7.

Speaking of Mongo: T213996: New MongoDB version is not DFSG-compatible, dropped by Debian.

Thu, Jan 17, 2:06 AM · Performance-Team, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger, Operations
MaxSem created T213996: New MongoDB version is not DFSG-compatible, dropped by Debian.
Thu, Jan 17, 2:05 AM · VisualEditor, Software-Licensing, Performance-Team, Operations

Wed, Jan 16

MaxSem placed T202759: Ease the bottleneck in wiki account creation at in-person events up for grabs.
Wed, Jan 16, 12:40 AM · Event Metrics
MaxSem moved T213003: add createpagemainns to the confirmed usergroup on testwiki and enwiki from Untriaged to To be estimated/discussed on the Community-Tech board.
Wed, Jan 16, 12:04 AM · Community-Tech, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Tue, Jan 15

MaxSem added a comment to T208546: Create a method to derive the number of 'Participants' and 'New Editors'.

No such definition exists, we have to set our own standard.

Tue, Jan 15, 11:40 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, Event Metrics
MaxSem moved T209906: Call to a member function getAttribute() on null in SvgFile from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.

Patch removing that test: https://github.com/wikimedia/svgtranslate/pull/54 - please review.

Tue, Jan 15, 11:39 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool
MaxSem added a project to T213003: add createpagemainns to the confirmed usergroup on testwiki and enwiki: Community-Tech-Sprint.
Tue, Jan 15, 11:29 PM · Community-Tech, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mon, Jan 14

MaxSem updated the task description for T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero.
Mon, Jan 14, 11:06 PM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem added a parent task for T213770: Remove Zero support in analytics: T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero.
Mon, Jan 14, 11:06 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Technical-Debt, Analytics
MaxSem added a subtask for T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero: T213770: Remove Zero support in analytics.
Mon, Jan 14, 11:06 PM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem created T213770: Remove Zero support in analytics.
Mon, Jan 14, 11:05 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Technical-Debt, Analytics

Sat, Jan 12

MaxSem added a comment to T208546: Create a method to derive the number of 'Participants' and 'New Editors'.

Current new editors definition says 15 days, do we want to change it to 14 or we just forgot?

Sat, Jan 12, 3:38 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, Event Metrics
MaxSem claimed T208546: Create a method to derive the number of 'Participants' and 'New Editors'.
Sat, Jan 12, 3:06 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, Event Metrics
MaxSem closed T213600: Nonexistent configuration variables still referenced in tests and documentation as Invalid.

Never mind, I missed the prefix.

Sat, Jan 12, 2:00 AM · Technical-Debt, MobileFrontend
MaxSem added a project to T141349: Change the default mode of <gallery> tags to mode=packed on English Wikipedia: Technical-Debt.

This is still lingering in beta configs. If it's a dead issue, I'd rather revert the beta changes than keep things out of sync for another 2 years. I don't see the difference in rendering, btw.

Sat, Jan 12, 1:45 AM · Technical-Debt, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Reading-Web-Sprint-80-V-for-Vandalism, Reading-Web-Sprint-78-Terminal-Velocity, Reading-Web-Sprint-77-Segmentation-fault, Multimedia, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Gallery
MaxSem updated the task description for T213599: Clean up beta cluster mobile configuration.
Sat, Jan 12, 1:40 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Readers-Web-Backlog, Technical-Debt, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure, MobileFrontend
MaxSem created T213600: Nonexistent configuration variables still referenced in tests and documentation.
Sat, Jan 12, 1:37 AM · Technical-Debt, MobileFrontend
MaxSem created T213599: Clean up beta cluster mobile configuration.
Sat, Jan 12, 1:02 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Readers-Web-Backlog, Technical-Debt, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure, MobileFrontend

Thu, Jan 10

MaxSem added a comment to T206820: Create a method to fetch total number of bytes changed during an event.

The above PR is ready for review.

Thu, Jan 10, 11:35 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics, Community-Tech, Event Metrics
MaxSem updated subscribers of T210814: Allow for SVGs in wiki language by default in "File" namespace.

Hmm, makes sense. Final question: do we need a flag for it, and if yes, should $wgMediaInTargetLanguage suffice? I was actually thinking of deprecating it as the original feature it was added for works fine enough to just be always on. Ping @Mooeypoo, @Samwilson and @MusikAnimal.

Thu, Jan 10, 7:53 PM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, SVG Translate Tool, Community-Tech
MaxSem added a comment to T211835: Sunset Wikimetrics .

Note that Event Metrics (the new name for Grant Metrics) doesn't have a lot of features that Wikimetrics has, and no plans to add them.

Thu, Jan 10, 7:37 PM · Analytics-Wikimetrics, Analytics
MaxSem added a comment to T213139: Discrepancies in SVG Translate's pngs and Commons' versions in character and word spacings.

The font difference is due to packages: for production to render the SVGs, it has tons of additional fonts installed, unlike our container.

Thu, Jan 10, 2:42 AM · SVG Translate Tool

Wed, Jan 9

MaxSem moved T210814: Allow for SVGs in wiki language by default in "File" namespace from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.

I've implemented what's being currently requested in the above patch, however let's be sure we understand all the details:

  • On local wikis, it makes sense to use wiki language
  • On Commons, the default language is English - however the whole wiki makes this almost transparent, using user's UI language as fully as possible. Does it make sense to use user language on Commons?
Wed, Jan 9, 10:54 PM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, SVG Translate Tool, Community-Tech

Tue, Jan 8

MaxSem added a comment to T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero.

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

Tue, Jan 8, 8:49 PM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem claimed T210814: Allow for SVGs in wiki language by default in "File" namespace.
Tue, Jan 8, 12:33 AM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, SVG Translate Tool, Community-Tech

Mon, Jan 7

MaxSem reopened T204781: [BUG] GlobalPreferencesFactory emits "PHP Error: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be an array or collection" as "Open".

That's only logging, we still don't know what exactly is gong on. On a side notice, we don't have a column for "blocked" where this ticket would suit best.

Mon, Jan 7, 11:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.12; 2019-01-08), Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Wikimedia-production-error

Sun, Jan 6

MaxSem updated the task description for T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero.
Sun, Jan 6, 10:40 AM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem added a comment to T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero.

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

Sun, Jan 6, 10:31 AM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem updated the task description for T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero.
Sun, Jan 6, 9:56 AM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem added a comment to T197528: Remove Wikipedia Zero from the iOS app.

What happens if we remove ZeroBanner/ZeroPortal from production wikis, will anything break in existing versions of the app?

Sun, Jan 6, 9:18 AM · Spike, iOS-app-v6.2-Beluga-On-A-Pogo-Stick, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Zero

Thu, Jan 3

MaxSem closed T117838: Email zero mailing list if zero ips overlap as Declined.

No Zero, zero IPs, zero overlaps.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:44 PM · Zero
MaxSem closed T106280: Set a global indicating that the connection is zero-rated as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:43 PM · Zero
MaxSem closed T106280: Set a global indicating that the connection is zero-rated, a subtask of T105816: Disable fundraising banners for zero rated devices, as Declined.
Thu, Jan 3, 11:43 PM · Fr-backlog-cleanup-Q3_2017-18, Zero, Fundraising-Backlog
MaxSem removed a project from T66214: Define an official thumb API: Zero.
Thu, Jan 3, 11:43 PM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Services (watching), Reading Epics (Thumbnails), Traffic, Operations, TechCom-RFC, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Reading-Admin, Commons, Epic, Parsoid, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management
MaxSem closed T92316: [Enhancement] Make "impersonate" and "portal" parameters accessible to URL module as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:41 PM · Zero, ZeroPortal
MaxSem closed T91456: Document justification for ApiZeroConfigPrinter and mark modules using it as internal as Declined.

Moot now that Zero is on its way to extinction.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:40 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-24 (1.31.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Documentation, Zero, good first bug, ZeroPortal, ZeroBanner, MediaWiki-API
MaxSem closed T93830: Log zero portal usage by partners as Declined.

Yup!

Thu, Jan 3, 11:35 PM · Zero, ZeroPortal
MaxSem closed T130958: ZeroPortal in extension-gate causing mediawiki to fail as Resolved.

Was resolved ages ago.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:34 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, ZeroPortal
MaxSem reopened T89838: Move proxy IP lists to META for Varnish XFF decoding as "Open".

Err, not necessarily related to Zero, please feel free to reclose if I'm wrong.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:32 PM · Operations, Traffic, Zero, ZeroPortal
MaxSem closed T89838: Move proxy IP lists to META for Varnish XFF decoding as Declined.

Zero is getting dismantled.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:30 PM · Operations, Traffic, Zero, ZeroPortal
MaxSem removed a project from T1384: Capture Javascript support level for web users: Zero.

Is anyone still interested in this?

Thu, Jan 3, 11:29 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaEvents, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, FINCH
MaxSem closed T125507: Migrate Zero graphs to Vega 2 as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:26 PM · ZeroPortal, Zero
MaxSem closed T147876: Alt text HTML sample from Wikipedia Zero as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:24 PM · Accessibility, Zero
MaxSem closed T113693: zeroportal.portalstyles module should be loaded without javascript as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:23 PM · Performance, Zero, ZeroPortal
MaxSem closed T89039: Convert frontend to use domains instead of sites config param as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:20 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Technical-Debt, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Zero, ZeroBanner
MaxSem closed T134135: Bring Wikipedia Zero to the United States as Declined.

WP Zero is no more, and we don't plan to resurrect it.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:19 PM · Zero
MaxSem closed T140846: Wikipedia Zero impact web survey as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:17 PM · Zero
MaxSem removed a project from T149847: RFC: Use content hash based image / thumb URLs: Zero.
Thu, Jan 3, 11:17 PM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Later), Services (later), Traffic, Operations, TechCom-RFC, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Reading-Admin, Commons, Epic, RESTBase-API, Parsoid, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management
MaxSem closed T167400: Disable serving unpatrolled new files to Wikipedia Zero users as Declined.

No more Zero.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:16 PM · Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Patch-For-Review, User-Tgr, Traffic, Operations, media-storage, Commons, Multimedia, Zero
MaxSem closed T167915: Disable media for Morocco Wikipedia Zero as Invalid.

Moot now that Zero is unused.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:15 PM · Zero
MaxSem closed T202022: Verify and update list of currently active WP0 Carriers as Resolved.

The list is now empty.

Thu, Jan 3, 11:15 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-21 (1.32.0-wmf.18)), Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Zero

Wed, Jan 2

MaxSem added a comment to T212787: Wikidata slack channel token in public config file.

There's a GitHub bot in Slack that shows CI results for PRs, you don't need to touch the Travis config for notifications at all.

Wed, Jan 2, 7:37 PM · Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), Wikidata, Security

Fri, Dec 21

MaxSem closed T205756: Rotate Commons notification bot's logs as Resolved.

https://github.com/wikimedia/CommonsNotifier/commit/9fa28e99c1cb9182543af4b18dbd6e09c54111d8
https://github.com/wikimedia/CommonsNotifier/commit/282311a10c70f044555ff02ab11e8ea201306488

Fri, Dec 21, 11:18 PM · Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem moved T211376: Fail gracefully on malformed SVGs from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.

https://github.com/wikimedia/svgtranslate/pull/41

Fri, Dec 21, 10:57 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool
MaxSem added a comment to T211376: Fail gracefully on malformed SVGs.

My proposal: open with LIBXML_NOWARNING, that will prevent it from barfing about minor issues. If there was a critical problem missed due to that, it will surely result in a crash somewhere in makeTranslationReady() or other processing methods. At the same time, handle fatal XML parsing errors and errors during our processing with a custom error message. Does this sound good?

Fri, Dec 21, 2:47 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool
MaxSem claimed T211376: Fail gracefully on malformed SVGs.
Fri, Dec 21, 2:30 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool

Dec 20 2018

MaxSem closed T206102: Undeploy the Listings extension on German Wikivoyage as Resolved.

Done. I'll create a ticket for its deprecation in general.

Dec 20 2018, 12:11 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Listings, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem closed T206102: Undeploy the Listings extension on German Wikivoyage, a subtask of T106123: Extensions needing to be removed from Wikimedia wikis, as Resolved.
Dec 20 2018, 12:11 AM · Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Tracking

Dec 19 2018

MaxSem moved T206820: Create a method to fetch total number of bytes changed during an event from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.
Dec 19 2018, 11:19 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics, Community-Tech, Event Metrics
MaxSem added a comment to T206820: Create a method to fetch total number of bytes changed during an event.

WIP PR: https://github.com/wikimedia/eventmetrics/pull/155

Dec 19 2018, 11:16 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics, Community-Tech, Event Metrics
MaxSem added a comment to T151656: Install librsvg 2.40.18 on Jessie for K8s webservice.

You're trying the latest RSVG which is not what WMF is running and not what is being requested here. The requested version is in C, and requires you compile GTK first, among other things.

Dec 19 2018, 11:09 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Toolforge

Dec 17 2018

MaxSem committed rODITaee1daf42ef6: php72: add RSVG (authored by MaxSem).
php72: add RSVG
Dec 17 2018, 8:42 PM

Dec 15 2018

MaxSem added a comment to T206102: Undeploy the Listings extension on German Wikivoyage.

I can see it's not really used elsewhere (I searched for insource:/\<(buy|do|drink|eat|listing|see|sleep)/), we need to let other communities know and get rid of it.

Dec 15 2018, 8:33 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Listings, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem added a comment to T196073: Wikidata primary sources tool deployment review.

Aha, the code is still in a pull request. I've left some comments, but basically this code needs more work. Is the Wikidata team aware of this project?

Dec 15 2018, 2:52 AM · Wikidata-primary-sources, Wikidata, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Dec 14 2018

MaxSem added a comment to T208747: Add support for 'No permission since' template in Commons deletion bot notifications.

Enabled the bot on enwikivoyage. Non-English wikis need to translate the messages before they can get it.

Dec 14 2018, 10:48 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem added a comment to T208747: Add support for 'No permission since' template in Commons deletion bot notifications.

On testwiki: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Commons_notif&diff=371006&oldid=354116

Dec 14 2018, 7:49 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem changed the status of T113169: Enable Extension:Editcount to be used on commons.wikimedia from Open to Stalled.

I'm afraid that in its present state, this extension is not ready for Wikimedia deployment:

  • Edits in namespace counting functions (editsByNs() and editsInNs()) are using queries that are too slow - counting edits for users who have made a lot of them would be unacceptably slow.
    • And why does it join with user anyway?
  • As mentioned above, instead of making the special page includable, it should implement a parser function.
    • And what about cacheability? Either users will complain that pages are displaying outdated information, or insufficient caching or lack thereof will make things slower for everyone. Adding features that reduce parser cache hit ratio should not be taken lightly, and serious evidence that such features are direly needed by a significant number of users should be required to make this happen, IMO.
  • Inline styles (<table border='1' style='background-color: #fff; border: 1px #aaa solid; border-collapse: collapse;'>) should be replaced with CSS.
Dec 14 2018, 7:35 AM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Commons
MaxSem added a comment to T194577: Deploy MontserratFont extension to Wikimania2018 wiki.

Well, this extension was needed for a specific wiki's design, there's no indication that any other Wikimania wiki needs it.

Dec 14 2018, 7:02 AM · MontserratFont, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
MaxSem changed the status of T196073: Wikidata primary sources tool deployment review from Open to Stalled.

For starters, this extension's code should be in Wikimedia source control.

Dec 14 2018, 7:01 AM · Wikidata-primary-sources, Wikidata, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
MaxSem added a comment to T204747: UserMerge: Code Stewardship Review.

Unless you want to join that old ID with something...

Dec 14 2018, 6:56 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge, Code-Stewardship-Reviews
MaxSem added a comment to T204747: UserMerge: Code Stewardship Review.

Now that user data is deduplicated into its own table, maybe the extension (which does mass rewriting of revisions etc. to change the referenced user, which is fragile and hard to impossible to undo) could be rewritten to integrate with user table handling and work in a redirect-like fashion?

Dec 14 2018, 5:55 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge, Code-Stewardship-Reviews

Dec 13 2018

MaxSem closed T56214: [Epic] Review and deploy TranslateSvg extension on Wikimedia Commons as Declined.

This functionality is currently being implemented as an external tool (see above).

Dec 13 2018, 8:56 AM · Community-Tech, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, MediaWiki-extensions-TranslateSvg, Commons, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
MaxSem added a comment to T194577: Deploy MontserratFont extension to Wikimania2018 wiki.

Wikimania 2018 is over, the extension hasn't been deployed - can we close this ticket?

Dec 13 2018, 8:40 AM · MontserratFont, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
MaxSem added a comment to T210174: Deploy Wikisource extension to Wikimedia cluster.

The extension claims to fix a problem yet current git master does nothing - where is that code?

Dec 13 2018, 8:37 AM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Wikisource

Dec 12 2018

MaxSem added a comment to T205322: [4 hour spike] Investigate how to add logging to keep track of query times .

We had a discussion about it today, decided to try using https://grafana-labs.wikimedia.org for it, the underlying statsd host for it is labmon1001.eqiad.wmnet.

Dec 12 2018, 11:52 PM · Spike, Event Metrics, Grant-Metrics, Community-Tech
MaxSem changed the status of T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero from Stalled to Open.

Arise, o ticket! We have 3 weeks left, might as well start our preparations.

Dec 12 2018, 11:43 PM · Epic, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MaxSem changed the status of T187716: Sunset Wikipedia Zero, a subtask of T106123: Extensions needing to be removed from Wikimedia wikis, from Stalled to Open.
Dec 12 2018, 11:43 PM · Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Tracking
MaxSem claimed T206820: Create a method to fetch total number of bytes changed during an event.
Dec 12 2018, 2:06 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics, Community-Tech, Event Metrics

Dec 10 2018

MaxSem claimed T211619: Use same ident for fallback language in available-languages' list.

https://github.com/wikimedia/svgtranslate/pull/36

Dec 10 2018, 11:24 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, SVG Translate Tool, Community-Tech
MaxSem added a comment to T211637: Render image previews via RSVG.

No, https://github.com/GNOME/librsvg

Dec 10 2018, 11:14 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool
MaxSem created T211637: Render image previews via RSVG.
Dec 10 2018, 10:02 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool

Dec 8 2018

MaxSem added a comment to T28269: Allow uploading of .swf (flash) files to commons.

Don't remember where it was. In any case, even with their approval, this request would be denied today as Flash will be completely out of support in two years, as even its makers admit it's obsolete and browser developers have timelines of its removal. This format is in the same cohort as PCX and TGA these days: glorious past, no future.

Dec 8 2018, 8:41 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Nov 30 2018

MaxSem moved T208747: Add support for 'No permission since' template in Commons deletion bot notifications from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.

PR that needs message polishing: https://github.com/wikimedia/CommonsNotifier/pull/8

Nov 30 2018, 11:21 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem closed Restricted Task, a subtask of T101348: GlobalUserPageHooks::onTitleIsAlwaysKnown notably slows down Title::isKnown() calls, as Resolved.
Nov 30 2018, 7:51 PM · GlobalUserPage, Performance

Nov 29 2018

MaxSem created T210792: Remove uses of mcrypt from MediaWiki.
Nov 29 2018, 9:41 PM · PHP 7.2 support, Security, PHP 7.1 support, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
MaxSem closed T104426: Blank Screen for MW 1.23/1.25 on FreeBSD 10.1 due to timeout of MWCryptRand.php mcrypt_create_iv as Resolved.

We aren't using mcrypt for random number generation since 1.31.

Nov 29 2018, 1:50 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
MaxSem closed T141247: InvalidArgumentException from line 110 of includes/utils/MWCryptHash.php as Resolved.

This code is gone since 1.31.

Nov 29 2018, 1:47 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
MaxSem added a comment to T208747: Add support for 'No permission since' template in Commons deletion bot notifications.

Specifically, we need analogs to speedy's {{PLURAL:$1|A Commons file|Commons files}} used on this page {{PLURAL:$1|has|have}} been nominated for speedy deletion
and
The following Wikimedia Commons {{PLURAL:$1|file|files}} used on this page {{PLURAL:$1|has|have}} been nominated for speedy deletion:.

Nov 29 2018, 4:12 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem added a comment to T208747: Add support for 'No permission since' template in Commons deletion bot notifications.

@Niharika, we need a message for this category.

Nov 29 2018, 4:10 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem created T210695: Hieroglyphs are no longer inline.
Nov 29 2018, 4:06 AM · Regression, WikiHiero
MaxSem closed T103272: Replacements for a.toolserver.org, b.toolserver.org, c.toolserver.org not available as Resolved.

There is a tileserver now at at maps.wikimedia.org, so in that regard this ticket is done. If providing back-compat for DNS records is also wanted, that stopped working over 3 years ago so fixing it doesn't make much sense.

Nov 29 2018, 1:40 AM · Cloud-Services

Nov 28 2018

MaxSem claimed T208747: Add support for 'No permission since' template in Commons deletion bot notifications.
Nov 28 2018, 11:13 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons, Community-Tech
MaxSem moved T209906: Call to a member function getAttribute() on null in SvgFile from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.

https://github.com/wikimedia/svgtranslate/pull/30

Nov 28 2018, 10:53 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, SVG Translate Tool
MaxSem added a comment to T189641: Service for checking the Pwned Passwords database.

Sgrep is just binary search, databases have indexes for that.

Nov 28 2018, 8:29 AM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), Services (watching), User-Tgr, WMF-Legal, Patch-For-Review, Security, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, Security-General