TechCom Meeting 2020-06-24

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Daniel Kinzler

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Jun 26, 2020, 7:41:45 AM6/26/20
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Notes from TechCom's triage meeting on 2020-06-24

Present: Dan, Daniel, Niklas, Roan, Tim, Timo

Last Call: Amendment to the Stable interface policy (T255803)Approved: Drop support for IE 8 (T248061)
  • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T248061

  • No concerns remain after the Last Call period

  • Support for IE 8 will be maintained for the upcoming 1.35 release

  • Code needed for IE 8 support can be dropped from master (and Wikimedia sites) after 1.35 has been branched in July.

TechCom to send regular overview of Wikimedia development policies.
  • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T164538

  • TechCom will regularly send an email about development policies and guidelines  to wikitech-l, for the benefit of new contributors

  • Timo has agreed to send the first mail soon.

TechCom intents to shift its activity towards a public forum
  • WIP draft: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Committee/Architecture_Forum

  • Forum will be distinct from the “architecture forum”, which has a scope limited to decision making about system architecture

  • Name of the new forum is unclear. “Technical Forum” may be used as a working title.

  • Several members are in favor of using wikitech-l as the venue for cross-cutting technical discussion and decision making. Discussion ongoing.

Next week IRC office hours
  • No office hours scheduled

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