Community Tech/Maintenance

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These projects are developed according to the processes described on Development subpage.

Each project has a current maintenance status assigned to it, which doesn't include the maintenance work we do in our volunteering capacity. We review the status at least annually, when the stability of a project changes or interest to refocus on projects has been expressed by the community. We looked at standards for maintenance across other teams to come up with this approach and introduced these 4 maintenance status. To achieve an approach for deciding on the maintenance status of each project, we tried to focus on usage metrics, but also number of contributions to a project in terms of tickets or patches, which we visualised in this dashboard. The idea behind this table is to be fully transparent about our decision making, considering our head count and product focus.

See also the UptimeRobot status of all of our tools.

Status Bug triaging Development Code review Further Notes
Active Development Yes with prioritization Lead by PM with UX resources Per statement This is a wish we are currently implementing.
Active Maintenance Yes with prioritization Bug fixing and small improvements, no new feature requests. Per statement We worked on this recently and we will make sure it stays stable.
Passive Maintenance No Only fixing "Unbreak Now" bugs Yes but not prioritized We worked on this a while ago, it is complete work, but we want to make sure it stays running.
Unmaintained by CommTech No No No This means we are still available for advice on talk pages and people can rewish to refocus on this project. When assigning this status it means that the work is complete and there is very little maintenance required. We would like to help you deploy things if you need us. This means we would be happy to assign a maintainer to it, if someone is interested, otherwise we'll try our best to keep it alive.
Documentation Maintenance
Type Project User Sysadmin Developer Issues Discussion Key Metric Maintenance status
bot Popular pages bot Yes Yes No wikimedia/popularpages User talk:Community Tech bot Contributions (config edits) Passive Maintenance
tool CopyPatrol Yes No No phab:tag/copypatrol Talk:CopyPatrol Usage/Open Ticket Count Active Maintenance
tool Pageviews Analysis Yes Outdated Yes phab:tag/tool-pageviews Talk:Pageviews Analysis Usage (Open Ticket Count Active Maintenance
tool XTools Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/xtools mw:Talk:XTools Usage/Open Ticket Count Active Maintenance
ext GlobalPreferences Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/mediawiki-extensions-globalpreferences Talk:Community Tech/Global preferences Open Ticket Count/Patch Count Passive Maintenance
ext CodeMirror Partial Yes Yes phab:tag/mediawiki-extensions-codemirror Talk:Community Tech/Wikitext editor syntax highlighting or mw:Extension talk:CodeMirror Open Ticket Count/Patch Count Active Maintenance
ext LoginNotify No Yes Yes phab:tag/mediawiki-extensions-loginnotify Talk:Community Tech/LoginNotify Open Ticket Count/Patch Count Passive Maintenance
tool IA Upload Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/ia-upload wikitech:Tool talk:IA Upload Usage/Open Ticket Count Unmaintained by CommTech
tool Database reports N/A Yes Yes User talk:Community Tech bot Usage ([1][2][3][4]) Passive Maintenance
core Numerical sorting N/A Yes Yes Talk:Community Tech/Numerical sorting in categories Not applicable Unmaintained by CommTech
ext Page Assessments No Yes Yes phab:tag/mediawiki-extensions-pageassessments Usage (Dependencies) Active Maintenance
tool SVG Translate Yes No Yes phab:tag/svg_translate_tool Commons:SVG Translate tool Open Ticket Count/Usage Active Maintenance
ext TemplateWizard Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/mediawiki-extensions-templatewizard Open Ticket Count/Patch Count Passive Maintenance
bot Commons deletion bot No No Yes phab:tag/commonsnotifier Talk:Community Tech/Commons deletion notification bot Open Ticket Count Passive Maintenance
tool Event Metrics Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/event_metrics Talk:Event Metrics Not applicable Unmaintained by CommTech
tool Wikisource Export Yes Yes No phab:tag/ws-export 1st project, 2nd project Open Ticket Count Active Maintenance
tool Who Wrote That? No N/A Yes phab:tag/who-wrote-that Talk:Community Tech/Who Wrote That tool Open Ticket Count Active Maintenance
core Watchlist Expiry Yes No N/A phab:tag/expiring-watchlist-items Talk:Community Tech/Watchlist Expiry Open Ticket Count Passive Maintenance
ext Wikimedia OCR Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/wikimedia_ocr Open Ticket Count Passive Maintenance
ext Realtime Preview Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/realtime_preview Talk:Community Tech Usage vs. other preview types Active Maintenance
ext Phonos Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/IPA-Audio-Renderer-Wish-2022 Talk:Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Generate Audio for IPA Active Maintenance
ext Better Diffs Yes No No phab:tag/better-diffs-2023 Talk:Community Tech Active Maintenance
core Edit Recovery Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/edit_recovery Talk page Active Development
tool WikiWho Yes Yes Yes phab:tag/wikiwho mw:Talk:WikiWho Active Maintenance
core Multiblocks No No No phab:tag/multiblocks Talk:Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Multiblocks Active Development
gadget AutosuggestSitelink Yes N/A Yes phab:tag/AutosuggestSitelink Talk:AutosuggestSitelink Active Development