Performance team meeting summary 22 March 2022

Meeting agenda here and the full chat log is available beginning here on Slack.

Focus group updates

Announcements

@shetheliving

  • Meeting time change
    • Beginning next week (Tuesday, March 29), meeting time will shift to 15:00 UTC, one hour earlier than our previous time of 16:00 UTC
    • This is to keep the meeting at a more appropriate time for people in Europe and lessen the impact of biannual time changes in the US
  • Released 1.0.0-beta.3 today
    • Discovered a bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. where modules are not actually activated by default #247; PR with a fix is ready to merge; please test if you have a moment
    • No release party since this is a small hotfix
    • The current 1.0.0-beta.3 milestone has been renamed to 1.0.0-beta.4
  • @flixos90: BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. release schedule
    • Suggest that as long as we’re in beta (or later, RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta).), we publish a release every two weeks; coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. uses a similar cadence in beta
    • Once we get to 1.0.0 stable, we can reassess
    • Should we change to RC after 1.0.0-beta.4? Obviously this is a beta testing pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to a degree, but the beta is mostly related to the overall plugin infrastructure and the plugin being completely new
    • @tweetythierry: What are the defining factors for stable? More testing? Things to finish?
    • @pbearne: Versioning will be strange because we hope some features will get into ccore
    • @flixos90: A bit fuzzy with this plugin because everything is in a different stage. Good idea to plan for one more beta release for now and use the next two weeks to try to really break the plugin infrastructure and find any other bugs.
    • @tweetythierry: Remember that as we keep adding more new stuff to beta versions, we are exposed to more bugs since there isn’t a code freeze. In favor of more testing on the current code base (or limited changes) and shipping as stable in 2-3 weeks.
    • @flixos90: Will likely be at least 4 weeks; we’d want 1-2 RC releases first
    • @tweetythierry: Given the long beta, 1 RC would probably be fine, so targeting stable in 4 weeks would be great
    • @flixos90: Proposed schedule: 1.0.0-rc.1 on April 4 and 1.0.0 stable on April 18
    • @spacedmonkey: Noting that WP 6.0 beta 1 in April 12 and beta 2 is April 19, so some folks will be busy with core work
    • @flixos90: See Plan release path towards stable #253 and comment there with thoughts

Images

@adamsilverstein @mikeschroder

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Object Cache

@tillkruess @spacedmonkey

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Site Health

N/A

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Measurement

@wp-source @josephscott

GitHub project

Feedback requested

JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/.

@aristath @sergiomdgomes

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Infrastructure

@flixos90

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Open Floor

Help wanted

#core-js, #core-media, #performance, #performance-chat, #summary