Performance team meeting summary 24 May 2022

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

Announcements

@shetheliving

  • Reminder: No meeting next week, 31 May, as many folks will be traveling/prepping to travel to WCEU
  • We’ll be well-represented at WCEU with three talks and a large section of the WP community booth; see this doc for details and info on contributing
  • Bethany will be offline 1-15 June and @clarkeemily will run the 6 and 13 June meetings

Focus group updates

Images

@adamsilverstein @mikeschroder

GitHub project

  • @adamsilverstein: Finishing up some WebP issues, primarily around handling edit and restore actions correctly. Several multi-mime type/WebP features in the 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 were not in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. yet, so working on follow-up core patches to add them. For example, this patch adds the ability to always use the smaller image size for image references. Also did some research this week on a polyfill to enable WebP support for older browsers and developed a script to use a capability check before dynamically loading the library to add support. We also have sent out a survey to hosting providers about image storage to get more data about the impact of WebP on storage.
  • @pbearne @spacedmonkey: Add low quality image placeholders #19 should be ready to merge (example)
    • @adamsilverstein will take another look and @shetheliving will make sure @flixos90 does when he’s back online
    • @adamsilverstein: Since this is a proposed core patch, is there already a matching TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.?
    • @pbearne @spacedmonkey: No; that is a wider conversation about porting over functionality to core and when/how this should happen (and how/if we remove it from the plugin)
    • @shetheliving: We’ll add this to the 6 June meeting agenda cc @clarkeemily

Feedback requested

Object Cache

@tillkruess @spacedmonkey

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Site Health

N/A

GitHub project

  • We’re seeking 1-2 POCs for this group; if you’re interested, please comment here or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.
  • @furi3r: Add Site Health test for full page caching (advanced cache) #220 was moved to 1.2.0 is just about ready and waiting for testing. Need to determine how/if we want to port any existing Site Health modules to core.

Feedback requested

Measurement

N/A

GitHub project

  • We’re seeking 1-2 POCs for this group; if you’re interested, please comment here or ping in Slack
  • No updates

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

  • No updates

Feedback requested

Infrastructure

@flixos90

GitHub project

  • @flixos90 offline
  • @shetheliving: If you haven’t already, review the module proposal workflow and leave any feedback on the PR. Next step would be to merge this and create a new GH issue template for module proposals.
  • @shetheliving: Reminder that next release will be 1.2.0 on Monday, June 20, so we should target merge for anything for that release by about June 15.

Feedback requested

Open floor

  • @spacedmonkey: Is there anything we want to specifically focus on for 6.1?
    • @olliejones: Maybe more/better large-site performance increases? WHERE wp_usermeta.meta_key = 'wp_capabilities' AND meta_value LIKE '%editor%' is the performance botch; ticket here. Probably needs another because this one mentions GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, but problem also exists in Users, Posts, and Pages.
    • @clorith: Query improvements for 6.0 were nice and don’t look large, but it all adds up quickly, so would love to see more of a review of queries and how they can be improved. May be some old ones from years back where smarter queries now exist.
    • @spacedmonkey: Would focus on SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS is deprecated as of MySQL 8.0.17 #47280
    • @pbearne: Have been digging into the rest and FSE queries are seeing a lot of low-hanging fruit that could be improved

Help wanted

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

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