Performance team meeting summary 21 June 2022

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

Announcements

Focus group updates

Images

@adamsilverstein @mikeschroder

GitHub project

  • @adamsilverstein: Reviewing the hosting survey results and WebP-related research and drafting a follow-up post about next steps on WebP to be shared soon. Also following up with the WebP team to better understand the quality data that we are seeing in our research in Optimize compression levels for WebP, test file sizes vs. JPEGs #7.
  • @eugenemanuilov: Addressed code review feedback for the fallback images POC; if anyone can test on their end using old browsers that don’t support WebP, that would be much appreciated
  • @mukesh27: Awaiting feedback from @flixos90 on Discard WebP image if it is larger than corresponding JPEG image #372
  • @joegrainger: Been working on some documents that are nearing completion for modifying WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. image functions to support multiple mime types and introducing bulk regenerate image sizes functionality into WordPress core
  • @mehulkaklotar: Working on a proposal for API to facilitate more accurate “sizes” attribute #140
  • @spacedmonkey: Dominant color functionality will go out in 1.2.0 today. XWP team is already thinking about making a core 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. and improving the functionality. Some improvements are in this PR.
    • @flixos90: Would be great to start with a feature proposal on Make to get additional feedback ASAP from a wider audience. Now is a great time as people will be able to test with 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.

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 Slack
  • @shetheliving: Added new autoloaded options section to the Optimization doc and will create a PR to link to it in the autoloaded options Site Health report when ready. Also attended documentation trainings last week and now have edit access for docs, so feel free to loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. me in if you need help there.
  • @mukesh27: PR #380 is ready to merge; @spacedmonkey merged

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
  • @flixos90: Working on a blogblog (versus network, site) post for Make about the plugin checker proposal; should be ready to post early next week

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

Feedback requested

6.1 release plans

  • @furi3r: Are we thinking of porting some of the modules to core for 6.1, specifically Site Health?
    • @furi3r: Full page cache is not experimental, but fairly new. Autoloaded Options could be a good candidate if we can get the documentation updated.
    • @spacedmonkey: Would love to see Autoloaded Options in 6.1
    • @flixos90: We can get Object Cache and Full Page Cache in 6.1 if we move them forward, but the other two are more of a stretch. Reminder to review the lifecycle of a performance module doc if you haven’t already.
    • @spacedmonkey: Should we create TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets for each of the Site Health modules?
      • @flixos90: That would be good, but main thing is feature proposals
      • @spacedmonkey: Do these even need feature proposals, as additions to an existing feature?
      • @flixos90: Depends on how you frame it. I think they’re large enough to justify feature proposals. Mostly critical to get more feedback around the heuristics being used to determine if a check is “passed” or not.
      • @spacedmonkey: Since they’re small, maybe multiple in one post?
      • @flixos90: For related ones, maybe. Some are larger, e.g. Object Cache and Full Page Cache, and should be their own posts.
      • @spacedmonkey: What about the WebP check? Is that part of the WebP core merge?
      • @flixos90: It’s a bit decoupled, but should go in with the WebP feature if not sooner.
    • @flixos90: Who here can work on getting some of the other Site Health modules and/or dominant color merged into core?
    • @shetheliving: Tentatively aim to include Autoloaded Options check in 6.2 pending docs

Open floor

Help wanted

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

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