Performance Chat Summary: 17 January 2023

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

Announcements

Focus area updates

Images

@adamsilverstein @mikeschroder

GitHub project

  • @adamsilverstein One new thing this week: I am working on a game/testing tool that shows two images generated by WordPress and asks users which they prefer. The comparisons will cover a range of quality settings and mime types (and image engines) and we will collect data about the comparisons. My goal is both to have something fun and interactive as well as get some actual WordPress based data on image quality to help make a decision about where to set WebP default quality in core.
    I’d love to have some testers/feedback here once I get it a little further developed (to be shared in future).
  • @pbearne I will/plan create a combined patch with dom-color with theme flags and media lib changes for core and then create a new proposal blog post on make for this new version
    Following from @flixos90 comment on the media lib patch
  • @spacedmonkey asked if we are hoping to get dominant color into 6.2
    • @pbearne would love to get it in but @spacedmonkey unsure if the 80% rule was met (is it useful for 80% of users)
    • @pbearne I am hoping as this is a enhancement to the media library and the is for every one we can get it in and with the them flag it can be pulled into a theme if wanted just like you might use the icons from core in a theme

Feedback requested

Object Cache

@tillkruess @spacedmonkey

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Measurement

N/A

GitHub project

  • @joegrainger: Plugin Checker work in progress (mainly infrastructure right now) and coming along nicely

Feedback requested

JS & CSS

@aristath @sergiomdgomes

GitHub project

  • No updates

Feedback requested

Database

@olliejones

GitHub project

  • No updates

Feedback requested

Infrastructure

@flixos90

GitHub project

Feedback requested

Open Floor

  • @olliejones I’m seeing some very promising performance results from using SQLite as the persister for an object cache. Is this worth proposing as a Performance Lab module?
    • Performing very well on a WooCommerce site on low-end Godaddy hosting – been doing some tests on my 100K user test site, it seems good. Also works with multisite
    • @pbearne suggested yes, @olliejones will write a proposal
    • @spacedmonkey +1 for this idea. Adding object caching to sites without the overhead of memcache or redis, could be massive big for smaller sites
    • @adamsilverstein would be especially great for hosts that don’t support traditional object caching and won’t for some real reasons
    • @olliejones Last week I asked whether there are any more-or-less standardized large-site benchmarking environments. This is why. Anything?

Our next chat will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 16:00 UTC in the #core-performance channel in Slack.

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