Open Bug 1614351 Opened 4 years ago Updated 9 months ago

[meta] Static about:home / about:newtab at start-up


(Firefox :: New Tab Page, task)





(Reporter: mconley, Assigned: mconley)


(Depends on 9 open bugs, Blocks 3 open bugs)


(Keywords: meta)

Having done a deep-dive performance audit on about:home / about:newtab, I believe we can make read and perceived start-up performance gains by having a static document that's loaded at start-up, and only dynamically generating about:home / about:newtab when absolutely necessary.

Now that the analysis is complete, we'd like to see if our plan of using a static about:home / about:newtab will in fact have a positive impact on real / perceived start-up time. If so, then we'd like to pursue actually shipping the change.

This metabug covers doing that prototyping and testing, and development if the prototype tests positively.

Marking as P2 to get it prioritized. Let us know if you'd like to P it differently depending on how you're organizing this work. Thanks!

:mconley - do you mind if we assign this bug to you so that it cleans up our triage/bug process for New Tab component?

Flags: needinfo?(mconley)
Priority: -- → P2

Sure this can be assigned to me, though as a meta, it'll probably be broken out over several people.

Assignee: nobody → mconley
Flags: needinfo?(mconley)

Mike - do you have a plan to invalidate/regenerate the cached document on locales change and/or on langpack update?

Depends on: 1619992
Blocks: bugzy-epic
No longer depends on: 1647486
Priority: P2 → --

This bug is registered in "Experimental Features", but the dependent bugs have not been updated for over a year.

Is there any plan for this bug to be fixed and leave the "Experimental Features"?

No longer depends on: 1633898
No longer depends on: 1631958
Severity: normal → --
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