Closed Bug 1614352 Opened 1 year ago Closed 1 year ago

Build static about:home prototype and test on the 2018 reference hardware

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RESOLVED FIXED

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(Reporter: mconley, Unassigned)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)

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We should build a prototype where a dynamically generated about:home is converted into a static document that's loaded from the filesystem at runtime by the content process, and determine how much that changes perceived start-up time on the 2018 reference hardware.

This bug covers building that prototype, and will be closed once we've determine whether or not the static about:home approach is worth pursuing.

Summary: Build static about:home prototype and test on the 2018 and 2017 reference hardware → Build static about:home prototype and test on the 2018 reference hardware

I used the cold start testing procedure on the 2018 reference hardware, and saw a ~9% improvement to time to first blank, and a ~19% improvement to time to settled with the prototype.

So it sounds like this is worth pursuing.

Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Depends on: 1616346
No longer depends on: 1616346
Attachment #9125563 - Attachment is obsolete: true
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