The perf team + Lawrence held a snappy workweek at the Mozilla HQ last week. We spent most of the week meeting with various people involved with the Snappy project. I expect lots of good things to happen in the near future.
The most immediate outcome of all of these meetings was the public unveiling of our telemetry dashboards. See Lawrence’s post on how to log in with your persona account. We started work on telemetry about a year ago, felt great to finally reach this milestone. Lots of work remains on UI polish, data validation, etc. Telemetry is our primary mechanism for gathering snappy performance data. Every telemetry infrastructure improvement leads to better snappy decisions.
Additionally we discussed Australis theme work (how it should be faster than existing theme), dom event scheduling, main thread io work, feasibility of switching to an FTS backend for places, etc.