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Monday, June 1, 2015

Updates since last meeting (on Tuesday, May 25th):

Performance Tracking (benjhayden)
- Continuing to focus on trace viewer overall rather than limited to
  layout performance.
- Visualizing layout in trace viewer.
- Interaction records.

Scrolling (skobes) []
- Figured out a way to run the WebFrameTest unit tests with booth root
  level scrolling turned on and off. Going through tests to catch
- Learned more about page scale factor, turns out that the initial scale
  factor cause the FrameView to be a different size.

Line Boxes (szager) []
- Landed over the weekend, re-baselines almost done. Yay!

Flexbox (cbiesinger) []
- Updated min-size handling to match latest version of spec.
- Sycned up with Microsoft and Mozilla about their flexbox plans to
  ensure compatibility across browsers.

Menu list refactoring (dsinclair) []
- Done!

Fullscreen (dsinclair) []
- Landed fix to persist plugins over re-attach. Subsequently reverted
  due to browser_test failures. Looking into failures and plan to
  re-land this week.

Misc Warden (dsinclair, pilgrim)
- Containing work to slim-dopwn LayoutObject. (pilgrim)

Region-based multi-column support (mstensho) []
- Will start to delete the old multicol code this week. It's no longer
  possible to enable it and no major regressions have been found.

- Continuing work on complex text performance. (eae)
- Experimenting with only inheriting inheritable properties into text
  nodes, not yet convinced that it affects performance noticeably, but
  it WILL increase memory usage, since we create a new ComputedStyle
  object for each text node (instead of sharing with the parent).
  Each text node that has the same parent could easily share the same
  ComputedStyle object, though, but we'd still be going to increase
  memory usage. (mstensho)
- Fixed justification crash issue. (kojii)
- Investigating orthogonal writing modes issues. (kojii)
- Unicode variation selectors support in progress. (kojii)

Importing Test Suites
- Working on importing CSS Writing Modes test suites. (kojii)
- Imported HTML tests. (tkent)

Removing DeprecatedPaintLayer [] (chadarmstrong)
- Started looking at moving hit testing from DeprecatedPaintLayer to
  Box model object.
- jchaffraix helping chadarmstrong get up to speed.

Add API for layout [] (leviw)
- Meeting last where where the plans for the grand layout refactoring
  was discussed.  We agreed that the first step is to define (and over
  time refine) an API for interacting with layout. Meeting notes at
- Wrote up a document outlining the plan, sent out to blink-dev.

Multipart images [] (japhet)
- Implemented support for multipart image documents.

Misc Performance
- Looked into SVG spinner performance and found layout bug where SVG
  paths where regenerated unnecessarily. Fixing the bug should give us
  at least a 50% perf improvement. (esprehn)

- cbiesinger gardener Friday/Monday.
- Mid quarter OKR check-in on Thursday at 10am PST.