One of bbPress’s focus is to be fast, but like a lot of framework, it seems to ignore the basics rules of good client-side performance. For instance, if you are logged-in and if you are on topic’s page, there are 7 external JS requests, all of them placed in the head. Page rendering is blocked until those JS files are fully loaded. Ideally, we should minimize the number of requests (concatenating all the JS files into 1) and put them at the bottom of the page before body.
bbPress is also using two JS frameworks that has overlapping functionalities (Prototype and jQuery), ideally we should choose one and stick with it (preferably jQuery, imho). There are also some code that duplicate functionality that already exists in the JS framework, for instance: add-load-event.js.
I realize this might be easier said than done, but I would like to know if this is at least being considered in the roadmap. If not, is there any suggestion before I hack the core? (I don’t think a plugin can do this?)
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