New features in 2.2.0.beta8
Ember upgraded to v3.5
/safe-mode to deactivate plugins/themes and help identify the source of the issue.
Image Optimization Improvements
All images uploaded to Discourse are automatically optimized to minimize their size. This not only helps sys-admins minimize the need for large storage sizes, but also decreases the data size sent to users improving page load time. Original images are not touched by this job, only the thumbnail displayed within the lightbox.
Important Note: Expect high CPU usage for a few hours after this upgrade due to image re-optimization. Sites with large numbers of images may see high CPU usage for a longer period of time.
Image loading improvements
Over the last few betas we’ve overhauled the way images are loaded within Discourse. Instead of loading images for all posts, we only load them when they’re on screen. Images are initially displayed as a 500 byte low-res blurred placeholder, further improving load time and decreasing bandwidth usage.
User-selectable font size
Need your fonts a bit bigger in Discourse? No worries, users can now select from 3 different font sizes, right from their preferences. No need to zoom in each time, Discourse remembers your preference when you log in.
PWA Compatibility Checks
Discourse has supported Progressive Web Apps for quite some time, but the requirements for it to work are fairly strict. To help admins know if there site is ready, we’ve added new warnings to the admin dashboard with details on what you need to update to support PWA on your site.