(There is no
standard.profile component, so I don't know what component to put this in.)
- As of , BigPipe is marked stable. This means Drupal 8.3 will ship with BigPipe being a stable module.
- BigPipe improves performance without downsides. It's entirely transparent.
- Dynamic Page Cache is the most comparable module in the Standard install profile: improves performance transparently (i.e. layered on top), without downsides.
Why does this make sense?
- All Drupal 8.3 sites that start from the
Standardinstall profile, which is arguably mostly non-experts, would get the benefits of BigPipe. Which means evaluations of Drupal would benefit from this.
- Existing Drupal sites are not affected.
- Drupal shops/agencies/… usually have their own install profile, or even a per-client install profile. Which means that us changing the Standard install profile does not affect them in any way.
The only reason to not yet do this is to await the experience of Drupal 8.3 sites with BigPipe, since that's the first version of Drupal core in which BigPipe is marked stable. Which means pushing it to 8.4, i.e. Q4 2017.
Install the BigPipe module by default in Drupal 8.3
Standard install profile installations.
User interface changes
Data model changes