This release of Discourse brings new keyboard shortcuts and a new API to add buttons to the topic footer among a variety of bug fixes and improvements.
Theme Component: Smooth Keyboard Navigation
Keyboard shortcuts are an efficient way to navigate any Discourse instance (just press
? when using a Discourse site to see them). This theme component slows the jumping between post to post when scrolling so it’s easier on the eyes.
Ruby 2.6.1 Speed Improvements
The Discourse team is looking at upgrading Discourse to Ruby v2.6.1 in the next few months, which will possibly result in a 7% performance improvement.