Author Archives: Felix Hassert

FIT 14.6.9 released

Today, we announce the general availability of FIT 14.6.9. This version is a maintenance release comprising bug fixes and a lot of third-party updates. The Web Accelerator’s Image Compression produces smaller WebP results from PNG input files with few colors. Such files often carry graphical images that are more susceptible to compression artifacts. However, even natural … mehr

FIT 14.6.8 – BrotliLeaks

14.6.8 is a maintenance release with improvements, bug fixes and third party updates. For the folks operating FIT servers, we are happy to finally ship a solution for the „BrotliLeaks“ issue causing excessive memory use due to brotli compression. It turned out that neither mod_brotli nor libbrotli were leaking memory. However, the way libbrotli malloc()s and free()s leaves behind a fragmented heap … mehr

FIT 14.6.7

FIT 14.6.7 rounds up this year’s line of releases with a long list of improvements. We have touched all Web Acceleration components in order to improve run-time performance, compression efficiency and standard compliance. In short: we do a better job in less time! We have a passion for Image Compression and constantly research new ways … mehr

FIT 14.6.6

14.6.6 is an optimization release comprising quite a few improvements and bug fixes. You will find improvements to many of our acceleration features. The HTML Minifier runs faster to bring down TTFB. The HTTP Cache supports Cache-Control: proxy-revalidate to satisfy more responses from cache. We have removed on-the-fly Image Compression. That means an image that is not cacheable will not be processed … mehr

FIT 14.6.5 & Web Accelerator with improved caching

Doing nothing at all is better than doing something fast. That’s what caching is all about. This release has a lot of features to avoid unnecessary work. FIT has had a HTTP Cache for a long time. But when the time-to-live of a cached resource has passed, the content had to be requested again. While it is … mehr

FIT 14.6.4 & Web Accelerator with Improved Image Quality Assessment

With this release we are proud to take our Automatic Image Quality Assessment out of beta. We have made three significant improvements to this Web Accelerator module. In order to find the highest acceptable compression ratio, AIQA ensures that the visual quality is not degraded. Therefore it is essential that the assessment score closely correlates … mehr

FIT 14.6.3 – New development features

April’s 14.6.3 release comes with a host of new tools for developers. It is now much easier to deal with JSON backends with the <json-parser> option. If set, the parse action will convert a JSON response into a DOM representation for easy manipulation. In case the backend sends an HTML response, the parser is chosen … mehr

FIT 14.5.1 – Web Accelerator vs Bigimage

This month’s release is mostly a “smoothing” release comprising a lot of bug fixes and smaller improvements, as well as 3rd party updates and security patches. One of the most common errors that we have encountered in our log files was a complaint about source images being too large: … image area exceeds limit of … mehr

FIT 14.5 – Web Accelerator Feature Release

FIT 14.5 is a feature release for the Web Accelerator. Brotli is a new data compression library that shrinks Web payload better than proven methods such as gzip or deflate. The Web Accelerator now includes brotli as an Apache module. We have seen an improvement of over 10% of the average compression ratio compared to … mehr

FIT 14.4.2 released with new Web Accelerator options

https:// should be considered the norm for Web traffic. It allows for secure communication, the green padlock looks cool, and most important: it enables the efficient and fast data transfers of HTTP/2. However, switching your site to HTTPS may not be trivial. The force-https feature removes the hassle of changing URLs in your backend. But … mehr

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