announcements

FIT 14.6.10 Released

Today, we announce the general availability of Sevenval FIT 14.6.10. This release introduces new XPath functions for developers working with JSON data. The new lookup() function implements key based lookups from either JSON files or our open sourced SHMT database format. Especially the latter is very fast at runtime. The function’s purpose is to perform pain free “value-value” replacements from XSL transformations such as … mehr

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 14.5.1 – 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

Web Accelerator

FIT 14.4.1

This release is a maintenance release comprising mostly bug fixes, security patches and 3rd party updates. However, there are some interesting improvements, too. But security comes first! The Web Accelerator uses the ImageMagick library for image scaling. Recently, a number of security vulnerabilities were discovered in ImageMagick. With this release, we address these with a … mehr

Web Accelerator

FIT 14.4: Web Accelerator Update

This release brings a performance update to the „rear side“. When communicating with an origin server, a TCP connection needs to be established. This comprises multiple round trips. For encrypted connections (HTTPS), an additional TLS handshake is necessary to setup parameters for secure communication. Depending on the network latency this adds up to a significant … mehr

Web Accelerator

FIT 14.1.5

14.1.5 is available! It is the 11th and last planned release in 2015. The main focus was on improving the image handling of the Web Accelerator. However, the most interesting feature is certainly the script manager that now supports loading remote scripts, too. According to HTTP Archive, after image media, JavaScript is the second largest chunk of … mehr

Web Accelerator

FIT 14.1.4

We are happy to announce the release of FIT 14.1.4. It is a maintenance release comprising bugfixes and a number of enhancements. Many of which aim to provide seamless integration of FIT into existing Web site deployments to make use of the Web Accelerator features. The SDK available from Github is updated to 14.1.4, too. Refer to the … mehr

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