FIT 14.6.1 – Improved image optimization
FIT 14.6.1 is the first release for 2017. And, while being packed with lots of bug fixes and improvements for existing features, it even brings a few new features for both, development and administration.
First off, we added the function
ends-with to our stack of XPath functions.
starts-with was already accessible everywhere in FIT where an XPath expression is supported, adding
ends-with rounds off the set of string checks available.
For operation and administration we also have 2 new features. We now officially support
systemd, so you can use the native init management tools in state of the art Linux systems. And to prevent huge content from being processed and overly stressing your CPU resources we added the
FIT_MAX_CONTENT_SIZE. With that you can specify a maximum size (in
MiB) for content processing. When a resource exceeds that size, it will not be processed, but passed through unoptimized.
On the improvement front, we worked a lot on our image optimization.
The image compression engine, that was introduced in FIT 14.6.0, will now perform the optimization experiments after the actual requests have been handled. So when an image is requested, FIT will respond with either the original or the best experiment result so far. After the response is sent to the client, FIT will run its experiments, so the next request can be responded with an optimized version of the image, while neither user had to wait for an experiment to finish. This only works for images that are cacheable by FIT. Images that may not be cached are still processed live.
composeImageCompressionUrl) or image scaling (
composeImageScalingUrl) URLs. And the already established function
composeImageUrl will now create URLs according to your config settings.
Image delaying received some updates, too. While we now opt-out of delaying for
img tags within, for example,
template tags, FIT is now able to delay images that use the
The SDK for 14.6.1 is available from Github.
Refer to the full changelog for a more detailed list of changes.