New algorithm "brotli" will make google chrome faster.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by The Red Moon, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. The Red Moon

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    This is really excellent news, I'm happy.
     
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    Will Chrome forks (Opera etc.) also benefit of this new algorithm?
     
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    Since it is open source, then most likely, yes.
     
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    Good news. Faster page loading and less data transferred is good new for all with smaller bandwidth :thumb:
     
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    If it would be bundled in Chromium update it will be available then for all Chromium-based browsers, I think.
     
  8. TS4H

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    If I remember correctly, the chrome version on android can also use data compression. It however comes at a cost to privacy as all the traffic is rerouted through their servers so it can be compressed. For the desktop version chrome used a extension, that too was a caveat to privacy.

    How is this exactly being implemented? Is the traffic getting re-routed then compressed or is it getting compressed natively on the fly, without being routed through their servers?
     
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    Here is my response...
    So, in plain terms, it only works for https sites. And website owners have to configure their webserver, for the site to work (not a big deal though). There will not be any re-routing or like that.When a user request a webpage, the webserver will compress and send the response back..
     
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    Irony is that, this algorithm is created by Google team.
    However, the first browser being used it will be Firefox v44 (being released in a week). And Chrome will have it on v49, in the next month :)
     
  11. TS4H

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    If its not going through their servers, then im okay with it. I see the advantages, many more websites will adopt HTTPS, particularly sites that have a high demand/throughput in their servers. The cost savings may be huge, not to mention the security benefits that it entails.

    Firefox running it first o_O, that is strange.
     
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    This is why i use Firefox with uBlock Origin (with images disabled by default)..to save bandwidth and clear the clutter..

    Yes. Its a Win-Win situation. And more reason for web-site owners to offer https..
     
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