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Monthly Archives: January 2012

DataShrink work

27-Jan-12

Over the last month, I’ve been working on some patches to address the relocation issues I’ve blogged about and just general space wastage in libxul.  The upshot is that Firefox 13 will have shaved almost 100K of data and relocations for smaller binaries and slightly faster load times: Bug 717311 was the big one; we […]

compressing strings in JS

26-Jan-12

As we kept increasing the amount of information we send in via Telemetry, we need to start thinking about how to keep the size of the ping packets containing that information as small as possible. The packets are just JSON, so the first thing to try is to compress the data with gzip prior to […]