Firefox 32 Arrives with New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning

Firefox 32 Arrives with New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning

Malcom Hidalgo Farías  ⋅  02 Sep 2014 12:07:47

Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android.Firefox 32 has been released over on Firefox.com and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play.Here is how Mozilla described the new HTTP cache back-end when it arrived in the Nightly channel back in May:"The new HTTP cache back end has many improvements like request prioritization optimized for first-paint time, ahead of read data preloading to speed up large content load, delayed writes to not block first paint time, pool of most recently used response headers to allow 0ms decisions on reuse or re-validation of a cached payload, 0ms miss-time look-up via an index, smarter eviction policies using frecency algorithm, resilience to crashes and zero main thread hangs or jank. Also it eats less memory, but this may be subject to change based on my manual measurements with my favorite microSD card which shows that keeping at least data of html, css and js files critical for rendering in memory may be wise."This is probably the biggest addition, since it brings improved performance and crash recovery to all platforms.

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