Bug 1301878 (zstd)

Implement support for Zstandard (zstd)

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major
2 years ago
2 months ago

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(Reporter: Virtual, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug, {feature, nightly-community})

unspecified
feature, nightly-community
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Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
firefox-backlog ?

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Has Regression Range: --- → irrelevant
Has STR: --- → irrelevant
This bug is quite generic. Support for zstd for what? Possible replacement where brotli is currently used? (woff, HTTP compression) Are there W3C/WhatWG/IETF work underway in that direction?

Relatedly, are the patent licensing terms from zstd (or anything else from Facebook, really) considered problematic? (https://github.com/facebook/zstd/blob/dev/PATENTS https://github.com/facebook/zstd/issues/335)
Flags: needinfo?(gerv)
(In reply to Mike Hommey [:glandium] (VAC: Apr 20-May 4) from comment #1)
> Relatedly, are the patent licensing terms from zstd (or anything else from
> Facebook, really) considered problematic?
> (https://github.com/facebook/zstd/blob/dev/PATENTS
> https://github.com/facebook/zstd/issues/335)

ellee knows the answer to this question :-)

Gerv
Flags: needinfo?(gerv) → needinfo?(ellee)
Depends on: 1279512
Flags: needinfo?(ellee)
Mike, I'll reach out to you directly. Thanks!
Elvin, I never heard back from you. I got reminded of the issue by this HN thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14779881 , which also reminded me that the same patent license applies to react, which we already ship (and I'm not sure this issue was ever considered when react was added to the Firefox code)
Flags: needinfo?(ellee)
Sorry -- i sent you a note via e-mail. The ASF decision you referenced is helpful to know, and I'm discussing it with some other folks.
Flags: needinfo?(ellee)

Updated

5 months ago
Depends on: 1477516
Blocks: 1477516
No longer depends on: 1477516
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