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|Summary:||enable GZIP compression for the 25 MB xxxxx.cache.html and other large text files (e.g. SmartClient js files) served up by coregui|
|Product:||[Other] RHQ Project||Reporter:||Ian Springer <ian.springer>|
|Component:||Core UI||Assignee:||Charles Crouch <ccrouch>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike Foley <mfoley>|
|Version:||unspecified||CC:||ccrouch, hbrock, hrupp|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2013-09-03 12:56:39 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Ian Springer 2011-05-12 13:31:07 EDT
This will make initial load of the RHQ GUI significantly faster for users with slow network connections between their RHQ Server and their web browser. There are a few ways this can be done: 1) Configure Tomcat to do the compression at the HTTP(S) connector level - see http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/config/http.html 2) Configure a servlet filter that does the compression - see http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/the_battle_of_the_gzip 3) Configure GWT to do the compression (only available in GWT 2.1 or later, so this is not an option util we upgrade GWT) - see http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit/wiki/PrecompressLinker I think 1) is the way to go, since the Tomcat code is most likely fairly battle-hardened.
Comment 1 Ian Springer 2011-05-12 14:41:21 EDT
Comment 2 Ian Springer 2011-05-12 14:43:26 EDT
Note, we should consider switching to approach 3) once we've upgraded to GWT 2.1 or later, since the GWT preecompress filter supports precompression of the files as well as caching of the compressed files, whereas Tomcat always (re)compresses the files on demand.
Comment 3 Mike Foley 2011-05-24 09:06:52 EDT
documenting the verification as follows: 1) I see gzip in the HTTP request header (from Firebug), as documented below Server Apache-Coyote/1.1 X-Powered-By Servlet 2.4; JBoss-4.2.0.CR2 (build: SVNTag=JBoss_4_2_0_CR2 date=200704160918)/Tomcat-5.5 Date Tue, 24 May 2011 12:50:06 GMT Expires Wed, 23 May 2012 12:50:06 GMT Cache-Control max-age=31536000 Etag W/"27453741-1306165444000" Last-Modified Mon, 23 May 2011 15:44:04 GMT Content-Type text/html Content-Encoding gzip <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<VERIFICATION<<<<<<<<<< Vary Accept-Encoding Request Headersview source Host localhost:7080 User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20110428 Fedora/3.6.17-1.fc14 Firefox/3.6.17 Accept text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 Keep-Alive 115 Connection keep-alive Referer http://localhost:7080/coregui/ Cookie RHQ_Session=-703695851; JSESSIONID=984E5DDB15234CB39D8743336288AC5A; sahisid=sahi_3c40d04800a93045340834b0dc8d6aea7e65 2) a Firefox plugin called "YSlow" grades RHQ with a "B" for gzip compression.
Comment 6 Heiko W. Rupp 2013-09-03 12:56:39 EDT
Bulk closing of old issues that are in VERIFIED state.