[ANN] Naive port of mod_pagespeed for nginx

Joshua Marantz jmarantz at google.com
Tue Jun 7 07:35:20 MSD 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Matthieu Tourne
<matthieu.tourne at gmail.com>wrote:

> I think I started looking at creating a RewriteOptions object, but got side
> tracked and this project has been idle for a little while.
> I just updated it this weekend for the latest mod_pagespeed, and put it out
> there.

Cool.  As you get time to push this forward, please don't hesitate to ask

I like how the instaweb API is designed, and how you provide "backend
> functionalities" through adapter objects (if I remember correctly).
> With nginx extensive subrequests mechanism, fetching external resources
> shouldn't be too difficult.

Thanks!  It was a goal up front to make ports like this possible.

This Makefile could definitely help. I was also wondering if there was a
> python lib that could make sense of Google's internal build files ?

I'm not 100% sure -- we are not experts in the .gyp file system ourselves
although there is doc here:
http://code.google.com/p/gyp/wiki/InputFormatReference.  What problem are
you trying to solve?

> Thank you!
> Matthieu.
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Joshua Marantz <jmarantz at google.com>wrote:
>> Out of curiosity, have you defined a mechanism to configure nginx to use
>> any of the predefined filters?  It looks like you were aware of
>> RewriteOptions, which is the API-based equivalent to pagespeed.conf, but you
>> are not using it yet in
>> https://github.com/mtourne/ngx_instaweb/blob/master/ngx_http_instaweb_module.cpp
>> .
>> The next step in your nginx integration looks to be resource-handling and
>> fetching.  Specifically, you need to define a way to fetch external HTTP
>> resources referenced on a page, and a way to handle fetches for rewritten
>> resources.  We can help you if you have any questions feel free to reach
>> out.
>> Please also check this out:
>> http://code.google.com/p/modpagespeed/source/browse/trunk/src/net/instaweb/automatic/Makefile
>> We've been working along the same lines you have:  starting with a
>> mod_pagespeed build, generate a linkable library that has the kernel of
>> functionality needed to integrate mod_pagespeed's parser & algorithms into a
>> new platform.
>> -Josh
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