Update (#749)


 * Bazel: fix MSVC configuration
 * C: common: extended documentation and helpers around distance codes
 * C: common: enable BROTLI_DCHECK in "debug" builds
 * C: common: fix implicit trailing zero in `kPrefixSuffix`
 * C: dec: fix possible bit reader discharge for "large-window" mode
 * C: dec: simplify distance decoding via lookup table
 * C: dec: reuse decoder state members memory via union with lookup table
 * C: dec: add decoder state diagram
 * C: enc: clarify access to static dictionary
 * C: enc: improve static dictionary hash
 * C: enc: add "stream offset" parameter for parallel encoding
 * C: enc: reorganize hasher; now Q2-Q3 require exactly 256KiB
           to avoid global TCMalloc lock
 * C: enc: fix rare access to uninitialized data in ring-buffer
 * C: enc: reorganize logging / checks in `write_bits.h`
 * Java: dec: add "large-window" support
 * Java: dec: improve speed
 * Java: dec: debug and 32-bit mode are now activated via system properties
 * Java: dec: demystify some state variables (use better names)
 * Dictionary generator: add single input mode
 * Java: dec: modernize tests
 * Bazel: js: pick working commit for closure rules
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Brotli is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling, with a compression ratio comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. It is similar in speed with deflate but offers more dense compression.

The specification of the Brotli Compressed Data Format is defined in RFC 7932.

Brotli is open-sourced under the MIT License, see the LICENSE file.

Brotli mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/brotli

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Build instructions

Autotools-style CMake

configure-cmake is an autotools-style configure script for CMake-based projects (not supported on Windows).

The basic commands to build, test and install brotli are:

$ mkdir out && cd out
$ ../configure-cmake
$ make
$ make test
$ make install

By default, debug binaries are built. To generate “release” Makefile specify --disable-debug option to configure-cmake.


See Bazel


The basic commands to build and install brotli are:

$ mkdir out && cd out
$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=./installed ..
$ cmake --build . --config Release --target install

You can use other CMake configuration.


See Premake5


To install the latest release of the Python module, run the following:

$ pip install brotli

To install the tip-of-the-tree version, run:

$ pip install --upgrade git+https://github.com/google/brotli

See the Python readme for more details on installing from source, development, and testing.


Related projects

Disclaimer: Brotli authors take no responsibility for the third party projects mentioned in this section.

Independent decoder implementation by Mark Adler, based entirely on format specification.

JavaScript port of brotli decoder. Could be used directly via npm install brotli

Hand ported decoder / encoder in haxe by Dominik Homberger. Output source code: JavaScript, PHP, Python, Java and C#

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Dart native bindings