Available Thorium 110, faster fork Chromium

published The production of the project Thorium 110 , developing a periodically synchronized chromium browser, expanded with additional patches for optimization of performance, increasing the convenience of work and strengthening security. According to tests Thorium developers by 8-40% are ahead of the full-time chromium performance, mainly due to inclusion additional optimizations during compilation. Finished assemblies are formed for Linux, MacOS, Raspberry Pi and Windows.

The main differences from Chromium:

  • compilation with the inclusion of cycles optimization (LLVM loop), optimizations based on the results of code profiling (PGO), optimizations at the layout stage (LTO) and the use of processor instructions SSE4.2, AVX and AES (Chromium uses only SSE3).
  • transfer to the code base of additional functionality present in Google Chrome, but inaccessible in Chromium assemblies. For example, the module is added widevine to reproduce paid protected content (DRM), added multimedia codecs and included plugins used in Chrome.
  • Added experimental support for the adaptive streaming technology of multimedia content mpeg-dash .
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  • For Linux and Windows, support for coding format HEVC/H.265.
  • The default support of images in the JPEG XL format
  • is enabled

  • Enables support for automatic subtitles ( live caption , Soda).
  • Added, but not turned on by default, experimental support for annotations in PDF.
  • Patches to Chromium were transferred, supplied by the DEBIAN distribution and resolving problems with the drawing of fonts, support for VAAPI, VDPAU and Intel HD, ensuring integration with the notification output system.
  • Vaapi support is enabled in the environment on the basis of Wayland.
  • The default use of Doh (DNS Over https).
  • The default mode of the Do Not Track is included in default to block the movements of the movements code.
  • In the address line, a show is always provided with a complete URL.
  • The FLOC system, promoted by Google, instead of tracking cookies.
  • GOOGLE API-key aids are disconnected, but support for API compounds for synchronization of settings is left.
  • Disabled the conclusion of the proposal for the use of the default browser in the system.
  • Added search engines Duckduckgo, Brave Search, Ecosia, Ask.com and Yandex.com.
  • The constant use of only the local page shown when the new tab is opened.
  • For the page reboot button, a context menu with additional restart modes (‘Normal Retload’, ‘Hard Retload’, ‘Clear Cache and Hard Retroad’) was added.
  • Added by default the Home and Chrome Labs button.
/Media reports cited above.