Choose a version:
35% The original file has 185291 bytes (180.9k) and is available from the project website.
There you can find the official minified version, too, which brings down the size to 64273 bytes (62.8k, 35%).

After GZIP compression these minified files vary in size:
gzip -6 (default)
  15235 bytes (14.9k)
local copy
gzip -9
  15161 bytes (14.8k)
local copy
Boot
  15154 bytes (14.8k)
CDN
cdnjs
  15154 bytes (14.8k)
CDN
7zip -mx=9 -tgzip
  14713 bytes (14.4k)
local copy
libdeflate -12
  14702 bytes (14.4k)
local copy
zultra
  14676 bytes (14.3k)
local copy
kzip -s0 -rn -b2
  14628 bytes (14.3k)
local copy
pigz -11 -n
  14627 bytes (14.3k)
local copy
Zopfli
  14616 bytes (14.3k)
local copy

perma-link to the smallest file on my server:
http://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/socketio/socket.io-4.1.0.min.js (or via HTTPS)

You will automatically get the smallest Socket.IO 4.1.0 file, ETag caching is available and
if your browser doesn't support GZIP decompression then the uncompressed version will be sent.

Currently best Zopfli settings

You can use my super-compressed files for whatever purpose you like as long as you respect the library's original license agreement.
There are no restrictions from my side - but please avoid hot-linking if you run a high-traffic website.

These command-line settings yielded the best compression ratio so far (Linux version of zopfli-krzymod):
zopfli --i1000000 --mb8 --mls2048 --bsr4 --lazy --ohh

(found May 18, 2021)
Description Value Parameter
iterations 1000000  --i1000000
maximum blocks 8  --mb8
maximum length score 2048  --mls2048
block splitting recursion 4  --bsr4
lazy matching in LZ77 yes  --lazy
optimized Huffman headers yes  --ohh
initial random W for iterations 1  --rw1
initial random Z for iterations 2  --rz2

Verify file integrity

After decompression, my uncompressed files are identical to the original ones:

MD5:
curl --silent --compressed https://raw.githubusercontent.com/socketio/socket.io-client/4.1.0/socket.io.min.js --location | md5sum
68b769cdf956b531a7215bd5df22d1ee  -
curl --silent --compressed https://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/socket.io/socket.io-4.1.0.min.zopfli.js.gz | md5sum
68b769cdf956b531a7215bd5df22d1ee  -

SHA1:
curl --silent --compressed https://raw.githubusercontent.com/socketio/socket.io-client/4.1.0/socket.io.min.js --location | sha1sum
0d8b68ac1e546be213e223531c8aaa21dcdece39  -
curl --silent --compressed https://minime.stephan-brumme.com/files/socket.io/socket.io-4.1.0.min.zopfli.js.gz | sha1sum
0d8b68ac1e546be213e223531c8aaa21dcdece39  -

All listed CDNs deliver identical contents:
CDN Size (compressed) MD5 (uncompressed) Timestamp
Boot 15154 bytes 68b769cdf956b531a7215bd5df22d1ee June 7, 2021 @ 19:33
cdnjs 15154 bytes 68b769cdf956b531a7215bd5df22d1ee June 7, 2021 @ 19:33

Note: only the MD5 hashes are shown to keep things simple.

Other Versions

Available Socket.IO versions at minime.stephan-brumme.com:

4.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.0, 4.0.2, 4.0.1, 4.0.0,
3.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.0, 3.0.5, 3.0.4, 3.0.3, 3.0.2, 3.0.1, 3.0.0,
2.4.0, 2.3.1, 2.3.0, 2.2.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.0, 2.0.4, 2.0.3, 2.0.2, 2.0.1, 2.0.0,
1.7.4, 1.7.2, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.0, 1.5.0, 1.4.5, 1.4.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.0, 1.3.7, 1.3.6, 1.3.5, 1.3.4, 1.3.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.0, 1.1.0, 1.0.6, 1.0.5, 1.0.4, 1.0.3, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0.0

The project site contains an overview how well these versions were compressed.
Other interesting projects are AngularJS, BackboneJS, Bootstrap, D3, Dojo, Ember, jQuery, Knockout, lodash, React, ThreeJS, UnderscoreJS and Vue.

Changelog

Best Zopfli parameters so far:
Size Improvement Parameters Found
14616 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i1000000 --mls2048 --bsr4 --lazy --ohh May 18, 2021 @ 14:56
14617 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i100000 --mls2048 --bsr13 --lazy --ohh May 17, 2021 @ 15:41
14618 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i10000 --mls512 --bsr20 --lazy --ohh May 17, 2021 @ 13:44
14619 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i10000 --mls4 --bsr9 --lazy --ohh May 17, 2021 @ 13:27
14620 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i1000 --mls2 --bsr9 --lazy --ohh May 17, 2021 @ 13:05
14621 bytes -1 byte zopfli --i1000 --mls128 --bsr40 --lazy --ohh May 17, 2021 @ 13:05
14622 bytes zopfli --i100 --mls128 --bsr40 --lazy --ohh May 17, 2021 @ 12:57

If there are multiple parameter sets yielding the same compressed size, only the first one found is shown.

Most recent activity on June 7, 2021 @ 19:33.

Heatmaps

This Zopfli heatmap visualizes how compression changes when modifying the --bsr and --mls parameter.
Cell's contents is the best filesize achieved (in bytes, hover with mouse over cells to see number of iterations).

Good parameters are green, bad are red. The best and worst are bold as well.
The brightness of the blue background color indicates how many iterations were processed:
10,000, 100,000 or 1,000,000.
bsr \ mls
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768
bsr \ mls
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 32768
14622 14622 14622 14622 14622 14621 14622 14622 14622 14622 14622 14623 14622 14621 14621
14618 14618 14621 14618 14619 14619 14620 14619 14621 14619 14616 14620 14639 14639 14638
14621 14621 14618 14620 14620 14620 14620 14619 14619 14620 14619 14620 14639 14640 14622
14620 14620 14619 14619 14620 14619 14620 14619 14619 14619 14619 14619 14636 14635 14637
14620 14620 14619 14618 14620 14619 14620 14621 14619 14618 14619 14619 14622 14622 14620
14619 14619 14621 14619 14619 14619 14620 14619 14619 14620 14620 14619 14641 14621 14619
14619 14619 14620 14619 14621 14619 14619 14619 14619 14620 14619 14616 14641 14638 14619
14620 14620 14619 14619 14621 14620 14619 14617 14619 14618 14619 14619 14638 14621 14640
14620 14620 14618 14619 14619 14619 14620 14619 14620 14619 14621 14620 14640 14635 14620
14620 14620 14620 14619 14619 14620 14620 14619 14620 14618 14616 14619 14638 14640 14640
14620 14620 14620 14617 14620 14620 14620 14619 14619 14619 14619 14619 14636 14640 14639
14620 14620 14619 14619 14619 14620 14620 14619 14619 14619 14619 14619 14636 14635 14635
14620 14620 14620 14619 14621 14620 14619 14617 14619 14620 14616 14620 14621 14640 14624
14620 14620 14620 14619 14620 14620 14619 14617 14619 14620 14619 14620 14637 14635 14619
14619 14619 14620 14621 14620 14619 14620 14620 14620 14619 14620 14620 14635 14639 14620
14619 14619 14619 14618 14621 14620 14620 14619 14619 14619 14619 14619 14640 14641 14640
14620 14620 14620 14619 14619 14619 14620 14617 14618 14618 14620 14619 14636 14640 14634
14621 14621 14619 14620 14620 14619 14620 14619 14619 14620 14620 14619 14636 14635 14620
14620 14620 14620 14618 14620 14620 14620 14617 14620 14620 14620 14619 14639 14640 14640
14620 14620 14618 14618 14620 14619 14621 14619 14619 14617 14619 14620 14637 14640 14640
14620 14620 14618 14619 14621 14620 14620 14619 14620 14618 14619 14619 14636 14640 14640
14621 14621 14618 14619 14620 14619 14620 14619 14619 14619 14620 14619 14636 14622 14622
14620 14620 14621 14618 14620 14620 14620 14619 14621 14619 14619 14619 14637 14640 14640

Due to the Monte Carlo design of my search algorithm, not all parameters have reached the same number of iterations yet:
Iterations Min. Bytes Reduction Coverage
100 14622 bytes 100%
1,000 14620 bytes -2 bytes 100%
10,000 14618 bytes -2 bytes 100%
100,000 14617 bytes -1 byte 8.70%
1,000,000 14616 bytes -1 byte 3.77%
10,000,000

KZIP has far less options available for tuning/optimization. I only played around with the number of blocks (parameter -n):
Blocks Min. Bytes Compared To Best Zopfli Compared To Best KZIP
14663 bytes +47 bytes (+0.32%) +35 bytes
14665 bytes +49 bytes (+0.34%) +37 bytes
14628 bytes +12 bytes (+0.08%)
14647 bytes +31 bytes (+0.21%) +19 bytes
14681 bytes +65 bytes (+0.44%) +53 bytes
14695 bytes +79 bytes (+0.54%) +67 bytes
14712 bytes +96 bytes (+0.66%) +84 bytes
14765 bytes +149 bytes (+1.02%) +137 bytes
14791 bytes +175 bytes (+1.20%) +163 bytes

Non-DEFLATE Algorithms

Archivers based on completely different compression algorithms often produce superior results.
Unfortunately, browsers only support gzip compression at the moment.
However, support for Brotli is constantly growing - for example, your browser actually supports it !
Algorithm Program Parameters Size Compared To Best Zopfli
RAR (proprietary) RAR rar a -m5 -md64m -mc63:128t -mt1 12257 bytes -2359 bytes (-16.14%)
ZPAQ (Wikipedia) zpaq zpaq -method 69 12536 bytes -2080 bytes (-14.23%)
Brotli (Wikipedia) brotli brotli -q 11 13240 bytes -1376 bytes (-9.41%)
LZMA2 (Wikipedia) xz xz -9 14020 bytes -596 bytes (-4.08%)
Zstandard (Wikipedia) zstd zstd -19 14135 bytes -481 bytes (-3.29%)
Burrows-Wheeler transform (Wikipedia) bzip2 bzip2 -9 14270 bytes -346 bytes (-2.37%)
PPMd (Wikipedia) 7zip 7za a -mx=9 -m0=ppmd 15729 bytes +1113 bytes (+7.61%)

Detailled Analysis

I wrote a DEFLATE decoder in Javascript. Click the button below to start a client-side analysis of the smallest gzipped files (may take a second):


Notes: pigz is a fast open source multi-threaded implementation of gzip written by one of the original authors of gzip.
However, when using compression level 11, pigz actually switches to the slower Zopfli algorithm and isn't multi-threaded anymore.
KrzyMOD's extensions to Zopfli offer the highest level of configuration and is therefore used for my brute-force search.
Ken Silverman wrote the closed-source KZIP compression program and Jonathon Fowler ported it to Linux.
Defluff was created by Joachim Henke; DeflOpt is a tool by Ben Jos Walbeehm.

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which was handsomely compressed before releasing it into the wild internet - obviously.

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