Re: Debdiff project announcement.
Zed Pobre wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 05:15:42PM -0500, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> > rsync uses a uniq protocol for sending only the uniqness of the file over
> > the link. you can read more about how it does this at
> > http://rsync.samba.org/rsync/tech_report/. this requires slightly more cpu
> > work on the server end, but the required bandwidth would be reduced for all
> > parties involved. installing a new package wouldn't be any faster, but
> > upgrading would be instantaneous.
> As someone else has already mentioned, I believe that .deb files
> do not diff well yet. Someone was working on a way of handling the
> compression in such a fashion that small changes in the internal
> contents of a .deb WOULD only result in small changes to the resulting
> archive, but I'm not entirely sure what happened to that.
> > InfoWorld recently (along with many misquotes) pointed out that Debian
> > (which is controlled by Corel) has put a lot of work into online updates. i
> I really, really hope that that the above underscored is one of
> the many misquotes. Someone needs to send them a polite letter if
> they actually blankly said that.
> Actually, if what you wrote is true, someone probably needs to
> send them a letter explaining things anyway. If anything, Debian is
> closer to controlling Corel's distribution than the other way around.
Please dump us (=email@example.com) a proper URL and we'll try to
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