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Re: Policy 12.3: should I rename?

On Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:09:36 +0200
Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:

> ]] Sven Bartscher 
> > I am a developer and regardless of the distribution I use, I often have
> > a slow internet connection. So having to download possibly large
> > documentation is a problem for me.  

"problem" may have been exaggerated. I should have written

> How do you keep up with unstable or testing, then?

It's not that I can't download large files, but I think carefully
before I install a larger package, because that would mean having to
upgrade it regularly over a connection, which only allows a certain
amount of traffic before it gets terribly slow.

Having a slow/metered connection doesn't mean I can't keep up with
testing, it just means the big upgrades take a long time whereas
smaller packages mean less time/traffic used for upgrading packages.

I'm not sure if merging -doc packages with their -dev packages would
cause more benefit than inconvenience, as I have far greater problems
with big packages than big Packages.gz files (as pabs said, pdiffs help
with those).


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