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Re: Proposal: A new approach to differential debs




On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 5:38 AM, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> It sounds like something that would have been a cool feature 20 years
> ago when I was downloading Debian updates over an analog modem.
>
> Today the required effort, infrastructure and added complexity would
> IMHO not be worth it for a potential few percent of bandwidth decrease.

Low-speed connections and low bandwidth quotas (especially on mobile)
are still common enough around the world that delta upgrades make a
difference right now, IIRC even Google uses them for Chrome.

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