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Re: Proposal: A new approach to differential debs




On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 01:38:11AM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> bsdiff was specifically invented for patching binaries. See the
> evaluation I posted a (few) hour(s) ago. It's used succesfully by
> FreeBSD, Chrome, Android, Apple App Store, and other places.
[...] 
> Especially for security and stable updates, as opposed to new
> (major) upstream versions it makes a substantial difference
> (93% savings for the firefox 55.0-1 to 55.0-2 release, from 38
>  MB down to 2.4).
 
wow, neat!

(I also believe Fedora is in the above list, they surely have delta
updates.)


-- 
cheers,
	Holger

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