Aaron Whitehouse lists at
Sat Jan 12 23:16:42 UTC 2008

On 13/01/2008, Evan <eapache at> wrote:
> Any change in this area is far too complex for a LTS, however for 8.10 we
> have the opportunity to be innovative and create a new patching system
> better than that being used by the competition:

An interesting discussion of these kinds of changes can be found here: (the "summary" section contains links
to other patching ideas and outlines problems with taking a patch

And somebody has made the delta suggestion here:

For me (with several Ubuntu machines on the same network), the work
being undertaken under this head - - would have a
bigger impact on my bandwidth.


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