Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 08:17:40 GMT 2006

On 1/12/06, Ulrik Mikaelsson <ulrik.mikaelsson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting point, no doubt about it. Even more, some packages consist
> of relatively large binares, support for binary deltas could fit well
> in this picture as well.
> As I see it, this could be one of the things that could give Ubuntu an
> upper hand, and something the other distros have not. (Albeit not for
> long) Also, it would fit well in the picture of Ubuntu being for
> _everyone_ even those not equipped with good internet connectivity. (I
> doubt it's likely to get a fibre-wire in Ghana, probably even low-end
> DSL is something to dream about.)
> As another side-note I think I've seen Micrsoft does/will be doing this.
> Regards
> / Ulrik

This has been proposed many many times before in debian. There are a
few technical challenges that need to be overcome, like which version
you diff against, etc. I would recommend you look through the dpkg and
debian-devel archives to find the reason why we don't have it right


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