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4DOS -- future updates using xdelta?? (Announce)

posted by lucho, 01.11.2007, 08:15

> Not to be a nitpicker, but you could always decrease the download time if you
> were willing to use xdelta for the binaries. Just a hint, feel free to ignore.
>
> http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pc/dos/djgpp/current/v2apps/xdlt112b.zip
> http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pc/dos/djgpp/current/v2apps/xdlt112s.zip

I've thought about using a binary patch utility, but I remember how frustrated I was when Microsoft released many patches to convert MASM 6.11a to 6.11d, then to 6.12, then to 6.13, then to 6.14. Besides, any download size under 1 MB these days can be considered minor enough to be worried about. Plus, the updates are not so frequent. Forcing people to use a specific binary patch utility instead of downloading a new version's ZIP directly wouldn't be very good in my opinion. They will lose much more time fiddling with patches than just unzipping the ZIP.

 

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