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Re: DeltaRPM works great on Fedora Core 6 (yum presto plugin)



On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 20:49 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> 
> Hi, can you please update us with the status of yum-presto and Fedora
> 7?
> 
> I installed Fedora 7 test 4 and I don't see yum-prest and deltarpm
> installed by default. 

It won't be.

> Will this change in the mean time so it is installed by default when
> Fedora 7 ships?

No.

> I can only say that deltarpm is a great idea, and works great in
> practice (on Fedora Core 6 - I still haven't tested it on Fedora 7). 
> 
> It is maybe little less needed when people install new pacgakes but
> for updates it is a godsend...
> 
> You should think how to enable more and more people to use linux, and
> great features like fast updates with small bandwidth cost is a really
> big benefit to linux users. 
> 
> There are millions of people with dialup and other slow connections on
> our planet and updates for them are almost impossible. Or students
> with laptops who can do some big installs when they are at their
> university but at home have also slow connection. 
> 
> For all of them bandwidth is scarce and deltarpms is a great solution
> to that problem so please do all you can with implementing it.

These are all perfectly valid reasons.  However, it is entirely too late
to enable this by default for Fedora 7.  And, realistically, it should
be tested throughout a development cycle in rawhide before being enabled
by default for a released distro.

josh



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