Re: Using .tar.xz only on

On 21 March 2011 15:10, Josselin Mouette <joss debian org> wrote:
> Le lundi 21 mars 2011 à 15:50 +0100, Olav Vitters a écrit :
>> > I would be interested to see download stats for the xd3 files once they
>> > go live! xdelta3 is very cool, even if few people use it.
>> Due to the feedback from the last discussion, I didn't develop it. I can
>> do so, should be relatively easy in the new 'install-module' (actually
>> called ftpadmin; install-module would be an alias)
> xdelta3 support would be nice, but frankly it would only be used in
> corner cases. If I consider our example to be representative, this would
> require significant hackery in our download scripts, with a very small
> benefit since the generated tarball has to be uploaded to our FTP server
> after the build, and most developers have ADSL lines, so upload time is
> a more pregnant problem than download time. (And .xz support *will*
> reduce upload time.)
> OTOH I’d really appreciate to see digital signatures along with the
> tarballs.
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What about making a whole release tarball and making deltas for it?

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