Re: Some little proposals...
- From: Nathan Hurst <njh hawthorn csse monash edu au>
- To: Naba Kumar <kh_naba yahoo com>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Some little proposals...
- Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 08:28:12 +1000 (EST)
On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Naba Kumar wrote:
> I have a suggestion here. We can go for a "Gnome source upgrader"
> which will upgrade the source tree in our computers with diffs of the
> latest Gnome releases. The upgrader will identify the Gnome release in
> our computers (I am refering to the source tarballs and not rpm
> packages) and then get the necessary diffs from the server, extract
> the tarballs, apply the paches in right order and then gzip them (or
> bzip them :-)).
This is what rsync was invented for... What you actually want to do is
have the gnome stuff available in _uncompressed_ format. It might be
slightly better to have the tarballs expanded out into directories
depending on whether the common changes are creation and deletion of
files, or just a few lines changed here and there.
It is also worth noting that debian partialy does what you ask wrt to
source packages already.
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