[REMINDER] 6.8.2 single tar files (still) missing Was: Re: 6.8.2 released
rene at exactcode.de
Mon Feb 14 11:22:35 PST 2005
Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
>> Single tarballs are typically more popular.
> I used to download split archives from ftp.x.org
> back when I had a blazing 14.400bps modem because
> my ftp client did not support reget.
> Today, I think we could safely stop distributing
> them: nobody will ever complain or even notice.
Even today there are many users without broadband access.
In our disitbution we also use them to optimize the build process, since
some sub package do not need to deflate the wohle big tree, but just
parts of it (e.g. just the part carrying the kernel modules, or needed
to build (x)vnc, and so on ...).
The big file does not give you any advantage over the singles ones,
where the singles ones have multiple.
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