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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] a brief note on "delta compression"

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] a brief note on "delta compression"
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 16:44:55 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > The appropriate size for [number of changesets combined in a
    > summary delta] is the jump which people want to frequently
    > make. That's probably precisely the distance between each pair of
    > releases.

That's tautologically correct but also insightful.  A mildly smart
server that does cached changeset composition will produce that
behavior (and other desirable behaviors, too).  (Hence the protocol
design discussion a few weeks back.)


p.s.: is there something wrong with the most recent [CLAIM] message I
sent?  It's been delivered but Bug Goo doesn't seem to have noticed.

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