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Re: [Pan-users] Re: Better processing of very large groups?

From: Ron Johnson
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Re: Better processing of very large groups?
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 09:06:06 -0500
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On 2009-07-03 08:49, Duncan wrote:

The proprietaryware world is of course rather different, since there's generally only a very limited few bit-unique binary versions out there, often only one for a particular product version, and it's thus much simpler to provide binary patches for them.

Even in the closed-source world, there can be lots of "sub-minor" versions out there, especially for stuff like Oracle, which releases security upgrades on a regular basis, not to mention supporting many OSs on many architectures. You'd need *lots* of binary diffs, and that's a hassle to manage, both from, for example, Oracle's side and from the customer's side.

In this day of high-bandwidth pipes, and DVDs-via-FedEx, there really is no overriding need for binary diffs.

Scooty Puff, Sr
The Doom-Bringer

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