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

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Better processing of very large groups?
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 14:47:51 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies)

Ron Johnson <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Fri, 03 Jul 2009 09:06:06

> 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.

Reasonable points.  My last experience beyond the trivial doing something 
with someone else's computer in the proprietaryware world was... eight 
years ago now, getting close to a decade, and in fact it has /been/ about 
a decade since I started focusing mostly on FLOSS, and fat(er than 
dialup) pipes were rather less common back then, so I'm sure things have 
changed a bit since then.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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