Less messages to FreeBSD.org lists

Colin Percival colin.percival at wadham.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 26 10:57:15 PST 2004

At 18:50 26/01/2004, Lawrence Sica wrote:
>On Jan 26, 2004, at 1:44 PM, Colin Percival wrote:
> > Yes and no.  Windows Update can behave badly.  But I'm not talking
>>about Windows Update; I'm talking about FreeBSD Update, which is very
>>well behaved (and *much* faster, for that matter).
>Ever see the OS X Software Update?  It works really well.

   Is that the one which uses compressed cpio archives containing the
new versions of any updated files?  I guess it's ok if you *want* to
waste bandwidth and your customers' time, but personally I like the
factor-of-50 reduction in bandwidth which FreeBSD Update accomplishes
by using binary diffs.

Colin Percival

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