Fast releases demand binary updates.. (Was: Release schedule for 2006)

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Mon Dec 19 05:11:01 PST 2005

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 12:13:09PM -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > Doesn't creating a binary updates system that's going to be practical to use
> > require implementation of that old and exceedingly bikesheddable subject: 
> > packaging
> > up the base system?
> No, after all the *existing* binary update systems don't require
> packaging of the base system.

Except that the existing binary update system is broken in several
fundamental ways.

I guess the reason it gets little attention is because most developers are
happy to (or even prefer to) rebuild their systems from source.



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