On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Andre Robatino
FYI, I provide delta ISOs between Alpha Gold, Beta Gold, and Final
This should be much more efficient than either jigdo or rsync in terms of
bandwidth, since these both basically just avoid downloading unchanged packages,
but download changed packages in full. Delta ISOs also do that, but in addition
use delta rpms for changed packages. The size of delta ISOs for Alpha->Beta, or
Beta->Final, is typically around 15-20% of full ISO size. The size for (N-1)
Final to either N Alpha, N Beta, or N Final is about half full size. The ones
for 17 Final to 18 Alpha are there now and are 43.0% and 43.7% of full size for
i386 or x86_64, resp.
If the goal is just to save bandwidth, rsync should work about as well as jigdo,
as mentioned above. If one wants to get a speedup from using simultaneous
connections, besides the torrents, you could look at the aria2 package (the
binary in it is called aria2c).
(Note that the name "Gold_releases" of the directory may change, since there
currently a debate about whether the word "Gold" confuses people when applied
Alpha or Beta.)
Wow, thanks a lot for the awesome service! ;)
Didn't know about this. Should this be published somewhere on the
front/download page? This is great. Thanks!
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