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Re: [opensuse-factory] Notes on successful GUI Smart from alpha 4 to factory (beta1)
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:19:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <45468894.7080006@xxxxxxxxx>
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Felix Miata wrote:
> On 06/10/30 10:46 (GMT-0200) Mauricio Teixeira (netmask) apparently typed:
>
>> Em Sex, 2006-10-27 Ã s 00:26 -0400, Felix Miata escreveu:
>
>>> minute wait for the actual upgrade installation process to begin while it
>>> waited for that one package to finish.
>
>> That's the way Smart is supposed to run: it only commits when the
>> complete set of packages for the requested transaction are available.
>
> I had no doubt of that. My point was that if Smart was smart if would know

*doh*

> or find out which files it wants are the largest and start download of
> those early, so that those bringing up the tail of the download process
> were average size or smaller. That would minimize the delay from
> connecting to a slow server that permits higher net throughput when
> several files are downloading at once. I had this happen before on Ubuntu,
> where OpenOffice.org was started late and was last to finish by a
> considerable margin.

What can I say... you're welcome to contribute a patch.
Shouldn't be that hard to implement btw.

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