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Re: [opensuse-ruby] A new packaging scheme for Ruby 2.1
* Martin Vidner <mvidner@xxxxxxx> [Jan 22. 2014 15:25]:
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 03:18:13PM +0100, Klaus Kaempf wrote:
* Martin Vidner <mvidner@xxxxxxx> [Jan 22. 2014 14:58]:
Which use case needs 1+2+3 separated?

Just for smaller maintenance updates.

Plus a separate ruby-stdlib might help with a future
ruby-stdlib-as-gems approach.

YAGNI ;-)
And smaller maintenance updates are a solved problem with deltarpms,
aren't they?

Not really. deltarpms are for people with slow connections, they still
need considerable time and memory resources for installation.

To cite /etc/zypp/zypp.conf:

## Using a delta rpm will decrease the download size for package updates
## since it does not contain all files of the package but only the binary
## diff of changed ones. Recreating the rpm package on the local machine
## is an expensive operation (memory,CPU). If your network connection is
## not too slow, you benefit from disabling .delta.rpm.

In enterprise, people are not concerned about download sizes, but
about time-to-install. Smaller packages are faster to install.


Klaus
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