status of forked zlibs in rsync and zsync
awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Sep 15 15:39:14 UTC 2009
On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 08:55 -0600, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > At present we are
> > still in the contradictory and unsatisfactory position of
> shipping rsync
> > with an internal forked zlib but refusing to accept zsync
> as a package
> > because it does exactly the same thing.
> I hope this would not mean that rsync would be discontinued
> in favour of zsync.
> The zsync website states:
> "[W]here rsync is designed for synchronising data from one
> computer to another..., zsync is designed for file
> distribution, with one file on a server to be distributed to
> thousands of downloaders."
> I use rsync every day for exactly its intended purpose, but I
> have NO use of the latter function.
No, that's not the idea at all. As you say, it wouldn't make any sense.
zsync isn't a replacement for rsync.
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