Software Management call for RFEs

Jan Zeleny jzeleny at
Tue May 28 18:29:27 UTC 2013

Dne Út 28. května 2013 10:11:55, Miroslav Suchý napsal(a):
> On 05/27/2013 09:32 AM, Jan Zelený wrote:
> > Unfortunately there is not much we can do about this. Debian has
> > completely
> > different repository policy - they keep all versions of packages in the
> > repo so there is no need to update metadata on client machines every
> > time.
> Actually we can do something. Have diffs on metadata.
> Let imagine that yesterday I done full upgrade.
> Today PackageKit is saying that I have one package for upgrade. Avarage
> package has 800kB. Because of those few kB I have to download all those
> metadata again. On my machine it is 28 MB (!). But the diff on those
> metadata is actually just few kB.
> We have presto plugin for diffing rpm packages, but I would actually
> save more time and more bandwidth if we would have diff on metadatas.

We have been working on this for some time now. However there are some other 
consequent problems that we need to figure out first. There are already some 
proposals that came up from our last week meeting with Richard Hughes.


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