wouldn't tarball snapshots be nice to have?

Kuba Ober kuba at mareimbrium.org
Thu Aug 11 18:37:59 BST 2005

On Wednesday 03 August 2005 06:52, Artemio wrote:
> Hello all!
> I am sorry if I should have sent this to kde-devel, but I think this
> is somewhat more related to this list.
> The question I want to ask is simple: wouldn't it be nice if at least
> some applications like KPDF and such had latest stable versions for
> download at their sites? So far, almost none of the apps that ship
> standard with KDE offer this.
> However, often a user with limited internet access wants to get the
> latest version of some app which fixes some bugs he can't work
> around. Like if he has KDE 3.4.1 and then there is KDE 3.4.2 and he
> only needs KPDF from it, but downloading the whole KDE is very hard
> for him and getting via SVN means that in plain codes you need to
> download 10x more than if it was a tarball.

AFAIK, svn works with compressed ssh just fine. I presume it's supposed to 
handle compressed http as well. Maybe whatever web server you use to sync 
with is not providing gzip/zlib compression?

Cheers, Kuba

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