Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 17:58 UTC, submitted by visitor
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After announcing the move to Unity, and the eventual move to Wayland further down the line (someday one day perhaps eventually maybe once when unicorns roam the earth), Ubuntu is announcing yet another major change, this time in its release policy. While they're not moving to a rolling release as some websites are claiming, they will update components and applications more often.
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Delta updates
by aaronb on Wed 24th Nov 2010 18:34 UTC
aaronb
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If they would like to go down the path of rolling releases or just more frequent updates to packages such as Firefox and LibreOffice. Then they should implement delta updates with a fall back to normal packages (in the event that the delta cannot be applied for some reason).

Currently the smallest change to the Kernel or OpenOffice can mean that there is over 50MB to download.

Edited 2010-11-24 18:36 UTC

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