Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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AdamW
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2005-07-06

kragil: you're basically right, but rather exaggerating. We use xz at a low compression level for the deltas, and the CPU intensity isn't as high as you imply. It's actually faster than downloading even on my very weedy Vaio P.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Well, on every machine I ran Fedora (which I don't anymore) the heavy usage of the disk when applying updates really got on my nerves.

TBH I think Suses Delta-RPM (which Fedora now after a few years adopted) is a second-rate solution. Googles Courier patches are much nicer. I hope .deb based distros will skip this regenerating of packages idea and go right to a good solution. ( .. maybe ChromeOS will .. nobody (outside Google) knows .. )

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AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

when were you testing? for quite a while during the f12 rawhide cycle, deltas were using high xz compression, which was rather CPU-intensive. it was changed to use a lower compression level rather later in the cycle. you may have already given up by then.

edit: I see by your later reply you were basing your experience on f11. yes, things are different in f12, please do not judge based on f11 experience.

Edited 2009-11-17 18:23 UTC

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Debian updates work very well as they are now, there is no reason to mess with aptitude at all.

Debian's superb package management is one of the reasons that I moved to it years ago, as at the time, Fedora's was a mess. They've been trying to fix it forever,a nd this is just another attempt.

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