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Re: Xdelta?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-10-04 19:15:51 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:

>>Have we looked at the XDelta differencing engine? It's licensed
>>under a BSD-like license, so it should work for us. Some people
>>mentioned rsync; xdelta uses an rsync-like protocol.
>In addition to what Ben said, we already have a binary differencing
>algorithm (svndiff, which is based on vdelta). We don't need another
>one unless it can be shown to work significantly better than the one
>we have.

Let's just get our terminology right:

    * our binary diff algorithm is vdelta
    * svndiff is our on-the-wire diff format, and is totally independent
      of vdelta.

Yes, we could have svndiff without vdelta, and the other way around.

Brane �ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>            http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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