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  • From: Jeremy Blosser <jblosser-smgl AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] the update process
  • Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 10:27:48 -0600

On Dec 04, Vasil Yonkov [bustervill AT] wrote:
> This raises an another question - after git is such a good method for
> update, why do we stick to the tarballs? It's a sluggish method. I don't
> know how it is on the server side, but I'm pretty sure that it uses a lot
> of bandwidth (compared to git) - everyone, on every update have to
> download around 6MB.

It's not as straightforward to have git available from download mirrors,
though the intention has been to get something reliable setup for at least
the mirrors where we can have a git http server installed.

Also the noted signing issues.

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