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Re: status of forked zlibs in rsync and zsync



On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 08:55 -0600, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> 
> > At present we are
> > still in the contradictory and unsatisfactory position of 
> shipping rsync
> > with an internal forked zlib but refusing to accept zsync 
> as a package
> > because it does exactly the same thing.
> 
> I hope this would not mean that rsync would be discontinued 
> in favour of zsync.
> 
> The zsync website states:
> 
> "[W]here rsync is designed for synchronising data from one 
> computer to another..., zsync is designed for file 
> distribution, with one file on a server to be distributed to 
> thousands of downloaders."
> 
> I use rsync every day for exactly its intended purpose, but I 
> have NO use of the latter function.

No, that's not the idea at all. As you say, it wouldn't make any sense.
zsync isn't a replacement for rsync.

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Adam Williamson
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