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Re: status of forked zlibs in rsync and zsync



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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.
> 
> 

FWIW, there's a project here that intends to replace rsync for 
all major distro mirrors. I can get more information then. I'll 
have him discuss here; he can discuss it's capabilities and 
internals much better than I can.

- --Ben
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