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Revision 1.3, Mon Mar 15 12:22:24 2010 UTC (10 years, 3 months ago) by wiz
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2010Q3-base, pkgsrc-2010Q3, pkgsrc-2010Q2-base, pkgsrc-2010Q2, pkgsrc-2010Q1-base, pkgsrc-2010Q1
Changes since 1.2: +4 -4 lines

Update to 3.0y; install README.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Re: 3.0y (source)

Version 3.0y fixes several regressions introduced in 3.0w related
to the new support for streaming the source file from a FIFO. This
was a long-requested feature and I'm pleased to report that now,
with the fixes in 3.0y, it appears to be working quite well.  The
upshot of this feature is that you can encode or decode based on
a compressed source file, without decompressing it to an intermediate
file. In fact, you can expect the same compression with or without
a streaming source file.

There were also reports of the encoder becoming I/O bound in previous
releases, caused by the encoder improperly seeking backwards farther
than the settings (namely, the -B flag) allowed. This is also fixed,
and there's a new test to ensure it won't happen again.

Update: The built-in support for automatic decompression of inputs
is interacting badly with the new source handling logic, results
in poor compression.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Re: 3.0w (source)

With such a good state of affairs (i.e., no bug reports), I was
able to tackle a top-requested feature (59, 73). Many of you have
asked to be able to encode deltas using a FIFO as the source file,
because it means you can encode/decode from a compressed-on-disk
source file when you don't have enough disk space for a temporary
uncompressed copy. This is now supported, with one caveat.

When decoding with a non-seekable source file, the -B flag, which
determines how much space is dedicated to its block cache, must be
set at least as large as was used for encoding. If the decoder
cannot proceed because -B was not set large enough, you will see:

xdelta3: non-seekable source: copy is too far back (try raising

The stream->src->size field has been eliminated. Internally, a new
stream->src->eof_known state has been introduced. This was a big
improvement in code quality because, now, the source and target
files are treated the same with respect to external (de)compression
and several branches of code are gone for good.

$NetBSD: distinfo,v 1.3 2010/03/15 12:22:24 wiz Exp $

SHA1 (xdelta3.0y.tar.gz) = 3120ff9ff57734e08c06a97675572370d2da92e4
RMD160 (xdelta3.0y.tar.gz) = b6ad7d1a9d1fee3496cd4f30680a996aaa4f639c
Size (xdelta3.0y.tar.gz) = 228808 bytes