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Xdelta Version 3
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reckrhodes

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009, 00:40    Post subject:  Xdelta Version 3
Subject description: reuploaded
 

Extracted from Sir BK's jaunty puppy (woof alpha 9).
Hope this might help to those wanting to have Xdelta in their Puppy.
I tried this in my Puppy 4.2.1 and it works fine.

Reuploaded - to have a click on delta file or a right click function. See help button.
xdelta-3.0.0.pet
Description  reuploaded - GUI scripted by Sir Barry Kauler
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Caneri

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009, 19:08    Post subject:  

Hi reckrhodes ,

Thanks for the xdelta. I'm glad to see this as "official" aka Barry's post.

There were some of us that wanted this in "official" releases for a long time.

Some have used it for awhile and found it an effective way to do updates.

Again..thanks,
Eric

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vg1

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PostPosted: Tue 26 May 2009, 05:00    Post subject:  

Excellent! Hopefully more people will start using it now.
Thanks.
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Billwho?


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Location: still "In The Dog House" East Coast Oz Trialing 4.20

PostPosted: Tue 26 May 2009, 08:06    Post subject: Patches?  

Have installed and run the GUI. Looks promising but I can't actually test it yet. Does anyone know where I can get a delta patch to upgrade from 4.20 to 4.21? Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places and using the wrong search terms in google but I have not found one yet. Or are there none available?
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PostPosted: Tue 26 May 2009, 21:16    Post subject:  

If someone volunteers to create a delta file for 4.2 to 4.2.1 that would be great.

Use my GUI if possible, as that automatically creates a .delta file with the old and new filenames contained in its filename, which makes it easy for the GUI to generate 4.2.1.

For example, if the old file is puppy-4.2.iso and the new file is puppy-4.2.1.iso then the Xdelta GUI will generate 'puppy-4.2.iso:puppy-4.2.1.iso.delta'.
If someone downloads that .delta file, all they have to do is click on it and the GUI application searches for the old file and brings up the GUI window and all the person has to do is click the 'GENERATE' button.

In alpha9 Rox recognises .delta filetypes, I don't know if the above PET package has that mime handling information in it.

I'm in Melbourne right now. After I get home, if noone has created the .delta for 4.2.1, I can do it.
I might need reminding though.

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Billwho?


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Location: still "In The Dog House" East Coast Oz Trialing 4.20

PostPosted: Sat 13 Jun 2009, 22:05    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
If someone volunteers to create a delta file for 4.2 to 4.2.1 that would be great.

Use my GUI if possible, as that automatically creates a .delta file with the old and new filenames contained in its filename, which makes it easy for the GUI to generate 4.2.1.

Created a delta patch using Barry's GUI on Friday. Worked like a charm.

BarryK wrote:
For example, if the old file is puppy-4.2.iso and the new file is puppy-4.2.1.iso then the Xdelta GUI will generate 'puppy-4.2.iso:puppy-4.2.1.iso.delta'.

The new delta patch file I created was named puppy-4.2-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey.iso:puppy-4.2.1-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey.iso.delta by the GUI.
I have uploaded it to puppylinux.ca and Eric is hosting it Here
At just 16MB it is a much better option for dial-up users than the full 100Mb iso. I hope we can get the developers to create an official delta file for any future puppies as well as the full iso.


Thanks for a great little application. Dead simple to use too.

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paulhomebus


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug 2010, 22:12    Post subject:  

Just wondering why we dont' have loads of links to .delta files now?

Where would I find some?
This utility would be mighty useful for upgrading an iso from 4.2 to Lupu 5, or even 4.31 to 4.35 - or wouldn't that work?

EDIT: I have started a new topic and started uploading .delta files, hopefully to fill a gap. http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=58435

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 19:21    Post subject:  

Technically it would work for going from 4.x to 5.x, but it probably wouldn't work any better than just downloading the ISO. Maybe worse. It would certainly be more hassle.

For 4.31 to 4.35, it would work nicely (I assume 4.35 is actually a descendant of 4.31).

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