Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/06/25/03:57:34

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 10:54:17 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
To: Robert Humphris <r DOT humphris AT indigo-avs DOT com>
cc: "'djgpp AT delorie DOT com'" <djgpp AT delorie DOT com>,
"'asu1 AT cornell DOT edu'" <asu1 AT cornell DOT edu>
Subject: RE: DJGPP is in WAY too many pieces
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On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Robert Humphris wrote:

> >did you consider that not everyone is on a high-speed link?
> Trouble is, that the 10 odd Megs that need to be down loaded, takes the
> same connection time if it comes in one file, or 20... in fact 1 file
> takes less time, as you have no latency between files.

Did you hear about net outages?  When the connection dies in the
middle of a large file, most FTP/HTTP client software will require you
to begin downloading from the beginning.  With several smaller files,
the probability of this is lower.

> Is it that the problem lays with the fact that this is GNU stuff and
> thus has to be distributed the way that they decree?

No, GNU copyleft doesn't imply any restrictions here, they just
require the sources to be freely available from the same place where
the binaries are kept.  The packaging standards are DJGPP's own
invention, AFAIK.

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