Summary: zsync - Partial/differential file transfer client over
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zsync is a file transfer program. It allows you to download a file from
a remote server, where you have a copy of an older version of the file
on your computer already. zsync downloads only the new parts of the file.
zsync uses the same algorithm as rsync. However, where rsync is designed
for synchronising data from one computer to another within an organisation,
zsync is designed for file distribution, with one file on a server to be
distributed to thousands of downloaders. zsync requires no special server
software just a web server to host the files and imposes no extra load on
the server, making it ideal for large scale file distribution.
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Why not Fedora?
zsync includes a modified zlib, we (2 and a half maintainers) tried split out
the modification as a seperate function but we couldn't rebuild that against
fedora zlib. patching out zlib incl. the zlibchanges fails. included
dependencies are not permitted in fedora! I's very ugly but I chatted with
knurd (Thorsten Leemhuis) and he said, this is not nice but should be possible
for rpmfusion. :-)
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