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    Re: Apt-get – The next generation? (Score: 2)
    by xeer on Tuesday, October 30 @ 12:38:31 GMT

    I’ve been toying with the idea of a general binary patching system for a while and have finally decided to do something about it. I’ve registered a project @ SourceForge called ediff (check it out at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ediff ) which could provide support for .deb files (being a Debian user myself, I _definitely_ want to be able to support .deb files eventually)

    The basic idea of my project is to extend diff & patch to support any file type by means of modules which know how to analyse specific types — e.g. for text files, you could use the current diff & patch, there’d be a module for zip files, tar files, deb files…. whatever anyone wants to write a module for. If anyone’s interested, take a look: will hopefully start actual development in a few weeks.


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