"package managers" tag
Delta Packages

Exploring Software: Delta Packages — Speed Up Updates By Downloading Less

An RPM package is essentially an archive with packaging and control information — for example, you can extract the contents of a .rpm file using the rpm2cpio utility. A delta RPM is created…

Intelligent package management

Exploring Software: PackageKit — Overcoming Prejudice

My first reaction to the PackageKit UI, after its initial release on Fedora, was negative. It was prejudice at first sight. I did not see any advantage in reinventing the wheel. The only…

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