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setup.exe bandwidth waste
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- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 17:07:10 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: setup.exe bandwidth waste
Since I'm on the mailing list now, might as well ask something that has bugged me for some time.
Far too often, a connection fails at 99% of a huge download (say tetex doc).
When something like this happens under gentoo, it does a continuation.
Why doesn't setup.exe check the MD5, if fails, try a continuation, then MD5 after that as well?
I feel guilty wasting 10-15MB of bandwidth just to redownload something.
Also, on a related note, I was curious if Cygwin does incremental updates, or if it just keeps one massive binary per version.
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