[Project_owners] Anyone interested in binary patching of his/her extension?

HJ van Rantwijk bugs4hj at aim.com
Mon Sep 25 20:03:27 EDT 2006


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Michael Buckley wrote:
> What is binary patching?

This is a missing feature for long, recently introduced in Mozilla
Firefox I'm told.  It reduces the number of bytes that need to be
transferred for updates, which saved time and money for both your
customers *and* mozdev.org.

The 'trick' is to patch the binary file(s) instead of replacing the
whole/all file(s) over and over again, because you might just have
changed a small number of bytes in it.

/HJ
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