What is a sdelta3 patch?

When a car requires an oil change do you buy a new car?
Of course not.
Why waste time and money replacing what is still useable?

When installed software requires an update
do you download a full source tarball?
Of course not.
Why waste time, money, replacing what the computer already has?

sdelta3 patches are like oil changes for installed software.
Instead of downloading a full source tarball when a computer
has an old source tarball a patch that describes the difference
between an old and a new source tarball is downloaded instead.
Most patches are less than 5% of the size of a full source tarball.
The amazing savings provides fast downloads while
reducing bottlenecking of primary distribution points.

Please feel free to look at some stastistics.
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