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Google Summer of Code 2011 Gentoo Foundation

Distfile patching support

by Rafael Goncalves Martins for Gentoo Foundation

Improve the performance of the Gentoo Linux mirrors by reducing the overall bandwidth load, allowing people to fetch binary patches from the mirrors, instead of the full source tarballs, when updating some package. This proposal is partially based on GLEP 25, by Brian Harring.