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popularity[edit]

Do any other distributions or other notable organisations use jigdo? If so I think they might be worth a mention. Admetus 22:12, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

no other entity on earth uses jigdo —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petchboo (talkcontribs) 13:58, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
dats untrue → German compy mag ″ c't ″ used jigdo for their anitvirus CDROM updates in 2004. was a huge ♥ ♥ boost to the project. 91.60.141.13 (talk) 13:11, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Jigdo is also for Fedora core[edit]

Now Jigdo is also supported for Fedora Core 9. reference- [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhishek8in (talkcontribs) 07:34, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Looks like Jigdo download support has ended with Fedora 15, see Jigdo History. Michael.Paoli (talk) 13:43, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

How about assembling any CDs from random files?[edit]

I would like to see a discussion about people unassociated with an organization use jigdo to enable end users to easily assemble CD or DVD images from files that are not normally assembled that way. For instance, the IBM Redbook series has thousands of book titles in a dozen or so categories. Every published book, draft, white paper, and technote in the series is freely downloadable. However, IBM also sells book collections on CD. I would like to see someone use jigdo to create free ($0), unsanctioned versions of the CD or even DVD images (which don't exist today). The same is true for their research journals, IBM Systems Journal

Also, a key point that this current article misses is the fact that jigdo will compare any previously assembled images against the latest version available to decide if any files already downloaded have not been updated and can therefore be reused. This feature reduces the load on archive servers. That is perfect for my example scenario because older books that are no longer receiving updates will never be downloaded more than once and as newer books have updated versions posted or drafts become final versions, their status is accurately represented on the latest CD or DVD images automatically. Each time a user runs jigdo to refresh a CD or DVD image, only the changed files are downloaded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.83.163.22 (talk) 13:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Hopefully the above point has more-or-less been reasonably addressed by my edit changes. I didn't want to get too detailed. It was rather/quite Debian specific (e.g. .deb files), but Jigdo is more generally useful than that, so I more generally described what it does and typical usage - most notably removing bits about specifically assembling .deb files, as Jigdo is much more general than that. Michael.Paoli (talk) 13:47, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Numerous updates/cleanup[edit]

I did a large series of changes, most notably:
from: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jigdo&oldid=543721372
through: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jigdo&oldid=543899569
I did a large number of mostly rather to quite small incremental changes.

And
from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jigdo&oldid=546241786
through: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jigdo&oldid=546284914
I did a fairly major overhaul, mostly rearranging, cleaning up, improving accuracy and relative completeness, hopefully generally improving layout and (more-or-less) logical "flow", etc.

My "wish list" for the Jigdo wiki page - hopefully recruit some more experts on the development, use (most notably what various projects do and/or have used Jigdo), and Jigdo history, to round out and complete that information at least some fair bit more. Some references might be difficult or infeasible to obtain, particularly further or more detailed historical data, most notably due to "link rot" - and The Internet Archive didn't capture all the references that may be useful/significant.

Michael.Paoli (talk) 13:39, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

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