[vlc-devel] Future of the update mechanism

Francois Cartegnie fcvlcdev at free.fr
Thu Jul 30 18:42:37 CEST 2009

Le jeudi 30 juillet 2009, Dominique Leuenberger a écrit :
> update TXT "<update><item os=windows version=1.0.1
> filename=vlc-1.0.1.exe link=http://www.videolan.org/mirroredlinkto.exe
> action=suggestDownload /><item os=openSUSE version=1.0.1
> link=http://www.videolan.org/suse/readme.html action=ShowReadme
> /></update>"
> I'm sure you get the idea.

It's just a question of choosing to send/cache full txt sets or just a single 
A answer. (1)

Yes, as long your whole string is enclosed in 255 bytes long sections.

> Instead of putting all the OS infos into one big TXT record, those
> could be split in smaller records, update.opensuse, update.win,
> update.mac or whatever.

One big... yes as long as the whole answer sticks in a 512 bytes packets.(see 


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