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#518618 - 01/18/19 07:29 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] BIAB Updates
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Rather than having to download a complete fix for BIAB (or RealBand) could we just have the option to down load the new changes. For us folk with slow speed internet this could mean saving quite a lot of download time.

The complete update should also be available, but in these days of weekly updates, I don't see any need to download 230m every time.
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#518636 - 01/18/19 08:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: BIAB Updates [Re: Dave]
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I’ve watched the patches as they execute and many files are involved.
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#518638 - 01/18/19 09:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: BIAB Updates [Re: Dave]
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Matt: All builds since 604 have been 280MB. You can also see from the description then the fix only relates to a small number of issues, and while I understand the changes may affect several files / modules, it seems that the changes themselves are probably small.
What I am suggesting is that rather than have all the previous changes we could be offered just the 'new' patches. In the old days they may have been called a superzap, or a direct change to the executable module at the lowest level.
Perhaps 613 might have been a few hundred kb rather that 280 mb
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#518639 - 01/18/19 09:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: BIAB Updates [Re: Dave]
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Yes, we will move some of the larger files to a dedicated RealTracks patch soon. The Band-in-a-Box patch will still be cumulative, however it will be alot smaller.
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#518647 - 01/18/19 10:01 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: BIAB Updates [Re: Dave]
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Thanks Andrew.

Dave, sure, I see merit in your request. I do wonder though, if the patches were not cumulative, how much aggravation would be caused trying to diagnose user problems when everyone doesn’t have the same base program.
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#518666 - 01/18/19 11:09 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: BIAB Updates [Re: Dave]
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I think it's the size that is the real issue - so much to download each time. The cumulative patches are important and should be continued, but intermediate updates would be appreciated. I don't know whether they can be tailored so that you can't update with patch B unless you already have patch A. The next build would include patches A through N. The logistics needs to be worked out, but the idea is to get smaller patches in the hands of the user as quickly as possible
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