With all the updates and upgrades every 6 months, what ever happened to delta patches/upgrades? For those that don't know what I mean - they're patches that update only parts of the code/files that need to be updated.
I have a 500MB file and a newer version comes out with only 2 lines changed in the code/added/removed/whatever. Instead of downloading that 500MB file again it downloads a delta patch that just updates the file where it needs updated at.
It may not have been Canonical/Ubuntu talking about delta updates, but I thought they were. Smaller downloads for updates and upgrades.