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From "Henk P. Penning" <penn...@uu.nl>
Subject Re: Feedback on dist health checker (was: [jira] [Commented] (COMDEV-248) add /dist/ health issues)
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:46:21 GMT
On Thu, 25 Jan 2018, sebb wrote:

> Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:35:48 +0100
> From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
> To: dev@community.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Feedback on dist health checker (was: [jira] [Commented]
>     (COMDEV-248) add /dist/ health issues)

>>   It seems you don't understand the magic ; a 'bad' download
>>   results in a 'bad' checksum ; right?
>
> Yes, I understand that.
> However I have worked with sigs and hashes for a while.

   Sorry ; I was teasing you a little ...

> However what is the average user to make of the page:
>
> https://checker.apache.org/sums/8347323be17d484be69b9fb094bf110993c66c39.html
>
> This presents a huge amount of information, almost all of which will
> mean nothing to most people.

   ... that is just presentation ; look again :-)

>>>> https://checker.apache.org/sums/4a23503e9c272eed58c86046a8da737866cd1aff.html

> In which case the pages without the META file should probably indicate
> that verification was not possible.

   Yes, maybe ; I didn't want go overboard (yet :-).

> I think there are several potential consumers of the pages.
> - people familiar with sigs and hashes who want/need all the detail
> - release managers and devs who need to know what to fix
> - general public who just want to verify a download

   I'm glad to hear that ; I've tried to put the 'general' stuff
   near the top-of-page ; the details (for specialists) follow.

   Regards,

   HPP

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