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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Additional info for VOTE e-mails
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:38 GMT
On 17 July 2013 00:19, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> Should the keys file be in the email? Or a rev no of the keys file?

I don't think that's necessary.
We just need to ensure that the key is in the file (and published to
key servers).
There are multiple copies of key entries; we just need to check the
one at the time.

Perhaps should include the revision of the dist/dev directory in SVN
for completeness.

> Gary
>
> On Jul 16, 2013, at 18:29, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> We need to include the revision number as well as the SVN tag.
>> We don't re-use tags (I hope!), but SVN does not guarantee tag
>> immutability, so for completeness the revision is needed.
>> It's easy enough to copy/paste from the commit mail.
>>
>> The KEYS file is needed so an outsider can easily check the sigs; it
>> won't change.
>>
>> Having everything needed to check the release candidate present in the
>> e-mail shows that the PMC is trying to ensure that the vote is clear
>> and open.
>> It should not be necessary for reviewers to go digging for URLs in
>> order to complete their check.
>>
>> Also, then the historical record has everything together.
>>
>> I hope that makes sense to all?
>>
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