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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Budapest and thereafter.
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:18:15 GMT
Am 12/09/2014 12:07 AM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> Marcus wrote:
>> Am 12/08/2014 02:32 PM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
>>> We could actually do both, if you believe it makes sense:
>>> - signed 4.1.1 (next Windows binaries only) by end of December
>>> - 4.1.2 in January
>> IMHO this doesn't make sense and would be just a waste of resources,
>> when doing 2 releases in such a short time frame.
>> But I would tend to do only the bigger release (4.1.2) - let's say in
>> January/February. When ...
>
> Honestly, Infra would like (and they are right) that after asking for
> years for digital signing, we actually use it. We can't put many
> obstacles in front of it. So a long list of things that we must have
> ready before that won't work. Signing Windows binaries will have to
> happen, and users will benefit from it in terms of trust in OpenOffice.
>
> Assuming that more or less we can master the technology, distributing
> the 4.1.1 signed binaries is not a huge feat for us (it would need
> production of the new binaries and their upload to a new directory like
> "windows-signed" and defaulting to "windows-signed" in the JavaScript in
> the download page). It is far less than a release and at least it could
> show that on this (new for OpenOffice) topic we are ready.
>
> In case I wasn't clear (and this is my fault for not summarizing the
> Budapest talks correctly) signed binaries have high priority. One way is
> to make a 4.1.2 release and sign it, and this requires going through the
> whole process (no, it can't be a Windows-only release). Another way is
> to ship a signed version of the existing 4.1.1 binaries as a "warm up"
> for the moment when this will be integral part of the release process.

all nice words. But it doesn't matter and especially for the Windows 
build it's indeed not a long list of obstacles, wishes, or what ever. 
Just one: Who will - and can - do it?

So, when we have answered this question, we are a big step towards a new 
release.

Marcus


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