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From Robbie Gemmell <robbie.gemm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] release checksum filename extension
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:23:46 GMT
According to http://www.apache.org/dev/release-distribution.html#sigs-and-sums
.sha is actually required:

"An SHA checksum SHOULD also be created and MUST be suffixed .sha. The
checksum SHOULD be generated using SHA512."

I find the extension a little unhelpful personally, but ok.. :)


On 7 March 2017 at 17:11, Robbie Gemmell <robbie.gemmell@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I noted in the qpid-python-1.36.0 vote thread that the .sha file
> contained a sha256 checksum, this being in place of the historic .sha1
> checksum file.
> I'm curious what people think about the name relative to the contents?
> I think .sha256 might be friendlier so that people know how to try and
> verify it implicitly from its name?
> I mainly ask as I think I'll include one for the proton-j-0.18.0
> release im about to cut, and am trying to settle on a name for it.
> Robbie

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