[fpc-pascal] FPC 3.0.4 released!
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On 2017-11-30 22:26, Tomas Hajny wrote:
> Checksums may indeed be created / calculated rather easily. However, that
> is not enough. The checksums must get to the end user in secured way as
> well, otherwise it makes no sense.
As the saying goes... Take a page from the playbook of FreeBSD or any
Linux distro for that matter.
In summary, a single CHECKSUM file listing each file and its related
checksum. This is a standard layout that many tools can handle and can
be used to verify many files in one go. There are tools that can
generate these complete files too.
On a side note:
MD5 and SHA1 is loosing popularity (but still better than nothing).
SHA256 or SHA512 should now be the norm.
fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal
My public PGP key: http://tinyurl.com/graeme-pgp
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