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[cross-project-issues-dev] Central Checksum service going away


Years ago I enabled a centralized checksum service and attached it to the downloads/mirror page, as seen here:

The system is flawed in two ways:
- artifacts that change will have invalid checksums
- on occasion, a checksum is computed too early while a file is in transit, leading to invalid sums

Since the value provided by a central service is likely very low, and I lack the cycles to make something more robust, I'm deprecating the service. Please see

Once retired, "sums.php" will return an empty response.


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