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

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This service is used by automated build systems. It cannot be retired
without severe adverse consequence. 

- Konstantin


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From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denis Roy
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2015 11:02 AM
To: cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [cross-project-issues-dev] Central Checksum service going away

Folks,

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

http://eclip.se/3Q

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 https://bugs.eclipse.org/460490

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

Denis
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