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Re: [eclipse-ide-wg] [platform-dev] Signed content


I flushed the cache on the job's workspace and reran it from scratch.

This time it did not find unsigned jars from the platform's builds nor in the SimRel aggregation.  So most likely there was some build at some time in which these were not signed, and those were cached the first time they were visible.  There's no way to track down such artifact history when the IU IDs are identical; and these IUs have no qualifier in the version...

Sorry for the false alarm.  The platform never has made such mistakes in the past, so the basic assumption was that this therefore was a deliberate choice, especially given the ongoing discussions about not signing things like Jetty in particular.  Sorry for jumping to conclusions. 

I feel better with your statement that such a change would not be made unilaterally and without notice.


On 02.05.2021 14:11, Sravan K Lakkimsetti wrote:

I don’t this mail is in good intentions. This is really offending and upsetting.


This was not reported with the repository analysers either in platform or simrel.

Here is the output of jarsigner when I ran on org.eclipse.jetty.util.ajax


C:\Users\SRAVANLAKKIMSETTI\Downloads>"c:\EclipseTest\JAVA\jdk-11.0.10+9\bin\jarsigner.exe" -verify org.eclipse.jetty.util.ajax_10.0.2.jar


jar verified.


We do have a test in platform to verify unsigned content in the repository. That test will fail if any bundle is reported as unsigned. This is based on the repository analyser report generated during the build. We have been using this for quite some time. I myself has stopped simrel contribution multiple times the moment I notice a problem with signing.


I don’t see a problem when the jarsigner returns as success.





From: Ed Merks <ed.merks@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 02 May 2021 13:41
To: Eclipse platform general developers list. <platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>; Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>; Eclipse Planning Council <>; eclipse-ide-wg@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [platform-dev] Signed content


Hi, I am assume from observation that the platform team has decided to change its signing policy to not physically sign some jars anymore:


I am assume from observation that the platform team has decided to change its signing policy to not physically sign some jars anymore:

This of course propagates to SimRel:

I don't recall a Planning Council policy decision to drop/change the need for signed jars.  I don't know the full impact this has on the installer nor on consumers.   The installer at least appears to happily install such things and the IDE presents such things to the user as if they are signed:

Slowly I get the feeling that SimRel is a no longer process where we all work together as a team.  Rather it feels as if the platform team can and does unilaterally make decisions for everyone else.



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