A short update for you today:
1. Jar signing
The Eclipse Foundation, with help from the Eclipse project team,
has set up an infrastructure that will enable you to sign your JAR
files, as well as JAR files within a ZIP file. The files are signed by
the Foundation, using a Foundation-owned code signing certificate. We
will be extending signing privileges to one or two committers on each
How does it work?
1. You Project Lead must tell us (webmaster) who is allowed to sign
JARs for your project.
2. When you've been granted signing privileges, you use an SSH client
and connect to build.eclipse.org using your committer account as usual.
3. You must copy/move the files you wish to sign to the downloads staging
area. We do not allow you to sign files from any other location.
4. You type a command that will add files to the signing queue. The
queue is processed automatically, and you can get an e-mail
notification when signing is complete.
5. You can then move the signed files from the staging area to your
Detailed instructions on the signing process will be sent to those
committers who are appointed as signers.
If you have any questions about signing, please ask, or refer to these
2. Downloads vs. archives
When moving files from download.eclipse.org to archive.eclipse.org,
a common pain point was the need to update all your download links. If
you're using http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=
you should be), you don't need to update your download links anymore.
When download.php cannot find the requested file on
download.eclipse.org, it searches the exact same file on
archive.eclipse.org. This change should help simplify moving files to
As usual, thanks for reading.
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