Re: upstreaming https://github.com/cgwalters/git-evtag ?
- Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:34:45 +0100 (STD)
- From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: upstreaming https://github.com/cgwalters/git-evtag ?
On Mon, 8 Jan 2018, Colin Walters wrote:
> Hi, so quite a while ago I wrote this:
For the benefit of readers who prefer to stay in their mail readers:
git-evtag can be used as a replacement for git-tag -s. It will
generate a strong checksum (called Git-EVTag-v0-SHA512) over the
commit, tree, and blobs it references (and recursively over
submodules). A primary rationale for this is that the underlying SHA1
algorithm of git is under increasing threat. Further, a goal here
is to create a checksum that covers the entire source of a single
revision as a replacement for tarballs + checksums.
> Since I last posted about this on the list here, of course
> shattered.io happened. It also looks
> like there was a node.js implementation written.
> Any interest in having this in core git?
I have no opinion, I was just curious what this otherwise undescribed
thing was about.