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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:
> https://github.com/cgwalters/git-evtag

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.