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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost 1.61.0 has been released
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-13 12:54:45

Hi Michael,

On Fri, May 13, 2016, 19:01 Michael Witten <mfwitten_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> > Release 1.61.0 of the Boost C++ Libraries is now available.
> No, it's not released yet.
> It's not released until there are associated with the files
> immediately obvious digital signatures that can be verified with a
> well known personal public key (like that of Vladimir Prus).
> Please, quit fscking around.

Thanks for your reminder! The signed hashes file will be available later,
most likely next Tuesday. Sadly, if you require this file before using
1.61.0, you would have to wait.

That said, the definition a Boost release is made by release managers, it's
not a universal law of physics. Presently, that definition does not include
any digital signatures. The signatures I included with a couple of release
candidates were an experiment to see how many people appear to care (the
answer was one, Tom), and how complicated it is (the answer is that GPG is
quite a mess, especially on Windows or if you do not want your master key
on a random cloud server). No decison is made yet.

You are welcome to push on this and make concrete suggestions, but the
impact will be directly proportional to how polite your messages are


Vladimir Prus

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