[Bitcoin-development] Signing release binaries

Peter Vessenes peter at coinlab.com
Sun Jul 29 12:20:44 UTC 2012


This is a good idea. I think I can come up with the cash, I will
follow up with gavin.

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On Jul 29, 2012, at 7:18 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:

> MacOS X 10.8 makes application signing borderline mandatory, in that
> you cannot run unsigned apps unless you tweak your settings via the
> control panel. You must sign with a certificate issued by Apple via
> their "identified developer" program.
>
> Windows allows but does not require signing. However, anti-virus
> systems tend to use signers with good reputation as a whitelisting
> signal. Signing Bitcoin releases makes sense because it may lead to,
> at minimum, higher performance if AV engines ignore file reads/writes
> by Bitcoin. And it can also shield us from false positives. You only
> need to see the mess that the mining tools world has become to
> understand why this is important.
>
> As I don't take part in the release process, I can't help out with
> this directly, but I believe it's important and would be willing to
> throw some money in towards buying the signing certs for both
> platforms. I guess Gavin would be the final signer.
>
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