[sword-devel] Signing of Binaries on macOS and Windows
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Sat Aug 3 02:00:09 MST 2019
when looking into building Ezra Project on Windows and macOS I ran into
the topic of signing binaries (and on macOS on top of that: notarizing
Both on Windows and macOS the OS displays rather scary messages when you
try to run binaries downloaded from the internet. They actually prevent
you from doing that.
On both of those OSs I understand why Microsoft/Apple implemented this -
considering all the malware/virus vulnerability issues.
However, those messages are then also shown for any binaries from Open
Source projects if they are not properly signed.
Signing binaries requires the purchase of corresponding SSL certificates
and also (with Apple) membership as registered developer.
We're looking at 99$ / year with Apple and (based on my research) at
least 49€ / year for Windows code signing certificates.
Big open source projects all sign their binaries for Windows and macOS,
but finance this once as a project.
I was wondering whether there could be a way to have this for the SWORD
eco system as well?
So that the certificates are payed once and all SWORD-based projects
could use them?
How are you handling the binary signing for your SWORD-based project?
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