Should we stop distributing source tarballs?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Fri Apr 5 11:45:02 BST 2024

On Freitag, 5. April 2024 12:04:28 CEST Albert Vaca Cintora wrote:
> It seems a lot of people feel conservative in favor of tarballs, so
> maybe I aimed too far. At least I think the discussion brought some
> interesting points that we can explore further. Some I identified:
> - The tarballs should contain no changes with respect to git, or
> minimal changes obviously justifiable in a diff.
> - Tarballs should only be generated in a reproducible manner using
> scripts. Ideally by the CI only.
> - We should start to sign tarballs in the CI.

We could easily add a new service for signing and publishing the tarballs to 
our CI/CD system. The necessary basic infrastructure has been added in the 
last few months as part of our migration from Binary Factory to GitLab.

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