[Issue 16065] Provide digitally signed binaries for Windows

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Thu May 26 07:28:55 PDT 2016


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--- Comment #4 from b2.temp at gmx.com ---
"-4" for the windows certificate because

- It is not free. It's a commercial system, e.g there are companies whose
buisness it to sell them.

- Companies who deliver them for free do it only for FOSS. but DMD is not fully

- This system usually just reassures people who know nothing to software but
since DMD are dedicated to programmers this is not useful at all.

- This system means nothing unless the software checks itself for the
certificate at run-time (e.g windows only checks on execution if the UAC is
toggled on).

Windows certificates are just a trick invented in the early 2010's to steal the
money of the developers. The impact on the secutity is very low since this
system would have been useful ten years before (early 2000's, XP, the freeware
galore, ...) when Windows was still the main platform used as malware vector.

I would advice you not to lose time to obtain that DMD, the tools and the
installer, get signed. ;)


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