> On Apr 4, 2018, at 11:55 AM, Stefan Weil <s...@weilnetz.de> wrote: > > Am 04.04.2018 um 16:58 schrieb Daniel P. Berrangé: >> On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 04:45:48PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote: >>> On 04/04/2018 16:38, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote: >>>> The source/quality of those binaries is completely opaque. We've no idea >>>> who >>>> built them, nor what build options were used, nor what/where the >>>> corresponding >>>> source is (required for GPL compliance), nor any checksum / signature to >>>> validate the binary isn't compromised since build, etc, etc. >>>> >>>> Pointing users to those binaries makes it appear QEMU project is blessing >>>> them, and so any issues with them directly reflect on QEMU's reputation. >>>> >>>> If we're going to link to binaries telling users to download them, we need >>>> to be hosting them on qemu.org and have a clearly documented formal process >>>> around building & distributing them. >>>> >>>> Since both Homebrew & Macports are providing formal bulds though, it looks >>>> simpler to just entirely delegate the problem to them, as we do for Linux >>>> where we delegate to distro vendors to build & distribute binaries. >>> >>> Note that, to some extent, the same issues do apply to Win32 binaries >>> (in particular, they are distributed under http and there are no >>> signatures). However, the situation is better in that they are hosted >>> on an identifiable person's website, and of course Windows doesn't have >>> something akin to Homebrew and Macports so there is no alternative to >>> volunteers building and hosting the binaries. >> >> It would be desirable & practical to address that for Win32, by building >> the Win32 binaries at time of cutting the release, using the Mingw toolchain >> via one of our formal Docker environments. Would need buy-in of our release >> manager to accept the extra work for making releases though... >> >> Regards, >> Daniel > > That would be one possible way. A more automated way could use CI builds > (for example on GitHub) to generate executables for Windows. > > By the way: https://qemu.weilnetz.de provides https (maybe I should > enforce it), it includes sha512, and I also sign the binaries with my > key. You still have to trust me, Debian and Cygwin (which provides lots > of libraries used for the build). > > Regards, > Stefan
I guess there is just too much distrust to provide a QEMU binary for download.