Friday, 5 May 2017

Re: Machine Parsable Release Information Specification

On Fri, 05 May 2017, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> I am sending this mail to the development list of the distributions
> CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu. I am working for
> ProfitBricks and we provide public images in our cloud for these
> distributions.
> Currently I know no way to retrieve the release information about
> new/updated ISO and disk images in a machine parsable and secure way.
> Instead I have to visit the websites and collect the information
> manually.
> My idea is to create a (simple) image release information specification
> and let every distribution provide one release file which accessible
> via https or gpg signed. I created an initial draft of the spec:
> Your thoughts? Does it make sense? Is the information already provided
> somewhere else?

Attempting to preempt the creation of a Massive Cross-post Thread from

PLEASE open an issue or pull request at the above mentioned github
project to discuss and suggests changes to that specification, instead
of doing it over four *very large* mailing lists.

Thank you ;-)

PS: I am reading said spec right now. If I have any comments, I will
either register an issue, or submit a pull request with proposed

Henrique Holschuh

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