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From Ayende Rahien <>
Subject Re: [Lucene.Net] Re: Signing Binary Releases
Date Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:25:17 GMT
Educate my users?
That is hardly my role. They get the benefit of being able to run a patch
version without undue hassle.
NHibernate 1.x tried to have a secret snk, and that failed pretty miserably

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> On 2011-02-21, Ayende Rahien wrote:
> > There are many situations where you _have_ to have a strong key, or
> > example, gac deployments.  In those cases, anything in the chain also
> > have to have strong key.
> Yes, I knew that.  Sorry if I sounded stupid.  In most cases I try to
> avoid the GAC and my personal use-case (XMLUnit) is quite different from
> Lucene (i.e. it is less likely to end up as a dependency of something
> that gets deployed to the GAC).
> Fortunately my opinion is pretty unimportant here anyway 8-)
> > Most OSS in .NET have signed binary releases, and the snk is usually
> > in the source code.
> Do you educate your users that there is no security promise attached to
> the strong name in this case?  I've always shied away from using strong
> names in OSS because of the illusion of verified-publisher they provide
> in such a setup.
> Thanks
>        Stefan

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