[darcs-users] Why Bitkeeper still wins

Karel Gardas kgardas at objectsecurity.com
Tue Mar 22 14:48:48 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Peter Busser wrote:

> On Tuesday 22 March 2005 11:47, Jamie Webb wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 08:20:48AM +0100, Peter Busser wrote:
> > > And it uses
> > > SHA-1 hashes for everything. SHA-1 is starting to reach the end its
> > > useful life.
> >
> > That depends on your definition of useful.
> Things only can get worse for SHA-1, not better. Therefore it is arrogant
> and/or foolish to ignore the advice to (slowly) move away from SHA-1. People
> in the field *are* giving the advice to migrate to more stronger hashes.

100% agree and that's the reason why I asked on darcs-devel to move to
something more stronger and David Roundy agreed to do so during the
transition to the new darcs archive format, which hopefully will also
support some kind of signing.

Karel Gardas                  kgardas at objectsecurity.com
ObjectSecurity Ltd.           http://www.objectsecurity.com

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