Checksums on firmwares

#1

Would be nice to have checksums on the firmware files, etc. Nothing exotic or complicated. Probably sha256 would suffice just to make sure things get downloaded in one piece. I would guess the LimeSDR or LimeSuite has a check too but this makes it quite clear which firmware file is mentioned in links, discussions, etc.

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#2

The checksum could even be a part of the filename. I think that is a good way to go with firmware/gateware. That way if someone downloads from some “other” site they can know if it’s legit.

#3

Thanks @hTo137, noted.

#4

It’s also nice to have sha256sum etc. formatted files so the user can simply bulk check the downloads using

sha256sum -c FILES.sha256

git sha1 could also be a part of the filename. Then the users can tell which version it’s built from.

#5

Always good to have more information about the files. I think relelases from github have the sha1 in the filename. Or can be configured to have them.