[QGIS-Developer] Question on signed windows installers

Neumann, Andreas a.neumann at carto.net
Tue Aug 22 01:57:39 PDT 2017

Hi Jürgen, 

Thanks a lot for the explanations, your work and efforts around signing
and fixing the weeklies! 

Another step in order to make QGIS more professional. 


On 2017-08-22 10:41, Jürgen E. Fischer wrote:

> Hi Andreas,
> On Tue, 22. Aug 2017 at 09:39:48 +0200, Neumann, Andreas wrote: 
>> I noticed that the Windows all-in-one installers are now signed (Open
>> Source Geospatial Foundation). Is 2.18.12 the first signed version or
>> were the previous versions also signed?
> Yes, it's the first one.
>> In any case - wanted to report back that our AV scanner did not complain
>> about 2.18.12, whereas it "swallowed" the QGIS 3 weekly without even
>> visibly notifying (only in the log file one could see that QGIS 3 was
>> sent to quarantine and the original installer file removed). Perhaps
>> signing installers builds trust with AV software? Installing over
>> OSGEO4W installer is always fine.
> The weeklies apparently weren't built for a while.  Did anyone else notice?
> I added signing for the weekly yesterday.  Requires wine and in turn xvfb -
> because we need to produce an extra installer that installs an uninstaller, so
> we can sign it and include it in the actual installer - runs fine locally (but
> w/o xvfb), but currently the final step crashes with a bus error on qgis2...
> Jürgen 
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