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Old 2012-08-03, 05:45   #1
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Default make the Prime95 repository public?

George is pretty much the only one that's updating Prime95 these days. He obviously knows his code the best, but it can take a long time for one person to maintain a project as complex as Prime95.

So I was thinking... it might be a good idea to make the Prime95 repository public. This would allow the community to add low-priority features (GUI improvements, etc.) while George works on the core of the program. All he has to do is to give commit access to trusted developers.

There is one issue, though: the code that generates the checksum needs to be kept secret for security reasons, so George would need a way to hide that from the public.

But since most of Prime95's source code is publicly available, there's nothing to prevent the GIMPS community from making its own repository. Maybe George can give the checksum-generating code to a trusted "designated builder" once a release candidate is ready to be compiled.

Thoughts?

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Old 2012-08-03, 05:55   #2
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Anyone who wants to make a patch/addition can submit it in each version's dedicated thread, where it will undergo review by the developers here. Considering the agonizingly slow pace of outside development (none at all), there's nothing wrong with that method.
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