I think you should distribute the package of project also in .tgz and add the relate MD5 to zipped files.
+1 for tarballs!
@derekjones is this possible?
Yes, we should actually start a discussion on build and delivery in general for 3.0 and forward.
Very good idea. So this way there's no mysterious backdoors.
@SuperSpyTX: Mysterious backdoors? Not sure what you mean there.
Could even consider using a little AWS CloudFront to make downloads super-quick from a CDN?
We've got Akamai services for CDN, so yes. I mean an internal discussion on that though, Phil, so we can determine where that should take place and whose the responsible party for which steps.
@derekjones Where does this stand?
We will likely post checksums along with zip files, but I don't know that we'll distribute in any other archival formats.
As long as it is moving along I am happy
[ci skip] Add MD5 checksums to download page (rel: #991)
Tarballs are available for download via GitHub releases since v.2.0.3. That link exists in the new user guide and the above commit adds MD5 checksums for all released versions, so this one is complete.