Proposal: Provide diffs between consensuses
peter at palfrader.org
Wed Jun 25 06:30:09 UTC 2008
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> > - Do we agree on using the ed patch format?
> I finally figured out what questions I wanted to answer this question
> with. :)
> There are two things we want in a patch format:
> 1. There needs to be a spec for generating and applying patches.
> The spec for generating them needs to be deterministic (or have a
> deterministic variant) so that authorities can all generate the
> same patch.
Why? Nobody needs to sign patches. Even directory caches can create
the patches if we want. If all works out the end result will be a
properly signed consensus.
> 2. There should be a good Free Software library (3BSD-like license,
> ideally) to generate and apply patches.
Not that I have found one yet, but I didn't look too closely.
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