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Comment:Updated the Debian Stretch speculation bit at the end of the hashpolicy document with latest results from the forum thread.
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User & Date: wyoung 2019-01-09 12:31:05
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2019-01-10
06:03
Fixed an errant use of a Markdown hyperlink in a Fossil wiki document. check-in: 15cbb09d user: wyoung tags: trunk
2019-01-09
12:31
Updated the Debian Stretch speculation bit at the end of the hashpolicy document with latest results from the forum thread. check-in: 9d673f04 user: wyoung tags: trunk
2019-01-08
19:08
Restore the ability to delete a wiki page. check-in: e947378e user: drh tags: trunk
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Of course, if some members of your team stubbornly refuse to upgrade past
Fossil 1.37, you should avoid changing the hash policy and creating
artifacts with SHA3 names, because once you do that your recalcitrant
coworkers will no longer be able to collaborate.

<h2>A Pure SHA3 Future</h2>

At some point in the future, years from now, after everybody has finally
upgraded to Fossil 2.0 or later, the default hash policy will probably
change to "sha3", or maybe even "shun-sha1".  By the time that happens,
you will probably already be using SHA3 on all your projects and so you
are unlikely to notice.

This probably won't happen until after all of the operating systems
shipping binary versions of Fossil switch to Fossil 2.1 or later. The
big standout is Debian Stretch (9.0), which is not expected to be
replaced until March 2019, and it won't fall out of support until June


2022.  We do not yet know if we will switch the default hash policy
during that window or not until after Debian 9 is fully out of support.











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Of course, if some members of your team stubbornly refuse to upgrade past
Fossil 1.37, you should avoid changing the hash policy and creating
artifacts with SHA3 names, because once you do that your recalcitrant
coworkers will no longer be able to collaborate.

<h2>A Pure SHA3 Future</h2>

At some point in the future, after everybody has finally upgraded to
Fossil 2.0 or later, the default hash policy will probably change to
"sha3", or maybe even "shun-sha1".  By the time that happens, you will
probably already be using SHA3 on all your projects and so you are
unlikely to notice.

This probably won't happen until after all of the operating systems
shipping binary versions of Fossil switch to Fossil 2.1 or later. The
big standout is Debian Stretch (v9), since it still ships Fossil 1.37
due to its stable packages policy. Stretch will be the current release
version of Debian until "some time mid 2019" according to [the latest
published release plan][deb10]. Debian Stretch will then remain in
support until June 2022. We do not yet know if we will switch the
default hash policy during that window or not until after Stretch is
fully out of support.


[deb10]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/04/msg00006.html