Archive for August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Git Tower 3.5


GPG is a collection of tools that allow signing and encrypting of data using asymmetric cryptography (with public / private keys). Git uses GPG to sign and verify commits and tags. With such a signature, you can easily verify that a commit (or tag) was really made by a specific user.


Tower indicates directly in its History views if a commit was signed or not. On top of that, you can also see the signature status (green / orange / red) and access additional information through a popover window.


Apart from commits, you can also verify the signatures for tags in Tower. Either right-click on the tag in the sidebar or directly click it in one of the commit views.


You can configure if you want Tower to automatically sign new commits - either just in a certain repository or globally.

It’s great that Git supports signing, but I simply don’t hear much about it.

DevMate End of Life


However, with recent changes in the way that software businesses manage their applications, it has become clear that reproducing DevMate capabilities in Paddle would not best support their needs for the future. As a result we have taken the decision to close the DevMate platform.

On December 16th 2019, the DevMate platform and software suite will be retired. After this date, there will be no new product features and no ability to generate new licenses. Existing licenses will continue to work; you will be able to manage existing licenses securely through a new tool, and we will continue to provide essential technical support.

I recommend doing your own license generation.


Update (2019-09-09): Christian Tietze:

Nowadays I discover more and more people struggling to migrate away, and my blog pops up in their searches – apparently because I wrote a book on selling apps on FastSpring.

This post is meant to help you figure some things out, but I don’t yet have a compelling alternative to offer. As far as I know, there is no fully compatible drop-in replacement.