Signed downloads and Markdown support

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 9 years ago in News Permalink

Certificate for installers and nightly builds

Finally I bought a certificate at to sign the HeidiSQL installers and nightly build files. The latest built installer and nightly builds now don't show a warning message in Windows 7, 8 and 10 any longer. Instead, Windows 7 displays the certificate owner in a dialog when executing:

For all Open Source developers - here's my tutorial for obtaining and managing a code signing certificate using signtool.exe.

Markdown syntax support in this forum

After updating most webserver components on I thought I could add Markdown support to the forum. Markdown provides an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which then converts to valid HTML for viewing forum threads on

Learn the basics for Markdown on GitHub.

This adds - amongst other features - support for pasting table results from HeidiSQL here. Here comes an example table, copied in Markdown Here format from HeidiSQL via Export grid rows dialog:

id user Text Termin ts
6 1 Schick anziehen!!! 2 2002-04-28 20:16:25
11 3 nur mit einladung 2 2002-04-29 21:19:56
igitur's profile image igitur posted 9 years ago Permalink

What software are you using for the forums?

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 9 years ago Permalink

Homebrown and self-written.

[expired user #9493]'s profile image [expired user #9493] posted 9 years ago Permalink

A year ago this certificate was free for open source developers.

[expired user #9707]'s profile image [expired user #9707] posted 8 years ago Permalink

FYI, you can get a free code signing cert (for open source projects) from GlobalSign:

Sorry to resurrect an otherwise old thread! ????

Regards, Ben

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