This week’s report represents the three-year anniversary of the Reproducible Builds project reporting on its activities. We would like to thank all those who have contributed over the years, in particular thanking Jérémy Bobbio for starting this.
Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday April 22 and Saturday April 28 2018:
On April 26th, Chris Lamb gave the keynote presentation at FLOSSUK 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland on reproducible builds and how it can prevent individual developers and centralised infrastructure from becoming targets from malicious actors.
In addition, on Monday 23rd Chris at foss-north 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden to speak about diffoscope, our in-depth “diff-on-steroids” utility which helps us diagnose reproducibility issues in packages.
Elio Qoshi published a followup to our recent logo vote to start the discussion on the typeface and colour scheme, etc. that will accompany it. Another vote is likely to follow.
Chris Lamb migrated this blog and the related machinery from the deprecated (and Debian-branded) Alioth service to the more-generic
reproducible-builds.orgdomain as well as made some cosmetic changes] to the site itself.
Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed
139 package categorisations were added, 71 were updated and 38 were removed this week.
- Chris Lamb:
- Vagrant Cascadian:
In addition, build failure bugs were reported by Adrian Bunk (111), Hilmar Preuße (1), Niko Tyni (1) & Sebastian Ramacher (4).
This week’s edition was written by Chris Lamb, Holger Levsen and Vagrant Cascadian & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.