Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday May 6 and Saturday May 12 2018:

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

diffoscope development

diffoscope is our in-depth “diff-on-steroids” utility which helps us diagnose reproducibility issues in packages. This week, version 94 was uploaded to Debian unstable and PyPI by Chris Lamb. It included contributions already convered by posts in previous weeks as well as new ones from:

Mattia Rizzolo subsequently backported this version to stretch.

After the release of version 94, the development continued with the following contributions from Mattia Rizzolo:

disorderfs development

Version 0.5.3-1 of disorderfs (our FUSE-based filesystem that introduces non-determinism) was uploaded to unstable by Chris Lamb. It included contributions already convered by posts in previous weeks as well as new ones from:

jenkins.debian.net development

Mattia Rizzolo made the following changes to our Jenkins-based testing framework, including:

Misc.

This week’s edition was written by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb, Mattia Rizzolo & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.