Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday May 6 and Saturday May 12 2018:
Ricardo Wurmus published a paper titled Reproducible bioinformatics pipelines with Guix which outlines using GNU Guix and reproducible builds in general as a “crucial foundation for computational experiments”.
There was further discussion on our mailing list regarding the typeface and colour scheme, etc. of our logo.
22 package reviews updated and 36 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.
Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed
Bernhard M. Wiedemann:
- The proposed change to make Inkscape’s PDF output reproducible was merged. This was originally filed in Debian as #893314.
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:
- Chris Lamb:
Mattia Rizzolo subsequently backported this version to
After the release of version
94, the development continued with the following contributions from Mattia Rizzolo:
- Fix handling of filenames with non-unicode characters (Bug #898022).
bytesobjects as much as possible to prevent possible encoding issues
- Fix a Git-related test failure on FreeBSD (Bug #872826).
- Don’t capture unused output from the
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:
- Chris Lamb:
Mattia Rizzolo made the following changes to our Jenkins-based testing framework, including:
- Expand the check for the wrong future date to additionally detect when we accidentally revert to the present.
- Match another
schrootsetup jobs and drop mention of
schrootfrom maintenance job descriptions.
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.