June 30th 2022

Free software activities in June 2022

Here is my monthly update covering what I've doing in the free software world during June 2022 (previous month):

Reproducible Builds

The motivation behind Reproducible Builds is to ensure no flaws have been introduced during this compilation process by promising identical results are always generated from a given source, thus allowing multiple third-parties to come to a consensus on whether a build was compromised.

The project is proud to be a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Conservancy acts as a corporate umbrella allowing projects to operate as non-profit initiatives without managing their own corporate structure. If you like the work of the Conservancy or the Reproducible Builds project, please consider becoming an official supporter.

This month, I:


Elsewhere in our reproducibility-related tooling, I made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 215, 216 and 217 to Debian:



I also updated all of my packages packaging so that they are using the semi-official GitLab CI pipeline definition for building and testing Debian packages.

Debian LTS

This month I have worked 18 hours on Debian Long Term Support (LTS) and 12 hours on its sister Extended LTS project.

You can find out more about the Debian LTS project via the following video:

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