May 31st 2021

Free software activities in May 2021

Here's my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world for May 2021 (previous month):


Reproducible Builds

The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort 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.

I also made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 174, 175 and 176 to Debian:


Debian

Finally, I also made a sponsored upload of adminer (4.7.9-2) for Alexandre Rossi.

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 project via the following video: