May 31st 2022

Free software activities in May 2022

Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world during May 2022 (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.

This month, I:


Elsewhere in our tooling, I made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 212, 213 and 214 to Debian:

Debian uploads

I also performed a QA upload of xtermcontrol (3.8-5) to make the build reproducible. (#994976)

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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