Free software activities in November 2018

By Chris Lamb

Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world during November 2018 (previous month):


Reproducible builds

Whilst anyone can inspect the source code of free software for malicious flaws almost all software is distributed pre-compiled to end users.

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:


Debian

Debian LTS

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


Uploads


I also sponsored uploads of elpy (1.26.0-1) & muttrc-mode-el (1.2+git20180915.aa1601a-1).


Debian bugs filed


FTP Team


As a Debian FTP assistant this month I ACCEPTed 37 packages: android-platform-system-core, arm-trusted-firmware, boost-defaults, dtl, elogind, fonts-ibm-plex, gnome-remote-desktop, gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons, google-i18n-address, haskell-haskell-gi-base, haskell-rio, lepton-eda, libatteanx-serializer-rdfa-perl, librdf-trine-serializer-rdfa-perl, librdf-trinex-compatibility-attean-perl, libre-engine-re2-perl, libtest-regexp-pattern-perl, linux, lua-lxc, lxc-templates, ndctl, openssh, osmo-bsc, osmo-sgsn, othman, pg-rational, qtdatavis3d-everywhere-src, ruby-grape-path-helpers, ruby-grape-route-helpers, ruby-graphiql-rails, ruby-js-regex, ruby-regexp-parser, shellia, simple-revision-control, theme-d, ulfius & vim-julia.


Chris Lamb is a freelance Django developer and Debian developer. You can read other posts by me, see software I have written or read more about me. You can also follow me @lolamby.


Tags: Python Django

Planets: ALUG UWCS WUGLUG Debian

Friday 30th November 2018