November 30th 2021

Free software activities in November 2021

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

This month, I:

Elsewhere in our tooling, I made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 190, 191, 192, 193 and 194 to Debian:

I also made an update to the command-line client to trydiffoscope , a web-based version of the diffoscope in-depth and content-aware diff utility, specifically only waiting for 2 minutes for to respond in tests. (#998360)


I also filed a single non-reproducible bug this month against meson to note that it has an outdated Source field in the debian/copyright file. (#1000328)

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:

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