Welcome to the 100th issue of this weekly news! We hope you have been enjoying our posts and would love to receive some feedback via our mailing list!
Anyway, here's what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday March 19 and Saturday March 25 2017:
Reproducible Builds Hackathon Hamburg 2017
The Reproducible Builds Hamburg Hackathon 2017 (or RB-HH-2017 for short) is a 3-day hacking event taking place May 5th-7th in the CCC Hamburg Hackerspace inside Frappant, as collective art space located witin a historical monument in Hamburg, Germany. The event is open to everyone and we still have some free seats. If you wish to attend, please register your interest as soon as possible.
Sylvain Beucler wrote an interesting article about his experiences making software reproducible called Practical basics of reproducible builds.
Matthew Garrett published a blog post announcing the Shim review process. One interesting detail in the current recommendations is that they expect the builds to be "bit-for-bit" reproducible assuming the same toolchain and
gnu-efi. This currently does not extend to the randomly generated embedded certificate though they also plan to address that soon.
Vagrant Cascadian presented Verifying Software Freedom with Reproducible Builds at Libreplanet2017 in Boston on March 25th.
Ximin Luo, Vagrant Cascadian and Valerie Young held a workshop called You, too, can write reproducible software! at Libreplanet2017 in Boston on March 25th.
Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed
Reviews of unreproducible packages
30 package reviews have been added, 13 have been updated and 2 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.
Weekly QA work
During our reproducibility testing, FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by:
- Chris Lamb (2)
- Fix meaningless "1234-content" metadata descriptions (Closes: #858223)
This week's edition was written by Chris Lamb & Holger Levsen & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.