This is a brief report on my last week work with Debian Reproducible Builds.
In week 4, I mostly worked on designing an interfaces and tackling different issues related to argument completion feature of diffoscope and in week 5 I worked on adding hiding .buildinfo from .changes files.
Update for last week’s activities
- I researched different diffoscope outputs. In reproducible-builds testing framework only differences of
.buildinfofiles are given but I needed diffoscope outputs for
.changesfiles. Hence, I had to build packages locally using our experimental tool chain. My goal was to generate different outputs and to see how I can hide
I updated argument completion patch as per suggestions given by Paul Wise (pabs). Patch has been reviewed by Mattia Rizzolo, Holger Levsen and merged by Reiner Herrmann (deki) into diffoscope master. This patch closes #826711. Thanks all for support.
.buildinfofiles when comparing
.changesfiles, we finally decided to enable this by default and without having any command line option to hide.
Last week I researched more on
.buildinfofiles. After getting guidelines from Lunar I was able to understand the need of this feature. I am in the middle of implementation of this particular problem.
Goal for upcoming week:
- Finish the implementation of
hiding .buildinfo from .changes
- Start thinking on interfaces and discuss about different use cases.
I am thankful to Shirish Agarwal for helping me through visa process. But, unfortunately I won’t get visa till 5th July. So I don’t think, I would make it to debconf this year. I will certainly attend Debconf 2017. Good news for me is I have passed mid-term evaluations of Google Summer of Code 2016. I will continue my work to improve Debian. Even, I have post GSoC plans ready for Debian project ;)
Have a nice day :)