[rb-general] Report from the Summit

Eric Myhre hash at exultant.us
Sat Dec 17 21:31:03 CET 2016

On 12/17/2016 08:44 PM, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> | progress that has been made. The result is impressive: 92% of its
> | binary packages are now bit-for-bit reproducible!
> 1) I'd specify that that's without varying build path
(Getting OT, but) I'd like to mention that I really appreciated learning 
this particular statistical tidbit (I think it's 77% with that 
variation?).  It's very useful contextual information for framing 
reproducible builds efforts.  (Perhaps the numbers are out there 
already, but this week was the first time I had heard it.)

During the "defining reproducible builds" sessions, even though there's 
broad agreement on how to define reproducible *outputs*, this factoid 
was a useful example of how there's some room for discussion and very 
practical impacts of defining what constitutes reproducible *inputs*.

Huge thanks to everyone who did the work not just to make those packages 
repro, but also for the effort to gather that sort of statistic.

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