[rb-general] Clarification re SOURCE_BUILD_EPOCH and clamping

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Jun 26 10:44:55 CEST 2017

On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 10:04:45AM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> > there are two branches by dkg related to clamping on 
> > https://anonscm.debian.org/git/reproducible/source-date-epoch-spec.git/
> As the author of these two attempts I'm also still for adopting either
> one, but i'm not going to spend much more time pushing on them given
> that they didn't get much support, and did get active pushback which i
> found kind of disappointing.
> If other people want to pick them up and run with them they have my full
> backing, and i hope that my lack of pushing on them isn't seen as an
> indication that i don't think they're worthwhile.
thank you for clarifying, dkg, and I'm sorry to learn this demotivated you this much.

> I believe the spec should match the real complexities of what we're
> trying to do here.  It's a bummer that it's more complex than what we'd
> want, but we don't do anyone any favors by pretending in the spec that
> the complexity doesn't exist.

I agree.

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