[rb-general] BUILD_PATH_PREFIX_MAP code examples and test cases

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Wed Mar 15 10:29:00 CET 2017

Holger Levsen:
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 07:34:00PM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
>> I've made these changes. If anyone disagrees, please speak up soon because I'm almost ready to finalise and publish it.
> Ximin, first, thanks a lot for your continued work on this. Your recent mails
> on this topic made me smile.
> Second, please don't "finalise and publish it" as just a version 1.0. Please
> call it 0.9-rc1 (or such, the "rc1" part is the important bit) and ask for
> feedback, both on our lists, the weekly news and even via twitter.
> Once the feedback has settled, call it 1.0 and publish it.

We have already been discussing it for the past few months which is why I thought finalising was appropriate. But sure as you say, I'll mention it on next week's blog post and give it a couple more weeks, but not longer than that.

>> I've filled in the introduction and motivation sections, and also tweaked the wording of the other parts a bit.
>> You can see it here: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/reproducible/build-path-prefix-map-spec.git/log/
>> Or with slightly nicer formatting here: https://github.com/infinity0/rb-prefix-map/blob/master/spec.in.rst
> do you consider this rc1 already? I'd like nice HTML output of rc1 ;-)
>> The final end result will look like docbook HTML output, similar to the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH spec. You can see it by running `make`.
> I've created a jenkins job to build the html, see 
> https://jenkins.debian.net/job/reproducible_html_build-path-prefix-map-spec/1/console
> [..]

HTML of the draft of the final version is here:


Feedback welcome!


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