[rb-general] r-b icon-sets + simplified r-b logo?

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at lsmod.de
Tue Mar 27 13:54:05 CEST 2018


After I looked through the torproject styleguide, I thought that maybe
we could use some icons for the https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/
site to visualize package status

Here is a quick and dirty draft I made in oodraw:
.odg file is there too.

It is just a visual representation of how
build dependencies D,
package source code S,
and binary results B
relate to each other.

There is a small deliberate inaccuracy (for the sake of simplicity) in
the rare 'waitdep' case where sources are actually available and just
build-deps are stale or missing.

The other related thought was that the 'reproducible' diagram might have
inspired the current r-b logo draft (even if it was not yet drawn, r-b
people have it in their heads), except that there are only 2 nodes and 2
And people might eventually ask us (or themselves) what the 4
nodes+arrows in the logo actually represent.

My best guesmeeting and draftss so far was about diverse double
compilation [1]
where you can
1. use two (or more) different compilers with the same compiler source code

2. to get two different but equivalent intermediate compiler binaries

3. and use those to generate identical final compiler binaries.
And sure, that only works if it builds reproducibly.

Somehow I feel that I would want a logo that is simpler to explain,
like the 2 nodes + 2 edges
= you build it twice and always get the same (bit-identical) results

How much do we care about explainability?
Is it to late to further simplify the design?

Bernhard M.

[1] https://github.com/bmwiedemann/ddcpoc

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