[rb-general] Change front page definition

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Apr 23 16:47:42 CEST 2019

On 4/23/19 9:28 AM, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 02:17:53PM -0400, David A. Wheeler wrote:
>>> It might be non-obvious from where those copies are coming from, or IOW
>>> that the hashes of these sources are part of the build instructions.
>> I don't think that should be specified in the definition.
>> It shouldn't matter how you got copies, as long as you have them.
>> Having hashes of sources in the build instructions can be a useful implementation
>> approach, but I don't think those should be required either (if you have the actual
>> sources, there's no particular reason to require the hashes as well).
> agreed to all of that. but then I wouldnt mention 'copies'... (because
> else it implies all those questions mentioned above.)
>> Fair point.  I think removing that word "both" is good enough.
> yup
>> New version of the summary motivation is:
>> Reproducible builds help counter unintentional errors and malicious builds.
> I think I'd like to see a full patch... else it's much harder to
> review..
>> Fair point, and it's probably unnecessary to mention either "set" or "sets".
>> Also, I don't think the project is developing all the tools that could be useful.
> *nods*
>> How about this as a summary description of the project?:
>> The reproducible builds project is developing tools and recommended
>> software development practices to enable all builds to be reproducible.
>> Again, the goal is to maximize clarity for newcomers.
> again, I think I'd like to see a full patch... :)
> & thanks as well!

Who is in favor?

Eli Schwartz
Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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