[rb-general] GNU Guix report on the summit

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 16 14:03:23 UTC 2019

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 02:47:38PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hello!
> Here’s a report from us Guix about the Reproducible Builds Summit:
>   https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/reproducible-builds-summit-5th-edition/
> As in previous years, it’s been a good moment in itself and also a great
> boost for our hacking projects.  Thanks again to all the organizers and
> participants!


A little bit of a pointer regarding the Mes compiler work.

> We decided to attempt a cross-distribution Diverse Double Compilation of Mes. 

I discussed this with Janneke and Vagrant on IRC, but I don't think this work is
really proving DDC as explained by David. Mes is still built by gcc, albeit with
different versions, which produced the reproducible Mes binary, but this doesn't
produce a Mes compiler from a *trusted* compiler. It's all still just gcc. I
know vagrant tried sending an email to David and ask for some input but haven't
heard if he got any replies.

The intention of this email is not to lessen the amazing work done by this by
the way :)!

Morten Linderud
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