[rb-general] "Reproducible Builds - aiming for bullseye" comments and a purpose

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Tue Jul 23 19:04:02 UTC 2019

[Adding rb-general at lists.reproducible-builds.org to CC for visibility and quoting in full]

Holger Levsen wrote:

> > Today I attended the talk "Reproducible Builds - aiming for bullseye" at
> > DebConf19 and I want to share some comments since some things I consider
> > we are missing to have more contributors. I think it is very important
> > to share every year the current status of the Reproducible Builds
> > Project inside Debian, but besides giving new information about what
> > have been done, we should do another kind of presentations more focused
> > to technical introductions to everyone, since at every DebConf we have
> > people that being new, Debian Maintainers or Developers, they ask
> > questions that could not be answered with the necessary depth of details
> > and the complexity of what is taking place in RB is really huge, 
> >
> > Regarding to this, I purpose we prepare training sessions about
> > Reproducible Builds for every MiniDebConf or DebConf in a way that could
> > be easy for anyone to understand and get involved, like to do a
> > demonstration how to put in practice the "Reproducible Builds How to"
> > https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/Howto showing all the
> > necessary steps, how to identify the problems, possible solutions and
> > patching. I would propose myself to do these trainings, but I still find
> > it very difficult and my technical knowledge is not enough. It would be
> > good if Holger, lamby, Vagrant or any other member of the team with the
> > experience and confidence they already have, could do this kind of
> > sessions. 
> indeed.
> however, at least right now, i'm out of capacity as there are several
> other areas which I need to work on  [..]

(I added rb-general to the CC as your ideas need not necessarily be
limited to just Debian — many of issues that would be brought up would
almost inevitably be more general than that, especially ones at such
starter training sessions.)

Anyway, I find myself in a similar place to Holger; I would lack the
bandwidth to make this one of my top priorities within Reproducible
Builds at the moment. However, I would be extremely keen, able and
willing to review others' efforts on this...

Indeed Jathan, it seems like you have a lot of enthusiasm around this
idea and it would be a great way to contribute to the Project. Could
you ever imagine yourself spearheading this?

Best wishes,

     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org 🍥 chris-lamb.co.uk

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