diffoscope 153 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Jul 24 11:35:42 UTC 2020


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 153 of diffoscope.

diffoscope tries to get to the bottom of what makes files or
directories different. It will recursively unpack archives of many
kinds and transform various binary formats into more human-readable
form to compare them. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF
just as easily.

Version 153 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]

  * Drop some legacy argument styles; --exclude-directory-metadata and
    --no-exclude-directory-metadata have been replaced with

  * Code improvements:

    - Make it easier to navigate the main.py entry point.
    - Use a relative import for get_temporary_directory in diffoscope.diff.
    - Rename bail_if_non_existing to exit_if_paths_do_not_exist.
    - Rewrite exit_if_paths_do_not_exist to not check files multiple times.

  * Documentation improvements:


      - Add a quick note about adding/suggesting new options.
      - Update and expand the release process documentation.
      - Add a reminder to regenerate debian/tests/control.

    - README.rst:

      - Correct URL to build job on Jenkins.
      - Clarify and correct contributing info to point to salsa.debian.org.

## Download

Version 153 is available from Debian unstable as well as PyPI, and
will shortly be available on other platforms surely. More details can
be found here:


… but source tarballs may be located here:


The corresponding Docker image may be run via (for example):

  $ docker run --rm -t -w $(pwd) -v $(pwd):$(pwd):ro \
      registry.salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/diffoscope a b

## Contribute

diffoscope is developed within the "Reproducible builds" effort.

  - Git repository

  - Docker image, eg.

  - Issues and feature requests

  - Contribution instructions (eg. to file an issue)


    ⬋   ⬊      Chris Lamb
   o     o     reproducible-builds.org 💠
    ⬊   ⬋

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