diffoscope 149 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Jun 26 15:13:42 UTC 2020


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 149 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 149 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Update tests for file 5.39. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#179)
  * Downgrade the tlsh warning message to an "info" level warning.
    (Closes: #888237, reproducible-builds/diffoscope#29)
  * Use the CSS "word-break" property over manually adding U+200B zero-width
    spaces that make copy-pasting cumbersome.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope!53)

  * Codebase improvements:
    - Drop some unused imports from the previous commit.
    - Prevent an unnecessary .format() when rendering difference comments.
    - Use a semantic "AbstractMissingType" type instead of remembering to check
      for both "missing" files and missing containers.

  [ Jean-Romain Garnier ]
  * Allow user to mask/filter reader output via --diff-mask=REGEX.
    (MR: reproducible-builds/diffoscope!51)
  * Make --html-dir child pages open in new window to accommodate new web
    browser content security policies.
  * Fix the --new-file option when comparing directories by merging
    DirectoryContainer.compare and Container.compare.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#180)
  * Fix zsh completion for --max-page-diff-block-lines.

  [ Mattia Rizzolo ]
  * Do not warn about missing tlsh during tests.

## Download

Version 149 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)


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   o     o     reproducible-builds.org 💠
    ⬊   ⬋

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