diffoscope 228 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Dec 2 12:49:23 UTC 2022


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 228 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 228 includes the following changes:

  [ FC Stegerman ]
  * As an optimisation, don't run apktool if no differences are detected before
    the signing block. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope!105)

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Support both the python3-progressbar and python3-progressbar2 Debian
    packages, two modules providing the "progressbar" Python module.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#323)
  * Ensure we recommend apksigcopier. (Re: reproducible-builds/diffoscope!105)
  * Make the code clearer around generating the Debian substvars and tidy
    generation of os_list.
  * Update copyright years.

## Download

Version 228 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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