diffoscope 216 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Jun 10 10:31:42 UTC 2022


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 216 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 216 includes the following changes:

  * Print profile output if we were called with --profile and we receive a
    TERM signal.
  * Emit a warning if/when we are handling a TERM signal.
  * Clarify in the code in what situations the main "finally" block gets
    called, especially in relation to handling TERM signals.
  * Clarify and tidy some unconditional control flow in diffoscope.profiling.

## Download

Version 216 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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