Introducing: Semantically reproducible builds

Nicolas Vigier boklm at
Mon May 29 10:10:34 UTC 2023

On Mon, 29 May 2023, Bernhard M. Wiedemann via rb-general wrote:

> > I very much worry that the meaning of Reproducible Builds may gradually
> > get whittled down
> I share this concern, which is why I have been calling this
> semi-reproducible to distinguish it from bit-reproducible /
> fully-reproducible.
> That 'semi-' prefix should give people a good hint of what it is and if not,
> encourage them to ask for details. "sort-of-reproducible" or
> "almost-but-not-quite-reproducible" could also be an option :-)

I think a name that doesn't include the word "reproducible" would
be better to avoid confusion. In this case the build is not reproducible,
but the builds are considered as equivalent (presumably), so I would
call that "probably/presumably equivalent builds".

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