Debian supports a growing number of development boards, mostly running one of Debian’s several ARM architectures. More boards are released to the wild every month! Sometimes they go feral, abandoned by their manufacturers and supported by volunteer communities. A few of the more recent ones even act suspiciously like laptops. The challenge is that they are all so similarly different.
In order to boot Debian on a new, unique board, changes may be required in several packages, some needing coordination upstream, and some packaging changes may be specific to Debian.
I’ll touch on my workflows, communication channels, observation habits in the wild, and more to inspire your very own adventure!
The goal of this talk is to give the whole Debian community an update on the state of Reproducible Builds in Debian and in the whole free software world as well as to explain what we are aiming for the bullseye release.
It’s been 6 years since Reproducible Builds were first introduced to the Debian community at large at DebConf13 in Vaumarcus and much progress has been achieved since, yet the buster release has not really achieved reproducible builds.
In this talk we will explain the current status, explain what’s missing and hopefully present workable ideas how to improve things for bullseye.
During this talk we aim to present current progress on RISC-V architecture in Debian.