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diffoscope 145 released

23 May 2020 — Chris Lamb

The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of diffoscope version 145. This version includes the following changes:

[ Chris Lamb ]

* Improvements:

  - Add support for Apple Xcode mobile provisioning .mobilepovision files.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#113)
  - Add support for printing the signatures via apksigner(1).
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#121)
  - Use SHA256 over MD5 when generating page names for the HTML directory
    presenter, validate checksums for files referenced in .changes files
    using SHA256 too, and move to using SHA256 in "Too much input for diff"
    output too. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#124)
  - Don't leak the full path of the temporary directory in "Command [..]
    exited with 1".  (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#126)
  - Identify "iOS App Zip archive data" files as .zip files.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#116)

* Bug fixes:

  - Correct "differences" typo in the ApkFile handler.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#127)

* Reporting/output improvements:

  - Never emit the same id="foo" TML anchor reference twice, otherwise
    identically-named parts will not be able to linked to via "#foo".
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#120)
  - Never emit HTML with empty "id" anchor lements as it is not possible to
    link to "#" (vs "#foo"). We use "#top" as a fallback value so it will
    work for the top-level parent container.
  - Clarify the message when we cannot find the "debian" Python module.
  - Clarify "Command [..] failed with exit code" to remove duplicate "exited
    with exit" but also to note that diffoscope is interpreting this as an
  - Add descriptions for the 'fallback' Debian module file types.
  - Rename the --debugger command-line argument to --pdb.

* Testsuite improvements:

  - Prevent CI (and runtime) apksigner test failures due to lack of
    binfmt_misc on Salsa CI and elsewhere.

* Codebase improvements:

  - Initially add a pair of comments to tidy up a slightly abstraction level
    violating code in diffoscope.comparators.mising_file and the
    .dsc/.buildinfo file handling, but replace this later by by inlining
    MissingFile's special handling of deb822 to prevent leaking through
    abstraction layers in the first place.
  - Use a BuildinfoFile (etc.) regardless of whether the associated files
    such as the orig.tar.gz and the .deb are present, but don't treat them as
    actual containers. (Re: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#122)
  - Rename the "Openssl" command class to "OpenSSLPKCS7" to accommodate other
    commands with this prefix.
  - Wrap a docstring across multiple lines, drop an inline pprint import and
    comment the HTMLPrintContext class, etc.

[ Emanuel Bronshtein ]
* Avoid build-cache in building the released Docker image.
  (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#123)

[ Holger Levsen ]
* Wrap long lines in older changelog entries.

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