Opened 4 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#15699 closed task (wontfix)

Investigate Bazel for using it as a deterministic builds tool for Tor Browser

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-gitian
Cc: mcs Actual Points:
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Description

A while ago Google announced Bazel (http://bazel.io/) which should be capable of doing deterministic builds. We might want to investigate whether switching to it/integrating it into our current system would be saner as the solution we have right now.

Note http://bazel.io/FAQ.html section "Will Bazel make my builds reproducible automatically?" where a lot of the issues are listed that are time-consuming in a Gitian environment as well. Thus, if we switched to Bazel we would need to deal with them there, too.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by mcs

Cc: mcs added

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We are switching to rbm where those issues are no concern (anymore). We won't fix those.

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