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[bug#34449] [PATCH] gnu: Add trydiffoscope.

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: [bug#34449] [PATCH] gnu: Add trydiffoscope.
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:34:49 +0100
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Le 2019-02-12 09:16, Vagrant Cascadian a écrit :

Iiuc, this is a client to connect to a service that runs diffoscope
for you. But we already have diffoscope, so what's the point?

Yes, that's the jist of it.  The main advantage is that it has a much
smaller dependency chain locally.

I find it useful on some of the not-particularly-fast ARM systems I've
been running GNU Guix, where storage may be limited or slow, and
substitutes may not be available as often, and build times
are... remarkable.

Also this looks like saass to me, so I think we should refrain from
adding it to guix.

It is essentially SaaSS. The server-side is at least licensed under the
AGPL, if that mitigates concerns somewhat.

I'm not sure it supports it out of the box yet, but I suspect upstream
would be amenable to patches to make it easy for people to run their own
"diffoscope" services.

What do you think?

I thought it was useful enough to be worth submitting, though I'd
understand if it's deemed inappropriate for GNU Guix. Still learning the
ropes. :)

live well,

I'm not completely sure either, that's why I was asking for a second opinion ;)

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