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Re: failing CI builds

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: failing CI builds
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:07:36 +0200 (CEST)

>> I got the following answer:
>>   METAFONT supports SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH variable.  Try
>>     export SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH=10000
>>     export FORCE_SOURCE_DATE=1
>>   I think MetaPost does not support the variables.
> I already tried this yesterday and it worked well for getting the
> same timestamps (I just exported a constant value in my shell).
> However, I'm still seeing differences in the generated fonts and
> also in the .svg files (which are non-binary, so diff actually shows
> me what changes).

Well, while Metafont has SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH support, Metapost hasn't
(yet – this will change in a few days so that the next TeXLive version
will contain it).

Recent versions of FontForge should have support too, BTW.


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