On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 09:00:50PM +0200, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> >The attached patch uses SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH as a deterministic timestamp
> >instead.
> 
> I wouldn't mind upstreaming this patch as long as SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is at
> least halfway standardized. Could you please tell me whether this is
> Debian-specific, or other distros are also adopting this convention?

Thanks for intending to upstream it!
Yes, it is standardized [1] and already supported by a lot of build
tools [2], e.g. even by gcc.
Other distributions and FreeBSD are currently also in the process of
adopting it.

[1]: https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/
[2]: 
https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampsProposal#Reading_the_variable

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