[Pkg-pascal-devel] MS Windows HtmlHelp file in lazarus

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Sat Nov 21 12:03:36 UTC 2015


Yet another reproducibility issue question. Lazarus doesn't build
reproducible, because one of the files we build (with tools from fpc) is
the lcl.chm file which is documentation in MS Windows HtmlHelp format.
My question is, is this the preferred format in the Lazarus IDE? If not,
I think it is best to stop shipping it in the Debian package as the
format is "non-native".

I talked to pabs about this on IRC today (he even wrote the
reverse-engineered spec of the format) and he thought that even on
Windows this format is deprecated.

The alternative is to patch the source in fpc to honor SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
(also) for chm creation, but currently the only package that builds chm
files with that tool is Lazarus.

So what do we think is best, also effort and maintainable wise? I tend
to drop the file.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 473 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-pascal-devel/attachments/20151121/916dd56b/attachment.sig>

More information about the Pkg-pascal-devel mailing list