Blog — Software development

Securing updates

1. Juli 2020

Software deployment tools like Guix are in a key position when it comes to securing the “software supply chain”—taking source code fresh from repositories and providing users with ready-to-use binaries.…

Guix Profiles in Practice

25. Oktober 2019

Note: An updated version of this article is available in the brand new cookbook . Guix provides a very useful feature that may be…

Creating and using a custom Linux kernel on Guix System

21. Mai 2019

Guix is, at its core, a source based distribution with substitutes , and as such building packages from their source code is an expected part of regular package installations and…

A packaging tutorial for Guix

10. Oktober 2018

Introduction GNU Guix stands out as the hackable package manager, mostly because it uses GNU Guile , a powerful high-level programming language, one of the…

Multi-dimensional transactions and rollbacks, oh my!

24. Juli 2018

One of the highlights of version 0.15.0 was the overhaul of guix pull , the command that updates Guix and its package collection. In Debian terms,…

Tarballs, the ultimate container image format

16. Mai 2018

A year ago we introduced guix pack , a tool that allows you to create “application bundles” from a set of Guix package definitions. On your…

Creating bundles with guix pack

20. März 2017

Guix just got a new command, dubbed guix pack , which we think many developers will find useful. Last week we were celebrating the release of…

GuixSD system tests

28. Juni 2016

From its inception, Guix has had a thorough test suite—something that’s not only reassuring, but also the thing that allows for fearless evolution of the code. That…

Back from DConf 2016

4. Mai 2016

The DConf 2016 concluded. There is no video recording this time, but you can download the slides from Pjoter Prins' lightning talk, "GNU…

GNOME in GuixSD

23. März 2016

It’s a feature that many users were waiting for: proper GNOME support in GuixSD. Good news: the forthcoming Guix and GuixSD release will give you…

Guix at LibrePlanet 2016

15. März 2016

GNU hackers Christopher Allan Webber (whom you may know from the GNU MediaGoblin project ) and David Thompson will be co-presenting "Solving the Deployment Crisis with…

Container provisioning with Guix

27. Oktober 2015

The upcoming release of GNU Guix will feature an implementation of Linux containers named, following Scheme conventions, call-with-container . Containers are a lightweight virtualization technique used…

Guix-Tox talk at PyConFR, October 17th

9. Oktober 2015

Bonjour ! Cyril Roelandt of Red Hat who works on OpenStack will be giving a talk about Guix-Tox at PyConFR in Pau, France, on October 17th.…

GNU Guix talk at OpenTechSummit, Berlin, May 14th

12. Mai 2015

Ricardo Wurmus will be giving a talk about GNU Guix and GuixSD at the OpenTechSummit in Berlin, Germany, on May 14th. The talk…

Guix at OpenBio Codefest 2014

13. Juli 2014

On Wednesday, July 9th, David Thompson gave a brief introduction to GNU Guix at the Open Bioinformatics Codefest 2014 hackathon . The objective of the Codefest…

Guix gets cross-compilation support

26. Juni 2013

Recently , Guix gained cross-compilation support. What this means is that existing package definitions can be reused to cross compile packages. So for…