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Towards Guix for DevOps

July 12, 2019

Hey, there! I'm Jakob, a Google Summer of Code intern and new contributor to Guix. Since May, I've been working on a DevOps automation tool for the Guix System, which…

Substitutes are now available as lzip

June 17, 2019

For a long time, our build farm at ci.guix.gnu.org has been delivering substitutes (pre-built binaries) compressed with gzip. Gzip was never the best choice in terms of compression…

Creating and using a custom Linux kernel on Guix System

May 21, 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…

GNU Guix 1.0.1 released

May 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Guix version 1.0.1. This new version fixes bugs in the graphical installer for the standalone Guix System. The release…

GNU Guix 1.0.0 released

May 2, 2019

We are excited to announce the release of GNU Guix version 1.0.0! The release comes with ISO-9660 installation images , a virtual machine image , and with tarballs to install…

Connecting reproducible deployment to a long-term source code archive

March 29, 2019

GNU Guix can be used as a “package manager” to install and upgrade software packages as is familiar to GNU/Linux users, or as an environment manager, but it can also provision…

Documentation video creation

March 15, 2019

Over the last few months, I have been working as an Outreachy intern with the GNU Guix crowd to develop videos presenting and documenting the project. My goal in this…

Guix Days: Bootstrapping ARM

February 22, 2019

During the Guix Days before FOSDEM , some of us discussed bootstrapping on ARM architectures. We focused on how to port Mes to ARM. This post consists…

QA on non-Intel at Guix Days

February 7, 2019

During the second day of Guix Days (a FOSDEM fringe event ) we split up into smaller working groups based on our areas of interest. I led a group…

Meet Guix at FOSDEM

January 28, 2019

As usual, GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM in the coming days with a couple of talks: Saturday afternoon, Building a whole distro…

Reproducible Builds Summit, 4th edition

December 21, 2018

As it has become tradition , a sizeable delegation of Guix developers attended this year's Reproducible Builds Summit in Paris a little over one week ago. In…

Bootstrapping Rust

December 11, 2018

Slowly, systems programming languages are getting better in the sense of giving more guarantees and automating what can be automated without downsides. Rust is one of the more promising…

Back from SeaGL 2018

December 10, 2018

SeaGL 2018 has concluded. Thank you to everyone in the local Seattle community who came to participate! As previously announced , Chris Marusich gave…

GNU Guix and GuixSD 0.16.0 released

December 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce the new release of GNU Guix and GuixSD, version 0.16.0! This release is (hopefully!) the last one before 1.0—we have been closing most key…

GNU Guix receives donation from the Handshake project

December 3, 2018

Just a few days after it turned six , Guix received a great birthday present: the Handshake project , which works on the design and implementation of a decentralized naming…

A packaging tutorial for Guix

October 10, 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…

Join GNU Guix through Outreachy

October 4, 2018

We are happy to announce that for the second time this year, GNU Guix offers a three-month internship through Outreachy , the inclusion program for groups traditionally underrepresented in…

Upcoming Talk: "Everyday Use of GNU Guix"

September 29, 2018

At SeaGL 2018, Chris Marusich will present a talk introducing GNU Guix to people of all skill levels and backgrounds. SeaGL is an annual GNU/Linux conference in …

GSoC 2018 report: Cuirass Web interface

August 13, 2018

For the last three months I have been working with the Guix team as a Google Summer of Code intern. The title of my project is "GNU Guix (Cuirass): Adding…

Multi-dimensional transactions and rollbacks, oh my!

July 24, 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,…

GNU Guix and GuixSD 0.15.0 released

July 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce the new release of GNU Guix and GuixSD, version 0.15.0! This release brings us close to what we wanted to have for 1.0, so it’s…

Customize GuixSD: Use Stock SSH Agent Everywhere!

May 26, 2018

I frequently use SSH. Since I don't like typing my password all the time, I use an SSH agent. Originally I used the GNOME Keyring as my SSH…

Tarballs, the ultimate container image format

May 16, 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…

Paper on reproducible bioinformatics pipelines with Guix

May 9, 2018

I’m happy to announce that the bioinformatics group at the Max Delbrück Center that I’m working with has released a preprint of a paper on reproducibility with the…

Guix welcomes Outreachy, GSoC, and Guix-HPC interns

April 26, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that five people will join Guix as interns over the next few months! As part of Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC), under the umbrella…

Guix on Android!

April 24, 2018

Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant !), and that Android is based on a…

Guix & reproducible builds at LibrePlanet 2018

April 5, 2018

LibrePlanet , the yearly free software conference organized by the Free Software Foundation, took place a week ago. Among the many great talks and workshops, David Thompson, a…

Join GNU Guix through Outreachy or GSoC

February 19, 2018

We are happy to announce that for the first time this year, GNU Guix offers a three-month internship through Outreachy , the inclusion program for groups traditionally underrepresented in free software and…

Meet Guix at FOSDEM

January 29, 2018

GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM in the coming days with a couple of talks: The many ways of using Guix packages …

aarch64 build machines donated

January 25, 2018

Good news! We got a present for our build farm in the form of two SoftIron OverDrive 1000 aarch64 machines donated by ARM Holdings. One of them is already…