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A “Hello World” virtual machine running the Hurd

April 8, 2020

Hello GNU World! There’s been a bit of speculation as to whether our April 1st post was a joke. Part of it was a joke: we’re…

Deprecating support for the Linux kernel

April 1, 2020

Hey, this post was published on April 1st, so take it with a grain of salt! Read the followup for some clarifications. After…

GSoC 2020 and Outreachy May 2020 to August 2020 Status Report II

February 29, 2020

GSoC We are happy to announce that GNU Guix participates in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC), under the aegis of the GNU project . We have collected…

Outreachy May 2020 to August 2020 Status Report I

February 9, 2020

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

Guile 3 & Guix

January 24, 2020

Version 3.0 of GNU Guile, an implementation of the Scheme programming language , was released just last week . This is a major milestone for Guile, which gets compiler improvements and…

Reproducible computations with Guix

January 14, 2020

This post is about reproducible computations, so let's start with a computation. A short, though rather uninteresting, C program is a good starting point. It computes π in three different…

Join GNU Guix through Outreachy

January 13, 2020

We are happy to announce that for the fourth time 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 10, 2020

As usual, GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM on February 1st and 2nd. This year, we’re happy to say that there will be quite a few talks…

Reproducible Builds Summit, 5th edition

December 16, 2019

For several years , the Reproducible Builds Summit has become this pleasant and fruitful retreat where we Guix hackers like to go and share, brainstorm, and hack with…

Guix on an ARM Board

November 27, 2019

Increasingly people discovering Guix want to try it on an ARM board, instead of their x86 computer. There might be various reasons for that, from power consumption to security.…

Running a Guix Xfce Desktop on CentOS 7

November 17, 2019

This tutorial will show how to run a fully fledged Xfce desktop environment installed with Guix on top of an existing GNU/Linux distribution. This guide uses CentOS 7 as…

Spreading the news

November 12, 2019

Like most free software projects, Guix has no shortage of communication channels: there’s this blog , the NEWS file for release notes, a bunch of …

Managing Servers with GNU Guix: A Tutorial

November 4, 2019

The outcome of this year's GSoC is a Guile-based programming interface named guix deploy for automatically creating, upgrading, and changing the configurations of machines running the Guix System.…

Guix Profiles in Practice

October 25, 2019

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

Insecure permissions on profile directory (CVE-2019-18192)

October 17, 2019

We have become aware of a security issue for Guix on multi-user systems that we have just fixed ( CVE-2019-18192 ). Anyone running Guix on a multi-user system is…

Guix Reduces Bootstrap Seed by 50%

October 8, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the first reduction by 50% of the Guix bootstrap binaries has now been officially released! This is a very important…

Joint statement on the GNU Project

October 7, 2019

We, the undersigned GNU maintainers and developers, owe a debt of gratitude to Richard Stallman for his decades of important work in the free software movement. Stallman tirelessly emphasized…

GNU Guix maintainer collective expands

October 5, 2019

In July, we—Ricardo Wurmus and Ludovic Courtès— called for volunteers to join us in maintaining Guix . We are thrilled to announce that three brave hackers responded and that they’re now officially…

Join GNU Guix through Outreachy

October 1, 2019

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

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…