Blog — Scheme API

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Guix at the 2014 GNU Hackers Meeting

October 11, 2014

The Guix talk of this summer's GNU Hackers Meeting is now available (get the slides ). DOWNLOAD VIDEO (WebM, 60 minutes) …

Guix at the European Lisp Symposium

May 21, 2013

A paper presenting the design of Guix's Scheme API and packaging language has been accepted for the 2013 European Lisp Symposium (ELS) . ELS…