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A new Quality Assurance tool for Guix

12. September 2023

Maintaining and expanding Guix's collection of packages can be complicated. As a distribution with around 22,000 packages, spanning across around 7 architectures and with support for cross-compilation, it's quite common…

Parameterized Packages for GNU Guix

9. Juni 2023

Hello Guix! I'm Sarthak and I'll be working on implementing Parameterized Packages for GNU Guix as a Google Summer of Code intern under the guidance of Pjotr Prins…

From development environments to continuous integration—the ultimate guide to software development with Guix

5. Juni 2023

Guix is a handy tool for developers; guix shell , in particular, gives a standalone development environment for your package, no matter what language(s) it’s written in.…

The Full-Source Bootstrap: Building from source all the way down

26. April 2023

We are delighted and somewhat relieved to announce that the third reduction of the Guix bootstrap binaries has now been merged in the main branch of Guix! …

Dissecting Guix, Part 3: G-Expressions

19. April 2023

Welcome back to Dissecting Guix ! Last time, we discussed monads , the functional programming idiom used by Guix to thread a store connection through a series of store-related…

Reinstating an iconic error message

1. April 2023

Software development is a social process. What might be a “bug” for someone might well be a “feature” for someone else. The Guix project rediscovered it the hard…

Building Toolchains with Guix

15. März 2023

In order to deploy embedded software using Guix we first need to teach Guix how to cross-compile it. Since Guix builds everything from source, this means we must teach…

Dissecting Guix, Part 2: The Store Monad

20. Februar 2023

Hello again! In the last post , we briefly mentioned the with-store and run-with-store macros. Today, we'll be looking at those in further…

Meet Guix at FOSDEM

23. Januar 2023

GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM next week, February 4th and 5th. This is the first time since the pandemic that FOSDEM takes place again “in the…

The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Comes to Guix Containers

6. Januar 2023

GNU Guix is different from most other GNU/Linux distributions and perhaps nowhere is that more obvious than the organization of the filesystem: Guix does not conform to the Filesystem…

Dissecting Guix, Part 1: Derivations

4. Januar 2023

To a new user, Guix's functional architecture can seem quite alien, and possibly offputting. With a combination of extensive #guix -querying, determined manual-reading, and plenty of source-perusing, they…

GNU Guix 1.4.0 released

19. Dezember 2022

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Guix version 1.4.0! The release comes with ISO-9660 installation images, a virtual machine image, and with tarballs to install the…

Wrapping up Ten Years of Guix in Paris

28. September 2022

Two weeks ago, some of us were in Paris, France, to celebrate ten years of Guix ! The event included 22 talks and 12 lightning talks, covering topics…

Celebrating 10 years of Guix in Paris, 16–18 September

13. Juni 2022

It’s been ten years of GNU Guix ! To celebrate, and to share knowledge and enthusiasm, a birthday event will take place on September 16–18th, 2022 , in…

10 years of stories behind Guix

18. April 2022

It’s been ten years today since the very first commit to what was already called Guix—the unimaginative name is a homage to Guile and Nix , which…

Keeping one’s home tidy

21. März 2022

How much effort to recreate your work environment when you switch to a new machine? What would it take to roll back to your previous environment once you’ve noticed…

Online Guix Day Conference: schedule released!

14. Februar 2022

The Guix hackers are very happy to announce the second online Guix Days Conference on Saturday and Sunday, 19 & 20 February 2022 . This conference is open…

Sunsetting gzip substitutes availability

9. Februar 2022

Starting next month (2022/03/01), the build farm known as ci.guix.gnu.org will no longer offer gzip-compressed binary substitutes. The Guix daemon has known to use lzip for substitutes since 2019…

Meet Guix at FOSDEM

2. Februar 2022

As usual, GNU Guix will be present at FOSDEM this week-end, February 5th and 6th. Due to the pandemic, FOSDEM takes place on-line for the second year, but…

Announcing the second online Guix Days

12. Januar 2022

The Guix hackers are very happy to announce the second online Guix Days Conference on 19 & 20 February 2022 . This conference is open to everyone and…

GNU Guix maintainer rotation

6. Januar 2022

For some time already, Ludovic and Marius have voiced their desire to step down from the Guix maintainers collective. An email announcing the news and calling for new…

The Big Change

15. Dezember 2021

Making cross-cutting changes over a large code base is difficult, but it's occasionally necessary if we are to keep the code base tidy and malleable. With almost 800K source…

From ‘guix environment’ to ‘guix shell’

26. Oktober 2021

There are times when what looked like the right design choice some years back comes out as an odd choice as time passes. The beloved guix…

Taming the ‘stat’ storm with a loader cache

2. August 2021

It was one of these days where some of us on IRC were rehashing that old problem—that application startup in Guix causes a “ stat storm”—and lamenting…

Substitutes now also available from bordeaux.guix.gnu.org

18. Juni 2021

There have been a number of different project operated sources of substitutes, for the last couple of years the default source of substitutes has been ci.guix.gnu.org (with a…

Reproducible data processing pipelines

11. Juni 2021

Last week, we at Guix-HPC published videos of a workshop on reproducible software environments we organized on-line. The videos are well worth watching—especially if you’re into reproducible…

GNU Guix 1.3.0 released

11. Mai 2021

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Guix version 1.3.0! The release comes with ISO-9660 installation images , a virtual machine image , and…

Building derivations, how complicated can it be?

23. April 2021

Derivations are key to Guix, they're the low-level build instructions used for things like packages, disk images, and most things than end up in the store. Around…

New Supported Platform: powerpc64le-linux

12. April 2021

It is a pleasure to announce that support for powerpc64le-linux (PowerISA v.2.07 and later) has now been merged to the master branch of GNU Guix! This means that…

Outreachy 'guix git log' internship wrap-up

8. April 2021

Magali Lemes joined Guix in December for a three-month internship with Outreachy . Magali implemented a guix git log command to browse the history of…