GNU Guix 0.8.2 released
We are pleased to announce the next alpha release of GNU Guix, version 0.8.2.
The release comes both with tarballs, which allow you to install it on top of a running GNU/Linux system, either from source or from a binaries, and a USB installation image to install the standalone Guix System Distribution (GuixSD).
The highlights for this release include:
- The new method to install Guix on a running system from binaries, which can greatly simplify installation.
- GuixSD has new configuration interfaces for things like the name service switch, new service definitions, easier desktop-style configuration, and many tweaks and fixes.
- A new guix publish command allowing everyone to publish their own binaries.
- 718 new packages (including "big ones" like GnuCash, IcedTea, and GHC) and 189 package updates
- Countless bug fixes and usability improvements.
See http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/2015-05/msg00195.html for details.
About GNU Guix
GNU Guix is a functional package manager for the GNU system. The Guix System Distribution or GuixSD is an advanced distribution of the GNU system that relies on GNU Guix and respects the user's freedom.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, except that packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language. GuixSD offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management, and is highly customizable and hackable.
GuixSD can be used on an i686 or x86_64 machine. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and armv7.