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Blog — Security

Securing updates

July 1, 2020

Software deployment tools like Guix are in a key position when it comes to securing the “software supply chain”—taking source code fresh from repositories and providing users with ready-to-use binaries.…

Guix Further Reduces Bootstrap Seed to 25%

June 15, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the second reduction by 50% of the Guix bootstrap binaries has now been officially released! The initial set of binaries…

Grafts, continued

May 6, 2020

Guix includes a mechanism called grafts that allows us to provide users with security updates in a timely fashion, even for core packages deep down in the…

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 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…

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…

Running system services in containers

April 14, 2017

At FOSDEM, in the awesome Guile track , I briefly demoed a new experimental GuixSD feature as part my talk on system services : the ability to run system services…

Timely delivery of security updates

March 2, 2016

Yesterday, a new version of OpenSSL was released , addressing several serious vulnerabilities, some of which are nicknamed "DROWN" . Like all free software distributions,…