GNU Guix 0.8.3 released
We are pleased to announce the next alpha release of GNU Guix, version 0.8.3.
The release comes with USB installation images to install the standalone Guix System Distribution (GuixSD), and with tarballs to install the package manager on top of a running GNU/Linux system, either from source or from binaries.
The highlights for this release include:
- The ability to declare the packages that must be present in your profile, and to pass that to guix package's new --manifest option.
- guix environment has a new --ad-hoc option to quickly spawn ad hoc development environments.
- New tools: guix edit to open a package recipe, guix size to profile the disk usage of a package and its dependencies, guix gc --verify to check the integrity of the store.
- 179 new packages, notably LibreOffice, Coq, and a Guile-Emacs snapshot.
- Many bug fixes and assorted improvements!
See http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/2015-07/msg00585.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.