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GNU Guix 0.1 released (alpha)

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: GNU Guix 0.1 released (alpha)
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:13:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

;; Announcement.                                         -*- scheme -*-

(define guix
    (name "guix")
    (version "0.1")                               ; first alpha release
        (method url-fetch)
        (uri "ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-0.1.tar.gz";)
        (signature "ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-0.1.tar.gz.sig";)
    (license gpl3+)
    (home-page "http://www.gnu.org/software/guix/";)
    (synopsis "Functional package management for GNU")
     "GNU Guix is a functional package manager and associated free
software distribution of the GNU system.

In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports
transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management,
per-user profiles, and garbage collection (more details in the manual.)
Guix uses mechanisms from the Nix package management tool, with a Guile
Scheme programming interface.

Guix comes with a small (~150 packages) and growing user-land software
distribution–i.e., it’s not a bootable distribution yet, but rather one
to be installed on top of a running GNU/Linux system.  It includes
GNU libc 2.17, GCC 4.7.2, GNU Emacs 24.2, GNU Guile 2.0.7, and many more!

The distribution with this release is available on i686 and x86_64
Linux-based systems.  It features source-based deployment only;
bootstrapping the distribution requires ~5 GiB of disk space.

See the ROADMAP and TODO files for future directions.  Building the
distribution is a cooperative effort, and you are invited to join!")))

;; Ludovic, on behalf of the Guix team.

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