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Re: Continuous testing of GNU/Hurd


From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Continuous testing of GNU/Hurd
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:51:10 +0100
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Hi Thomas!

Thomas Schwinge <address@hidden> skribis:

> A terminology question, for documenting this properly: the QEMU image you
> provide is actually a NixOS port (though less functional than the
> GNU/Linux port), this is thus NixOS GNU/Hurd.  NixOS is using Nix as its
> package management system, and the whole thing is built with the Hydra
> continuous integration system.  Did I get that right now?

Not quite.  :-)

The QEMU image is not NixOS, because NixOS provides extra features, such
as whole-system configuration (including services, etc.), and
whole-system transactional update & rollback.

The QEMU image is basically cross-built using Nix, and because of that,
it uses per-package installation directories under /nix/store.

So, technically, I would call it a “Nix-based GNU QEMU image”, or
something like that.

> Any yes, you do get extra credit points for reviving and using smbfs.

The next step in that area would be io_map support in libnetfs, which
would allow executables and libraries to be loaded off smbfs and such.

Thanks,
Ludo’.



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