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Re: GNU Guix 0.1 released (alpha)

From: Alex Sassmannshausen
Subject: Re: GNU Guix 0.1 released (alpha)
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:48:34 +0000
User-agent: mu4e; emacs 24.2.1

Fantastic — congratulations. I might have to reschedule my prolonged
Skyrim session planned for tomorrow in light of this…


Atom X <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> ;; Announcement.                                         -*- scheme -*-
>> (define guix
>>   (package
>>     (name "guix")
>>     (version "0.1")                               ; first alpha release
>>     (source
>>       (origin
>>         (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";)
>>         (sha256
>> "350286bcf37a4035244cdddfe7bd62e79bcd08db0ed35b48e1444302dfc52005")))
>>     (license gpl3+)
>>     (home-page "http://www.gnu.org/software/guix/";)
>>     (synopsis "Functional package management for GNU")
>>     (description
>>      "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.
> I cannot begin to express just how excited I am about this, and not just
> because it's an awesome project using Guile.
> Thank you, Ludo'.  I'm fetching it now.
> -- Atom X

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