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Re: Guix as GSOC Project

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Guix as GSOC Project
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:50:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Ashish Gupta <address@hidden> skribis:

> I have gone through the manual ( a few pages as of now),and have downloaded
> the source ball from the HTTP server.

Great.  Make sure to ask any questions you may have regarding installation.

> *Package Management through emacs.*
> Since i use emacs time and again, it'll be much nicer if i was say hacking
> away at a piece of code and it required some libraries, maybe the package
> manager could be made to parse the INSTALL/README files automatically and
> then find the required packages you need for that source ball you'll be
> compiling from later(I can elaborate on this a bit more).

Hmm yes.  The idea here was rather to have a user interface, in Emacs,
to manage packages with Guix.  Are you familiar with package.el?  That’s
the kind of UI we’d aim for.

What’s your experience writing Emacs Lisp code?

> *Packaging a Modern Desktop environment in GNU Guix.*
> Guix needs a DE, i would suggest LXDE as the first step because it's light
> weight and options for switching between them can also be added later, so
> this project has a lot of future scope.

As you might have seen, Chris is also volunteering to work on that part,
specifically on GNOME.  Adding LXDE would be great, but my impression is
that it would take much less effort than GNOME, and probably “not
enough” for a SoC.

> *Another idea i had was about a Hotspot access point (Wireless).*

What do you mean?


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