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Re: GNU Guix 0.2 released

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: GNU Guix 0.2 released
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 09:42:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Germán,

Xue Fuqiao <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Germán Arias <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 2013-05-13 17:12:07 -0600 Xue Fuqiao <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 5:59 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> We are pleased to announce GNU Guix version 0.2, the second alpha
>>>> release, representing 580 commits by 5 people over 4 months.
>>> Great news, *thanks* to everyone involved!
>> Currently I'm testing GSRC on my PC. So, my question is: What is the 
>> difference between Guix and GSRC? Regards.
> IIUC GNU SRC is only a simple way to install the latest officially
> released versions of _GNU_ packages.  GNU Guix is a purely functional
> package manager for the GNU system, and the package in Guix is not
> necessarily be a GNU program.

Right.  So Guix is a package manager (like APT, but with additional
features), and GNU Guix comes with a GNU/Linux distribution (a small one
currently, but the goal is to have a complete distro.)

A feature that you may find useful for the purpose of testing GNUstep is
that several variants of the same package (for instance, GNUstep build
with different options, or different versions of its dependencies) can
coexist.  The system maintains a mapping between your package’s recipe
and its build result, so you know exactly what you’re testing.

Anyway, I’ve also been thinking that it’d be great to have GNUstep
packaged in Guix one of these days.  If you want to help with that, I’m
happy to give a hand!  :-)


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