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Introducing GNU Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Introducing GNU Guix
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:04:22 +0100
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I am pleased to announce GNU Guix, an on-going project to build 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 is approaching its first alpha release.  It comes with a small 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.

The distribution is self-contained: each package is built based solely
on other packages in the distribution; the root of this dependency graph
is a small set of bootstrap binaries.

The ROADMAP file sketches the current plan.  GNU hackers are encouraged
to add their package to the distribution.  A distribution built by GNU
hackers is a great opportunity to improve consistency and cohesion in GNU!
The TODO file details some of the many ways you can help.

Happy hacking, geeks!  :-)


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