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Re: GNU Guix 0.1 released (alpha)

From: Atom X
Subject: Re: GNU Guix 0.1 released (alpha)
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:29:57 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> ;; Announcement.                                         -*- scheme -*-
> (define guix
>   (package
>     (name "guix")
>     (version "0.1")                               ; first alpha release
>     (source
>       (origin
>         (method url-fetch)
>         (uri "";)
>         (signature "";)
>         (sha256
>          "350286bcf37a4035244cdddfe7bd62e79bcd08db0ed35b48e1444302dfc52005")))
>     (license gpl3+)
>     (home-page "";)
>     (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.

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