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Re: Talk for the GHM

From: alex sassmannshausen
Subject: Re: Talk for the GHM
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:34:06 +0100

Sounds like a great plan. I must confess I started packaging nmap, and managed to build the derivation locally, but then got distracted with other stuff.
This talk would probably give me the final push to start packaging for Guix.
Best wishes,

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Andreas Enge <address@hidden> wrote:
So here is my suggestion for the GHM:

GNU Guix: Package without a scheme!

One of the seducing features of the GNU Guix distribution is that the
package management system as well as the package descriptions themselves
are written in Guile, the GNU implementation of the Scheme language. But
what if you do not know Scheme? Then you can still contribute by packaging
your favourite GNU and other free software, and maybe learn a bit of
beautiful functional programming en passant.

This talk gives an overview of what is already packaged in GNU Guix,
demonstrates the creation of a new package and asks the audience to come up
with schemes of what to package for the next releases.

I could give a talk of my own (two talks will give more weight to Guix!),
but will probably not need 45 minutes; rather 30.

Then I think we should have a tutorial session, where every GHM participant
packages their favourite piece of software ;-)


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