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Re: Plan for 0.9.0

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Plan for 0.9.0
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:40:17 +0200
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"Thompson, David" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> "Thompson, David" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> In general, I do not like interactive CLIs.  I'm fine with 'guix gc'
>>> working as-is.  The re-downloading lots of substitutes issue is not an
>>> issue about the CLI, but rather about not making store items that you
>>> want to hang around GC roots.
>> You mean a problem between the keyboard and the chair, or a problem with
>> the GC being too greedy?
> The GC is not too greedy.  It's doing exactly what it should.  The
> issue is that we need more tools to let people protect things from the
> GC that they want protected.  One example that is that 'guix
> environment' will eventually generate profiles that are registered as
> GC roots, which will protect development environments from the GC.

Indeed, It would be nice to have such option.

Mathieu Lirzin

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