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Re: NPM and trusted binaries

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: NPM and trusted binaries
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:01:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Sep 07, 2016 at 07:51:46PM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> Ludovic Courtès writes:
> >> Still, I think Guix would benefit from a somewhat more relaxed stance
> >> in this.
> >
> > It’s part of Guix’s mission to build from source whenever that is
> > possible, which is the case here, AIUI.

Mission is fine and I agree with that (in principle).

> WDYT, do we have enough information to decide if building from `source'
> the right metaphor?  Is it pracically feasible and does feasibilty have
> any weight?  What's the next step I could take to help to bring `q' and
> `http' (and the other 316 packages I need) into Guix?

I think we are clear we do not want binaries in the main project
unless there is no way to do it from source.

Personally I think we should be easier on ourselves which implies that
we get multiple flavours of Guix. 

Another reason to make 'guix channels' work.


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