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Re: guix is the guildhall that we always wanted!

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: guix is the guildhall that we always wanted!
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:01:45 -0400
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> So!  My proposal for this new "guildhall" would be:
>     1. a web service
>     2. on which users registers projects
>     3. a project is a name + a git repository with a /package.scm file
>     4. the package.scm contains Guix package definitions for that project

We need to keep all Guix package definitions within Guix itself, for the
same reason that Linux (the kernel) developers insist on keeping all
device drivers within a single monolithic tree.  If we start encouraging
a decentralized approach, that would result in strong pressure on us to
freeze our API, which includes even such details as which module each
package is exported from.  This would drastically reduce the freedom
Guix has to evolve the way its packages are specified.


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