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From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Release!
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:12:36 +0200
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Hello Guix!

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> I think it’s time to think about what we want to work on next, ideally
> before the next release, and ideally said release should be in a couple
> of months rather than in 5 months.

Oops, that was 5 months ago…  :-)

> Here are some important items I can think of:
>   • Merge the ncurses installer (the ‘wip-installer’) branch.
>   • We’re supposed to freeze ‘core-updates’ in a couple of days and we
>     have defined a couple of important goals:
>     <>.
>     I have a vague feeling that the ‘wip-build-systems-gexp’ merge is
>     not for this time yet…
>   • ‘guix offload’ terrible bug: <>.
>   • Guile 2.2 compiler terrible issue:
>     <>.
>   • Adjust the release process so we don’t find ourselves without
>     substitutes for the ‘guix’ package, as reported at
>     <>.
>   • Prepare to migrate to the new build farm: the hardware of
> has been fixed (it was unreliable until we
>     changed its CPUs), so now we need to fix a couple of issues in
>     Cuirass and generally improve it so we can, via its HTTP interface,
>     add new jobsets and so on.  Of course we’ll have to work
>     on that incrementally.
>   • Finalize the new bootloader API and support for new bootloaders:
>     <>.
>   • Merge the potluck!  <>

Good news is that we made progress on some of these issues, but not all;
we also made progress on other things which are really cool, such as the
ISO installer.

Regardless, I think we should be planning for a release within a couple
of weeks.  An important question to me is ‘wip-installer’: what do we
do, Danny?  John?

I would have loved to have a fix to at least mitigate Guile’s compiler
resource consumption issue.  I made some progress at
<> notably, but it’s not over yet.

In the meantime, it would be great if people could run an installation
from an ISO image and report bugs and glitches:



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