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Re: Guix on macOS
Re: Guix on macOS
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:59:05 +0200
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On 13/10/2017 14:55, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
If macOS had a similar feature, that’d be perfect: we wouldn’t have
anything to do. Perhaps Docker-for-Mac actually provides something
close to that? I really don’t know.
Docker for Mac uses the macOS user-space virtualization facilities (via
xhyve: https://github.com/mist64/xhyve) to run a standard Linux kernel.
Targeting xhyve is an approach worth exploring in my opinion. It looks
feasible to generate all the required files via "guix system", using
nothing but tools that are already there. In fact, all it takes is some
repackaging because xhyve cannot (yet?) boot from a bootable disk image.
Advantage compared to VirtualBox: access to macOS file systems from the
guest (which VirtualBox can only achieve via non-free extension code).
Advantage compared to qemu: better performance, access to macOS
filesystems from the guest.
On the other hand, it is not obvious if there is a significant advantage
compared to just running Guix in a Docker container (which I haven't
Re: Guix on macOS, Christopher Baines, 2017/10/12
Re: Guix on macOS, Adonay Felipe Nogueira, 2017/10/25
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- Re: Guix on macOS, Ludovic Courtès, 2017/10/12
- Re: Guix on macOS, Christopher Allan Webber, 2017/10/12
- Re: Guix on macOS, Ricardo Wurmus, 2017/10/12
- Re: Guix on macOS, Chris Marusich, 2017/10/13
- Re: Guix on macOS, Konrad Hinsen, 2017/10/13
- Re: Guix on macOS, Adonay Felipe Nogueira, 2017/10/25
- Re: Guix on macOS, Chris Marusich, 2017/10/27
- Re: Guix on macOS, Hartmut Goebel, 2017/10/27
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