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Re: Guix & IPFS

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: Guix & IPFS
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:20:45 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 09:59:04AM +0200, Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
> Hi Guix!
> I'm in the process of packaging IPFS.
> It has about 100 dependencies, most of which are currently missing in
> Guix, so that's gonna take me some hours :p
> Thankfully Go is rather straightforward to package so that should be
> alright.
> That said, the case of IPFS of particular: it uses it's own dependency
> manager "gx" which retrieves the specific versions of its deps over the
> IFPS protocol.

One thing gx does is make git a true blockchain with interesting
properties. In particular you can not edit git history and sharing
becomes more trust worthy. Distributed sharing will become possible

We should certainly consider it. Even for our own repos.


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