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Re: Brain storming cool Guix features

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Brain storming cool Guix features
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:01:37 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Joshua Branson <address@hidden> writes:

> I had some cool ideas/features for things that GuixSD could potentially
> add, and I wanted to share.  Are any of these possible?
> #+BEGIN_SRC scheme
> (operating system
>   (keymap  "dvorak")
>   ...)
> The above would make the bootloader, console, X, and wayland all use the
> dvorak layout.  That would be a nice feature!  I currently use "dvorak",
> and it's slightly annoying that grub uses qwerty.  :(

Same here.  Some of this might be accomplished with a system service
that extends configuration files with the required settings.  Would you
like to give this a try?

> How about automatic updates?  Since a guixSD user can always downgrade
> to the previous version, it would be nice if it would automatically
> update my user profile, root profile and reconfigure say once a week.
> #+BEGIN_SRC scheme
> (operating system
>   (auto-upgrade #t)
>   (auto-upgrade-interval 'once-a-week)
>   ...)

Cron jobs can be used here via the mcron service.


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