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Re: Brain storming cool Guix features

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Brain storming cool Guix features
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 08:59:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> 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")
>>   ...)
>> #+END_SRC
>> 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?

Yes I would!  I will probably need some mentoring to figure it all out,
but I will take a go at it.  I think I know how to go about trying it.
I'll get back to you next week, when I'll probably need some more

>> 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)
>>   ...)
>> #+END_SRC
> Cron jobs can be used here via the mcron service.

Joshua Branson
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