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Re: Lightning talk at IPFS camp

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Lightning talk at IPFS camp
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:53:01 +0200
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Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> skribis:

> Update: I've been asked if I wanted to conduct a "Deep dive"
> ( about
> IPFS and Guix.  In other words: what problem we've encountered, how to
> solve them, what we'd like to do.


> I think it would be a good time to discuss a work out bug
> 33899 "[PATCH 0/5] Distributing substitutes over IPFS" that Ludovic
> submitted a while ago.
> What do you people think?

Sounds like a good idea!

> Ludovic, what are the most pressing issues with this patch that you'd
> like to raise?

I think the patches provide a reasonable way forward.  One issue that
was discussed with Hector at <>
is the fact that my patch would use its own implementation of a
directory index instead of using IPFS’s “UnixFS” abstraction.  It seems
that “UnixFSv2” would fit the bill, but it was not implemented at the

There might be other issues, but I’ve paged that out in the meantime.  :-)
Hopefully if you take a look at that thread and the relevant patches,
you can find potential issues and things that need to be discussed.

Really happy you’ll be discussing these things!


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