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Guix beyond 1.0: let’s have a roadmap!

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Guix beyond 1.0: let’s have a roadmap!
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 18:05:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Hello Guix!

People rightfully suggested having some sort of a roadmap for what’s
next.  Many of us certainly have specific ideas in mind, but having that
written down can certainly clarify what this project is about to
newcomers, and it can help us insiders build a common understanding of
what it is we want to do.

To start the discussion, here’s a list of high-level to-do items, some
of them just copied from our ‘’ document :-) and others that stem
from discussions we’ve had.  I’m happy to expound on some of these
points if anything is unclear.

What do *you* want Guix to address in the future?


#+TITLE: GNU Guix Beyond 1.0—A Road Map

* ‘guix pull’

** TODO 'guix pull' & commit authentication <>
** TODO build-self.scm trampoline runs faster


** TODO grafts and profile hooks run as “build continuations” 
** TODO ‘package-derivation’ made faster
** TODO (gnu installer) UI can be used to edit config.scm
** TODO ‘guix system status’ shows info about the current status

* core

** TODO substitutes can be published and fetched over IPFS 
** TODO ‘wip-build-systems-gexp’ branch updated & merged
** TODO labels removed from the inputs fields of packages
** TODO [[][Gash]] used instead of 
Bash during bootstrap
** TODO Guix System can run GNU/Hurd
** TODO shepherd uses Fibers, logs correctly, can do “socket activation”
** TODO (guix record) provides optional static type checking

* build daemon

** TODO daemon rewritten in Scheme
** TODO daemon supports “recursive derivations”
** TODO daemon supports more hash algorithms
** TODO daemon stores zero or more narinfo signatures per store item

* devops

** TODO ‘guix system reconfigure’ is a thing
** TODO ‘guix deploy’ is a thing

* miscellaneous

** TODO ‘static-networking-service’ supports IPv6
** TODO Debian package for Guix is available
** TODO ‘--with-least-authority’ package transformation + ‘guix run’ added
** TODO GNOME Software backend written
** TODO GTK+ can use Guix “powerbox” instead of Flatpak’s

* infrastructure

** TODO web site officially available at
** TODO web site includes a package and service browser
** TODO Guix Data Service deployed
** TODO code and services shared between Guix Data Service and Cuirass
** TODO package sources are always archived on Software Heritage
** TODO web site translated in other languages
** TODO official channel registry service available

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