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Re: Guix beyond 1.0: let’s have a roadmap!

From: Alex Griffin
Subject: Re: Guix beyond 1.0: let’s have a roadmap!
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:12:32 +0000
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On Mon, Jul 1, 2019, at 10:06 AM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> > ** TODO run-time configuration system for services, similar to OpenWrt's UCI
> What does it mean?  (I don’t know UCI.)

UCI is a configuration language and tool layered on top of the underlying 
packages. It gives a single machine-readable configuration format to 
everything, and then uses it to generate the real config files used by 
services. It's the thing that lets you change your router settings from the 
OpenWrt web interface or command line.

It's a lot like Guix system declarations, except service configuration happens 
at runtime. I guess the thing I really want though is a web interface.

> > ** TODO support automatic GPG/signify signature verification of origin 
> > objects
> For users or for packagers?

For packagers. If a package ships with a cryptographic signature, we could 
commit it with the package and have Guix double check our source integrity. 
This would be especially helpful with `guix refresh`, because I suspect not 
everybody is as diligent about integrity checking when Guix just generates a 
working hash for you.

Alex Griffin

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