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Re: Guile 3 migration plan

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Guile 3 migration plan
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:43:39 +0100
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Vagrant Cascadian <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 2020-01-16, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Today is Guile 3 day, a day to celebrate, woohoo!  \o/
> Yay!
>> How will Guix migrate to Guile 3?  That’s a threefold process:
> ...
>>   2. We must be able to run Guix itself on Guile 3.  This is already
>>      possible if you add “3.0” to the ‘GUILE_PKG’ invocation in
>>      ‘’, but there are still a few test failures that I’ve
>>      been working on.
> ...
>>      Once we’re done, we can change (guix self) so that ‘guix pull’
>>      pulls Guix on Guile 3.
> Will it still be buildable from source with only guile 2.2? I have no
> idea when Debian will have guile 3 available, for example, and was
> hoping to be able to start the process of uploading ... "soon".

For some time (a few months at least?) we’ll make sure Guix can be built
from source with both 2.2 and 3.0.


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