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Re: core-updates frozen!

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: core-updates frozen!
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:35:38 +0100
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Marius Bakke writes:

> Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:
>> Marius Bakke writes:
>>> The branch currently represents 676 commits by 26 people.  Some
>>> highlights from this round:
>>> * Guix runs natively on GNU/Hurd.
>>> * Guix System can be cross-compiled for foreign architectures.
>>> * The distribution is built with Guile 3.0.
>>> * GNOME 3.34 (on a separate branch, will get merged shortly).
>> These are exciting changes!  Let's also not forget:
>>  * for x86 and x86_64: another reduction of the bootstrap binary seed by
>> roughly %0%, to ~60MB!
> I knew I was forgetting something important!  Thanks for the reminder.


> For those unaware, this means that the set of trusted binaries at the
> root of the package graph from which everything else derives is only 60
> MiB (on i686 and x86_64).  The set no longer includes GCC, binutils, or
> glibc!

> For more information, see jannekes blog post:

For the's even better: The GCC, binutils and glibc
removal mentioned above is already in master; so our next release will
bootstrap from ~135MB like blog post mentions!

The Core-updates bootstrap (code named "Scheme-only bootstrap") removes

  Awk, Bash, the GNU Core Utilities, Grep, Gzip, Sed, and Tar.

and replaces them with Gash and Gash-Utils!


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