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Re: [opinion] CVE-patching is not sufficient for package security patchi

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [opinion] CVE-patching is not sufficient for package security patching
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 12:19:11 +0100
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Mark H Weaver <> skribis:

> Ultimately, I gave up.  In my opinion, Guix has never achieved usability
> as a desktop system on non-Intel systems.  Therefore, the Guix community
> is unable to attract many developers who want a distro that supports
> non-Intel systems well.  Our community has thus become dominated by
> Intel users, and there's unsufficient political will to adopt policies
> that would enable us to provide a usable system for non-Intel users.

A practical problem that’s been mentioned repeatedly is lack of ci.guix
hardware for non-Intel architectures: please everyone, consider helping
the project find either sponsors or companies that sell fitting
hardware, along with a plan to host it and maintain it over time!


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