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Re: Multiple profiles with Guix Home

From: Maxime Devos
Subject: Re: Multiple profiles with Guix Home
Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 11:25:02 +0200
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Maxime Devos schreef op di 03-05-2022 om 22:44 [+0200]:
> Liliana Marie Prikler schreef op di 03-05-2022 om 22:04 [+0200]:
> > > Also, why would the user need to split things, couldn't Guix do
> > > that
> > > automatically?
> > Oh, sure, I'll just train a machine learning model to partition
> > packages into profiles.  This will obviously be better than a human
> > figuring things out, because machines can't fail ever.
> > 
> > In case the above wasn't clear enough, I'd rather leave this
> decision
> > to the user along with the decision of whether or not to waste
> > electricity in training an artificial intelligence.  Offering a
> > declarative interface to profile splitting benefits everyone here.
> I did not suggest any machine learning or AI?  Also, how can a
> machine
> fail here?  The computed partitioning might not be optimal, but as
> long
> as we're careful with search paths and its not overly suboptimal, any
> partititioning would do (in the sense that it doesn't ‘lose’ packages
> or invent packages oout of thin air or something).

Nevermind, see ‘thematic profiles’.


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