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Re: Implementing the guix-dameon in Guile

From: Christopher Baines
Subject: Re: Implementing the guix-dameon in Guile
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 13:57:27 +0100
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Josselin Poiret <> writes:

>> 2:
>> Rewrites are risky because you only get the value right at the end,
>> therefore the priority is to get a minimal but viable implementation in
>> Guile that can be switched to, and not to get distracted on adding or
>> improving functionality unnecessarily. That is better done once the new
>> implementation has been adopted.
>> While I think there's a substantial amount of work to do, progress
>> towards a Guile guix-daemon has already been made. There was a least one
>> GSoC project which did make progress, and there's Guile implementations
>> of some of the functionality in Guix already.
>> Still though, I'd like to hear what people think about which direction
>> the implementation should go, and what features they'd like to see. Even
>> if those are not essential to make the Guile implementation viable, it
>> still might inform the direction to take.
> I think the #1 feature for me would be to have it completely
> unpriviledged using mount namespaces, so that you could still build
> software without needing to run the daemon on the system.  You won't be
> able to run the built software without using namespaces as well though,
> but that still a step in the right direction imo.

Thanks for the suggestion :)

I'm not quite sure what this would involve, but it sounds like it might
not be that hard to do.

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