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Re: Guix for Embedded, Hardware, Documentation, and Data

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Guix for Embedded, Hardware, Documentation, and Data
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2021 10:43:23 +0200

I have a channel which only has IETF RFCs, so I guess that's like having
documentation. In theory if you can write a build that will provide you
with what you want you can build it with Guix. I would say actually
running Guix on any of this small hardware is outside of the scope of

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 05:18:43PM -0500, Julien Lepiller wrote:
> I think guix can be used for more than just packages. When you say 
> documentation, what comes to mind is package documentation, but we also have 
> man-pages, which contains no programs, only… well… man pages :). We also have 
> sicp that contains only a book.
> With cross-compilation, it shouldn't be too hard to build something for an 
> embedded system, though that's still something that needg to be demonstrated 
> I think.
> Le 10 décembre 2021 08:00:23 GMT-05:00, Peter Polidoro <> a 
> écrit :
> >Could Guix be used for packages that do not strictly contain 
> >operating system software?
> >
> >For example, could Guix be used for packages of embedded code and 
> >their dependencies to be run on a little RTOS, like Zephyr, or 
> >bare metal, like Arduino or PlatformIO libraries?
> >
> >Could it be used for hardware, like a Kicad pcb package that 
> >depends on component and footprint packages, or packages of 
> >FreeCAD mechanical assemblies that depend on part packages?
> >
> >Can Guix packages be used for documentation and other data?
> >
> >Or are all of these types of packages way outside the scope of 
> >Guix? Although it could still be used for the operating system 
> >software development environments for these types of projects, it 
> >might be very powerful to package other types of code and data as 
> >well.
> >

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