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Re: [Spam:]Guix for Embedded, Hardware, Documentation, and Data

From: Konrad Hinsen
Subject: Re: [Spam:]Guix for Embedded, Hardware, Documentation, and Data
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2021 10:43:28 +0100

Peter Polidoro <> writes:

> Could Guix be used for packages that do not strictly contain 
> operating system software?

Guix the package manager: certainly. The only practical technical limit
to what you can put into Guix packages is the size of the data. The Guix
store isn't particularly well suited to very large files.

Guix the software distribution: it depends. I doubt you would have much
success with submitting a pull request for adding video clips, for
example. There are a few documentation-only packages in Guix, but they
are clearly related to software that's also in Guix.

For a nice example of using Guix for something else than software, see
this blog post:

Konrad Hinsen
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS Orléans
Synchrotron Soleil - Division Expériences
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E-Mail: konrad DOT hinsen AT cnrs DOT fr
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