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Re: common software

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: common software
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:02:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)


Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

>> Even though there is some subjectivity in what is essential software, a
>> clean installation of GuixSD is very minimal.  Is there a reason for
>> this?
> The reason is primarily that with Guix it is *possible* to do so.  It
> allows different users on the same system to have different sets of
> software; as you wrote this is a very subjective decision, so we simply
> leave it up to the user.

Also, I find it more convenient to have applications I use in
~/.guix-profile rather than in the ‘packages’ field of my
‘operating-system’: I can install them, upgrade them, etc. whenever I
want, independently of the system config.


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