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Re: “Guix Profiles in Practice”

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: “Guix Profiles in Practice”
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:33:48 +0100
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Jonathan Frederickson <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Nov 3, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote
>> Now, this would be very much stateful: you can’t tell in advance whether
>> you’re going to build a new profile based on the current Guix, or
>> whether you’re going to reuse a previously cached profile that could be
>> arbitrarily old.  That doesn’t sound great.
> What if something identifying the profile (directory name? config file?) 
> included info about the Guix revision it was built from? That way a profile 
> would be reused if it’s built from the same Guix revision, but if you switch 
> revisions it’d be rebuilt.

Then in that case you’re just looking for a form of caching, is that

If ‘guix environment’ were 10 times faster, it’d be just fine, right?

(It’s not getting 10 times faster any time soon I’m afraid :-), but just
to make sure I understand whether we’re talking about a UI issue or a
performance issue.)


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