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Re: Where are suggestions or open discussions of Guix at large made?

From: znavko
Subject: Re: Where are suggestions or open discussions of Guix at large made?
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 22:55:17 +0000

Guix repeats the idea of Nix, but realising it more preciously and elegantly.
Instead of self-made imperfect language describing configuration
Guix is using powerful Guile.

You want some forks of Guix, do you?
It is hard to package some software you like for Guix,
but forking guix breaking its elegance for just to install firmware, 
Oracle, Chrome and other stuff is not rational at all, i think.

I think, there is a sense to tune Guix for some
commercial solutions like web-server, database server.

Guix and reproducible builds are from 5th industrial revolution 
(that did not happened yet) when you can easily change your 
production cycle for even each one product
to fulfil desire of every customer. 
There you need to configure your production cycle many ways 
and every configuration must work!

If you want popular comfortable OS on your home computer, that is not idea of 

December 7, 2020 9:43 PM, "Yasuaki Kudo" <> wrote:

> Hello!
> I wonder which mailing list (or anything else) is the best for open-ended 
> Guix discussions.
> I think Guix has a huge potential and it a needs a downgraded version (akin 
> to how Ubuntu makes a
> worse version of Debian) so that more people can use it. As it stands, by 
> default, Guix doesn't
> have:
> * Regular, unpatched Linux with unaccountable black magic firmware code 
> * Polluted web browsers like Google Chrome
> * Visual Studio Code that probably has similar issues as Google Chrome?
> * and on and on...
> The first is one of the most serious problems because computers with AMD 
> graphics cards won't even
> boot without it? (The installer may, but once installed, it seems to halt 
> during boot, even when
> desktop services are turned off?)
> I have heard of PantherX but I wonder if anyone is thinking about 
> "vernacular" dirty
> Guix-derivative with all sorts of horrible compromises... 😄
> Cheers,
> Yasu

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