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Re: package manager guix on Windows and OSX

From: Jonathan McHugh
Subject: Re: package manager guix on Windows and OSX
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 19:50:04 +0200

Hi Joshua,

A Guix-BSD hybrid would be delectable.

I consider the OpenBSD community to be excellent, not only for their
prioritising a tight kernel and high levels of security standards but
because they refuse to release updates until documentation such as
manpages are comprehensively written.

This final point is something which the Guix community needs to
improve - there is too much of a publish first - decribe later philosophy. As 
somebody still trying to fully master I get the feeling that
their are things which will elude me until I get enough battle scars and
my productivity will be hampered until I reach that sweet spot (or at
least become more proficient/confident at just asking!)

I should state that I consider the help-guix and devel-guix to be highly
informative, friendly and professional. There should be greater
expectations of contributors to explain their improved functionalities
in advance. Additionally, I hold your individual support to be

Additionally, while I understand that MIT is in many ways deficient
compared to GPL licenses, if not pernicious and counterproductive I do
empathise regarding why networking engineers may prefer having a licence
which permits encapsulation more readily.

Joshua Branson <> writes:

> Edouard Klein <> writes:
>> To port Guix to another operating system such as BSD (including OSX),
>> one would have to translate these calls.
>> For example, Guix is the only software I've actually encountered that
>> can not run in SmartOS' emulation of Linux, because the system calls it
>> uses are not implemented there.
>> I would love for Guix to be a Multi Kernel package manager (I mean it
>> works on the Hurd also, but I have never encountered a Hurd user in real
>> life). My dream would be to port Guix to Plan 9 ;-)
> Why Plan 9? May I ask?  And I do really like the Hurd, but I use the
> dvorak keyboard layout.  My understanding is that the Hurd does not
> support variant keyboard layouts yet...  :(
> I actually think that the Guix developers may want to consider a port to
> the OpenBSD kernel, provided that the Hyperbola developers get
> HyperbolaBSD working.  Though I guess the Debian guys sort of did
> already.  :)

Jonathan McHugh

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