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Re: packaging lilypond as a docker container?

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: packaging lilypond as a docker container?
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:23:32 +0100
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David Kastrup writes:

> Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:
>> GUIX is Jan's current project. I think it has some similarities to
>> GUB, but it is focused on providing an environment where all binaries
>> are reproducibly built from source. This is much more ambitious than
>> GUB, and seems overkill compared to what we need for LilyPond. I think
>> using it also entails many more compilation steps, which would makes
>> the release process slow again.
> I don't think it has an answer for the elephant in the room: Windows.

FWIW, four years ago I created a prototype

enough for me to decide never to touch GUB again.  Don't get me wrong,
doing GUB was great and I could make some good use of what we learned to
redo this in Guix; I just think creating a custom build for LilyPond is
not making good use of our time.

Creating a LilyPond [cross] build that nobody uses is also not very
inspiring; so I abandoned/paused the project at the time.

You are probably aware that Guix produces generic, relocatable GNU/Linux
binaries as well as docker containers.


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