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Re: Release progress, week 10

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Release progress, week 10
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 11:29:34 +0100


On Sun, 18 Dec 2022 at 16:13, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:

> I wrote a couple of paragraphs about this and other things yesterday
> (tried to keep it relatively short).  Let me know if you think
> anything’s missing.

All appears to me good.  You do not mention that the coverage for
git-fetch is about ~98% and that Disarchive is very important because
the main source of origins is url-fetch, hence the total of 75%.

I would add at the end of the first paragraph something like:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Software Heritage as a fallback, with version 1.4.0 **the source code of
Guix channels is automatically fetched from Software Heritage** if its
original URL has become unreachable.  As of the “[Preservation of Guix
Report](” published in January
2022, more than 98% of the packages directly referring to Git
repositories are now fully archived in Software Heritage.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

>> I still think that it would be worth to mention the removal of many
>> Python 2 packages and that the project stops to maintain Python 2
>> packages.  I know it appears in NEWS but it costs nothing to restate
>> because many people are not reading all the details of all. :-)
> Oh right, I’ll add a few lines.



PS: A side note and it is too late. :-)  This:

  - [“Using TeX and

appears to me a Cookbook section and not a Manual section.  Well, let
discuss that on January. :-)

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