GNU Guix (pronounced like "geeks") is a purely functional package manager for the GNU system.
Dependable. In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Read more...
Guix is based on the Nix package manager.
Alternately, GNU Guix can be installed as an additional package manager on top of an installed Linux-based system, on i686, x86_64, mips64el, and on armv7.
Its salient package management features are implemented. The distribution provides 1,000+ packages transparently available as pre-built binaries. The Guix System Distribution has some limitations but will please the enthusiastic hacker in you. Join us in improving it!
Guix in its early development stages. Source code for Guix as well as USB installation images of the Guix System Distribution can be found on the GNU ftp server for alpha releases: http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/ (via HTTP) and ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/ (via FTP).
See the installation instructions from the manual.
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.
Some Guix users and developers hang out on the #guix channel of the Freenode IRC network (logs).
Before reporting a bug, please check whether the bug is already in the bug database.
Guix is developed using the Git version control system.
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/guix.git
You can also browse the Git repository with your web browser: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git
Commit notifications can be received on the Guix-commits mailing list.
Guix is implemented in Scheme,
using GNU Guile.
Nonetheless, if you want to dive further into Guix, you will find it useful to browse Guile's manual or other introductory material about Scheme. Also, make sure to read the HACKING files for more details on the development setup, as well as the coding and cooperation conventions used in the Guix project.
A repository with artwork for use in the operating system, such as the logo, background image of the bootloader, etc., is available at git://git.sv.gnu.org/guix/guix-artwork.git. We're always looking for help in this area, so do chime in if you're interested!
Documents, supporting material of previous talks, and auxiliary information useful to hackers and maintainers is available at git://git.sv.gnu.org/guix/maintenance.git.
Development of Guix, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the mailing lists
Guix is currently being maintained by Ludovic Courtès. Please use the mailing lists for contact.
Guix is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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