Meet Guix at FOSDEM!
One week to FOSDEM! This year, there will be no less than six Guix-related talks. This and the fact that we are addressing different communities is exciting.
First, on Saturday morning, in the GNU Guile track (room K.3.201):
- Adding GNU/Hurd support to GNU Guix (Manolis Ragkousis)
- A gentle introduction to functional package management with GNU Guix (Ricardo Wurmus)
- Your distro is a Scheme library (Ludovic Courtès)
- Foreign packages in GNU Guix (Pjotr Prins)
On Saturday afternoon:
- Reproducible and Customizable Deployments with GNU Guix (Ludovic Courtès, distributions track, room K.4.201)
- Guix-tox, a functional version of tox (Cyril Roelandt, Python track, room UD2.218A)
On Sunday noon:
- Reproducible and User-Controlled Package Management in HPC with GNU Guix (Ricardo Wurmus, HPC track, room AW1.126)
See you there!
About GNU Guix
GNU Guix is a functional package manager for the GNU system. The Guix System Distribution or GuixSD is an advanced distribution of the GNU system that relies on GNU Guix and respects the user's freedom.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, except that packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language. GuixSD offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management, and is highly customizable and hackable.
GuixSD can be used on an i686 or x86_64 machine. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and armv7.