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1.6 Full Source Bootstrap

The holy grail for bootstrappability will be connecting hex0 to mes.

Carl Dong

Reduction of binary seeds is great, but there is an obvious target: we cannot allow any binary seeds in our software stack. Not even in the bootstrap binary seed. Maybe that is a bit too strong: we want to have the absolute minimum of binary seeds and all binary seeds need to be inspectable and must be reviewed. How big would the absolute minimal set be? During the Guix 1.5 development series we managed to close the gap between stage0-posix and mes. We refer to this as the Full-Source Bootstrap.