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Re: New to Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: New to Guix
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:49:56 +0200
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Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> skribis:

>  > What would you like to package?  (It would be great to discuss that to
>  > avoid duplication.)
> Stuff I use myself, meaning software at the intersection of "Python"
> and "scientific computing". Unless someone is already working on it,
> I'd choose NumPy as my first target. Python 3 would be another missing
> piece I'd like to tackle.

AFAIK nobody is working on these–otherwise speak out!  ;-)

>  > Check this message [2] as well.  It would be great to stick to the plan,
>  > but it's not mandatory.
> That plan sounds reasonable, but I have no competence with that kind
> of software. I'd rather start with packages that I know very well, to
> the point of having contributed to their development.

Yes, that makes sense.  Part of the plan for 0.3 is just “more
packages”, broadly.

> Right now, my goal is "learn Guix", with package definitions produced
> as a side effect. That's how side effects sneak into purely functional
> package management ;-)

Aah!  :-)


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