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Re: Repology and outdated packages

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Repology and outdated packages
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 23:38:10 +0200
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Hi! skribis:

> I know that rolling release distros don't have to have the latest packages 
> but this is not the best representation of Guix, especially when our friend 
> NixOS claims they have the largest and most updated package collection 
> [].

Guix is *potentially* even more up-to-date than NixOS thanks to
‘--with-latest’ and ‘--with-branch’!  \o/

Seriously though, we could take better advantage of the tooling that we
have: ‘guix refresh’, ‘guix graph’, and the corresponding APIs.  With
that, we can write code that automatically tries out package updates and
prepares patches, for instance.  We could even largely automate “update
trains” (what we’re doing with master/staging/core-updates).

Ideas for a motivated hacker!


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