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Re: to Guix or to Nix

From: Saša Janiška
Subject: Re: to Guix or to Nix
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:57:11 +0200
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> No idea.  I would suggest checking or similar to see if free
> firmware exists.

OK. Based on

it should work and I see that kernel driver 8169 is used, but still
wonder why firmware for 8168 from non-free package is used…

> Unfortunately, ZFS is unlikely to ever be available, unless Oracle
> changes its license:

I see…

> Currently GuixSD is somewhat limited to ext4.  We will eventually lift
> this limitation, but for now, that’s we have.


> So Guix as a project will not provide advice as to how to put yourself
> in a trap.


> But that’s fine!  :-)  There are probably free software alternatives that
> you could use and help people improve.  For instance, you might want to
> look into Ring <>, and maybe provide a Guix package for
> it.  I’m sure people on #guix would be happy to help, and your work
> would benefit everyone.

Thanks a lot for the Ring link…I was totally unaware of it. :-(


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