1.3.0 is out, woohoo! 🎉


Lots of good stuff in there: usability improvements, performance improvements, support, and more!

@civodul "Liberating. Guix is an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system developed by the GNU Project—which respects the freedom of computer users. "

Except for the major parts (like the linux kernel) that aren't developed by the GNU project.

I thought they'd moved past trying to retcon around HURD being a non-starter.

It's a shame because I'd be interested in this project if I didn't feel like I'd have to drink the kool-aid.

@docskrzyk @civodul
> It's a shame because I'd be interested in this project if

You'd not. You did not even care to scroll the front page past the first sentence or click the "about" link.

@wire @civodul It's unfortunate you're assuming that. The wording on the site is also unfortunate, and let's be frank: GNU has taken enough hits indulging RMS's controversial takes. It additionally seems unhelpful to the project to - intentionally or not - appear to be erasing all the other FOSS contributions (linux kernel, amongst them) by saying it was "Developed by the GNU project" when that is not entirely factual.

@docskrzyk @civodul
Couldn't you at least scroll to "If you don't use GNU Guix as a standalone GNU/Linux distribution, you still can use it as a package manager on top of any GNU/Linux distribution."?

Or follow the from the first sentence.

Or follow the "About" link and read "Guix System is an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system. It uses the Linux-libre kernel, and support for the Hurd is being worked on.".

@docskrzyk @civodul
Nobody is fooled into thinking Guix is built *only* on GNU, it's not a real issue. You will not find any Guix user who does not know they are using Linux. The opposite is true: lots of "Ubuntu Linux" users, for example, have never ever heard about GNU.

@civodul If you wish to bake an operating system truly from scratch, first you must `guix build world`.

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