<bev__>If you are working on improving the new user experience: I found/find it very confusing that the guix homepage is actually the GuixSD homepage and the link to "Guix package manager" points to some random subchapter of the manual instead of https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/guix
<keverets>I'd expect two main sections on the page, one for "GuixSD (the full, raw Guix Goodness(tm)" and one for "try on your current host, (with bonus that you can easily make GuixSD VMs & disk images)"
<davexunit>best to start a discussion on the mailing list about it
<bev__>well, the savannah page has the links to the source code and the home page has not, as far as i can tell
<davexunit>we should advertise that fixes to the website can be sent there.
<bev__>keverets: i always wondered, what was the workflow before git? do you download the source tarball, make your changes, and then get another pristine copy of the tarball to make your diff's against?
<davexunit>there were many other version control systems used.
<keverets>there are downsides, of course. My contributions to GNU xhippo, for instance, are probably lost in the sands of time since I believe there was no archived mailing list so I probably emailed the diffs directly to the author
<keverets>though general credit could still show up in "CONTRIBUTIONS" or "ChangeLog"
<keverets>lacking a "blame" equivalent was sad, too
<keverets>since it was hard to see why many lines were changed the way they were between versions
<keverets>anywho, enough reminiscing... back to work
<bev__>tbh, i would be suprised if there were upsides ;)
<bev__>resumable downloads if the connection is unreliable maybe
<lfam>bavier: The source hash in the format that Guix expects? It's the wrong length. And usually when I get that hash wrong, Guix tells me what the hash actually is. In this case, that is the only output.
<bavier>lfam: the "invalid hash" error probably gets thrown before an "incorrect hash" error
<lfam>bavier: vim is eating my copy+paste by interpreting part of the hash as "return to normal mode"