<stormysea>hi, I am trying to learn about the possibility of running GUIX/GNU/Hurd on a system I wish to purchase. Where can I learn about this? All I have been able to find about about running GUIX on GNU/Hurd is that there is a "proof of concept."
<francis7>mark_weaver, if you notice regressions on newer kernels in Guix, could you always try to bisect them and submit a bug report to kernel.org?
<francis7>This is important for libreboot systems, since we don't always catch bugs in time before a new kernel release
<mark_weaver>francis7: I'm sorry, but the regressions I'm seeing now don't reveal themselves until a fairly long and unpredictable amount of time after booting, and I have only one working Libreboot machine at the moment, which is my primary development machine.
<mark_weaver>even if I had time to add another significant job to my plate, which I don't, it wouldn't be practical for me to do this.
<mark_weaver>however, what I have done is to switch back to linux-libre-4.1.15 for now on my X60, and I'll report whether it seems to have the video playback problem or not.
<mark_weaver>as for the epoch fail problem, I've never seen that happen. but then, my X200 is not functional at the moment.
<mark_weaver>I've never seen it happen on my Libreboot X60 though.
<francis7>this doesn't sound like a problem that can be fixed in coreboot
<mark_weaver>(I never saw it happen on my Libreboot X200, but it've been a month or two since I was able to use it)
<francis7>it sounds like a linux bug (epoch failure)
<NiAsterisk>I have something more pressing than gnunet-gtk after starting with a book from the 80s.. but i don't know much about licenses. interlisp wasn't free, but is this interpreter free in the sense I could not only package it localy but also upload a patch for guix? https://github.com/blakemcbride/LISPF4
<rekado>NiAsterisk: didn't you get quite far packaging gnunet-gtk?
<rekado>I'd like to play with it and if you don't mind I could try to finish what you've started.
<NiAsterisk>almost done.. I'm stuck debugging, but more stuck with a list of things I need to organize to get more room for packaging.
<NiAsterisk>yes, go ahead :) if somebody has their time schedule not so full as mine currently, i'd like to see gnunet-gtk out there. I'll send the latest versions I had later today to the dev list
<NiAsterisk>i'm new to this pcakage system, and while it was easy on gentoo to package for me, guix and debugging gnunet-gtk makes it a bit more difficult while I still learn about guix and what's available and not etc
<rekado>re time management: I'm trying to follow a variant of "Getting Things Done" built around org-mode.
<mark_weaver>hmm, my polkitd is using 195% CPU for quite a while now, keeping my X60 warm.
<NiAsterisk>and now I'm trying to apply it in some way which fits my current vast amount of time and too much things I'm working on.
<rekado>I have yet to make it work for email. There's org-capture, but I haven't quite reached a point where it's convenient.
<rekado>I'm not following it religiously, but at least I can keep track of the very next step I need to do for each of the many things that are WIP.
<NiAsterisk>i'm not so convinced that emacs is okay for me for planing.. despite my dislike for "clouds", I do take lots of notes when I'm on the road or need to look up things.. I don't want to use papers, so I am using a proprietary websolution for now until I can try out open solutions on my own servers.
<NiAsterisk>and I want to combine email + projects in a workflow at some point, so I guess some combination of software on laptop + papers for things on the go are better.
<NiAsterisk>tbh org-mode planing looked to difficult to apply for me at the moment. It might work, but i need something which is easy accessible first, because for years I tried to get into planing and organizing and all concepts I tried failed.
<rekado>I usually have my laptop with me. When I don't I have a little notepad to quickly jot down things that I add to my org file once I'm home.
<rekado>(if the proprietary solution is trello: there is an Emacs package to sync trello to org-mode)
<rekado>org-mode has a *lot* of features and I'm probably using less than half a percent to organise stuff and keep track of projects.
<civodul>sneek: later tell alezost the top of the package-info buffers has changed from a large-font title with the package name to a small (and IMO useless) link; would be nice to revert maybe?
<NiAsterisk>no, it's todoist what I currently use.. but I found some open self-hosting solutions. so what I need to figure out are priorities mostly.. like, get sports + packaging + learning coding languages + learning/refreshing spoken languages + writing etc etc into an schedule which doesn't break me after a while.
<rekado>(for learning/refreshing natural languages I suggest the Assimil book series; they are really good and somewhat unusual in their approach)
<rekado>(setting priorities never worked for me; I just make sure to have *something* with me on the commute, either laptop or books. This approach doesn't work too well with sports, though.)
<NiAsterisk>(hm. thanks, I'll take a look at the books. so far I tried to avoid closed source applications. traveling to (france,spain,uk/us) and the countries where I want to learn an entire new language would be the easier fix, but travelling costs money.)
<fhmgufs>Hello, have you done an upgrade to dmd (shepherd?)? It has sucessfully built now on ARM.
<fhmgufs>Or is this distribution specific? I tested it with debian 8 before and now on Arch Linux ARM.
<fhmgufs>When I tried to build it the last time the test respawn.sh failed.
<civodul>fhmgufs: the failure was non-deterministic, it has been fixed upstream but not in Guix
<alezost>civodul: It searches for packages by name. After "M-x guix-search-by-name guile" you'll get several guiles. After RET on any guile-2.0.11, this exact guile will be described. If you press this heading button, all guiles matching "guile-2.0.11" name will be shown.
<alezost>civodul: My common use case however is: if you kill Guix REPL, then switch to a Package Info buffer and try to update the buffer with "g", you can't do it because an old object-address of this package is dead, so you can press this button to find packages with this name
<alezost>civodul: And finally, there is a really useless option: try (setq guix-package-info-type 'output) and then press this heading button (press "l"/"r" to compare what you see)