<krl>trying to decide if i should try out nix or guix, what is the difference in maturity etc?
<taylan>krl: Nix is on version 1.11, and NixOS on 16.03. Guix and GuixSD are on version 0.10.0. Guix is pretty stable already, but it might miss some features you want/need.
<krl>i really do like the free software only policy
<catonano>@krl also, guix is integrated with emacs, you have a sort of emacs based dashboard. AND you deal with it in scheme rather than in the nix language. Overall it's more usable. To me that's a huge bonus. But admittedly I don't do anything serious, I don't deploy anything anywhere, I'm just getting my feet wet
<krl>oh, that's pretty rad, didn't know it had emacs bindings
<davexunit>if you're really interested, you just might be able to get GNU hello to compile.
<keverets>I'm curious to see the result... I'd like an alternative for the Mac users around here that are using homebrew
<magnicida>I am very interested in using Guix for managing development dependencies and environments, I use GNU/Linux 99% of the time but there is this piece of software that I need to build on a Mac and it would be great to translate the Guix workflow there
<davexunit>keverets: Nix can be used instead of Homebrew.
<magnicida>since it's only about dev environment, the Linux related parts of Guix or binaries are not so important
<davexunit>magnicida: the other important part of porting is discovering assumptions that were made about what the host OS supports. ;)
<suitsmeveryfine>Hi! I'm preparing a package here. When I run guix lint it complains like this: tabulation on line n. Can I disregard this? I've used the official indentation rules in the Guix Guile mode and they do mix spaces and tabs.