<civodul>rekado: 56 'guix offload' processes running on berlin, impressive :-)
<efraim>doesn't look like there's a qtwebkit release for 5.10.0
<rekado>civodul: we now have 25 build servers. I’m playing with the storage today and hope that I can move cuirass to the new server soon. That would free up the server that’s currently used as berlin as yet another build node.
<rekado>there’s also another big server with SSDs that has fallen out of use, which I’ll try to integrate into the build farm by the end of this year.
<shiranaihito>i'm planning to run GuixSD on a Vultr VPS, and it seems the installer goes through at least.. i only saw the image's worth of disk space attached to the instance though.. maybe Vultr's disk will magically appear after rebooting or something
<buenouanq>that is the label you gave it when you made it
<roptat>you can see the label of a filesystem with e2label for instance
<shiranaihito>buenouanq well, i'm just copy pasting stuff from the docs at this point :)
<shiranaihito>buenouanq "supporting" macos would make it a hell of a lot easier for people to adopt guix
<nalc>Also is it possible to "port" or somehow transform nix into guix? Like some kind of conversion function?
<buenouanq>shiranaihito: I'm not at all against the proliferation of free software to nonfree things - I just would rather our limited resources be utilized elsewhere on what I feel might be more important things.
<brendyn>Is there any news on this new "gexp" style of package definitions. I remember that there were some outstanding technical issues to overcome? I can't wait until I don't have to write (assoc-ref outputs "outs") over and over.
<roptat>yes, although I had to disable SELinux and get root to install it as a package manager
<shiranaihito>buenouanq but basically, just about anyone "requires" convenience in this sense.. people just do a quick a cost/benefit estimation, and decide for or against trying to do something with guix
<roptat>I used the binary install for armhf, added a few files for glibc and it worked perfectly fine
<buenouanq>shiranaihito: right - I get a lot of guff for it in these communities but I have trouble caring about such people, and I certainly don't want to waste any time on them.
<brendyn>rekado: What kind ow slowdown would virtualisation on MacOS entail?
<roptat>but it takes a lot of space and it's not reboot-proof
<shiranaihito>buenouanq well, it's just random people we're talking about, and almost all of them will behave like i described here, with regard to guix (or any other "libre" software)
<shiranaihito>so "catering" to them is clearly a beneficial thing, even if it feels distasteful in some way
<rekado>brendyn: I haven’t tried it. It seems that Docker users were fine with the performance.
<buenouanq>depends on the exact situation, but I sort of disagree
<rekado>shiranaihito, buenouanq I don’t think it’s useful to make claims about how “most people” will behave.