<PotentialUser-42>hello. i just added a channel in guix. now i am updating my system configuration to use a package in that channel. however, when i try to reconfigure, i get an error of `no code for that module`
<PotentialUser-42>the guix manual indicates that packages from channels should be added to the load path automatically
<nickey>hi everyone! i'd like to fix some misspells on translation, but still can't get the translation developing workflow. are mailing lists and patches are used for it? or there's some other way to contribute? pull requests, etc.?
<Minall>Mh... Networking and specializing on a programming language?
<rekado_>programming contributions often require that you have a general understanding of what the application does and how it does so, roughly speaking.
<rekado_>this will be different for every application, but you may find some patterns once you have worked on a number of projects.
<Minall>btw... Can guile be implemented in other languages?, I'm not sure what programming language to learn, and I heard that I could implement guile in other languages, so, can someone ask me : do this pat of the program which is in python, and would I be able to do it on guile? or well, specifically scheme
<Minall>And guix is written on entirely scheme and guile
<rekado_>Scheme has the advantage of having a really simple appearance, so everything fancy appears to be just an extension of some simpler idea.
<rekado_>starting with just “lambda” you can express a lot of things that may not appear obvious at first: temporary variables, “objects”, functions with special keyword arguments, indexed arrays, etc.
<rekado_>becoming comfortable with these simple concepts can make you see problems in terms of these concepts.
<rekado_>learning a language that doesn’t make you think differently is a waste of time, in my opinion.
<rekado_>head over to #guile to start your journey :)
<rekado_>I’d also like to point out that Guile has a picture language that might make it easier for you to learn some concepts: composition of simple values to composite values, and the means of abstraction.
<hc>Hi all, is there a difference between using "guix install XXX" and using the declarative approach? I'm asking because when I installed gajim-omemo earlier, it didn't install its dependencies (python-something) and I had to do it manually
<hc>Looked in the guix git, though, and it looks like the dependencies are specified there
<Formbi>Guix doesn't always install dependencies into the profile
<Formbi>it only does so when they are as specified as «propagated inputs»
<tidux>Is the Icecat package intentionally not letting me sign in to Firefox Sync?
<tidux>I get the "enter your email" prompt and then it just spins indefinitely
<bandali>tidux, not sure about “intentionally” but it’s a known issue
<tidux>iftop doesn't show any network traffic to mozilla hosts
<bandali>i’ve heard from the gnuzilla maintainer that it’s to be fixed with the next version
<roptat>I tried to compile the bootstrap binaries from my host with 'guix build --target=i586-gnu bootstrap-tarballs' (trying to follow the manual), but it fails very early with 'You need GNU MiG to compile the GNU Hurd'