<nckx>pkill9: No, your reading is correct. To keep things concrete: if my laptop has gcc, and for some reason my build server doesn't, my laptop will send the gcc binary along with the request (derivation) to build hello. It won't ask the build server to build gcc from scratch.
<sameerynho>nckx: yupe after a refresh It's gone, do we do caching on these docs in some sort ?
<nckx>I'm as puzzled as you are. Not that aggressively. OTOH I've heard that mainstream browsers often aggressively cache (despite any headers to the contrary) to ‘improve speed’. That wouldn't suprise me, but I'm not a Web person.
<nckx>The dead emacs-guix link is still there though, I just don't know where to point it.
<sameerynho>quick question, I'm far from finishing the docs. Is it possible to define the state of a system in scheme and ask guix to deliver such system with that description ? ( when guix is installed in a different distro )
*nckx finally found out about ‘doc/htmlxref.cnf’, that was a wild grep ride.
<nckx>sameerynho: Not ‘system’ in the ‘Guix System’ sense because on distroes Guix only manages profiles (roughly: your installed Guix packages), nothing else. You can fully capture the state of a profile with a manifest (documented).
<leoprikler>sneek: later tell raghav-gururajan perhaps my issue can also be resolved by updating cogl. To detail it, `gst-play-1.0 --videosink=coglsink` (with coglsink being the default apparently) fails for any video, at least for me.
<nckx>jackhill: The mismatch was for the -slab variant, which inherits from the updated font-iosevka. I've updated the hash, and added a note to -iosevka for the future. I'll push soon, unless you need it immediately.
<jackhill>nckx: cool, thanks. No rush, I just hoard all the fonts :)
<sneek>Welcome back raghav-gururajan, you have 2 messages.
<sneek>raghav-gururajan, leoprikler says: whether they can depropagate clutter from the packages they've contributed. It appears to break gst-play.
<sneek>raghav-gururajan, leoprikler says: perhaps my issue can also be resolved by updating cogl. To detail it, `gst-play-1.0 --videosink=coglsink` (with coglsink being the default apparently) fails for any video, at least for me.
<g_bor[m]>raghav-gururajan: also, if you find something interesing among the proposed project, and a mentor does not show up for your proposal, then we would be happy to work on that with you. Does that make sense?
<g_bor[m]>But I hope that someone will eventually turn up :)
<sneek>gnutec, nckx says: Thanks for that interesting link! It took me a while to find a ‘GPL’ font, and I ended up just refreshing the page until I found one (https://www.1001freefonts.com/montserrat.font, which is actually good enough to package). Do you know if there's a way to filter by licence?
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<gnutec>nckx: I try but is complicate. But I only download GPL fonts that I found. [About filter in 1001freefonts]
<gnutec>Nop! Still can't see numbers in GNU Icecat 68.4.1. I write to bug of gnu and gnuzilla.
<mjw>I noticed that too. Sometimes a sentence on a page in icecat looks funny because all numbers are skipped. Any idea what causes that?
<nckx>Not installing font-gnu-freefont-ttf (I think).
<nckx>Otherwise, another font with a similar name.
<nckx>If you already have it or installing it doesn't fix a thing, run fc-cache -r and make sure you've completely restarted IceCat.
<gnutec>I install font-gnu-unifont too. Just for fun.
<nckx>Hehe. I think that's a bitmap font, though, which means it only looks good at a single font size. But it is a very complete font, and GRUB uses it to provide ridiculously good Unicode support for a bootloader.
<bandali>sure. doesn’t matter though, since afaiu guix applications are by configured to not use system fonts on a foreign distro
<mjw>BTW. Mine is a system install using the "gui" installer. I did select Gnome.
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<nckx>bandali: My point is that there's no ‘default’ user profile in Guix, it's empty. So while we could add it to %desktop-packages or whatever it's called (still just ‘a’, not ‘the’ default) it won't help non-System users. But I am drifting.
<nckx>bandali: But there shouldn't *be* a font cache outside of the profile to begin with, just like we don't update some global infodir/mandb/…. I've never understood why fc is special but I do not know many things.
<jackhill>nckx: ah, so I should be careful not to write too much stuff there :)
<nckx>jackhill: I guess you could bind-mount /tmp in the container to [a subdirectory of] the initial working directory. (‘For containers, the default behavior is to share the current working directory with the isolated container and immediately change to that directory within the container.’)
<nckx>Also, on many distros /tmp has been a tmpfs by default for years, so it's not a place you can safely write gigs anyway.