<davexunit>I wish my HN post of the 0.7 release got more attention.
<davexunit>was really hoping for the front page, but more people care about stupid core os.
<tadni>davexunit: I just got the install image on my older laptop and I'm currently building Emacs and related depends. Hoping to get a graphical enviroment and wireless working, so I can use it as my dedicated box until an iso comes out to move it onto my main laptop.
<tadni>davexunit: Yeah, my reddit post flopped ... luckily someone else came a long and posted. It's on the frontpage of /r/linux.
<davexunit>I plan to use it as my primary OS soon, too.
<davexunit>another release or two and I'll be ready to make the switch, I think.
<davexunit>if I can do all of my FSF work, I'm all set.
<tadni>svetlana: Well, I think you can do that by command -- but you can just use the install image and qemu to install to a qcow2 image.
<tadni>You want me to give you a command, to set you up via qemu and the install image?
<tadni>You still need to go through the install process, manually though.
<svetlana>I've downloaded the 0.7 .xz thing, and I'm not sure what to do yet. I ran qemu image before (using qemu-system-x86_64 -curses -m 1024 -net nic,model=e1000 -net user gnu-system-demo-0.5.qcow2) but I think it doesn't save any files, and it also ran out of space when I tried to install a new package. I have a 2GB USB drive.
<tadni>svetlana: Older, live images had a very small virtual harddrive.
<tadni>What you want to do is extract the image and create a qemu image.
<tadni>To extract, follow the instructions in the manual.
<tadni>With qemu, you need to use qemu-img. "qemu-img create -f qcow2 guix.img 5G" I believe, to make a virtual harddisk image of the size of 5 gbs.
<tadni>Adjust to how much space you need/want. This is the maximum size you can install to.
<jxself>davexunit: I've offered a machine to help with builds. civodul knows.
<davexunit>I think that maybe the default should be changed, but I can understand why we don't enable it by default. a big part of guix is to be able to know with full confidence that the binary you install is the exact binary that you should have.
<RISCi_ATOM>sjamaan: So, I only used OpenW*t 's build system / toolchain. A lot of things have been stripped out, we use a linux-libre kernel and we are actively working to re-write the toolchain and build system.
<tadni__>Should guix pull, take a long time to move from "The following derivation will be built: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-guix-latest.drv"? It'd been like 5+ minutes.
<civodul>davexunit: but if you run 'guix pull' before 'guix reconfigure', that's fine, no?