<jmd>It doesn't matter to MS that it costs MS money to subsidize the school - that comes out of their marketing budget. They know that for every $1 they pay to a school, the each child will pay $1000 in 10-15 years time.
<jmd>brendyn: I have heard that in isolated cases some schools have switched to free software. Those cases have staff who care about the education of the children rather than making $$ -- unfortunately such cases are rare.
<jmd>If you are going to present a case for switching, then I think you should make that case on idealogical grounds rather than fiscal ones. Otherwise your case will be completely void, as soon as MS or Apple sends they're rep along.
<sneek>janneke, daviid says: I compiled guile-gnome against 2.1.3 and FI, I did run the g-iddle-add.scm snipset tests (http://paste.lisp.org/+6LP8 - which runs test-4 per default) which still segfault, but after 35 min (compared to the 3 to 4 min using 2.0.12)
<gix_>thanks I will work on the pyBM stuff and see to it thge other users will have quick access via a fork
<buenouanq>Attempting to install guixsd right now and stuck on partitioning (I always just use to let Debian do this for me). Will GRUB make its own partition when it installs, or do I have to explicitly give it one? Should I have swap partition? How big and what format should these be?
<gix_>bueno : prepare a ext4-fs partition with MS-DOS partn type,. do not use GPT-partn type !! saves 30 minutes of ure time
<efraim>I understand, and I haven't been doing great about reviewing for quite a while
<ng0>I'd try to review more myself, but I'm preparing the packaging of a software which then will be released one day with NixOS and GuixSD based live system images... currently the preparation is a one person task, the others are spending more time on the code and discussion
<doncatnip>civodul, it doesn't .. i have installed nix from the guix repo, downloaded the latest package definitions, setup the mentioned NIX_REMOTE environment, and used guix import nix /path/to/package/definitions package and got the EOF error
<doncatnip>but i give up - as lfam said it doesn't seem to be worth it
<civodul>doncatnip: it might be that the package doesn't exist under that name in Nixpkgs
<kete>doncatnip, I know there is something better but not as supported.
<doncatnip>console maps are included in most distros, just not guixsd :(
<janneke>alezost: ... thanks...but i'd like a recipe in the manual; why would everyone need to make their own custom caps/ctrl switch keymap file?
<alezost>doncatnip: what do you mean? console maps are included
<doncatnip>you can write XKBVARIANT="neo" in a fresh install
<buenouanq>ok, so if I want to enact these changes without going through the entire reinstall from a flash drive thing, how do I? do I just change my /etc/config.scm and run guix system init /etc/config.scm / or what?
<doncatnip>wth is going on here .. i try to define a new package in gtk.scm ... but as soon as i write any sort of package definition even if its only 3 simple lines it complains about all sorts of errors in other packages such as ERROR: Unbound variable: gnu-make in avr