<jonsger>nico202: you can use guix on top of most linux distros
<Sleep_Walker>jonsger: well, write anything you want; I'm more curious from the opposite side - are there users? are there problems? noone is reporting anything but you and the thing you sent was rather fatal
<nico202>I'm using nixOS and it's doing extremely well, I share part of my config between my laptop and my server. The thing I use most however are the nix-shells to have exact dependencies in all my projects. I spend some time to add packages to nixpkgs, and it's fine, but if in guix there are even more packages missing the risk is that I'd waste too much time. So it should be worth the effort. The "being completely free" thing is one of those, but i'm not even
<nico202>sure the laptop would boot with linux-libre, so I'd wait my next laptop probably
<jonsger>maybe there are know users because no one is aware of it
<jonsger>I wasn't even aware of it going into Leap(!sic)
<nico202>snape: wow, there are way more than I thought, I think nix wasn't better when I moved to it. Yeah if I'll move I sure will start adding the one I miss. There's no issue tracker like for nixpkgs right, all is done by email?
<nico202>also, one more question: how is the state of emacs? anybody here is using guix for managing emacs dependencies?
<jonsger>snape: in theory yes, at the moment there is a patch missing...
<snape>nico202: Emacs is extremely well integrated
<snape>most of us don't use Melpa: all of our packages are in Guix
<g_bor[m]>It would be nice if I could create a wip-java8 or something similar branch in the repo, as there are a lot of one-line patches, lot of packages need adding ant-junit to native inputs. It might be easier to get the changes reviewed and merged this way. WDYT?
<pkill9>does `guix pull` now provide verbose output when it's compiling?
<Guest34672>hi guys ! I have a slim problem does not recognize Windowmaker. I have yet put in the package field but slim still does not recognize it. I can not find windowmaker.desktop in / run / current-system / profile / share / xsessions
<rekado>Guest34672: the file does exist, though, right?
<rekado>pkill9: hasn’t it always been a bit (too) verbose since splitting it up into separate derivations?
<pkill9>yeah a little i guess, especially since it doesn't say how much total progress it's made
<pkill9>it said how much progress it made for each part of the compilation, but not the whole
<rekado>I hope that we can address some of these problems as part of the Outreachy project.
<rekado>it’s currently limited to just the verbosity of “guix package”, but maybe the solutions there can be generalized.