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Patching paper accepted for CBSE 2005

- Published on Thu Mar 17 2005

The paper “Efficient Upgrading in a Purely Functional Component Deployment Model” has been accepted at CBSE 2005. It describes how we can deploy updates to Nix packages efficiently, even if “fundamental” packages like Glibc are updated (which cause a rebuild of all dependent packages), by deploying binary patches between components in the Nix store. Includes techniques such as patch chaining and computing deltas between archive files. ...

Service deployment paper accepted for SCM-12

- Published on Mon Aug 22 2005

The paper “Service Configuration Management” (accepted at the 12th International Workshop on Software Configuration Management) describes how we can rather easily deploy “services” (e.g., complete webserver configurations such as our Subversion server) through Nix by treating the non-component parts (such as configuration files, control scripts and static data) as components that are built by Nix expressions. The result is that all advantages that Nix offers to software deployment also extend to service deployment, such as the ability to easily have multiple configuration side by side, to roll back configurations, and to identify the precise dependencies of a configuration. ...

Secure sharing paper accepted for ASE 2005

- Published on Sun Aug 28 2005

The paper “Secure Sharing Between Untrusted Users in a Transparent Source/Binary Deployment Model” has been accepted at ASE 2005. This paper describes how a Nix store can be securely shared by multiple users who may not trust each other; i.e., how do we prevent one user from installing a Trojan horse that is subsequently executed by some other user? ...

Nix 0.9 released

- Published on Sun Oct 16 2005

Nix 0.9 has been released. This is a new major release that provides quite a few performance improvements and bug fixes, as well as a number of new features. Read the release notes for details. ...

Nix 0.9.2 released

- Published on Fri Oct 21 2005

Nix 0.9.2 has been released released. This is a bug fix release that addresses some problems on Mac OS X. ...

PhD thesis defended

- Published on Sat Feb 18 2006

Eelco Dolstra defended his PhD thesis on the purely functional deployment model. ...

Nix 0.10 released

- Published on Mon Nov 06 2006

Nix 0.10 has been released. This release has many improvements and bug fixes; see the release notes for details. ...

Nix 0.10.1 released

- Published on Sat Nov 11 2006

Nix 0.10.1 has been released. It fixes two obscure bugs that shouldn’t affect most users. ...

Nixpkgs 0.10 released

- Published on Sun Nov 12 2006

Nixpkgs 0.10 has been released. See the release notes for details. ...

New build farm hardware at TUD

- Published on Fri Feb 23 2007

To quote Eelco Visser: new hardware for buildfarm at Delft University of Technology has arrived. Here’s what we have: 5 Intel Core 2 Duo DualCore machines with 1GB RAM, 2 Mac minis with 1,83-GHz Intel Core Duo-processor, another Core 2 Duo a UPS to deal with spikes in power supply, a console with integrated monitor and keyboard switches, a rack with room for a couple more machines. Here’s what we’re going to do with the goodies. The five Intel machines and the two MacMinis (also Intel) are going to be used to crank at building hundreds of software packages. Using virtualisation we should be able to run builds on multiple operating system distributions. Read more… ...

NixOS for x86_64

- Published on Fri Feb 23 2007

NixOS now works on x86_64 machines. A 64-bit ISO is available. ...

NixOS manual

- Published on Mon Mar 19 2007

There is now some basic documentation for NixOS. ...

NixOS progress report

- Published on Thu Apr 05 2007

NixOS is now almost usable as a desktop OS ;-). We have an X server, a bunch of Gnome packages, basic wireless support, and of course all the applications in Nixpkgs that we had all along running on other Linux distributions. Here are a few screenshots: X server with Compiz window manager. Emacs and a few terminals showing off the (near) absence of /lib, /bin etc.; everything is in the Nix store. Some applications. ...

NixOS progress report

- Published on Wed May 02 2007

We now have KDE running on NixOS (obligatory screenshot). Just kdebase for now (Martin Bravenboer already added kdelibs a long time ago so that we could run the wonderful KCachegrind), but it contains all the important stuff (Konqueror, KDesktop, Kicker, Konsole, Control Center, etc.). In related news, we can safely say that, rumours to the contrary notwithstanding, NixOS is not an April Fools’ Joke. ...

HotOS paper on NixOS

- Published on Fri Jun 08 2007

Eelco Dolstra presented the paper Purely Functional System Configuration Management at the 11th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XI). It gives an overview of the ideas behind NixOS. The slides are also available. ...

Commits mailing list

- Published on Fri Sep 14 2007

There is now a mailing list (nix-commits@cs.uu.nl) that you can subscribe to if you want to receive automatic commit notifications from the Nix Subversion repository. ...

NixOS progress report

- Published on Sat Sep 22 2007

Wine now runs on NixOS! Finally we can run all those legacy applications... Thanks to Michael Raskin for adding Wine and a NPTL-enabled Glibc (which Wine seems to need). This is a nice application of purely functional package composition, by the way: Wine didn’t work with the standard Glibc in Nixpkgs, so we just pass it another Glibc at build time. In other news, Nix 0.11 and Nixpkgs 0.11 will be released soon. ...

OpenOffice in Nixpkgs

- Published on Wed Oct 10 2007

OpenOffice is now in Nixpkgs (screenshot of OpenOffice 2.2.1 running under NixOS, and another screenshot). Despite being a rather gigantic package (it takes two hours to compile on an Intel Core 2 6700), OpenOffice had only two “impurities” (references to paths outside of the Nix store) in its build process that had to be resolved — a reference to /bin/bash and one to /usr/lib/libjpeg.so. Armijn Hemel, Wouter den Breejen and Eelco Dolstra contributed to the Nix expression for OpenOffice. ...

Nixpkgs 0.11 released

- Published on Fri Oct 12 2007

Nixpkgs 0.11 has been released. See the release notes for details. ...

Nix 0.11 released

- Published on Thu Jan 31 2008

Nix 0.11 has been released. This is a major new release representing over a year of development. The most important improvement is secure multi-user support. It also features many usability enhancements and language extensions, many of them prompted by NixOS, the purely functional Linux distribution based on Nix. See the release notes for details. ...

New NixOS ISOs

- Published on Wed Feb 06 2008

New NixOS installation CD images for i686 and x86_64 are available, which is a good thing as the previous ones were already a few months old. The new images are Nix 0.11-based, contain Memtest86+ as a convenience, should support more SATA drives, and show online help (the NixOS manual) on virtual console 7. ...

Jacquard grant proposal accepted!

- Published on Fri Mar 14 2008

The Jacquard program of NWO and EZ has granted funding for the Nix-related project “Pull Deployment of Services” (PDS), which is about improving the deployment of software and services in complex heterogenous environments. The grant consists of 368 K€ for a PhD student (4 years) and a postdoc (3 years). If you’re interested in these positions, please have a look at this page, and don’t hesitate to contact Eelco Visser or Eelco Dolstra. ...

LDTA 2008 paper

- Published on Mon May 05 2008

Eelco Dolstra presented the paper “Maximal Laziness — An Efficient Interpretation Technique for Purely Functional DSLs” at 8th Workshop on Language Description, Tools and Applications (LDTA 2008). It’s about caching of evaluation results in the Nix expression evaluator as a technique to make a simple term-rewriting evaluator efficient. Slides are here. ...

Website / SVN repositories moved

- Published on Sun May 25 2008

The Nix website has moved to nixos.org (hosted at TU Delft). The Subversion repositories have moved to svn.nixos.org. See this mailing list posting for information about moving existing SVN working copies. ...

Website back up

- Published on Fri Jun 06 2008

The Nix website was down for a few days due to cooling problems in the server room causing the machine to overheat. These should be resolved now. Apologies for the inconvenience. ...

NixOS paper accepted at ICFP!

- Published on Wed Jul 16 2008

The paper “NixOS: A Purely Functional Linux Distribution” (by Eelco Dolstra and Andres Löh) has been accepted for presentation at the 2008 International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). It describes NixOS in much greater detail than last year’s HotOS paper, and argues why the purely functional style and features such as laziness are important for system configuration management. It also provides some measurements on the actual purity of Nix build actions. A draft of the paper is available. ...

DisNix paper accepted at HotSWUp

- Published on Thu Oct 09 2008

The paper “Atomic Upgrading of Distributed Systems” (by Sander van der Burg, Eelco Dolstra and Merijn de Jonge) has been accepted for presentation at the First ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Upgrades (HotSWUp). A draft of the paper is available. It describes Sander’s master’s thesis research on DisNix, an extension to Nix that allows deployment and upgrading of distributed systems from a single declarative description. We will continue this research in the Jacquard PDS project, which has now started. (We still have an opening for a PhD student or a postdoc; please contact us if you’re interested.) ...

Nix 0.12 released

- Published on Sun Dec 21 2008

Nix 0.12 has been released. The most important change is that Nix no longer needs Berkeley DB to store metadata, but there are many other improvements. See the release notes for details. ...

Linux.com article about Nix

- Published on Thu Jan 22 2009

There is an article on Linux.com about Nix: “Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions”. ...

Hydra

- Published on Thu Feb 05 2009

Nix and NixOS releases are now built in Hydra, the new Nix-based continuous build system. Hydra replaces our old Nix-based build farm, which will be phased out soon. There are several advantages over the old build farm: the build tasks for a project are scheduled and published separately, so that for instance a (fast) tarball build doesn’t have to wait for a (slow) Cygwin build; build results are stored in a database, which will enable all sorts of interesting queries; better error reporting; a better web interface; and much more. We have written a draft paper about Hydra. There are some instructions available about how to set up your own Hydra server. ...

KDE 4.2 in Nixpkgs/NixOS

- Published on Thu May 07 2009

We now have a fairly complete set of KDE 4.2 packages in Nixpkgs and NixOS. Previously we had KDE 3.5, but it was rather incomplete: just kdelibs and kdebase. Now we have all that desktop goodness, such as kdemultimedia, kdenetwork and kdegames. You can enable KDE 4 in NixOS by setting the services.xserver.sessionType option to kde4. Thanks go to Yury G. Kudryashov, Andrew Morsillo and Sander van der Burg for doing the hard work on adding KDE 4 to Nixpkgs. (Screenshot 1, screenshot 2) ...

Nixpkgs 0.12 released

- Published on Sun May 24 2009

Nixpkgs 0.12 has been released. See the release notes for details. Meanwhile, the Nixpkgs trunk has been updated to GCC 4.3.3, Glibc 2.9 and X.org 7.4. ...

Nix 0.13 released

- Published on Sat Dec 05 2009

Nix 0.13 has been released. This is mostly a bug fix release, although it also adds some new language features. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

Nix logo

- Published on Fri Dec 25 2009

Long overdue, the Nix project finally has a logo! The logo was originally created by Simon Frankau for the Haskell logo competition, who kindly gave us permission to use it for the Nix project. (The snowflake motif is even more appropriate for Nix, because nix is Latin for snow.) Any further modifications are entirely our fault. ...

Nix 0.14 released

- Published on Thu Mar 04 2010

Nix 0.14 has been released. This is primarily a bug fix release. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

Nix 0.15 released

- Published on Sat Apr 17 2010

Nix 0.15 has been released. This is a bug fix release. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

NixOS talk at LSM

- Published on Mon Aug 09 2010

Ludovic Courtès gave a talk about Nix and NixOS at the Libre Software Meeting in Bordeaux, entitled “NixOS: The Only Functional GNU/Linux Distribution” (slides). ...

Nix 0.16 released

- Published on Fri Sep 17 2010

Nix 0.16 has been released, featuring a much faster evaluator and support for configurable parallelism inside builders. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

ISSRE paper on NixOS-based system testing

- Published on Sat Sep 18 2010

The paper “Automating System Tests Using Declarative Virtual Machines” (by Sander van der Burg and Eelco Dolstra) has been accepted for presentation at the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2010). It describes how system tests with complex requirements on the environment (such as remote machines, network topologies, system services or root privileges) can be written succinctly using declarative specifications of the machines needed by the test environment. From these specifications we can automatically instantiate (networks of) virtual machines. This is what we use for automated regression testing of NixOS itself. A draft of the paper is available. ...

Xfce in NixOS

- Published on Sat Sep 18 2010

NixOS now supports Xfce, a modern, light-weight desktop environment. It can be enabled by setting the NixOS configuration value services.xserver.desktopManager.xfce.enable to true. (Screenshot) ...

FOSDEM talk about NixOS

- Published on Sat Mar 05 2011

Sander van der Burg gave a talk about NixOS at the CrossDistro track of FOSDEM (video, slides). ...

Nix-dev mailing list moved

- Published on Fri Oct 14 2011

The nix-dev mailing list has moved. The address is now nix-dev@lists.science.uu.nl (web interface). ...

Moving to GitHub

- Published on Mon Nov 28 2011

The NixOS project is (slowly) migrating from Subversion to Git! The master repositories will be hosted in the NixOS organization on GitHub. For the moment, just a few subprojects have been migrated, such as Hydra and Charon. Thanks to Tianyi Cui for donating the NixOS GitHub organization. ...

Hydra talk at Inria

- Published on Sat Dec 03 2011

Ludovic Courtès gave a talk on Hydra at Inria (which has its own Hydra instance for building Inria software) entitled “Hydra: continuous integration for demanding people”. ...

PatchELF 0.6 released

- Published on Wed Dec 07 2011

PatchELF 0.6 has been released. Apart from some bug fixes, it adds support for executables produced by the Gold linker. See the README for details. ...

Nix 1.0 released

- Published on Mon Jun 11 2012

After almost two years of development, Nix 1.0 has been released. See the release notes for an overview of the most important improvements. For installation information, see the manual. ...

Binary Nix tarballs available

- Published on Sun Jun 24 2012

Our continuous build system, Hydra, now produces binary tarball distributions of Nix for Mac OS X (Darwin), FreeBSD and Linux. The tarballs contain all dependencies of Nix, making it a lot easier to install Nix on those platforms. To install, download a binary tarball, unpack it in the root directory, then run nix-finish-install. See the manual for more information. ...

Nix 1.1 released

- Published on Sat Aug 18 2012

Nix 1.1 has been released. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

Nix 1.2 released

- Published on Sun Jan 06 2013

Nix 1.2 has been released. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

Nix 1.3 released

- Published on Tue Feb 05 2013

Nix 1.3 has been released. This is primarily a bug fix release. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

NixOS switched to systemd

- Published on Thu Feb 21 2013

NixOS has switched from Upstart to systemd! Systemd brings many advantages such as better dependency management, socket-based activation of services, per-service logging, cgroup-based process management, and much more. (Read the announcement.) ...

Nix 1.4 released

- Published on Tue Mar 26 2013

Nix 1.4 has been released. This is primarily a bug fix release that addresses a security problem in multi-user mode. See the release notes for details. For installation information, see the manual. ...

Nix 1.5.1 released

- Published on Thu Mar 28 2013

Nix 1.5.1 has been released. It fixes a regression introduced in Nix 1.4. See the release notes for details. ...

Nix 1.5.2 released

- Published on Thu Jun 13 2013

Nix 1.5.2 has been released. This is a bug fix release. ...

Nix 1.5.3 released

- Published on Wed Jul 17 2013

Nix 1.5.3 has been released. This is primarily a bug fix release. See the release notes for details. ...

NixOps 1.0 released

- Published on Thu Jul 25 2013

NixOps 1.0 has been released, the inaugural release of the NixOS cloud deployment tool. See the announcement and the manual for details. ...

NixOS presentation at EuroPython

- Published on Mon Aug 05 2013

Domen Kožar gave a presentation at EuroPython 2013: “NixOS Operating System: Declarative Configuration Distribution”. ...

NixOps 1.0.1 released

- Published on Sun Aug 11 2013

NixOps 1.0.1 has been released, a minor bug fix release. See the manual for details. ...

NixOS sprint in Slovenia

- Published on Thu Aug 15 2013

A sprint focused on NixOS and Kotti will be held 22-26 July 2013 in Lokve, Slovenia. It is organised by Termitnjak and sponsored by LogicBlox. ...

NixOps 1.1 released

- Published on Wed Oct 09 2013

NixOps 1.1 has been released. This release brings a backend for Hetzner, a German data center provider, support for EC2 spot instances and some minor bugfixes. See the manual for details. ...

Nix 1.6 released

- Published on Thu Oct 10 2013

Nix 1.6 has been released. See the release notes for details. ...

NixOps 1.1.1 released

- Published on Sat Nov 02 2013

NixOps 1.1.1 has been released. This release consists mostly of minor bugfixes. See the manual for details. ...

NixOS sources merged into Nixpkgs

- Published on Sun Nov 10 2013

The NixOS Git tree has been merged into the Nixpkgs tree in order to simplify development. The sources now live in the nixos subdirectory of the Nixpkgs repository on GitHub. See the announcement for more information. ...

Nix 1.6.1 released

- Published on Thu Nov 28 2013

Nix 1.6.1 has been released. This is primarily a bug fix release but has some minor new features. See the release notes for details. ...

NixOS 13.10 released

- Published on Sun Dec 01 2013

We have released NixOS 13.10, the first stable branch of NixOS. Its goal is to provide a safe branch for production environments that need bug fixes and security updates, but not the potentially destabilising changes that sometimes occur on the unstable branch. You can get NixOS 13.10 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. See the announcement for more information. For information on how to switch an existing NixOS machine from the unstable channel to 13.10, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

Stdenv updates branch merged into master

- Published on Fri Feb 21 2014

The stdenv-updates branch has been merged into the master branch of Nixpkgs. The main change are that brings is that Nixpkgs/NixOS are now based on GCC 4.8 and Glibc 2.18, in addition to many smaller updates. ...

FOSDEM talks

- Published on Sun Mar 02 2014

Domen Kožar gave a talk at FOSDEM about NixOS (video). Also, Ludovic Courtès gave a talk on Guix, the Nix- and Guile-based package manager. ...

Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL

- Published on Fri May 09 2014

A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL. All stable NixOS releases prior to version 13.10.35708.15a465c are vulnerable. (You can see your current version by running nixos-version.) To upgrade to the latest NixOS version, run nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade. You can verify whether you are safe by running $ nix-store -qR /run/current-system | grep openssl If this shows any OpenSSL version prior to 1.0.1g, you may be vulnerable. ...

Nix 1.7 released

- Published on Sun May 11 2014

Nix 1.7 has been released. See the release notes for a list of new features. ...

NixOps 1.2 released

- Published on Fri May 30 2014

NixOps 1.2 has been released. This release contains contains many nice new features. See the manual for details. ...

NixOS 14.04 released

- Published on Fri May 30 2014

NixOS 14.04 “Baboon” has been released, the second stable release branch. It brings Linux 3.12, systemd 212, GCC 4.8, Glibc 2.19, KDE 4.12, light-weight NixOS containers, and much more. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 14.04 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade a 13.10 system to 14.04, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixOS sprint in Ljubljana

- Published on Sat Aug 30 2014

We’re having a NixOS sprint at the Kiberpipa hackerspace in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on August 23—27. Joining is free! For more information and to register, please go to the sprint page. ...

Nix 1.8 released

- Published on Wed Jan 14 2015

Nix 1.8 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features. ...

NixOS 14.12 released

- Published on Fri Jan 30 2015

NixOS 14.12 “Caterpillar” has been released, the third stable release branch. It brings Linux 3.14, systemd 217, Glibc 2.20, KDE 4.14.1, and much more. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 14.12 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 14.12, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

Nix 1.9 released

- Published on Sun Jul 12 2015

Nix 1.9 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features. ...

NixOS Foundation

- Published on Sun Aug 09 2015

The NixOS Foundation was started to improve our ability to maintain and extend the infrastructure used by the Nix related projects. If you would like to support us, please go here and donate some money! ...

NixCon 2015

- Published on Thu Sep 03 2015

We're happy to announce that NixCon 2015, the first Nix Conference, will take place on November 14—15th 2015 in Berlin. For more information, see the NixCon website. And please consider submitting a talk! ...

Nix 1.10 released

- Published on Sat Oct 03 2015

Nix 1.10 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features. ...

NixOS 15.09 released

- Published on Fri Oct 30 2015

NixOS 15.09 “Dingo” has been released, the fourth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 15.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 15.09, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

Nix 1.11 released

- Published on Fri Feb 19 2016

Nix 1.11 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features. ...

NixOS 16.03 released

- Published on Sun May 01 2016

NixOS 16.03 “Emu” has been released, the fifth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 16.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 16.03, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixOps 1.4 released

- Published on Wed Jul 20 2016

NixOps 1.4 has been released. This release contains contains many nice new features. See the manual for details. ...

NixOS 16.09 released

- Published on Mon Oct 03 2016

NixOS 16.09 “Flounder” has been released, the sixth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 16.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 16.09, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixOS 17.03 released

- Published on Fri Mar 31 2017

NixOS 17.03 “Gorilla” has been released, the seventh stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 17.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 17.03, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixCon 2017

- Published on Sun Jun 18 2017

We're happy to announce that NixCon 2017, the second Nix Conference, will take place October 28–31 2017 in Munich For more information, see the NixCon 2017 website. And please consider submitting a talk! ...

NixOS 17.09 released

- Published on Mon Oct 02 2017

NixOS 17.09 “Hummingbird” has been released, the eigth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 17.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 17.09, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

Nix 2.0 released

- Published on Thu Feb 22 2018

Nix 2.0 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features. ...

NixOS 18.03 released

- Published on Wed Apr 04 2018

NixOS 18.03 “Impala” has been released, the ninth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 18.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 18.03, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixCon 2018

- Published on Mon May 21 2018

We're happy to announce that NixCon 2018, the third Nix Conference, will take place October 25-27 2018 in London For more information, see the NixCon 2018 website. And please consider submitting a talk! ...

NixOS Discourse forum

- Published on Tue Aug 14 2018

The nix-devel mailing list is now replaced by our discourse forum instance which is also usable by email: discourse.nixos.org. ...

Nix 2.1 released

- Published on Sun Sep 02 2018

Nix 2.1 has been released. See the release notes for a list of changes and new features. ...

Fastly supports NixOS

- Published on Thu Oct 04 2018

We are happy to announce that we have moved our binary cache to Fastly. Fastly is a big supporter of open source projects and now NixOS is one of them! Fastly provides us with CDN capability, which previously was running on AWS CloudFront. Big thanks go to Fastly, in particular Tom Denniston and Elaine Greenberg, our friends at Infor and Packet.com and Graham Christensen for making this possible. ...

NixOS 18.09 released

- Published on Sat Oct 06 2018

NixOS 18.09 “Jellyfish” has been released, the tenth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 18.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 18.09, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixOS 19.03 released

- Published on Wed Apr 10 2019

NixOS 19.03 “Koi” has been released, the eleventh stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 19.03 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 19.03, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixOS 19.09 released

- Published on Wed Oct 09 2019

NixOS 19.09 “Loris” has been released, the twelfth stable release branch. See the release notes for details. You can get NixOS 19.09 ISOs and VirtualBox appliances from the download page. For information on how to upgrade from older release branches to 19.09, check out the manual section on upgrading. ...

NixOS 20.03 released

- Published on Mon Apr 20 2020

Hey everyone, I am worldofpeace, one of the release managers for 20.03. As promised, the most glittered stable release is here: NixOS 20.03 “Markhor” ✨. Release notes Upgrade instructions Image downloads NixOS 20.03 Contributors...

NixOS 20.09 released

- Published on Tue Oct 27 2020

Hey everyone, I'm Jonathan Ringer, one of the release managers for 20.09. As promised, the latest stable release is here: NixOS 20.09 “Nightingale” ✨. Release manual Highlights New Services Backward Incompatibilities...

NixOS 21.05 released

- Published on Tue Jun 01 2021

Hey everyone, I'm Jonathan Ringer, the release manager for 21.05. As promised, the latest stable release is here: NixOS 21.05 “Okapi”. Release manual Highlights New Services Backward Incompatibilities...

NixOS 21.11 released

- Published on Tue Nov 30 2021

Hey everyone, we're Timothy DeHerrera and Tom Bereknyei, the release managers for 21.11. As promised, the latest stable release is here: NixOS 21.11 “Porcupine”. Release manual Highlights New Services Backward Incompatibilities...

Nix 2.6.0 released

- Published on Wed Jan 26 2022

We're pleased to announce the availability of Nix 2.6.0. Instructions how to install Nix on different platforms can be found on the download page. Here are the release notes: New builtin function builtins.zipAttrsWith with the same functionality as lib.zipAttrsWith from Nixpkgs, but much more efficient. The Nix CLI now searches for a flake.nix up until the root of the current Git repository or a filesystem boundary rather than just in the current directory. The TOML parser used by builtins.fromTOML has been replaced by a more compliant one. Added :st/:show-trace commands to nix repl, which are used to set or toggle display of error traces....

NixOS Community Survey 2022

- Published on Tue Mar 01 2022

The NixOS Marketing Team is pleased to announce the first offical NixOS Community Survey. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete it. Since the Nix community has been growing faster and larger every month, it's gotten harder to understand who makes up the community and what everyone cares about. So we're conducting this survey to improve our understanding of those questions. We hope to use your responses to develop Nix, NixOS, and Nixpkgs to match your needs and come up with new ideas for growing and serving the community. And we'll publish major findings on Discourse and nixos.org. All the questions are optional, and all responses are automatically anonymized. We will NOT collect your name, phone number, GitHub handle, IP address, or any other identifying information. The questions in the survey cover: Your background (e.g. What region of the world are you from?) The projects you use in the ecosystem (e.g. Are you using NixOS?) How you use the projects (e.g. Do you use Nix in production servers?)...

Nix 2.7.0 released

- Published on Mon Mar 14 2022

We're pleased to announce the availability of Nix 2.7.0. It will be available from NixOS - Getting Nix / NixOS. Here are the release notes: Nix will now make some helpful suggestions when you mistype something on the command line. For instance, if you type nix build nixpkgs#thunderbrd, it will suggest thunderbird. A number of “default” flake output attributes have been renamed. These are:...

Nix 2.8.0 released

- Published on Thu Apr 21 2022

We're pleased to announce the availability of Nix 2.8.0. It will be available from NixOS - Getting Nix / NixOS. Here are the release notes: New experimental command: nix fmt, which applies a formatter defined by the formatter.<system> flake output to the Nix expressions in a flake. Various Nix commands can now read expressions from standard input using --file -....

NixOS 22.05 released

- Published on Mon May 30 2022

Hey everyone, I'm Janne Heß, the release manager for 22.05. As promised, the latest stable release is here: NixOS 22.05 “Quokka”. Release manual Highlights New Services Backward Incompatibilities...

NixOS 22.11 released

- Published on Thu Dec 01 2022

Hey everyone, we are Martin Weinelt and Janne Heß, the release managers for this stable release and we are very proud to announce the public availability of NixOS 22.11 “Raccoon”. This release will receive bugfixes and security updates for seven months (up until 2023-06-30). Release manual Highlights Internal changes...

NixOS 23.05 released

- Published on Wed May 31 2023

Hey everyone, we are Ryan Lahfa and Martin Weinelt, the release managers for this stable release and we are very proud to announce the public availability of NixOS 23.05 “Stoat”. This release will receive bugfixes and security updates for seven months (up until 2023-12-31). Release manual Highlights New Services...

NixOS 23.11 released

- Published on Wed Nov 29 2023

Hey everyone, we are figsoda and Ryan Lahfa, the release managers for this stable release and we are very proud to announce the public availability of NixOS 23.11 “Tapir”. This release will receive bugfixes and security updates for seven months (up until 2024-06-30). Release manual NixOS breaking changes New NixOS services...

NixOS 24.05 released

- Published on Fri May 31 2024

Hey everyone, we are Weijia Wang and Jörg Thalheim, the release managers for this stable release and we are very proud to announce the public availability of NixOS 24.05 “Uakari”. NixOS is a Linux distribution, whose set of packages can also be used on other Linux systems and macOS. This release will receive bugfixes and security updates for seven months (up until 2024-12-31). Release manual Highlights...