Blog / Announcements / 2009

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 0.13 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. ...

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. ...

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) ...

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. ...

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”. ...