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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) ...

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. ...

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 0.15 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. ...

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. ...