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#06 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Mon Jun 29 2020

News Announcements Nix error messages proposal: phase 2, PR 1 merged! Nearly every C++ file in the repo was touched! This will be the biggest PR, by far, for this project. Getting this in is a major feat! Next up, I'm looking forward to finishing out this phase with showing the lines of code for errors,...

#05 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Wed May 27 2020

News Announcements Nix 2.3.5 release Long awaited support for macOS Catalina, see the manual A bunch of options to invoke installer (pass --help to see what's there)...

#04 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Fri Apr 24 2020

News Announcements NixOS 20.03 was released NixOS 20.03 “Markhor” had 1014 people contribute 21597 contributions. ...

#03 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Wed Mar 18 2020

News Introducing nixbuild.net nixbuild.net is nix build as a service, allowing you to easily run distributed builds without having to setup, scale and maintain build servers. ...

#02 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Thu Feb 06 2020

News nix-simple-deploy A Rust rewrite of unmaintained nix-deploy. Any feedback appreciated! cached-nix-shell: Instant startup time for nix-shell...

#01 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Fri Jan 10 2020

News Nix Notes The Nix Notes is a collection of short notes about Nix, each contributing to the same virtual machine image. The notes show how to deploy the image to Digital Ocean, update the running virtual machine without recreating it, and more....

#11 - Nixery, nixfmt and Cachix releases, NixCon 2019 tickets, a job and first impressions post

- Published on Wed Jul 31 2019

News nix is now easier to bootstrap on Linux distributions without previous nix installation. Non-NixOS users are encouraged to try and report whether the improved autoconf checks make it easier to build it from source. static-haskell-nix started a crowd-funding on OpenCollective during ZuriHac to get its own dedicated Hetzner build server. Amazingly, the funding goal was reached within only 4 days!...

- Published on Wed Feb 27 2019

News Moving from Homebrew to Nix Package Manager Salar wrote a step-by-step tutorial how to migrate from homebrew to Nix. nixos/printers: declarative configuration...

#14 - Reproducible builds summit, Gnome 3.30, RFC process, linter, Arion

- Published on Wed Dec 19 2018

News Gnome 3.30 with wayland support has hit master To launch a wayland session simply use GDM or SDDM and select the gnome session. Select gnome-xorg to run an X11 session. If you encounter a bug please cc @hedning on github. Fast Docker Compose 'deployments' for development with Arion...

#05 - NixOS 18.09 preparations, incremental builds and other tooling

- Published on Thu Aug 02 2018

News NixOS 18.09 JellyFish to be forked off in a month Whole Nix community would like to specifically call out a massive thank-you to vcunat and samueldr for being 18.09's release managers, an important and central role in each release. Thank you...

#04 - NixCon2018, Nix Core Team, binary cache improvements

- Published on Wed Jul 25 2018

NixOS weekly project is rebooting, expect a newsletter every Wednesday in the morning (European timezone). You're more than welcome to submit new items with a short description on latest pull request Domen News ...

#03 - A tree with strong roots \...

- Published on Mon Feb 26 2018

Welcome to another edition of NixOS "Weekly" Newsletter! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. News Nix 2.0 has been released ...

#02 - Life before death, strength before weakness, \...

- Published on Thu Feb 01 2018

Welcome to another edition of NixOS "Weekly" News -- we're still working on that weekly bit and I've half a mind to amend the quote to add "monthly before weekly". Let me start by addressing everyone who helped put this edition together: By creating the content and helping collect items, you make the newsletter possible. Thank you. Contributions for future editions are more than welcome. One way to help is by editing a release; we've added an Editor's...

#01 - Phoenixes burst into flame \...

- Published on Mon Jan 08 2018

The phoenix is a long-lived fiery bird that is present in many different mythologies from around the world. When a phoenix "dies", it does so by combustion and is reborn of the ashes left behind. It rises from its own ashes, in the freshness of youth, to live through another cycle of years. So in a sense, it never truly dies, but regenerates itself and lives forever. Just like this weekly newsletter. Welcome to the 2018 NixOS "Weekly" newsletter. We are back and hope to produce more of them this year then we did last...

#08 - Not all those who wander are lost

- Published on Fri May 19 2017

Welcome to another edition of NixOS Weekly. Major announcements include NixCon 2017 and the old wiki migration. This edition adds a new Tooling section for possibly useful Nix-related tools in addition to News, Jobs, Reading, and Events. News NixCon 2017 October 28-31, Munich....

#07 - You have one hell of a Linux system here

- Published on Tue May 02 2017

A few months ago a proposal to define improvements process (nixos/rfcs) was announced. While many contributions to Nix and NixOS related projects fits into GitHub pull requests model, doing a substantial change requires more involvement from the community. Two months later we can see that NixOS community is picking up on the process and RFCs are starting to show up each week. News...

#06 - I never wished a man dead

- Published on Fri Apr 14 2017

Or in other words: no more Perl in Nix! Shea Levy's last branch for his long-ongoing work to remove Perl from the Nix tool has finally been merged News NixOS on Packet.net Over the past several months, Graham Christensen (grahamc),...

#05 - Tonight We Ride

- Published on Mon Apr 03 2017

The 17.03 "Gorilla" release has been tagged! There are too many good things in this release to pick favourites. I refer you to the release notes instead. Some fun stats: ...

#04 - Everything not saved will be lost

- Published on Mon Mar 13 2017

Nix, NixOS and nixpkgs are all moving ahead at good speed. The 17.03 milestone is more than 50% complete, and we merged 144 pull requests for nixpkgs just in the last seven days. News The NixOS 17.03 beta...

#03 - Better Late Than Never

- Published on Wed Feb 22 2017

Another two weeks have passed and it is time for our summary. A new section Questions was added to the newsletter. The intention for this new section is that it is going to expose some of the questions that happen in the past. We hope that none of the questions will be left unanswered. Sometimes we forget just how awesome Nix / NixOS is and we take its capabilities for granted. It is important that we remind ourself from time to time why are we using it, via reddit - In...

#02 - Here we go

- Published on Mon Feb 06 2017

Let us together review what happened in NixOS community in last 2 weeks. We are always looking to improve. Let us know how we can do better. News Many of you are not aware, but you can easily subscribe and help triage tickets and pull requests in NixOS/nixpkgs...

#01 - We need to start somewhere

- Published on Mon Jan 23 2017

Welcome to the first edition of NixOS weekly. We will do our best to release this newsletter every second week. If there is something you think we could improve, please let us know. News NixOS 17.03 release manager...

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News The IPFS team made package managers their top priority for 2019 There might be progress on its Nix integration. Statically linked Haskell executables and optionally Docker images or Debian packages...

#05 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Mon Sep 06 2021

News Announcements Makes A DevSecOps framework powered by Nix and the NixOS module system. Our goal is to help people setup a powerful CI/CD system in just a few steps, in any provider,...

#04 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Tue Jun 08 2021

News Announcements NixOS 21.05 released! Jonathan Ringer, release manager, announces NixOS 21.05 release with 1745 contributors in 33474 commits. ...

#03 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Fri Apr 09 2021

News Announcements RFC 0085 FCP NixOS Release Stabilization: ZHF on master, new timeline RFC 0085 has been accepted! ...

#02 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Tue Feb 23 2021

News Announcements Introducing flox - Nix for simplicity and scale flox makes it easy to build software or manage development environments with Nix at any scale. ...

#01 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Thu Jan 21 2021

News Announcements RFC 0080 Change NixOS releases to YY.05,YY.11 accepted The next NixOS stable release will be 21.05. ...

#06 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Fri Jan 01 2021

News deadnix Finds and removes unused code in .nix files. Announcements...

#09 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Fri Nov 27 2020

News Announcements Announcing Nixpkgs Database A database and search engine for the entire history of each package at Nixpkgs. ...

#08 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Mon Oct 12 2020

News Announcements NixCon 2020 Call-for-Participation is open! Conference dates: Oct. 16th – 18th, 2020. Live streaming on 2020.nixcon.org ...

#07 - NixOS Weekly

- Published on Wed Aug 05 2020

News Announcements NixOS | Installation and First Impressions Why IHP is Using The Nix Package Manager...