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Tales from Nixpkgs - PR

- Published on Sat Mar 04 2023

This is the first in a new series of posts called "Tales from Nixpkgs" where we examine Nixpkgs commits to understand how this ecosystem works and provide a bit of visibility into the process. This also gives us a chance to show appreciation for the maintainers and perhaps also uncover interesting stories along the way. Let's take a look at a randomly picked commit from the last year of Nixpkgs: git log --pretty=oneline --since 1y | shuf | head -n1 | cut -f1 -d' ' | xargs git show commit 785bafc33818503172c7eecb60af711d794195b3 Merge: e7d00dfbd39 1e69e5c4280 Author: Fabian Affolter <> Date: Fri Mar 3 15:05:51 2023 +0100 ...