GNU Guix is a purely functional package manager for the GNU system, and a distribution thereof.
Dependable. In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Read more...
Guix is based on the Nix package manager.
- 9 Apr. 2014 — GNU Guix 0.6 released
- 27 Feb. 2014 — Guix looks for GSoC students
- 25 Jan. 2014 — Guix at FOSDEM
- 11 Dec. 2013 — GNU Guix 0.5 released
- 3 Dec. 2013 — GNU dmd 0.1 released
- 29 Oct. 2013 — Port to MIPS64
- 27 Sep. 2013 — GNU Guix 0.4 released, with virtual machine image, 30 years after GNU's initial announcement
- 18 Sep. 2013 — Join Guix for an on-line hackathon on Sep. 28-29!
- 2 Sep. 2013 — GNU Hackers Meeting talks on-line
- 17 July 2013 — GNU Guix 0.3 released
- 26 June 2013 — Cross-compilation support
- 5 June 2013 — European Lisp Symposium talk on-line
- 21 May 2013 — Guix at the European Lisp Symposium
- 13 May 2013 — GNU Guix 0.2 released
- 12 Apr. 2013 — Guix participates in GSoC
- 16 Feb. 2013 — Boot-to-Guile, a dish for Guile's birthday potluck
- 18 Jan. 2013 — GNU Guix 0.1 released
- 23 Nov. 2012 — Guix becomes a GNU project
As of version 0.6, GNU Guix can be used on top of a running Linux-based system, on i686, x86_64, and mips64el, or using the virtual machine image. Its salient package management features are implemented. The distribution provides 600+ packages transparently available as pre-built binaries.
A QEMU virtual machine image showing preliminary work toward building
a stand-alone GNU system distribution was released, and is available
from the above URL. To run it, type:
qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 1024 -net nic,model=e1000 -net user gnu-system-demo-0.6.qcow2
See the installation instructions from the manual.
- Documentation for Guix is available on-line, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about Guix by running info guix.
- Functional Package Management with Guix, presented at the 2013 European Lisp Symposium (ELS), describes the rationale, design, and implementation of Guix's packaging API (slides, audio)
- February 2014, FOSDEM: slides, video (WebM; 55 minutes)
- August 2013, GNU Hackers Meeting
- June 2013, European Lisp Symposium (ELS): slides, audio
- July 2012, GNU Hackers Meeting: slides, video (Ogg/Theora; 84 minutes, 88.1MB)
- Commit notifications
- Security reports
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.
- Internet relay chat
Some Guix users and developers hang out on the #guix channel of the Freenode IRC network (logs).
Before reporting a bug, please check whether the bug is already in the bug database.
Guix is developed using the Git version control system.
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/guix.git
You can also browse the Git repository with your web browser: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git
Commit notifications can be received on the Guix-commits mailing list.
Guix is implemented in Scheme,
using GNU Guile.
Nonetheless, if you want to dive further into Guix, you will find it useful to browse Guile's manual or other introductory material about Scheme. Also, make sure to read the HACKING files for more details on the development setup, as well as the coding and cooperation conventions used in the Guix project.
A repository containing documents, supporting material of previous talks, and auxiliary information useful to hackers and maintainers is available at git://git.sv.gnu.org/guix/maintenance.git.
Development of Guix, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the bug-guix mailing list (see above).
Guix is currently being maintained by Ludovic Courtès. Please use the mailing lists for contact.
Guix is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.