Yeah I said it. I mean it.
There's a better path forward. Debian + Nix or Guix is a more positive example of how to provide a more contemporary distribution but also bring the "fast stuff for users and developers" to the table, while still caring about reproducibility, FOSS
@cwebber i'm glad you keep beating this drum. i don't think people are going to listen, tbh, but you're right. we're headed for situation that's just flat-out worse on most fronts, and i think the only way to miss that is if you already believe that distros don't provide anything of worth.
@brennen sometime in the next week I'll spell things out: how we got to such a bad place, how to fix it. If you don't see me posting it, ping me. :)
Running Nix OS with Nix here since a while.
Even with regularly cleaning up, the nix store is taking up a quarter of the HDD of this laptop :-S
Nevertheless I avoid this Flatpak and Snapcraft stuff if I can.
That was this strategy with shipping everything packaged up?
(Instead of sharing libraries)
I'd save some space, if for example TeX would be more fine grained instead of some schemas that don't list what they contain.
@RyunoKi Oh yeah. The giant texlive bundle is the easy path out in Guix also, but thankfully it's less and less necessary, more of that world is availble as individual packages.
In that moment I'd need the Internet to look up the command in question because this nix CLIs resemble nore the days of apt-* than a great DX 😅
So many similar sounding commands that do apparently similar things.
Gentoo might allow to go back in time…
The limiting factor for me is really disk space at the moment. I'm too dumb to dare to touch the hardware of my laptop (think of me as „softie“ if you like).
I mean, I took it for a ride to learn more about it.
I think I will stick around for the next release and decide then whether to continue using it or try Guix for a year.
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