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Ludovic Courtès 7 years ago
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#+TITLE: What's left to do?
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Copyright © 2012, 2013 Ludovic Courtès <>

Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
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Like scripts/ in Nix.

* infrastructure

** have a Hydra instance build Guix packages

[[][Hydra]] is a continuous integration tool based on Nix. It now has
[[][Guile/Guix support]], which allows “build recipes” written in Guile using
Guix to be used directly on Hydra.

For a start, we may use the instance at, generously
provided by TU Delft. However, in the future, we may want to setup our
own instance at

* user interface
** Add a package.el (Emacs) back-end

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* extend <package>

** add support for ‘search-paths’

This should be passed to the build system, to extend package-specific
search path environment variables–like ‘GUILE_LOAD_PATH’, ‘PERL5LIB’,

** add a ‘user-environment-hook’

This should specify builder code to be run when building a user
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("i3" ,p3)))

* synchronize package descriptions with the [[][FSD]] and/or the Womb
* synchronize package descriptions with GSRC and/or the [[][FSD]]

Meta-data for GNU packages, including descriptions and synopses, can be
dumped from the FSD: .
We could periodically synchronize with that.

The [[./guix/gnu-maintenance.scm][Womb]] also contains synopses for all the GNU packages.

* support cross-compilation

Implement ‘package-cross-derivation’, and add the corresponding code in
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** add ‘--list-generations’, and ‘--delete-generations’

* guix build utils
** Add equivalent to Nixpkgs's ‘wrapProgram’
** MAYBE Change ‘ld-wrapper’ to add RPATH for libs passed by file name

** MAYBE Add equivalent to chrpath, possibly using [[][guile-dlhacks]]
** MAYBE Add equivalent to chrpath that uses [[][guile-dlhacks]]

** MAYBE Add a hash-rewriting thing for deep dependency replacement without rebuild