This evening at 17:00 (Berlin time) we do a NixOS maintainer party via mumble for #rc3 You can also join without ticket: https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nixos-assembly-on-rc3/10682/11?u=mic92
#nixpkgs is now the package repository with the most packages. It has the most up-to-date packages for a long time.
We achieve this with only 15% of the maintainers #AUR has (2. most packages). Imagine what we could achieve with that much package maintainers!
I maintain 22 packages myself including a custom kernel. It is quiet easy with Nix!
A lot of what is described in the article shows why mailings list are a stupid way of managing an open source project: https://www.downtowndougbrown.com/2020/08/hacking-up-a-fix-for-the-broken-appletalk-kernel-module-in-linux-5-1-and-newer/
After almost two years in the RFC steering committee: My first RFC for NixOS: https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/70
The NixOS wiki has a pretty cool guide for debugging the Linux kernel: https://nixos.wiki/wiki/Kernel_Debugging_with_QEMU
Opensource hacker, NixOS/nixpkgs maintainer
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