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Re: guix is the guildhall that we always wanted!

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: guix is the guildhall that we always wanted!
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:22:21 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès)
> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:30:57 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > Open questions would be, what about other targets like macOS or Windows
> > or whatever?  There I don't know.  I suspect that if Guix becomes
> > popular enough, someone will make a thing whereby you can cross-compile
> > to macOS from GNU/Linux at least.  I know you can do that already with
> > MinGW.  As for native "guildhall" operation on these targets, I don't
> > know.  But I think that is a cost that people will pay for in time.
> We could surely create cross-compiled packs for MinGW, though I suspect
> a number of packages do not support cross-compilation.

The MinGW build doesn't support multithreading in Guile, so any such
cross-compiled packages should be aware of that.  Also, there are some
Posix functionality not supported, like primitive-fork, so if Guix
uses that, those parts won't work.

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