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02/02: announcements: Add news entry for the Hurd/MIPS/ARM ports.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: 02/02: announcements: Add news entry for the Hurd/MIPS/ARM ports.
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12:50:16 +0000

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Author: Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>
Date:   Mon Sep 7 14:49:36 2015 +0200

    announcements: Add news entry for the Hurd/MIPS/ARM ports.
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+Quite a lot has happened lately when it comes to porting Guix and GuixSD to 
other systems.
+A few weeks ago, Manolis Ragkousis 
[ announced] 
the completion of the GSoC project whose purpose was to port Guix to the Hurd.  
The system distribution, GuixSD, cannot run GNU/Hurd yet, but the package 
manager itself can both cross-compile from GNU/Linux to GNU/Hurd and build 
natively on GNU/Hurd.  The work of Manolis is being gradually merged in the 
main branch.
+More recently, Mark H Weaver 
[ posted] a 
series of patches porting GuixSD to MIPS (Lemote Yeeloong), making it the first 
GuixSD port to non-Intel-compatible hardware (the package manager itself has 
supported mips64el [ for 
two years] already.)  By removing several platform-specific assumptions, this 
work paves the way for future ports.
+Lastly, we are glad to report the [ 
donation] of 
[ two ARM 
machines] for our build farm.  They will allow us to continuously test the ARM 
port, which was completed 
[ earlier this year], and 
to publish pre-built binaries on our [ 
build farm].  We are grateful to the donors whose contribution m [...]
+== About GNU Guix ==
+[ GNU Guix] is a functional package manager 
for the GNU system.  The Guix System Distribution or GuixSD is an advanced 
distribution of the GNU system that relies on GNU Guix and 
[ respects 
the user's freedom].
+In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports 
transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, 
per-user profiles, and garbage collection.  Guix uses low-level mechanisms from 
the Nix package manager, except that packages are defined as native 
[ Guile] modules, using extensions to the 
[ Scheme] language.  GuixSD offers a declarative approach to 
operating system configuration management, and is  [...]
+GuixSD can be used on an i686 or x86_64 machine.  It is also possible to use 
Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and 

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