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01/02: website: Add draft of the 0.13.0 post.

From: Ludovic Courtčs
Subject: 01/02: website: Add draft of the 0.13.0 post.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 06:27:26 -0400 (EDT)

civodul pushed a commit to branch master
in repository guix-artwork.

commit ff99d27d752c99cc5bcd2beba8273a7deabf8bb6
Author: Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>
Date:   Mon May 22 12:15:59 2017 +0200

    website: Add draft of the 0.13.0 post.
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+title: GNU Guix and GuixSD 0.13.0 released
+date: 2017-05-22 15:00
+author: Ludovic Courtès
+slug: gnu-guix-and-guixsd-0.13.0-released
+tags: release
+We are pleased to announce the new release of GNU Guix and GuixSD,
+version 0.13.0!
+The release comes with
+[GuixSD USB installation 
+[virtual machine image of 
+and with tarballs to install the package manager on top of your
+GNU/Linux distro, either
+It’s been 5 months since the previous release, during which 83 people
+contribute code and packages.  The highlights include:
+  - Guix now supports aarch64 (64-bit ARM processors).  This release
+    does not include a binary installation tarball though, and our build
+    farm does not provide aarch64
+    yet.  We are looking for aarch64 hardware to address this.  Please
+    [get in touch with us]( if
+    you can help!
+  - Likewise, this release no longer includes a mips64el tarball, though
+    Guix still supports that platform.  We do not know whether we will
+    continue to support mips64el in the long run; if you’d like to weigh
+    in, please email us on address@hidden
+  - The GuixSD installation image now supports UEFI.  GuixSD can also be
+    installed on Btrfs now.
+  - GuixSD has support to run system services (daemons) in isolated
+    containers as a way to mitigate the arm that can be done by
+    vulnerabilities in those daemons.  See
+    [this article from 
+  - A new
+    [`guix 
+    command to create standalone binary bundles is available.  We
+    [presented it in 
+  - Guix now runs on the
+    [brand-new 2.2 series of GNU 
+    The transition led to hiccups that we have been addressing, in particular
+    [for users of `guix 
+    Among other things though, the
+    [noticeable performance 
+    that comes for free is welcome!
+  - Many reproducibility issues found in packages have been
+    addressed—more on that in a future post.
+  - 840 new packages, leading to
+    [a total of 5,400+](,
+    and many updates, including glibc 2.25, Linux-libre 4.11, and GCC 7.
+  - New
+    [system 
+    for Redis, Exim, Open vSwitch, and more.  The interface of existing
+    services, notably that of the
+    [NGINX 
+    has been greatly improved.
+See the release announcement for details.
+#### About GNU Guix
+[GNU Guix]( is a transactional 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
+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 highly customizable and hackable.
+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, armv7, and aarch64.

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