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Re: Guix and Emacs Integration for Polyglot Development

From: George Clemmer
Subject: Re: Guix and Emacs Integration for Polyglot Development
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 17:19:52 -0400
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Hi Alex,

Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> George Clemmer (2018-10-27 15:32 -0400) wrote:
>> FWIW, here are a few comments/ideas ...
>> It would be handy if 'quit-window' in the final buffer reached via
>> *guix-popup* took me take me back 'UP' the "tree" of sub-popups that
>> lead there so I could chose another option.
> Is "q" key what you are looking for?  It is a general "magit-popup"
> thing and there is nothing I can do about it on Emacs-Guix side.
> Note, however, that "q" works only for one level, I mean if you press
> "q" one time, it will take you back to the previous popup, but if you
> press it again, it will simply quit.  Yet again, this is how
> "magit-popup" works.

I see. Thanks for letting me know.

>> If, as you suggest, you create the system sub-popup

> I went ahead and added it (by commit bffd65a).  I think keeping system
> commands in one place is good.

Yes, I agree. I tried it. Very cool.

>> you might consider
>> removing the system profile from *Guix Profiles* since the user can get
>> to the system profile package list via system generations + 'P'.
> No, no, I will not hide system profile.  Yes, you can't install anything
> to it with the usual means, but it is a profile after all, and you can
> see what packages are installed there.  Besides, some day a user should
> learn that the only way to update a system profile is "guix system …"
> command.

OK, no problem ;)

> BTW, in general, I think that hiding features is a bad thing… however,
> there is one hidden feature in Emacs-Guix (although, it is hidden just
> because it is also hidden in Guix itself ;-) )

Is this a riddle?

>> It might be useful to allow the user to see system profile packages in
>> the context a user/project profile. E.g., a key could toggle the system
>> profile packages into and out of the *Guix Packages * list view.
> Sorry, I didn't understand this phrase.  Do you mean there should be a
> key in *Guix Packages* buffer to show system packages along with the
> current user packages?  If so, I'm afraid it is not possible, as these
> "Packages" buffers are designed to show packages only from a single
> profile.

Yes. It's a "blue sky" idea.



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