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Re: VSCode DevContainer for Guix? (Yasuaki Kudo)

From: Yasuaki Kudo
Subject: Re: VSCode DevContainer for Guix? (Yasuaki Kudo)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2023 08:50:56 +0900

Thank you for this, yes, this is exactly the kind if idea I had in mind, 
although I was assuming that Guix docker would be super bare bones by almost 
default 😄

I think keeping the core of your software benefits the entire system, making it 
secure and keeping the cost down for storage, hosting and running.

So that's why I am interested 😄


> On Jul 12, 2023, at 20:27, Ekaitz Zarraga <> wrote:
>> Careful about this assumption, Guix-generated container images are pretty 
>> large
>> and include a lot of things you might not want in there (man, info pages, 
>> bash,
>> ...). I am not saying "do not use it", but if you try to convince people to 
>> use
>> Guix for container builds, size should not be your argument (especially since
>> Alpine exists as an alternative).
> That is very true.
> This week in System Crafters they have been workin on trying to reduce this. 
> But I didn't have the time to watch the results deeply.
> Be careful, youtube link:

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