What’s in a package

Ludovic Courtès — September 20, 2021

There is no shortage of package managers. Each tool makes its own set of tradeoffs regarding speed, ease of use, customizability, and reproducibility. Guix occupies a sweet spot, providing reproducibility by design as pioneered by Nix, package customization à la Spack from the command line, the ability to create container images without hassle, and more.

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HPC & reproducible research in Guix 1.3.0

Simon Tournier, Ludovic Courtès — May 19, 2021

Version 1.3.0 of GNU Guix was announced a few days ago. Some 212 people contributed to more than 8,300 commits since version 1.2.0 released in November 2020. This post focuses on important changes for HPC users, admins, and scientific practitioners.

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More scientific packages for GNU Guix

Lars-Dominik Braun — January 4, 2021

With increased usage of GNU Guix at scientific institutions there are also growing needs for packaging software used in research and teaching. The best place for that has been and still is Guix’ main repository because there the software is accessible and maintainable by the entire Guix community.

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HPC & reproducible research in Guix 1.2.0

Simon Tournier, Ludovic Courtès — November 24, 2020

Version 1.2.0 of GNU Guix was announced yesterday. Some 200 people contributed more than 10,000 commits since the previous release. This post focuses on important changes for HPC users, admins, and practitioners made since version 1.1.0 was released in April 2020.

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HPC & reproducible research in Guix 1.1.0

Ludovic Courtès — April 16, 2020

Version 1.1.0 of Guix was announced yesterday. As the announcement points out, some 200 people contributed more than 14,000 commits since the previous release. This post focuses on important changes for HPC users, admins, and scientists made since version 1.0.1 was released in May 2019.

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GNU Guix 1.0: a solid foundation for HPC and reproducible science

Ludovic Courtès — May 6, 2019

GNU Guix 1.0.0 was released just a few days ago! This is a major milestone for Guix, which has been under development for seven years, with more than 40,000 commits made by 260 people, and no less than 19 “0.x” releases.

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HPC & reproducible research in Guix 0.16.0

Ludovic Courtès — December 7, 2018

Version 0.16.0 of Guix was released yesterday. It’s slated to be the last release before 1.0, and as usual, it brings noteworthy packages and features for HPC and reproducible research.

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HPC goodies in Guix 0.15.0

Ludovic Courtès — July 6, 2018

Version 0.15.0 of Guix was released today. As usual, it brings packages and features that we hope HPC users and sysadmins will enjoy. This release brings us close to our goals for 1.0, so it’s probably one of the last zero-dot-something releases.

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HPC goodies in Guix 0.14.0

Ludovic Courtès — December 8, 2017

Version 0.14.0 of Guix was announced yesterday. In this post we look at the many goodies that made it into Guix during this release cycle.

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