nix packages collection has a
neat library repository. A small
make it completely standalone.
Basically it allows experimenting quickly with configuration patterns for custom
stuff without an expensive evaluation.
I might not remember correctly but
lxc came out around
commands had the trend of dashes in their name —
lxc-copy and so forth. It had lots of boilerplate and a steep learning curve.
lxd arrived (in 2015?)
to make everything user friendly.
lxd is preferred. I still mostly use
out of habit.
After daily driving NixOS and the Nix for almost three years, it feels like it’ll be simplified by entities external to the project. It’s still in that academic phase (don’t do this/that) and needs software engineering .
That usually involves reducing boilerplate ruthlessly while
generalizing/capturing fundamental uses cases (setting implicit best current
practices). It’s reminiscent of
lxc just before
docker arrived for the
this blog is served to you by NixOS :-)
compilation is fun to watch.
Here’s what hugo’s
--debug output for this blog looks
like right now. Rendering takes about
25 seconds on an old laptop. The
linearity is easy to see, but that’s the least of my problems ;-)