2022-11-18 Nix team meeting minutes #9

Attendees: @fricklerhandwerk @tomberek @roberth @edolstra @Ericson2314 @regnat

Planning discussion

  • @fricklerhandwerk: determine PRs to review in the work meeting (30 min)

    • put PRs which we clearly want to have in principle into the “In Review” box, review in detail later
    • antyhing controversial needs to be prioritised for discussion
    • @Ericson2314 proposed to switch to the vision if we get stuck on PRs and switch to PRs if we get stuck on the vision
  • @thufschmitt: yes, goal of these meetings should be to help other people to contribute to Nix

  • Architecture docs

    • Eelco concerned about ascii art, both as final thing and cute source for rendered graph
    • If it is for contributor-only, then less a problem
    • Tentative agreement we can do it just for them, not for new users
  • ^ installable syntax and OutputsSpec refactor

  • Alternative testing frameworks

    • Some questions, will discuss later.

Discussion part

Discussed use shellspec for integration tests by rapenne-s · Pull Request #7135 · NixOS/nix · GitHub, summary in this comment.

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