2023-06-30 Nix team meeting minutes #67

Attendees: @roberth @edolstra @ericson2314 @fricklerhandwerk @thufschmitt


  • Discussing funded contributions
  • Triage (30 min)

Funded contributions

  • discussed what kind of funded work can be accommodated effectively
    • essentially everything that is idea approved
    • still problem of requiring maintainer time for review
      • should be accounted for in the budget and schedule
    • accepted RFCs
      • 134
      • 92
      • 62
    • improving testing
    • get Hydra and Nix more unified


Building the manual requires building all of Nix · Issue #8518 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • @roberth has found a minimally invasive approach, needs fixes though

Don't point to `nix --help` when the config is invalid by thufschmitt · Pull Request #6884 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

nix-shell: Add strictDeps-proof --tools, --inputs by roberth · Pull Request #4452 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • closed: a nixpkgs CLI would solve all related problems without being blocked on Nix maintainers

nix repl: Mark as experimental by edolstra · Pull Request #5684 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • closed: it’s already stable and relied upon
    • although this is the only new nix command we’re sure we want to change…

nix shell: set MANPATH for installables that have a man dir by sternenseemann · Pull Request #4702 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • to discuss