2024-04-24 Nix team meeting minutes #141

Project board: Nix team · GitHub
Video conference: Jitsi Meet
Previous notes: Nix - NixOS Discourse


Broken `NIX_PATH` tracking issue · Issue #9574 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • Stuck on step 1, testing, systematizing #9066
  • Reproducing the original issue is feasible in functional test suite, but achieving coverage of the other cases, combinations is tricky
  • Maybe try without sourcing the normal setup? (Makefile/run-test.sh perform minimal setup: common-test.sh)
  • @edolstra and @fricklerhandwerk will pair up in next work session

Enable the `unix://` store on Windows by Ericson2314 · Pull Request #10556 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • Agreed that wrapper struct is beneficial and worth the slight “overhead” for UNIX. It’s a cost we’d pay in CI, where the cost/latency is higher.

2024-04-22 Nix team meeting minutes #141

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

  • @fricklerhandwerk will write a call for new maintainers

  • Sandbox update

    • we will accept PRs for 2.3
    • @tomberek will get fix out this week
    • @tomberek plan to add another fix to address the larger class of problems
  • meson PR review and updates

  • discussed the broken NIX_PATH handling

    • @fricklerhandwerk did not manage to make any progress
      • got ground up into the overall test setup’s complexity, then had other priorities
    • (some back and forth about approaches)
      • rough agreement that the test setup is hard to penetrate
    • will pair to explore that with @edolstra at Monday meeting
  • meta discussion thereafter