What do developers have to consider if they want their software to run under NixOS? Or how NixOS contributors can provide patches upstream.
Most developers probably don’t care because NixOS has not many users, but we can argue with general portability. When it works on NixOS, it should work everywhere.
A guide on this topic would be great, so please provide some examples here.
Not only Docker, Flatpak or whatever.
That way the project can get packaged for more systems.
In best case, it’s just:
./configure make make install
Even when you think they are common on all systems. They actually may not and not everyone uses Ubuntu like you.
Even when your software is not stable yet. It helps to package a known good state.
Use semver when possible.
#!/usr/bin/env bash instead of
#!/usr/bin/bash or whatever in your bash scripts.
$XDG_DATA_DIRS instead of
Make the install