So I have been using nix fully for about a year now and often I find a module or package that has already been prepackaged and magically works. For example today I really needed
openconnect > 8.x.x and the
msqlodbc drivers on nixos This has saved me hours and not having to use a VM. So naturally I am thankful.
I’ve really wanted a place to thank the specific nix developers for their work and tell them the impact a specific contribution had for me. I know that this channel has discussed “gamification” of being involved in PRs. I think that having a place to thank others is equally beneficial and may help encourage the people that I see working so hard on nixpkgs already – where gamification may not be as helpful for these developers.