Is there any regular casual NixOS Online Meeting?

Great, if there others also interested, please say so! :grinning:

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Hopefully graham and I can get Office Hours going again, I know it’s a great thing to have for everyone.
(will un-archived when active to not give false impression)


I would be glad to join as well! (Japan time zone)

Please let me know if you start something!


I’m in a Japan-adjacent time zone :slight_smile:


@worldofpeace great suggestion! If you don’t mind, would you please reopen? :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Looks like there’s a few of us from Japan and the East Coast.


There is a nix-community mumble server at
It’s used on Thursday nights (CET/CEST) for a German-speaking virtual meetup, right now. Although mumble supports channels, so that doesn’t really matter.

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OK Ladies and Gents,

How about this?

Needless to say it’s almost impossible to serve everyone on the planet at once due to time differences… Please let me know if you have other suggestions! (I think we should be as inclusive and participatory as possible - I wonder if we can also include Guix.)

Multiple Languages can be accommodated using the “Breakout” feature of the video conference software.

Nix/NixOS Show & Tell

Free for all discussion of Nix/NixOS or whatever that matters to participants

  • 21:00JST on Tuesday, July 7
  • 14:00CEST on Tuesday, July 7
  • 08:00EDT on Tuesday, July 7

I have a BigBlueButton video conference room we can use for this

This event has been also announced at:


The video conference URL is:

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Were you planning to record this?

Hi, no, I don’t plan to record this. Did you want it to be recorded?

No, that is fine. I just noticed there was a previous recording so wanted some clarification.

I’d like to join, but BigBlueButton is asking for an “access code,” what is that?

@RaminHAL9001: a word written one or two lines before. In my case it was about an big grey mammal.

Thanks, I didn’t see that. Looks like I can join!

Meeting notes… (sorry I missed the last 30 minutes… forgot to save!!)

        [20:45] Welcome to <b>Show and Tell</b>!<br><br>For help on using BigBlueButton see these (short) <a href="" target="_blank"><u>tutorial videos</u></a>.<br><br>To join the audio bridge click the phone button.  Use a headset to avoid causing background noise for others.<br><br>This server is running <a href="" target="_blank"><u>BigBlueButton</u></a>.

[20:54] admin :
[20:55] admin : bigbluebutton: init at 2.2.2 by jluttine · Pull Request #83072 · NixOS/nixpkgs · GitHub
[21:00] Joseph Gosselin : Good morning!
[21:01] Armando Santos : hi!
[21:02] Joseph Gosselin : I’ve never tried it at all, I’m just interested in what it is and what it does.
[21:03] ubuntourist : Trying to stay awake after a ridiculously long thunderstorm in the middle of the night.
[21:09] Joseph Gosselin : /me immediately abuses his newfound powers
[21:15] stphn : I never use nix-env, only configuration.nix => is it somehting I should learn ?
[21:19] stphn : I love openspaces so I love the idea, but we have not spend time on different subject proposal
[21:19] Joseph Gosselin : Nah, this is great!
[21:20] stphn : next time maybe
[21:25] stphn : :slight_smile:
[21:25] Joseph Gosselin : so like every online community
[21:28] stphn : I never used home-manager: I manage my dotfiles and .config files are “manually” with bash scripts and git
[21:35] Armando Santos : I’ll have to go for a moment to lunch! brb
[21:40] stphn : nix-env --set
[21:44] Joseph Gosselin : ooooh wow, that’s really interesting
[21:46] Joseph Gosselin : So it’s a bit like the Arch AUR but managed in part through straight git pulls
[21:46] Joseph Gosselin : gotta go bring the kid to daycare, thank you for this!
[21:46] stphn : I’m not yet at understanding/using override/overlays
[21:48] jtojnar2 : hi
[22:00] stphn : I’ve been told nix flakes are still in beta phase
[22:01] ubuntourist : I have to run. But OBS Studio is the Open Broadcast System Studio and is quite powerful. Think television studio with transitions between nultiple cameras, fade-in, fade-out, MIDI, green-screen, etc., etc.
[22:01] ubuntourist : Someone remember to save this chat and maybe post it on e-mail. (See the vertical ellipsis at the top of this window.)
[22:02] admin : will do!
[22:02] stphn : (off topic) by the way Ian, thx for your video on awk, you made me try it :slight_smile:
[22:06] Ian’s NixOS Machine : Ian Graham here, might be the wrong Ian
[22:07] Ian’s NixOS Machine : But speaking for the Ian Collective you’re welcome!
[22:07] stphn : :slight_smile:
[22:16] Armando Santos : can you link his stuff?
[22:17] stphn : I have been told there are much more strict on free and unfree packages. I have been told a bit like Debian approach.
[22:19] stphn : Question: do you all use Niv ?
[22:25] Armando Santos : GitHub - nix-dot-dev/getting-started-nix-template: Based on tutorials, repository template to get you started with Nix.
[22:28] stphn : great
[22:30] stphn : gonna use it soon
[22:31] Ian’s NixOS Machine : GitHub - nmattia/niv: Easy dependency management for Nix projects
[22:31] Ian’s NixOS Machine : jwiegley on haskell+nix: How I use nix for Haskell development - YouTube
[22:32] Armando Santos : Nix Haskell Development (2020) - #2 by cdepillabout
[22:32] Armando Santos : Nix setup for Haskell with ghcide and HLint | by Tom Feron | Purely Functional | Medium

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Is there a plan to hold this meeting again soon?

I managed to miss attending this time around, but am very interested in participating.

I was attending and I hope for a next and even a regular event :slight_smile:

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Ok let’s aim next week at the same time!
In the mean time, there were some questions yesterday about “Worker Cooperatives”.
Let me post a follow-up session of that first over the weekend (Sorry it would be late night in Europe…)

Follow-up on Worker Cooperatives

  • Sunday, 09:00AM Tokyo
  • Very late night in Europe… (Sorry! We can schedule another one if needed)
  • Saturday, 20:00 EDT
Hosted by Flying Circus.