Hi Nix folks, I’m an arch user and Nix is a very interesting project for me. One thought just came to my mind: has anyone tried to create Nix binary distribution, say, bleeding-edge rolling release one?
I understand that main feature of Nix is the ability for packages to have their own arbitrary dependency tree. I do understand that is also the main direction for further research, like making packages content-addressed, reproducible and so on.
But that doesn’t forbid you to have a Nix-based “traditional style” binary distribution, where all packages are coherent, i.e., use the same version of a given system library. That would allow for packages to be distributed in binary form, like traditional distros do, without the need for content-addressability. Has anyone tried to do that?