The time for a new NixOS release is approaching us once again. The release of NixOS 19.03 “Koi” will be managed by @samueldr and myself. This year, we’re aiming for a feature freeze and branch-off on the 25th of February in order to get a release* within March.
Some of the changes to look forward to from 18.09:
- Build everything with GCC 8 by default, thanks to lots of work from @fpletz and @globin https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/commits/gcc-8
- Linux 4.19 by default, already in master!
- Your change here! If you have anything big that you want to get into the release, please let us know (@lheckemann and @samueldr on GitHub), especially if you’re not sure if it’ll be in master by then.
Between the 25th of February and the release, we will be working towards Zero Hydra Failures and starting the regular release maintenance work, backporting minor bugfixes and security patches.
Looking forward to working with you for a wonderful release!
*Releasing actual koi into the wild may damage ecosystems and be illegal in your jurisdiction. Please don’t do this.