The time for a new NixOS release is approaching us once again. The release of NixOS 19.09 “Loris” will be managed by @lheckemann and myself. This year, we’re aiming for a feature freeze and branch-off on the 7th of September in order to get a release towards the end of September.
Some of the changes to look forward to from 19.09:
- Build everything with GCC 8 by default, thanks to lots of work from @fpletz and @globin https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/commits/gcc-8
- OpenSSL 1.1 by default https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/22357
- New NixOps plugin based architecture! https://github.com/NixOS/nixops/pull/1179
- Your change here!
If you have anything big that you want to get into the release, please let us know (@disassembler and @lheckemann on GitHub), especially if you’re not sure if it’ll be in master by then.
Between the 7th of September 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!