NixOS 20.03 Feature Freeze


Hopefully we can get staging, then staging-next in shape so that cross-compiling works for the branch-off. Thinking mostly about how recently glibc didn’t cross-compile on unstable.

Staging peeps: anything we can do to help this happen?


I’m absolutely not sure atm if this can be finished on time (and we have a graceful testing period after this), but it would be pretty cool to see the glibc update ( in 20.03.

Oh and congrats on becoming a release manager @worldofpeace :slight_smile:

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Eek, I need to get on that documentation I obligated myself to do.

I hate moving, burns so much time.

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What kernel version shall we have?

I’d love for to get into the release. Seems like the PR author is afk there though.

I would like:

both PRs looks actives.

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The dnscrypt-proxy2 addition and deprecation of dnscrypt-proxy is a while coming and we should totally get that in 20.03.


If you have any mass-rebuild changes that you would like to get in for 20.03, now is the time to get them merged into staging.

I hesitated in posting this, since I am not a KDE expert and I haven’t contributed to any of the efforts to make this happen, but it would be nice if KDE Plasma worked out of the box.

As far as I understand this is largely blocked by something that is still not properly wrapped:

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Please include

:smile: posting on my own thread because I would like some help with this PR

building a vmWithBootloader has been broken for a while.

too but other people concurrently do refactoring of patches so it might be difficult to keep it free of merge conflicts

@FRidh should’ve followed this thread a bit more, but is it now too late for mass-rebuilds to get merged? (can’t promise it, but I’d at least try to get the glibc update mergable today or tomorrow).

EDIT: oh and don’t get me wrong, I don’t intend to “force” this to get into the release, I’m just asking myself whether it’s worth investing a certain amount of time today (and tomorrow) into this. If it’s too late and this just causes an additional burden for the release managers, we should delay this, of course :slight_smile:


Please also have a look on the Traefik v2 update.

Branch-off is the 10th. Staging-next stabilization typically takes a week, although if there are no regressions its only 2 or 3 days. I’m about to start a new staging-next cycle.

This I reverted because there were too many regressions.

IMO, would be great to include asus-wmi-sensors package that gives sensors support for fresh Asus motherboards.

Would it be possible to upgrade to Plasma 5.17?