nixpkgs-update automates the updating of software packages in the nixpkgs software repository. It is a Haskell program. In the last year, about 5000 package updates initiated by nixpkgs-update were merged.
Earlier this year, I applied for a funding under the EU Next Generation Internet initiative to improve nixpkgs-update:
My proposal (which has not been approved yet) is to add report of CVEs fixed by an update to each pull request made by nixpkgs-update. The proposal committee likes the idea, but their requirements make it easier to fund proposals that have participants in Europe, and I am located in the USA.
I am looking for someone who:
- is based in Europe
- has some Haskell experience
- has some nixpkgs experience
If the proposal is approved, I would be working closely with whomever participates. Pay would be based on time worked. If you are interested in participating, please email me (ryan at ryantm dot com).
If you have any questions about the job or proposal, please feel free to reply below!