Fellow Nixpkgs hackers,
about once per week I spend an hour cleaning up the
haskell-updates branch to bring it into a state that’s ready to merge into
master. That typically means
- going through the open PRs,
- reporting bugs upstream,
- disabling failing test suites,
- adding overrides and/or patches to Nixpkgs, and
- eventually marking all builds I can’t fix easily as broken.
It’s actually somewhat entertaining work because I get to mess with a lot of different Haskell packages that exhibit a lot of different types of build errors and there’s usually a chance to learn something new.
Anyway, I figured it might be nice to turn that weekly effort into some kind of “social coding” event which other Nixpkgs users can join in to contribute, ask questions, or just hang out together. I’ll stream these sessions live on Twitch starting today:
During the session, you can reach me via my Twitch chat, of course, and I’ll probably look into
#nixos-dev every now and then, too.