The “new” ui of
nix build, which only displays a few statistics and a single log line, is less spammy than the old
nix-build UI, but often I find that I want to have more information, often after I started a build. So I am thinking of a tool that I can fire separately and will show me more information about what’s going on right now: What builds are currently running, which are waiting, which are downloading, maybe even which builds other builds are waiting for, maybe with some interactivity, e.g. selecting ongoing builds to show their logs scroll by.
My question is now whether it is possible to write such a tool at the moment? Can I somehow connect to the nix daemon and ask for running builds etc? Or is that all orchestrated by the
nix build processes that I spawn on the command line, with no easy way to get hold of?