To present a more predictable structure to newcomers, I suggest to roughly align categories to areas of work:
and the different teams covering cross-cutting concerns such as
rename: Nixpkgs Architecture → Nixpkgs
gradually move uncategorized Nixpkgs-related threads into Nixpkgs
rename: NixOS Releases → NixOS
@ryantm @zimbatm what do you think?
I just did the reverse naming of Nixpkgs Architecture → Nixpkgs a few days ago.
@ryantm Could you give me permission to change the topic of posts? The topic is sometimes used for posts not relevant to the nixpkgs architecture, like this, this or this. I could fix these cases manually myself if I get permission for that. Or maybe the topic needs to be renamed (I’d propose Development/Nixpkgs Architecture), which hopefully makes it better for the future
But, I wasn’t thinking that hard about it.
Yeah, I think this generally makes sense.
The nixpkgs architecture is specifically not for newcomers. If you need a category for newcomers, having a separate Development > Nixpkgs sounds fine
Okay, I was a bit ambiguous there. The
structure is supposed to be obvious for newcomers - contents of the Development category are of course not for beginners. We may want to make that clear in the sticky thread.
Shall we proceed then if there are no objections? The Nix team meeting notes are already spamming the Development category.
I created a Nix category
Nix - NixOS Discourse
I can’t move threads there yet though.