I read NixOS - NixOS 21.05 manual, but it doesn’t mention the
I understand that some branches match channels e.g.:
nixos-unstable channel =
nixos-19.03 channel =
What’s the point of the
staging.* branches? From what I see,
staging-next is merged into
staging and then into
But PRs have different targets. What would make a specific change go into
staging and not directly into
It’s actually the other way around. PRs that require many rebuilds get merged into
staging. Every once in a while, the current
staging gets forked off into
staging-next. The purpose of
staging-next is to let the current rebuild finish, detect regressions, stabilize.
staging-next is then merged into master. See staging workflow by vcunat · Pull Request #26 · NixOS/rfcs · GitHub for details.
Thanks for explaining and linking to the RFC.
Thanks for this RFC link, but it didn’t tell how the unstable branch is produced, any more informantion about that?
Here’s info on how channels update (and the corresponding branches like
nixos-unstable): Nix channels - NixOS Wiki