Not a very long update for today, because a large part of the team is insanely busy interviewing the always growing stream of candidates for the summer of Nix (which is awesome, keep coming!).
Content-addressed Nix has now reached a beta quality level, and we’re eager for some testing and feedback!
To prepare for this, @regnat did a bunch of work on the broader Nix ecosystem:
- With the latest nixos-unstable versions, it’s now possible to build everything as content-addressed, just by setting the right config field (#120316 and #120993)
nixUnstableversion has also been updated to bring the latest fixes to the feature to make the testing easier (#121263)
- The hydra PR got a number of fixes. Thanks to @edolstra it is now properly deployed at Hydra - Jobset ca-test:nixpkgs (testing a subset of a content-addressed nixpkgs), with an associated binary cache at https://cache.ngi0.nixos.org.
- @regnat wrote a bunch of minor hydra fixes (#940, #939, #950)
- @edolstra fixed a regression regarding the Nix handling of compressed archives (538575)
And that’s all folks!