Another month, another dev update from the Tweag Nix team:
We’re closer than ever to having this properly usable.
In particular, two big PRs by @regnat got merged:
- #4592 brings a proper transparent substitution to content-addressed derivations,
- #4618 allows signing them like we can already do for input-addressed ones.
Another one (#4624) also temporarily introduces a new
nix realisation command to make it easier to work with these during the development phase.
@edolstra made the behavior of
--override-inputmore intuitive by not writing the lockfile (77f5d1)
@edolstra merged the very similar
nix flake inputsand
nix flake infointo a single
nix flake metadatacommand (66fa1c)
@adam is heavily working towards bringing Trustix to life for real with its first public deployment − in particular ensuring that it can be properly packaged and deployed with Nix.
- The frontend saw a nice amount of work, getting cleaned and prettyfied in a lot of places;
- The development experience got a nice overhaul too, making it easier to contribute
Several of us had the chance of participating to the organisation of the summer of Nix, brainstorming with other community members before the official announcement, and now interviewing candidates.
In case you missed the announcement and are interested, go check it out at https://summer.nixos.org/
In addition to numerous bugs fixes,
- Yann did a really huge amount of work on the Nickel stdlib (and it’s still improving), so that it comes with all the batteries you might need. This is tracked in #254.
- Some early internal testing also led to various syntactical and usability changes (#327, #317, #322)
- Parts of the typechecker got a nice clean-up fixing some midly annoying quirks (#315, #314)
- Yann opened an RFC issue on the design of record overriding, taking lessons from the various Nix extension mechanisms (NixOS modules, overlays, POP, etc…) and other similar systems in the wild (cue, jsonnet, etc…).