Hi, thanks Marc Weber.

> nixpkgs (www.nixos.org) should also be known by you.

Yup, nixos is a GREAT idea. Always was much more sophisticated than 
Gobolinux (I am still sad that Gobolinux is more or less dead :( )

How I understood it though, NixOS does not retain the elegance and
simplicity of Gobolinux? Upgrades of programs are simple on Gobolinux
too, as is keeping settings. As said though, it is not as advanced
as NixOS, I think the ideal solution would be a mix of NixOS and
Gobolinux ;-)

> a) ruby is supported pretty well :)
> b) it has many nice features such as atomic upgrades,
> distributed building etc.

Interesting, especially the atomic upgrades while retaining 100% of
the old behaviour set.

I think in my current workflow, I'd prefer to use nixos on top of
an existing linux installation though. I have become very lazy
and reluctant to install something new, even if it may be better,
it kind of breaks my workflow, and I don't like that.

I mean that if I would have to install NixOS as a complete
distribution.

> Thus before you write a new tool check it out and give it a
> try. Don't think there are that many OSX users yet - but
> the backbone of the system is pretty stable.

Yes, probably. My current idea here is that whoever has an itch
to scratch when compiling or installing something, a tool to
write or perhaps already has (in Ruby), he can find a place
to contribute without too much fuzz. Like an "umbrella" project
to store and gather useful scripts. (They need to integrate
though, hence perhaps may have to be adjusted. There would be
nothing worse than use 100 different tools that behave completely
inconsistent... that would only confuse users and developers.)

marc

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