[Bio-packaging] Using a shared Guix store (was RE: testing out guix)

Ricardo Wurmus rekado at elephly.net
Wed Jul 8 19:53:49 UTC 2015

>> Another one, which I think Ricardo has been investigating lately, would be to
>> have users manage their profiles via the Web user interface,
>> guix-web: <https://git.dthompson.us/guix-web.git>.  (The video
>> <http://audio-video.gnu.org/video/misc/2015-
>> 01__GNU_Guix__The_Emacs_of_Distros.webm>
>> has a demo starting at around 23mn.)
> Hmm, it is not clear to me how this would play out in a multi-user
> environment.  Having a web server that could alter per-user profiles
> sounds like a recipe for more confusion, rather than a solution.
> In any case, in my opinion, it would be a mistake to have depend on
> another tool (such as guix-web, or something similar) to implement
> functionality that could not be gained at using command-line guix.
> Don't you agree?

Some find a web interface easier to use than the command line.  For
those users I suspect the convenience of using a web interface outweighs
the threat of additional confusion.  Ultimately, I want both tools to be
available because users differ.

~~ Ricardo

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