Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020

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GNU Mes

Scheme-only bootstrap and beyond


Last year GNU Mes brought the Reduced Binary Seed bootstrap to GNU Guix: gcc, glibc and binutils were removed and the size of the bootstrap binaries went down from 250MB to 130MB. This year we introduce the Scheme-only bootstrap: Awk, Bash, Core Utilities, Grep, Gzip, Make, Sed, Tar are replaced by Gash and Gash Core Utils, halving the size of the Guix bootstrap seed again, to 60MB.

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Photo of janneke (Jan Nieuwenhuizen) janneke (Jan Nieuwenhuizen)

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