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Functional Package Management and GNU Guix

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 325


David Thompson , GNU Hacker - dthompson2 worcester edu


An overview of functional package and configuration management using GNU Guix


David gives an overview of what functional package management is all about and how it differs from traditional imperative package management.

He also demonstrates some interesting features of Guix such as transactional package management, unprivileged package management, bit-reproducible builds, and full system configuration management.


  1. The Guix System Distribution
  2. David's slides

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