@phryk Thanks. Yes, nix and Guix are very similar in the way they work (Guix being a spinoff of Nix that is entirely Guile based).

It's certainly worth mentioning.

We're doing an upcoming show discussing secondary package managers, software used outside your primary OS's main system to install software either system or user wide.

So far we have Snap, Guix, AppImage, Flatpak and Homebrew. Any other prominent ones missing?

We're not covering language specific managers such as CPAN or PyPy, nor as we covering full containerization or virtualization technology such as Docker, Rocket or Vagrant. Maybe we'll cover those in the future.

Have complicated authentication and permission systems got you down?

On the latest episode of Libre Lounge, @cwebber and @emacsen invite guest Kate Sills in for a discussion about Object Capabilities, an alternative to identity based permissions.


Continuing their discussion on federation, @cwebber and @emacsen dive into ActivityPub and how it works in the latest episode of Libre Lounge librelounge.org/episodes/episo

Okay @librelounge listeners, time to get real... Doing video was way harder than I imagined, so I'm going to release the next episode tomorrow sans video. But...

I should have the start of a post about ReviewPub out later that day, and hopefully a video in a few days. That's my hope/goal. No more delaying the episode though.

@tuturto And we're looking forward to teaching you more about it!

A new episode of Libre Lounge with an announcement of a new series and new software! Episode 11: librelounge.org/episodes/episo

@cwebber and @emacsen are back from FOSEM and CopyleftConf with a new episode all about their experiences, Chris's grant to work on Spritely and some exciting talks. All in the new episode of Libre Lounge librelounge.org/episodes/episo

"Gosh, how can free software projects get funded?" A complicated question, but in this @librelounge episode we take a crack at answering it! librelounge.org/episodes/episo

Part one of two!

@liw Thanks for reporting this! We'd love to look into it. You could really help us out by sending us information on the podcast player you're using.

You can either reply here or feel free to email podcast@librelounge.org

Thanks for listening!

@librelounge Great, "lighter" episode to start the year and really makes me want to try out those games! So far I've only played Globulation 2, which is indeed a lot of fun.

Btw, Endless Sky is missing from the show links, too: endless-sky.github.io/

@FiXato Thanks for catching this! The show notes have been fixed!

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