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#06 - I never wished a man dead

I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. - Mark Twain (maybe)

Or in other words: no more Perl in Nix! Shea Levy's last branch for his long-ongoing work to remove Perl from the Nix tool has finally been merged


  • NixOS on

    Over the past several months, Graham Christensen (grahamc), Tuomas Tynkkynen (dezgeg), and many wonderful people from have collaborated on bringing NixOS to

    Our collaboratioon started in January with Packet sponsoring many Hydra build servers. It continued by bringing ARMv8 builders to It is continued again today by launching first-class support for NixOS on the platform, directly from their panel.

    ...launching first-class support for NixOS...

    This allows any user to quickly provision four different types of powerful, bare metal x86-64 servers in minutes.

    Sign up now at

    or use the promo code "nixos" for $25 in credit.

  • NixOS Security Advisory: Docker Local Privilege Escalation

    This is a fun one because it is the first CVE taken against NixOS. A milestone!

    At this point we also must thank @grahamc and the security team for their heroic efforts. Their work makes NixOS a more reliable solution.

    To help them please head to Vulnerability Roundup 26.

  • New node2nix (v1.2.0) released.

  • Takt has open-sourced a tool to deploy their services from hydra.

  • New pypi2nix (v1.8.0) release.

Events / Meetups

  • Apr 22, 2017, Augsburger Linux-Infotag, Augsburg, Germany

    The Augsburger Linux Infotag is a one-day conference with about 20 lectures and 9 workshops on Linux, open source software and the digital society. Admission is free. We are representing NixOS with a booth at the conference.

  • May 27, 2017, Reproducible development environments with Nix: Johannes Bornhold, Munich, Germany

    Providing build and development environments for Python based projects is typically not without challenges. This talk presents how Nix - The Purely Functional Package Manager can be used to provide reproducible environments for development and deployment of Python based Web projects.

  • May 01, 2017, Munich NixOS Meetup - Hackathon & Barbecue, Augsburg, Germany

    Bring the Nix project you are currently working on or struggling with and discuss it with other people. Followed by a barbecue in the evening.

Editor's corner

As you can see last weeks were quite busy for NixOS community. What does that mean in numbers for last month?

Monthly activity in NixOS/nixpkgs


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