[rb-general] GNU Mes 0.20 released

Maxim Cournoyer maxim.cournoyer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 08:32:42 UTC 2019


> We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Mes 0.20, representing
> 147 commits over 38 weeks.
> Mes has now brought the Reduced Binary Seed bootstrap to Guix (bootstrap
> a GNU/Linux system without binary GNU toolchain or equivalent).  It
> should land in Guix master any day now: a big thank you to everyone who
> helped, notably Ludovic and Mark.
> This release is a step towards the upcoming Scheme-only bootstrap and
> bringing Mes into NixOS and Debian.  This effort is now sponsored by
> NLnet[12].
> Next targets:
>  - ARM support
>  - Reduced Binary Seed bootstrap for ARM
>  - Scheme-only bootstrap: use Guile and Gash to remove bash,
>    coreutils&co, grep, sed, etc. from the Guix bootstrap binaries
>  - mes-m2: port Mes.c to M2-Planet
>  - Introduce Reduced Binaries Seed bootstrap to NixOS
>  - Debian?
>  - Hurd

Thanks for the update, Jan!

I'm really thrilled to see this effort moving forward.

Congratulations for the release!


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