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Best way to setup Nvim on NixOS?
8 projects | /r/NixOS | 8 Jan 2023
Power user, gvolpe has a great config that heavily customizes nvim.
Adding a Flake to my Config
2 projects | /r/NixOS | 21 Nov 2022
I forked and customized a fairly advanced Nixos configuration that I can load from a flake on github. (Mine | Original)
Host-specific settings (different approaches)
2 projects | /r/NixOS | 2 Nov 2022
I think gvolpe's nix-config repo is what u/ppen9u1n was referencing. Looks like there might be some good ideas to mine there.
Nix-GUI: Make NixOS usable for non-technical users through settings / GUI
14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Oct 2021
I think NixOS would benefit from easily accessible collection of opinionated modules/profiles/configurations with minimal set of options. Something like gnome-desktop / sway-desktop / etc. Gnome actually does pretty good job here.
The point is: currently my NixOS and Home Manager configurations have over 2k LOC total. When you search for configurations on GitHub/Google you are likely to find complex ones. For example, quick search for "nixos gnome" (Google) gives me link to NixOS Wiki (which describes only Gnome part) and blog post (https://gvolpe.com/blog/gnome3-on-nixos/) which is useful but links to really huge configuration (https://github.com/gvolpe/nix-config) that is overwhelming to any beginner.
Great example of such approach is nixos-hardware (https://github.com/NixOS/nixos-hardware) which provides one-line configuration covering hardware quirks.
What are some alternatives?
devshell - Per project developer environments
nixpkgs - My Nix system configs!
nix-direnv - A fast, persistent use_nix/use_flake implementation for direnv [maintainer=@Mic92 / @bbenne10]
nix-security-lab - Tool set for Information security professionals and all others
impermanence - Modules to help you handle persistent state on systems with ephemeral root storage [maintainer=@talyz]
visual-studio-code-insiders-nix - The latest Visual Studio Code Insiders build updated daily
dotfiles - My dotfiles
rnix-lsp - WIP Language Server for Nix! [maintainer=@aaronjanse]
nixos-nvidia-vgpu - NixOS NVIDIA vGPU Module
qtile-examples - Example configurations and scripts for Qtile
nixfiles - My kick-ass NixOS systems configurations!!
nix-config - My personal nix config