rfcs VS nix-gui

Compare rfcs vs nix-gui and see what are their differences.


The Nix community RFCs (by tweag)


Use NixOS Without Coding (by nix-gui)
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rfcs nix-gui
2 25
16 525
- 2.5%
0.0 8.8
10 months ago 26 days ago
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rfcs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-11.
  • Is NixOS fundamentally a more secure OS?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/NixOS | 11 Sep 2022
    https://www.tweag.io/blog/2020-09-10-nix-cas/ https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/62 https://github.com/NixOS/rfcs/pull/17 https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md https://github.com/wmertens/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0017-intensional-store.md https://discourse.nixos.org/t/content-addressed-nix-call-for-testers/12881
  • NixOS History and Our Experience - Nix, Null, Nada, Nothing
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/NixOS | 26 Jan 2022
    Content-addressable-storepath Derivations (CAS): Not something that users will mostly interact with directly, but one of the "pitfalls" of nix right now is that updates to "fundamental packages" like glibc, will cause most packages to be re-built. CAS derivation may help significantly in this regards, because there may be a point in which the changes don't have meaningful impact on a given down stream dependencies (for example, a pure python package); the CAS derivation may get to a point where it can start "re-using" existing builds after it determined that the contents exactly match. More info: https://github.com/tweag/rfcs/blob/cas-rfc/rfcs/0062-content-addressed-paths.md


Posts with mentions or reviews of nix-gui. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rfcs and nix-gui you can also consider the following projects:

flatpak - Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework

xdg-desktop-portal-gtk - Gtk implementation of xdg-desktop-portal

nixos-hardware - A collection of NixOS modules covering hardware quirks.

dhall-lang - Maintainable configuration files


nickel - Better configuration for less

nonguix - Nonguix mirror -- pull requests ignored, please use upstream for that

nix-bundle - Bundle Nix derivations to run anywhere!

dotfiles - There is no place like ~/

nixpkgs - Nix Packages collection

devshell - Per project developer environments