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Transition to a Guile implementation of the guix-daemon

GNU Guix is a transactional package manager and a distribution of the GNU system that respects user freedom. A key component in Guix is the guix-daemon, currently implemented in C++. Much of the power and flexibility of Guix comes from all of the package definitions and surrounding tooling being implemented in GNU Guile, however this doesn't extend to the guix-daemon. This difference has been a limiting factor in making changes and improvements to the way the guix-daemon works and is interacted with. The expected outcome of this project is to have a Guile implementation of the guix-daemon, and to transition to this being the default guix-daemon used. This will improve the maintainability and portability of the guix-daemon and Guix overall, as well as unlocking future improvements to the guix-daemon and connected tools.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.