I've been doing a terrible job of maintaining GNU Stow the last year, and there's quite a backlog of bugs, feature requests, support requests etc. So it's a good time to catch up on these.

Looking for hackers with the skills:

gnu stow packagemanagement maintainer perl

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  • Comments

    • bmwiedemann
      about 1 year ago by bmwiedemann | Reply

      While GNU Stow is much simpler in scope, this seems to have some overlap with GNU Guix.

      • aspiers
        about 1 year ago by aspiers | Reply

        @bmwiedemann Only a tiny bit. Guix is a full blown package manager (which I have been following with interest for many years), whereas I have removed claims from the GNU Stow home page and README that Stow is a package manager, instead calling it a symlink farm manager which these days is a more accurate description bearing in mind that modern package managers are expected to do far more. Those advanced features are totally out of scope for Stow, and its use of symlinks offer a very different UX which is valuable in a different way to the others (e.g. you can manage and edit dotfiles directly within git and have the changes instantly in use).

      • aspiers

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