2018-03-06 20:24 GMT+01:00 Gábor Boskovits <boskov...@gmail.com>:

> 2018-03-06 17:03 GMT+01:00 Aakanksha Jain <aakanksha.ja...@gmail.com>:
>> Hi I'm Aakanksha, currently a B.tech <http://b.tech/> 2nd-year student,
>> I'm interested in working on the project "*Improve the user experience
>> for Guix package*". I know C/C++ fair enough, I have experience working
>> with GIT too.
>> Can anyone tell me how do I begin contributing?
> We usually recommend to install guix first, then build hello, and add a
> package.
> You can get the guix manual at https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/.
> The is a section on contributing: https://www.gnu.
> org/software/guix/manual/html_node/Contributing.html#Contributing.
> Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us here, on the
> mailing list, or on the #guix IRC channel on Freenode.

Finally some practical advice: once you have guix, you can build guix from
source in a "guix environment guix".
You can edit a package receipt with "guix edit pkgname", and search the
packages with "guix package -s pkgname".

You can install guix on a foreign distro, so you don't need to set up
GuixSD if you want to work on guix. However, if
you would like, then you are welcome to do so. We also provide a virtual
machine image with GuixSD, but my last
experience with that it needs resizing to do anything useful (not enough
disk space there).

This section will be very useful if you like to learn by examples:
You can easily expand from there, and looking at package receipes
containing similar to software to the one you are willing to package.

You can have a look at:
https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/pkgreport.cgi?package=guix, the guix bug
tracker, and
https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/pkgreport.cgi?package=guix-patches, this is for
tracking patches. New packages, and updates get listed here after mailing
to guix-patches.

You can find contact information on our home-page:

Thank you for your interest :)

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