[webkit-dev] Nix future

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Thu Jan 16 11:58:07 PST 2014


That is sad, it was great working with Nix.
Having a low maintenance port was a fantastic experience.

Good luck with your next adventures.


On 16/01/2014 11:20, Luciano Wolf wrote:
> Hi Webkittens,
> During the last weeks, people interested in using or experimenting
> with Nix have been asking us about the upstreaming process, how long
> Nix will be supported, etc. The answer has always been in the lines of
> “we're working hard to make it last for a long time” -- and that was
> true.
> However, now we have a definitive answer, as this week we were
> notified that the resources of the Nix project will be redirected to
> other areas/projects. In practice, it means we won't be able to keep
> our efforts with its development and the upstreaming process and all
> activities related to Nix are going to stop by the end of this
> month[1].
> We are going to remove Nix from trunk in the next days but the code
> will remain on our usual github[2] page, for the interested parties.
> If you have any question or specific interest on Nix, please don't
> hesitate to contact us.
> We would like to thank especially the Szeged team for developing new
> features, tests, bugfixes, Benjamin Poulain and others from the Apple
> team and WebKit community as a whole for reviewing and supporting the
> upstreaming process.
> Regards,
> Nix Team
> [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUIQgEVDM4
> [2] https://github.com/WebKitNix/webkitnix
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