Thoughts #4


“Thoughts” is (will be) a weekly roll-up of my mastodon feed with some notable thoughts collected into a long-form blog post. “Long form” is relative here, as I will only expand a little on some selected subjects, not write screens and screens of text on each of these subjects.

If you think I toot too much to follow, this is an alternative to follow some of my thoughts.


This week (2021-05-21 – 2021-05-28) I thought about how to scale up the nixpkgs community. Not much more happened.

Scaling the nixpkgs community

I am rather known for my complains about the scaling issues of the nixpkgs community (4.5k open issues, 2.6k open PRs in nixos/nixpkgs alone right now). I am a strong believer in the distributed email based workflow the kernel community and others use and I voiced my arguments on mastodon again, supported by some git-based numbers.

Star Trek Discovery

I am currently watching the Star Trek Discovery series (expect an article on the series as soon as I'm done with it) and I think that, especially in the second season, there's just too much crying (german). Four episodes of sobbing non stop.