Over the weekend, I decided to try out GNU Guix: A fully functional package manager based on Nix and a distribution of the GNU system. I’m a big proponent of GNU Guile, thus I was excited to see a DSL for package management written with Guile.
I was told that libtheora would be pretty easy to package, and it was. Here’s what the package definition looks like:
(define libtheora (package (name "libtheora") (version "1.1.1") (source (origin (method url-fetch) (uri (string-append "http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/theora/libtheora-" version ".tar.xz")) (sha256 (base32 "0q8wark9ribij57dciym5vdikg2464p8q2mgqvfb78ksjh4s8vgk")))) (build-system gnu-build-system) (inputs `(("libvorbis" ,libvorbis))) ;; The .pc files refer to libogg. (propagated-inputs `(("libogg" ,libogg))) (synopsis "Library implementing the Theora video format") (description "The libtheora library implements the ogg theora video format, a fully open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed video format.") (license license:bsd-3) (home-page "http://xiph.org/theora/")))
Pretty slick, eh? Now, I’m starting to work on packaging SDL (1.2 and 2) and the SDL extensions (gfx, ttf, etc.), which are not quite as easy. I hope to package all of the dependencies that guile-2d will need to be available as a Guix package.