The day has finally come, Guix now runs on the much anticipated Hurd kernel: https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2020/a-hello-world-virtual-machine-running-the-hurd/
Nice. Still VM only though it seems, but that's really good for its development if devs can get a reference version running.If it's ever stable enough to run as a main system I'll definitely be installing it.Also how the hell is the tty showing an image? Is that unique to hurd?
That's not a real tty, but a monitor emulated by QEMU, it can display whatever the operating system tells it to display. It wouldn't work through telnet or serial. The Linux kernel displays one Tux per core during boot, unless configured otherwise. I also remember w3m being able to display images.
If it's gui-x, why is it through a cuishouldn't it be called cuix?
>>3 w3m is a bit different though, as it abuses the way that xterm draws to show its images.>>4I can't tell if this is genuine or not but it's because it's like Nix but written in Guile
>>5Correct me if I am wrong, but w3m seems to be able to use the framebuffer also. At least just now I switched to the "tty", or whatever its proper name is, using C-M-<f1>, and I can see the gnuess and the banner.
>>2,3 What I'm more concerned about is the fact it scrolls up later on in the gif. It's clearly not some kind of framebuffer hack.
>>5-7Sixels. https://github.com/saitoha/libsixel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixel
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/hurd.git/tree/console/motd.UTF8> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/hurd.git/tree/console-client/vga-dynafont.c#n390Looks like they add custom glyphs to the Unicode Private Use Area to draw the GNU. Amazing!
Nice. Like the Dobbs head in the Atari character set.
>>9So it only appears if you're using the default font?
>>10It is dynamically added to every font: https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/hurd.git/tree/console-client/vga-dynafont.c#n463
>>11 Cool and absolutely sinful that a terminal is able to do that. It'd be better if there was some kind of wacky control character or part of the MOTD script that manually changed the font, then went back to the default.
GNU Guix 1.1.0 was released: https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2020/gnu-guix-1.1.0-released/