Nix 🖤 macOS

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Recurring funding for making macOS first-class citizen on Nix

About


macOS support in Nix has come a really long way with volunteers doing the awesome work.

A more systematic approach is needed to ensure quality is maintained for those whose work depends on Nix and macOS playing along nicely.

The goal is to make macOS a first-class citizen in the Nix ecosystem by paying a developer a day of work per week until that goal is reached.

The list of issues being worked on, the progress on them, and a rough roadmap for the near-term future are all public. A monthly report will be posted on https://discourse.nixos.org/. Anyone contributing to this fund gets a chance to raise specific concerns or propose something else of greater importance to them.

Besides fixing/updating common packages, the main big chunks of work are:

- SDK update
- bootstrappable stdenv on Big Sur
- Apple Silicon support
- sandboxing support in Nix
- runnable NixOS tests
- improved installer
- documentation and knowledge updates

Expected expenses (per month) are:

- $88 for a macOS machine
- $43 for a Cachix binary cache

I will work as an admin and mediator, overseeing that everything is going smoothly.

FAQ

Q:
Who will be doing the work?
A: I will be reaching out to the community to find a developer carrying out the work.

Q: Any particular priority of goals?
A: Developer will have full autonomy to make decisions what to work on next, but contributors and the community can influence that by commenting on the monthly report (or by reaching out in private).

Q: What is the goal of this funding?
A: To pay someone a few days a week and eventually full-time to work on improving macOS experience with Nix.

Domen

Our team

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Nix 🖤 macOS (Developer (one-time))

from Ozgun Ataman

+$100.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to Nix 🖤 macOS (Developer (one-time))

from Corban Raun

+$100.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to Nix 🖤 macOS (Developer)

from Marco

+$50.00USD
Completed
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Today’s balance

$4,774.94 USD

Total raised

$6,834.10 USD

Total disbursed

$2,059.16 USD

Estimated annual budget

$24,505.65 USD

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Top financial contributors

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Scarf Engineering

$2k USD since Feb 2021

2
Mitchell Hashimoto

$1k USD since Apr 2021

3
Dan Peebles

$300 USD since Feb 2021

4
Tikhon Jelvis

$300 USD since Feb 2021

5
Malo Bourgon

$150 USD since Feb 2021

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Pepe Iborra

$150 USD since Feb 2021

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Nathan Shelly

$100 USD since Feb 2021

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Matthew Robbetts

$100 USD since Feb 2021

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Tadas

$100 USD since Feb 2021

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Corban Raun

$100 USD since Apr 2021

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Ozgun Ataman

$100 USD since Apr 2021

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Samuel Noordhuis

$50 USD since Mar 2021

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Marco

$50 USD since Apr 2021

Organizations

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Niteo GmbH

$3k USD since Feb 2021

2
Mercury

$750 USD since Feb 2021

3
exidia s.p.r.l.

$150 USD since Feb 2021

Nix 🖤 macOS is all of us

Our contributors 17

Thank you for supporting Nix 🖤 macOS.

Niteo GmbH

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$3,000 USD

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Scarf Enginee...

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$1,500 USD

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Mitchell Hash...

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$1,000 USD

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Mercury

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Total contributions

$750 USD

Developer (one-time)

Dan Peebles

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$300 USD

Developer (one-time)

Tikhon Jelvis

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$300 USD

Developer (one-time)

Malo Bourgon

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$150 USD

Developer (one-time)

Pepe Iborra

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$150 USD

Developer (one-time)

exidia s.p.r.l.

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$150 USD

Developer (one-time)

Nathan Shelly

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Total contributions

$100 USD

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Matthew Robbetts

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Total contributions

$100 USD

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News from Nix 🖤 macOS

Updates on our activities and progress.

March 2021 update

Hi, The very first update has been posted to https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330 You can find transpar...
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Published on April 6, 2021 by Domen Kozar

Toonn is starting the work on macOS issues

Hi everyone, Toonn (https://github.com/toonn) is about to start going through the issues, first tackling SDK update to 10.13 that more and more software requires. As time passes, he is going to put together an overview of issues with macOS...
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Published on March 10, 2021 by Domen Kozar