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.

$
Today’s balance

$5,749.22 USD

Total raised

$20,597.86 USD

Total disbursed

$14,848.64 USD

Estimated annual budget

$21,056.15 USD

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Scarf Engineering

$4,000 USD since Feb 2021

2
Mitchell Hashimoto

$1,000 USD since Apr 2021

3
Dan Peebles

$800 USD since Feb 2021

4
Tikhon Jelvis

$800 USD since Feb 2021

5
Lucas Vogelsang

$500 USD since May 2021

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Malo Bourgon

$400 USD since Feb 2021

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Pepe Iborra

$400 USD since Feb 2021

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Matthew Robbetts

$350 USD since Feb 2021

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Tadas

$350 USD since Feb 2021

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Samuel Noordhuis

$300 USD since Mar 2021

Organizations

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Niteo GmbH

$8,000 USD since Feb 2021

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Mercury

$2,000 USD since Feb 2021

3
Hackworth Ltd

$2,000 USD since Jun 2021

4
Manifold Finance

$1,000 USD since Aug 2021

5
exidia s.p.r.l.

$400 USD since Feb 2021

6
NoRedInk

$200 USD since Jun 2021

7
Thunderbolt Labs

$100 USD since Apr 2021

Nix 🖤 macOS is all of us

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Thank you for supporting Nix 🖤 macOS.

Niteo GmbH

Company

$8,000 USD

Scarf Enginee...

Company

$4,000 USD

Mercury

Developer (one-time)

$2,000 USD

Hackworth Ltd

Developer (one-time)

$2,000 USD

Mitchell Hash...

Developer (one-time)

$1,000 USD

Manifold Finance

Company

$1,000 USD

Dan Peebles

Developer (one-time)

$800 USD

Tikhon Jelvis

Developer (one-time)

$800 USD

Lucas Vogelsang

Developer (one-time)

$500 USD

Malo Bourgon

Developer (one-time)

$400 USD

Pepe Iborra

Developer (one-time)

$400 USD

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News from Nix 🖤 macOS

Updates on our activities and progress.

August 2021 update

Hi, August update has been posted to https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330/10 You can find a detail...
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Published on September 7, 2021 by Domen Kozar

July 2021 Update

Hi, July update has been posted to https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330/9 You can find a detailed r...
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Published on August 11, 2021 by Domen Kozar

May 2021 update

Hi, May update has been posted to https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nix-macos-monthly/12330/4 You can find a detailed re...
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Published on June 8, 2021 by Domen Kozar