nixbuild.net blog

nixbuild.net is a service for highly scalable, pay-per-use, distributed Nix builds. This blog publishes announcements, progress reports and technical articles about the nixbuild.net service.


Binary Cache Support

Posted on April 18, 2020 by Rickard Nilsson

Up until now, nixbuild.net has not supported directly fetching build dependencies from binary caches like cache.nixos.org or Cachix. All build dependencies have instead been uploaded from the user’s local machine to nixbuild.net the first time they’ve been needed.

Today, this bottleneck has been removed, since nixbuild.net now can fetch build dependencies directly from binary caches, without taxing users’ upload bandwidth.

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New nixbuild.net Resources

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Rickard Nilsson

On the support side of the nixbuild.net service, two new resources have been published:

  • docs.nixbuild.net, collecting all available documentation for nixbuild.net users.

  • The nixbuild.net feedback repository on GitHub, providing a way to report issues or ask questions related to the service.

These resources are mainly useful for nixbuild.net beta users, but they are open to anyone. And anyone is of course welcome to request a free beta account for evaluating nixbuild.net, by just sending me an email.

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Introducing nixbuild.net

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Rickard Nilsson

Exactly one month ago, I announced the nixbuild.net service. Since then, there have been lots of work on functionality, performance and stability of the service. As of today, nixbuild.net is exiting alpha and entering private beta phase. If you want to try it out, just send me an email.

Today, I’m also launching the nixbuild.net blog, which is intended as an outlet for anything related to the nixbuild.net service. Announcements, demos, technical articles and various tips and tricks. We’ll start out with a proper introduction of nixbuild.net; why it was built, what it can help you with and what the long-term goals are.

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