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Part of the bootstrappable builds effort.

GNU Mes aims to help create full source bootstrapping for GNU/Linux distributions such as GuixSD as part of the bootstrappable builds effort.


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Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line

Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement

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version 0.19 (developmental)
released on 16 December 2018

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Accepts cryptocurrency donations.

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20 November 2018

Leaders and contributors

Jan Nieuwenhuizen developer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Source requirement GNU Guile 2.0.13 or later
Source requirement GNU Make
Source requirement NYACC 0.86.0
Source requirement GCC 2.95.3 or later
Weak prerequisitemescc-tools 0.5 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2019.


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