[rde updates] 2021-04

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* Contributios
We with Xinglu continue active work on Guix Home.  There are a few nice
new features and few good news since last [rde updates].

Command line interface is completed, in addition to build and
reconfigure, it's now possible to search through avaliable home service
types, list, roll-back, switch or delete generations.  Some new actions
will appear in the future, but these essential are already here and
ready to help everyone to manage home environments, read more in the cli
help or in the manual:

As you probably already noticed, we started to work on the documentation
by extending Guix manual.  For now we maintain a fork of Guix repo and
deploy updated documentation to the https://guix-home.trop.in, but later
it should become a part of an official manual.

Two more streams on rde related topics are conducted this month.  The
first one is about rde project itself and UNIX shells (brief history,
startup process and files) [fn:1].  The second one is about basics of
scheme language [fn:2], should be useful for understanding Guix source
code and writing configurations for Guix System or Guix Home.

* Acknowledgements
I want to thank everyone, who contributing time and effort to the
projects, even if patches are not applied, I still really appreciate
your work.

Bug reports, questions, spreading the word and other activities around
the project really help.  Don't hesitate to ask for assistance, propose
ideas or share the knowledge :)

* Future work
The discussion [fn:3] about upstreaming is started and seems going in a
good direction, if everything will be fine, we will strat transfering
Guix Home code to Guix this month and will focus our efforts on it.

If there is enough time, the work on Wayland and Emacs -based home
environment will be more active and the code will become more flexible
and easier to reuse, but it requires to implement a mechanism, which
will allow to bypass restriction of guix service extension first [fn:4].
The idea is formed, will see how good the implementation of it will be.

Have a productive month!)
See you in a bit.

* Footnotes

[fn:1] https://youtu.be/mNJ-SlTbFc8

[fn:2] https://youtu.be/SQAW5jfYSQ0

[fn:3] https://lists.sr.ht/~abcdw/rde-devel/%3C871raw856c.fsf%40trop.in%3E

[fn:4] https://lists.sr.ht/~abcdw/rde-devel/%3C87sg56g97i.fsf%40trop.in%3E
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