NixOS main since 2018
builder, curious, disorganized, yak-shaver who hasn't learned enough maths yet
They're helping plastic injection moulders save time at RJG Inc. While offline, they enjoy woodworking and being outside, preferably in the garden.
This talk will describe our experience shipping a product as a NixOS appliance that supports site-specific customization after deployment.
NixOS' declarative model is a good match when one can write down the complete system configuration. How can we handle dynamic aspects of the configuration? That is, anything we expect to vary such that we cannot specify it fully at build time.
We will share the mechanisms used to achieve this and our assessment of the trade-offs involved.