Interesting. I wonder if there's a way to make it easy to use certain dependencies in a terminal session. F.e. maybe from the GUI tool we can launch a terminal with chosen dependencies (like nix-shell), or launch any app that way.
On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 2:33 PM Alyssa Ross email@example.com wrote:
Subject: GUI for installing compartmentalized apps?
Is this something planned for Spectrum down the line?
Yes, but it might be a while. I have some ideas for how it could work -- a Nix configuration file could be supplemented by an imported JSON (or similar) file managed by a graphical tool. This would mean that, even when it wasn't up to some complex task like a package override, a graphical tool could be used for managing the simple cases.
Such a tool would also be immediately useful for NixOS, so even non-Spectrum users could benefit from it. It might even mean somebody not even involved in Spectrum might develop it!