tagline: From openSUSE
Hackweek Nr. 5 took place from Monday June 7 til Friday June 11, 2010.
- Cornelius Schumacher: Desktop Client for SUSE Studio
- Jiri Srain: learing Rails on fixing SLMS bugs
- Lukas Ocilka: Working on new design of SLMS 1.1. Still work-in-progress, is intended to be used, feedback positive so far
- Jan Kupec: Easy adding BuildService repositories via zypper: zypper addrepo obs://...
- Jozef Uhliarik: SLMS build in Hudson
Preparing scripts for building SLMS in Hudson (similar to e.g. WebYaST, zypper). Mostly done, blocked by changes of the Hudson build server which are being WIP
- Josef Reidinger: work on LXDE
- Jiri Suchomel: SLEPOS GUI
- Martin Kudlvasr: WebYaST: dynamic css
- Martin Vidner: Blobec: Git with GPG on FTP
* To preserve privacy it needs to be encrypted -> GPG.
* I want it to be versioned, with easy merging of diverged copies -> Git.
* The publishing part works with what my current ISP provides -> FTP (with SSL).
I am implementing it in Ruby, with cURL.
- Ladislav Slezak: Sound Card Database
Update sound card database generation in yast2-sound module - the sound DB has not been updated for long time because the files needed by the generator has been removed from kernel package, more over the DB is static and doesn't reflect architecture specific sound devices. The new generator directly reads data from kernel modules during package build so the DB is build for specific arch + is automatically rebuilt for new kernels (no need to do it manually). The project is located in tml/lslezak branch in YaST SVN. Remaning work: add PPC support, testing. My plan is to include it in the future openSUSE release (11.4).
- Michal Zugec: Network configurationhttp://urchin.suse.cz/~mzugec/test.htmlCreate a graphical configuration of network settings with possibility to export to an AutoYaST profile. Should offer drag&drop (e.g. for moving NICs to bond)
Status: not finished
- Uwe Gansert: Learn Ruby
learned a little about ruby (important fixes for SLES4SAP)
- Michael Calmer, Michael Andres, Steffen Winterfeldt: Pool install~ma/Export/repomd_product_installation.txtTry to use our Pool repositories as installation repositories
- Thomas Fehr: Learn Ruby
Hackweek learned a little about ruby...
- Arvin Schnell: LLVM
Looked at LLVM (low level virtual machine). It's actual not a virtual machine but more like an alternative toolchain to gcc. (Also looked at integrating unclutter in xserver.)
- Gabriele Mohr: Learn Ruby
- learned about ruby and ruby on rails
- continued with SLMS feature list_registration (usecase for learning)
- Steffen Winterfeldt: gfxbootStatus: not finished yet- rewriting gfxboot in C
- Jens Daniel Schmidt: git and scriptsStatus: unfinished- improvements to the git.suse.de backup-scripts
- fixes for find-buildhost script of dmueller
- read about puppet
- trying to get custom hooks into gitorious repos on git.suse.de
* found a way, but its not finished yet
- Thomas Goettlicher, Christoph Thiel: Shelterbox
- worked together with cthiel on a rails project: donation management system
- got a lot of useful ruby on rails tips and tricks
- Hubert Mantel: firefox
wants to implement changing the useragent string for firefox, but found out, that there exists a plugin for this
- Hubert Mantel: mp3 tagging
- wanted to start to implement a commandline tool for mp3 tagging because id3v2 is buggy, but than Amazon EC2 steped in.
- Mihnea Istinie: Product PrioritiesCategory: funMy hackweek project was the fight for the product priorities together with the Workshop interlock...
- Jared Allen, Sandy Armstrong, Stephen Shaw, Mario Carrion, Scott Reeves, Alan Clark, FunkyPenguin: YaSTroidhttp://blog.carrion.mx/2010/06/22/hackweek-v-yastroid/ http://www.decriptor.com/?p=273&preview=trueYaSTroid is an Android application which allows to manage SLES servers using WebYaST
- Cedric Bosdonnat: Evo maps integrationhttp://cedric.bosdonnat.free.fr/wordpress/?p=660Added the possibility to parse the location of a meeting as an address, link that to a map, show them on the map. Also added the possibility to show contact addresses on the map.
- Fridrich Strba: Evo 64bit installerhttp://fridrich.blogspot.com/2010/06/hackweek-v-day-1.htmlFinished the installer for the 64bit Windows Evolution
- Fridrich Strba: WordPerfect Graphic filterhttp://fridrich.blogspot.com/2010/06/hackweek-v-day-1.htmlWorked on the WordPerfect Graphic filter (libwpg), that is (among others) used as the import filter in OOo
- Kendy Holesovsky: Tweak Evo to my needshttps://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=621150I wanted to improve several things in Evo I was missing after having switched from KMail. I was able to get the quoting messages as I like them, but did not succeed in the bigger thing, having calendar visible in the email window
Status: partial success
(only 3 days)
- Muthu Subramanian: Evo IM Integrationhttps://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=621515The idea was to allow integration with telepathy/empathy, to be able to see if the contacts are online directly in Evo
- Noel Power: Improve Mono integration with OpenOfficehttp://noelpower.blogs.ie/2010/06/15/my-mono-/The goal was to allow OpenOffice.org components to be written in C# to be embedded in openoffice; so far we were only able to control OOo by C# code, this is the next step
- Petr Mladek: Personal switch to GnomeStatus: successHe's been a KDE user for the past 10 years, so it is understandable that the switch was not trivial; Petr used the HackWeek to do that, and to tweak the Gnome desktop to his needs
- Thorsten Behrens: Use librsvg as the internal renderer for SVG in OOohttp://blog.thebehrens.net/2010/06/14/-v/When importing SVG, instead converting it to a the OOo vector format, this work preserves it as SVG, and uses librsvg to actually render it in high quality and accuracy
- unfortunately up-stream was doing the same (secretly), and revealed that afterwards
- Tor Lillvist: Implement locking in GIO (gvfs)https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=573293GIO is missing API for locking, and we would need that in OOo for Samba. This work was to update the past work that Tor spent on this theme already.
Status: partial success
- Punit Jain: Twitter integration for Evolution mail clientStatus: Not completed - needs more time
- Vibha Yadav: Importing of Rules from Thunderbird to EvolutionStatus: Partial successThis will give an uninterrupted experience to people moving from Thunderbird to Evolution by allowing them to use their existing rules of Thunderbird in Evolution.
- needs a few more days to complete
- Sebastian Vollath: UNIX socket snooping
code submission for upstream kernel (and bugfixing)
- ories,APAC: Kaltura video platform appliance
- ories,APAC: Find Your Buddy
Localisation based buddy/people search as online app for android and other devices
- ories,APAC: Automation of Studio Onsite API testingStatus: Interrupted by upcoming special test requests
- ories,EMEA: Porting SHARP PC-Z1 Netwalker from 2.6.28 araneo kernel to 2.6.31
- ories,EMEA: use automounter for pxe boot of ia64 boot images
- Joachim Plack: RPM Statistics
- Torsten Duwe: A generic aGPS C-library
Needed to speed up position detection on mobile devices, in this case openMoko by storing Almanach- and Ephemeris- data locally, so that they ca be read upon booting. (Almanach done, Ephemeris WIP)
- Uli Hecht: qemu-vfb
Userspace QEMU, giving you the ability to run Linux binaries for almost any architecture on your desktop system, is useful in developing applications for embedded devices, but it deliberately only provides an extremely thin layer of abstraction of the host system. This is most evident when developing applications using the framebuffer device: such applications typically lock the virtual terminal and put the keyboard driver in raw mode, which means that if something fails, there is practically no way to get back to your X session short of rebooting the system.
qemu-vfb alleviates this problem by virtualizing the framebuffer device and TTY and diverting accesses to them to an SDL window and the SDL input system. This makes sure that in the case of an application crashing, the system remains usable. And it is, of course, much more pleasant to develop from your X session than having to use the console.
- Reinhard Max: Sandwich PDFshttps://features.opensuse.org/309566The goal of this project was to create an automated scan+OCR tool that allows the user to scan a paper document (for instance using one of our scanner/printer devices), have it processed by an OCR utility to extract the text and generate a Sandwich-PDF that combines the original image with the recognized text. This would allow cut-n-paste directly from the scanned document.
Status: Proof of concept stage, 75% done.
- Johannes Meixner: Learn Ruby
- Jan: Toolchain work (binutils, gcc)
partly fixing issues, partly implementing (compiler) features to (ultimately) improve the kernel.
- Charles Arnold: XEN&KVM
Rewrote and enhanced the build scripts for the XEN and KVM Stage Builds. Reduced the number of scripts from 61 to 15.
- KY: HyperV
1) Cleanup HyperV support in Linux and centralize core HyperV support functionality. 2) While much of the Linux support on HyperV is currently centered around PV drivers (LIC), no work has been done (as far as I know) to characterize running Linux on HyperV. HyperV has a fairly extensive mechanism for gathering statistics from the hypervisor. Looked at HyperV documentation for accessing statistics.
- Kirk Allan: pvctrlw.exeAudience: I can make the app available to anyone who would like to give it a try.For my hack week project, I created a windows gui application, pvctrlw.exe, to control the same options as the command line pvctrl.exe. Through the app, you can control things like turning on and off disk, LAN, and ballooning. You can set things like the number of grant frame, the max number of disks to be supported, and the shutdown delay when issuing a xm shutdown. It can also set some of the tcp windowing options that potentially give greater LAN throughput. This new windows app uses radio buttons, check boxes, and text boxes to accomplish these tasks. It also include a a help button which describes all the features that can be set. The app will run on all versions of Windows. I have also bundled it into the VMDP package for the next VMDP release.
- Roland Haidl: Joomla
- Rüdiger Oertel, Berthold Gunreben, Lars Vogdt: self made NetApp
- Roman Drahtmueller: pam-panic
- Karl Eichwalder: phpmygpx
openstreetmap project, from managing GPX files to creating customized maps. Many tools are already packaged as part of the project Application:Geo, while other tools such as http://phpmygpx.tuxfamily.org/phpmygpx.php are difficult to package, and probably just need documentation.
- Frank Sundermeyer, Tomas Bazant: openSUSE BookBuilder
Frank worked on OBB backend, build dependencies, makefile debugging. Tomas worked on OBB frontend, perl modules, and now loves unit tests
- Jakub Friedl: documenting an X11-replacement project
- Thomas Schraitle: XML-Pipelines, xproc spec
- Juergen Weigert: Hackweek videos
- Juergen Weigert: SystemTap
learned how to use systemtap - inspired by our new monitoring and tuning guide
- Klaas Freitag: Zippl
Spots can consist of text in various fonts and sizes, geometric forms and images. Colors and line widths and stuff can be specified for each item. It is amazing what can already be done with these few elements.
- Ciaran Farrell: Buttermill
http://www.speedofthewind.com put it like this:
- Thomas Schmidt: BuildService Rails
Tom prepared a talk for LinuxTag about the new rails UI
- Will Stephenson: Got a new camStatus: fun
- Michael Schröder: libzypphttps://features.opensuse.org/309561We already use deltarpms do speed up downloading of rpms when doing an update. Unfortunately, the repository metadata is also quite a chunk of data which considerably slows down update speed.
The idea is to use a zsync like algorithm to fetch only the changed parts of the metadata. The implementation will use libcurl's multi interface to work with multiple connections in parallel.
Another benefit is that the code can replace the aria2c interface, which does not fit well into the current code (different proxy handling and the like).
- Susanne Oberhauser: GCC dehydra
And this does not come from some parsed guess but from the real build, with the real CFLAGS, for the real code. This symbol level dependency information can then be used for static code analysis, and if compared between builds it can be used to make the dynamics not of source changes but of dependency changes tangible.
- Alexander Orlovskyy: Perl based wine configurator for games
http://appdb.winehq.org/) In most cases the user need to edit manually wine config files, well thats should be solved through wine configurator.
For testing purpose i chose 2 games: Starcraft and Civilization IV
The result should be a one click solution, which edit wine config files , so that it possible to use windows games without any additional configuration.
- Benjamin Brunner, Holger Hetterich, Michael Haefner: SMB Traffic Analyzerhttps://features.opensuse.org/309616 http://holger123.wordpress.com/smb-traffic-analyzer/smb-traffic-analyzer-v1/ http://holger123.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/smbtav2-in-the-movies/The SMB traffic analyzer software suite is a toolset aimed at visualizing the data flow on one or more Samba servers, providing statistics about the usage of Samba services. The long term goal of the SMB Traffic Analyzer project is to provide a universal remote debugging facility for Samba.
- Matthias Weckbecker, Christian Dengler: CPAN2OBShttps://features.opensuse.org/309606Wrote automatic builds of CPAN Perl modules in the openSUSE buildservice.
Status: After the first test runs we have got a success rate of 70%.
With cpan2dist  and the new _service concept  of the openSUSE BuildService we will automatically mirror every CPAN module to OBS -> CPAN2OBS.
- Ludwig Nussel: mkdiststats
- Marcus Meißner: libgphoto
- Andrej Semen: froxlor Server Management Panel
Froxlor is a new web-based administration software for your needs. Developed by experienced server administrators and based on the system control panel SysCP this panel has its main focus on simplicity and usability.
- Jan Loeser: Webtool for Maintenance Dep.
- Libor Pechacek & L3 team: Solid Ground
- Petr Uzel: osc bash completionhttp://lizards.opensuse.org/2010/06/15/hackweek-v-osc-bash-completion/ https://features.opensuse.org/309588 git://gitorious.org/opensuse/osc-bash-completion.gitThe goal is to implement bash-completion script for the osc (openSUSE build service command-line tool) and release it either as independent package or as part of the official osc.
- Stefan Dirsch: Linux on Nintendo DS
(at least telnet worked :)
- Matthias Hopf: preload install
enabled installing preloads via network from USB will significantly reduce turnaround time in developing/testing
- Timo Hoenig: libfprint
looked into libfprint for Fingerprint reader support (once we get specs...)
- Vladimir Botka: testmachinesAudience: selfCleaned up and reorganized his testmachines
- Takashi Iwai: Touchpad Driver
Open Source driver for Synaptics Touchpad (with zoom support!) -- significantly better then the closed source stuff provided by Synaptics.
random collection of hackweek projects, in no particular order
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- Alexander Naumov: KDE Network Management
- Hannes Reinecke: megasashttps://features.opensuse.org/309563Currently Qemu only has a paralled SCSI HBA emulation, which will have all block devices appear as SCSI parallel disks. The 'megasas' HBA emulation as posted on the qemu/kvm lists is not restricted to a single SCSI device type but lets you pass the underlying block devices 'as-is'.
This feature will focus on getting megasas into an acceptable state and setup a nice show case using LIO-target as the backend.
- Dominik Heidler: abookhttp://code.google.com/p/linux-toolz/
- Jigish Gohil: Li-f-e Theme for 11.3
- Suresh Jayaraman: Local caching for CIFShttp://lizards.opensuse.org/2010/06/14/hackweek-v-local-caching-for-cifs-network-file-system/I worked on making the Common Internet File System (CIFS) cache aware, i.e. local caching for CIFS Network File System. Caching can result in performance improvements in network filesystems where access to network and media is slow. The cache can indirectly improve performance of the network and the server by reduced network calls. Caching can be also viewed as a preparatory work for making disconnected operation (Offline) work with network filesystems.
Status: rudimentary implementation is ready