Re: [dev] Some suckless hackathon 2017 preparation

From: Silvan Jegen <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:21:42 +0200

Hi Anselm

On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 03:30:05PM +0200, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> Second, one goal of the slackathon is also to streamline the project
> landscape of, which also means we should presumably
> define 3-4 clusters that will be addressed during the event and
> identify all areas that are well established and don't need much care
> during the slackathon. In particular I would see the following
> clusters:
> i) improvements to and our general project setup (switch
> to quark, stagit, static swerc, git://, streamline all projects, drop
> drop-candidates, etc)
> ii) improvements to the system tool landscape with a focus on probably
> the static-izing ld wrapper (stali, 9base, sbase, ubase)
> iii) focus on totally new stuff like the issue tracking, Silvans
> patchwork idea or mail archiver
> iv) looking into wayland adoption or similar of our UI focused tools
> as a rapid prototype

Then I it may make more sense to allocate our time based on the four clusters
instead of the individual projects I suggested.

The mapping from the in-scope projects/ideas to the clusters looks
something like this.

Cluster i)

* drop sandy
* quark
* swerc

Cluster ii)

* Write ld wrapper or replacement for static linking
* stali
* 9base
* nldev
* sbase
* sdhcp
* sinit
* smdev
* ubase

Cluster iii)

* Write a decent bug and issue tracking system
* Write a decent mailing list Web archive system
* Write a patchwork alternative?

Cluster iv)

* Wayland dwm prototype?
* Wayland sent prototype?
* Wayland surf prototype?
* Suckless Wayland client library prototype?
* ?

> Personally I tend towards the clusters i) (50%) and iv) (40%) to spend
> time on, and perhaps providing some guidance on the ld-wrapper idea
> (10%).

Since I am interested in stali and the core tools I will go for cluster
ii). Both cluster iii) and iv) are very interesting to me as well so I
can allocate time there as well if needed.

For cluster iii) and iv) it would be good to to have more concrete ideas and
goals until the hackathon starts.


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