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Turn smock into a real program
Summary of idea: smock is a hack that Dan and I wrote a few years ago that lets you build a chain of RPMs in mock. It works out all the dependencies and builds the packages in the right order, using the result from an earlier build to satisfy dependencies in a later build, and being almost completely automated. What really needs to happen is that mock is extended to support this as a native feature.
Port Infrastructure TurboGears apps to TG2
Summary of idea: Several Fedora Infrastructure applications are written in TurboGears 1.0, and for longevity need to be ported to TG2. These include bodhi, mirrormanager, packagedb, elections, fas, smolt.
Summary of idea: MirrorManager provides the mirror lists to all Fedora systems. In addition to porting to TG2 (see above), several enhancements would be welcome:
- Simplify creation of new MirrorManager instances (non-Fedora users, such as CentOS)
- Simplify selection of mirrors within Cloud Providers on granularity other than netblocks and ASNs
- Other items on the TODO list
Contacts: Matt Domsch
Summary of idea: [ mw] is a command-line program that pretends to be a version control system. It should eventually help people who are console nuts (like me) edit MediaWiki-based wikis without having to shout at their web browser.
Contacts: Ian Weller
Mentor(s): Ian Weller
Notes: This is also a proposed hackfest at FUDCon Tempe but I doubt we'll get as much as I'd like done there.
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