by Ancor González Sosa
from YaST Team at SUSE Linux

Ancor González Sosa got hooked on Free Software while studying Computer Sciences in the University at his homeland (Canary Islands) at some point near the year 2000, becoming a GNU/Linux addict. In 2002 he discovered Ruby which quickly became his language of choice (first for Qt based applications and later for web development). Being a very active local Free Software advocate, he was recruited in 2013 by the openSUSE Team at SUSE Linux as a web developer.

Since then, as you can see in his github profile, he has been trying to break the Build Service, openQA, YaST, the Travel Support Program application, software.o.o, progress.o.o, OSEM, Jangouts and several other tools related with the openSUSE project. Since July 2014 he is a proud member of the YaST Team at SUSE.

software.opensuse.org is a very visible and useful piece of infrastructure for the openSUSE project, but it is currently under low maintenance and affected by a number of issues. Most of them are consequences of the lack of manpower and/or derived from the fact that openSUSE has changed quite a lot in recent times at many levels.

The goal of this workshop is to get more people involved with the maintenance of software.o.o in the long term (so we don't get out of sync with reality anymore) and also to boost an effort to revamp the portal in order to:

- Update the content to the new reality.
- Give more visibility to the unofficial ports and complementary projects like Evergreen.
- Fix the searching and downloading problems derived from the changes in the current OBS usage.

Everybody is welcome, from ruby/web developers to people who simply want to express ideas about how the portal should look like. The current maintainers will be there helping everybody to get their hands dirty.

If you want to prepare in advance, take a look to the software.o.o repository[1] (it's a Ruby on Rails application) and this explanation[2] about what needs to be fixed (full of links).

[1] https://github.com/openSUSE/software-o-o
[2] http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/2016-02/msg00146.html

2016 June 23 11:00
3 h
Seminarraum 1
openSUSE Conference 2016
Community & Project