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commit d95dad2344430af67f45f6bf0db0171afe2e4c7a
parent eca22defe25747e226610901d5ab5f4d07bbbc26
Author: Hiltjo Posthuma <>
Date:   Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:21:14 +0100

project ideas: add list with small (short-term) tasks

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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -19,11 +19,29 @@ environment from bare hardware to the graphical interface. * Improvements to our existing software projects and infrastructure. * Replacements of bloated existing software and libraries in a suckless way. + +Current small tasks +------------------- +* Write a gopher back-end using build-page.c: + <> + This should use the geomyidae gopher server and the gph output format. + Difficulty: medium-rare. +* Improve the Markdown parser used by the suckless wiki called "smu" to + conform more to Markdown. + for example for nested codeblocks. Difficulty: trivial-medium. + * Specs: <> and + <>. + * smu: <> +* Fix broken patches on the wiki. Difficulty: trivial-medium. +* Fix typos and formatting errors on the wiki. Difficulty: trivial. + + Concrete ideas -------------- The listed ideas generally require good knowledge of C and experience with UNIX-like operating systems. The difficulty ranges from medium to high. + ### Suckless font rendering library There is libdrw in suckless now, which still uses xft and fontconfig. @@ -40,6 +58,7 @@ libXft and Fontconfig. Real-world testing is however still needed. ***Requirements:*** C knowledge, some X11 knowledge and of course knowledge about the font formats and how to handle them. + ### Write ld wrapper or replacement for static linking The GNU autotools such as automake and autoconf are completely unusable in @@ -61,6 +80,7 @@ general case. ***Requirements:*** Good C/UNIX knowledge is essential, knowledge about linking/linker internals are desirable. + ### Write a decent mailing list Web archive system All web archive systems such as hypermail, pipermail, etc. have plenty @@ -78,7 +98,9 @@ structure: * <> -***Requirements:*** Good C/Shell/HTML knowledge would be desirable. +***Requirements:*** Good C/Shell/HTML knowledge would be desirable. Must not +use Javascript. + ### Write cookie handler for surf @@ -94,6 +116,7 @@ This task requires writing a new cookie handler in surf which: ***Requirements:*** Good knowledge of C and POSIX file locking. Basic knowledge of GTK and its other evil friends. + ### Gopher services Gopher is a sane protocol which has hierarchy in its design. It allows the @@ -115,6 +138,7 @@ Anyone creating a gopher interface to will get a bonus. ***Requirements:*** Just some shell scripting and a way to setup a gopher daemon is required. Everyone can do this. + ### A sane backend for surf There is dillo, netsurf and abaco which implement HTML. The problem is