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== Short Term ==
The Todo list is tracked in redmine.
This is a list of things need to be done in close future:
=== Busybox ===
* diff: support for -n option (needed by rcs) NOTE: might not be needed! use rcs from openbsd instead.
* ssmtp applet (needed by send-pr/sendbug)
* mktemp: -p and -t option (needed by vserver)
* grep: support for -x option (needed by vserver)
* /bin/sh: support for -l option (needed by vserver) (fixed)
* add support for start-stop-daemon -R/--retry (needed by postgresql)
=== for 1.8 ===
* test vserver and decide if we will continue support it (done)
* vserver install docs (partly done)
* rename vmlinuz to bzImage and rename modules.cmg to modloop.cmg (done)
* create a dir struc for kernel and related files: (done)
* Create a mini kernel with just host bridge drivers (pci), net drivers and disk stuff. (done)
* Create a minimal iso image for install to disk from network.
* Create a package with keyboard layout files.
* setup-kbd script that selects keyboard and copies it to /etc/somewhere (so it gets committed to floppy)
* move packages/aports directory to aports/. There will never be more then apks for now. Create the filelist dynamically.
* run mdev in initramfs image and remove ash if possible.
* port openbsd's sendbug (in progress)
* port openbsd's rcs (suspended until uclibc issues are resolved)
=== Website/hosting ===
* Fix webinterface to GNAT's bugtracker.
* Create a HOWTO section where people can post articles on how they set up specific configurations.
* Change the stylesheets to give the website a more unique touch. (low priority)
* new wiki site using haserl
=== Build Environment ===
* Scripts to automatic download latest buildroot, packages and build scripts and build an iso. Run this script every night and send the status of the process somwhere.
=== apk-tools ===
* integrate/fix gzsign and sign packages
* release apk-tools-1.0
* apk-tools-2.0 (C version)
== Long Term ==
Items needed to be done in longer term:
* port openbsd spamd and integrate with ipsets/shorewall
=== Installer ===
* Some kind of modularized installer that permits users to create their own installers. Something that read "pre-seeds" or configure Alpine boxes from pre-generated textfiles. The software generating those setup config textfiles (pre-seeds) could be windows executables (wizards) that spits out a textfile to a floppy or a floppy image.
=== Web configuration ===
* Create a framework, using AJAX and the MVC (model-view-contoller) strategy. Something that could be re-used by other projects like [http://www.leaf-project.org LEAF].
* create webconf modules
=== Harddisk support ===
Those items are low priority, but would be nice to have.
* Support for full harddisk installation (run everything from harddisk)
* DONE: Support for hybrid harddisk installations (run OS from USB drive/cdrom and mount /var on disk(s))
* DONE: Support for raid (hardware and software)
=== Documentation ===
* Ship some documentation on the CD
* A list of commands that are unique for Alpine (like lbu_add, lbu_commit, etc... - this is what  a "newbie" linux user asked for)

Latest revision as of 15:16, 21 May 2012

The Todo list is tracked in redmine.