Working remotely has many advantages, but you sometimes lack some infrastructure. Specially if you use several computers or you share space with other SUSE co-workers. We are 3 Susers in Gran Canaria and we plan to share an office. So we have bought a Cubietruck, a tiny device with minimum power consumption, an ARM processor, a SATA interface and a Gigabit ethernet.
The plan is to come-up with a set of recipes to configure such device to:
This project is about advancing the tool you're currently browsing.
It got started back in Hack Week 9 to retire all the weird tools we've used in the past to track ideas. As you can see it has gone far but is still far from done. There are lots of features missing and bugs to be fixed on github. Get going!
This project is about hacking and pushing further an engine called BPAEngine written in plymouth that enable people to develop better boot screens without much effort. Having those new boot screens in our distributions would be great.
Plymouth is a "basic" scripting language for developing boot screens (See some Fedora examples running). Our openSUSE distributions have their own plymouth themes packaged on the branding-openSUSE package. And in my opinion they are very basic..., just a dot moving in 3 positions with the nice background and a logo.
An initial prototype from the last hackweek can be found on YouTube
Some may know the reality TV show shark tank where entrepreneurs pitch their startup ideas to get an investment. There is a German franchise of this show called "Höhle der Löwen".
Time for technical housekeeping in the shared Gran Canaria office.
For the last couple of weeks, the Cubieboard powering our "SUSE office in a box" has been unresponsive. I want to check why. Fix it, update the system, etc.