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Sun Nov 6 19:58:46 2011 UTC (4 years ago) by jmmv
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Add the projects from the website (htdocs/contrib/projects.xml).

At this point, all this is is a "blind conversion" from the xml file to
individual mdwn files.  I did this by using a custom xslt file and some
manual cleanups on the files.

Most of these projects are still misclassified as they do not list the
correct difficulty or the category they list is not yet defined in the
wiki.  Some other projects need to be pruned out due to the lack of
details (or moved to the ideas page).  But this is a "good enough" start
that should allow me to nuke these same projects from htdocs.

[[!template id=project

title="Add a kernel API for timed power-on"



Certain real time chips, and other related power hardware, have a facility
within them to allow the kernel to set a specific time and date at which time
the machine will power itself on.  One such chip is the DS1685 RTC.  A kernel
API should be developed to allow such devices to have a power-on-time set from
userland.  Additionally, the API should be made available through a userland
program, or added to an existing utility, such as halt(8).

It may also be useful to make this a more generic interface, to allow for
configuring other devices, such as Wake-On-Lan ethernet chips, to turn them
on/off, set them up, etc.

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