One of the outcomes of today's *community meeting was that we need to decomission the current *software.opensuse.org code-base, as we can't find volunteers to maintain it nor develop it any further. The current code-base and its deployment is tied to ruby25 which makes appliacations of security fixes for currently used rubygems almost inpossible.
Our social platforms (forums-o-o, discord, etc) show many cases where incorrect usage of the service leads to Leap systems being partially migrated to Tumbleweed, or you end up with Tumbleweed which has enabled a lot of invalid repos. The situation is not going likely to improve without care any time soon.
At the meeting we agreed that decomission of the service is needed, and that there is still a need to provide functionality that allows people to search for and install software which is not part of their install, and/or to search for version numbering or the status of the NEXT/devel project(s).
There was already a *brainstorm about the services' future, but there was not much progress in that direction.
I really hope that this can ignite some constructive discussions that could help us to develop a replacement for the current service. As suggesed in the meeting minutes there are upcoming opportunities that we could make use such as gsoc, outreachy, hackweek. We should not try to make this a ruby vs python vs node fight, but instead try to find a sustainable solution to keep the service running for the next decade.
 https://github.com/openSUSE/software-o-o  https://etherpad.opensuse.org/p/weeklymeeting20220317  https://etherpad.opensuse.org/p/softwareworkshop
Thank you very much in advance
ps. There is no particular date for decomission yet, but it's coming.