On the 22nd of October (tomorrow) there is going to be a small hackathon on minitcpio and arch-install-scripts!
mkinitcpio needs some love before a new release can be made, the goal would also be to work on the open pull-requests before moving the project too our Gitlab instance.
The current ideas is to do scope out a bugfix release and then a larger release, and we would love some help to do that. Beyond that we want to look at improving the general status of the systemd hooks in mkinitcpio, there are several projects that implements parts of this better than mkinitcpio and it would be neat to figure out how we should work on that.
For ideas see issue 121 in the repo; https://github.com/archlinux/mkinitcpio/issues/121
I'm also maintaining arch-install-scripts but that is mostly out of necessity :) I'd love to find a new maintainer for the project, so any ideas or issues can also be worked on tomorrow!
This is a great opportunity for new people to get involved with some Arch project development :) The only requirement is to not be afraid to dive into bash/ash scripts.
Join `#archlinux-projects` on the libera.chat network or through matrix if you are interested :)!