Replace the SUSE Manager client stack with an existing configuration management software

a project by kwk


The SUSE Manager client stack is rather simple, in regular intervals it asks the SUSE Manager Server for scheduled actions and executes them.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Check Out Redmine

a project by keichwa

Is Redmine good enough for manging projects?

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Automate zypp translations

an idea by mlandres

There are a couple of scripts and cron jobs on my WS which extract and merge back the zypp translations in the opensuse-i18n repository at It's overdue to bring this to our Jenkins CI.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

pxe boot once

an idea by osynge

pxe + autoyast is awesome but when multiple people share a pxe server is a pain. I understand foreman / chef provide a solution for this, but they are linked to puppet / chef. What I want is a simple modular tool to make life easy. pxe boot would allows you to send a simple http request and the next reboot of the server / VM will boot a non interactive fresh install.


Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

kvmctx - a tool similar to xenctx, but for KVM

a project by bfrogers

I just learned about xenctx, which is used to help debug Xen issues. I am wondering if it would be easily ported to KVM. If not, perhaps at least creating the equivalent for KVM may be useful for handling problems with KVM guests.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Build a sharable local virtualization testing environment

a project by cyliu

Currently whenever there is a test, we need to find or build environment on our own machine or borrow some one else's machine temparorily. I hope we can collect all testing machines in our local team and build a sharable testing environment. Every one can reserve and use the machine, add machine, check machine info to find proper one (hardware and software) for test, share vm images, share other testing related resources, etc.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Learn SELinux CIL

a project by jsegitz

SELinux Common Intermediate Language is a language that allows the creation of SELinux policies. Some of the traditional constrains (tight coupling, nested optionals, ...) are lifted or not as problematic.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

CalDAV/CardDAV client in PHP

a project by holgisms

CalDAV [1] and CardDAV [2] are client/server protocols designed to allow users to access and share calendar and contact data on a server. There are many CalDAV and CardDAV clients around, e.a. Thunderbird/Lightning and also free CalDAV and CardDAV servers like Baïkal. With that project I want to create a client in PHP to be able to create and modify data in calendars and addressbooks from websites.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Secure zero-trust P2P barter protocol

an idea by KGronlund

The use of the bitcoin testnet for trading cards for Hackweek got me thinking about a protocol more adapted for the tit-for-tat trade of virtual goods: the transaction only completed once both sides have contributed their share to the transaction. It would need some way for each side to verify that the goods traded are those agreed on. It would be an interesting problem to work on (or find some existing solution).

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

arbs - Mirror an ArchLinux package repository in a Build Service

a project by rneuhauser

> [arbs] is a tool for keeping an OBS project in sync with an ArchLinux package repository. More specifically, I use it to sync [home:roman-neuhauser:arch-community][h:rn:ac] with [community.git][c.git], a mirror of the actual svn repository underlying community. arbs already exists but has many rough edges. the goal of this hackweek project is to make it resilient in the various failure scenarios so it can be used in a truly unattended fashion.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

VLC: fix video filter chain

a project by moskyto

Dive into VLC and fix mixing video and audio sources together with multiple transcoding and multiple outputs.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Fix long-lasting issues of GM45 i915 chipset during suspend-resume

a project by jkosina

This mostly stems from

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Integrate webvirtmgr into sles

an idea by tian-feng

webvirtmgr is a tool to manage virtual machine on web browser. It can be used to create and manage virtual machine. So we can setup and manage a vm just by a click, in a convenient way. Blog:

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

supermin for libguestfs

an idea by olh

Replace mkinitrd usage in libguestfs with supermin. Before doing it, figure out where the submit button is.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

Keep release notes in installer in a pop-up

a project by jsrain

Especially when using multiple extensions, selecting release notes of a specific extension is not easy (scrolling the tab). Put it to a pop-up (like help) while not blocking the package installation.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

The social Chameleon

a project by abodry

My goal will be to write a small social network for PC and mobile devices using html, css, javascript, php and sql.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Integration and Regression Testing Environment for strongSwan

a project by MStehno

The goal of my idea is using "Integration and Regression Testing Environment for strongSwan" from upstreamer and build it over the SLES/openSUSE for regression tests of strongSwan package and other networking tools in L3 QA Maintenance.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Win32 non-blocking IO for qemu-ga

an idea by kallan

The posix side of the qemu guest agent uses fcntl() with the O_NONBLOCK arg. Without the availability of fcntl() on the Win32 side of things, I would like to see if I can come up with an equivalent mechanism for doing non-blocking reads and writes using the overlapped approach in ReadFile() and WriteFile().

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!


a project by sbehlert

There are a few scripts around analysing isos and helping ReleaseManagers (and others) to achieve a great release. I'd like to see this all combined in one web overview, a kind of "Enterprise Service control ape" (ok, it's more an "Enterprise Control Center mokey", but that's not an acronym ;) ).

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

DSLR Spirit

a project by JoeShang

A set of DSLR remote controller, including: - Shutter Controller in iOS/Android app, there are 2 ways of connection:

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Explore Android Wear

an idea by aduffeck

Being a proud owner of an Android Wear smartwatch (Moto 360) I want to learn more about how Android Wear works, what kind of APIs are available and how apps are written for it.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

Investigate/implement the Raft consistent algorithm

a project by wanghaisu

Investigate/hack of the Raft consistent algorithm for cluster.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Android libvirt client

a project by cbosdonnat

The project aims at kick-starting an Android application to manage libvirt-based VMs and containers. The libvirt build on android expedition has already been completed during hackweek 10 and refreshed here. Which leaves for hackweek to use libvirt-java bindings to use it.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

evince: personal pdf center

a project by dliang

[User] who has lots of PDFs to read

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Add test support to rpmbuild (and build service)

an idea by dmuhamedagic

Add test directives to the spec file which would instruct rpmbuild to run regression and unit tests for the package. rpmbuild should probably also get an option to run these tests. The interface could be exposed in the build service with the possibility to consider a package not passing its tests as failed to build.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

fix performance problem in soundkonverter

a project by wiederda

I'm using soundkonverter a lot (my whole music collection is flac, but for the car or my children I prefer mp3) and it is working fine. However when doing mass conversions, building the list of files to convert can take ages. It seems the filelist is being re-created for every title added. Debug it and try to fix it in order to speed up this operation.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

package inputlirc (or add it to existing lirc package)

a project by wiederda

inputlirc is superior to previous lirc input daemon as it can monitor multiple input sources at the same time. This is needed for some new remote controls that appear as two devices, providing both virtual keypresses as well as mouse clicks. Since I'm too lazy to always build the package manually, I would like to have it available for OpenSUSE.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

GCC: finish implementation of predicated value numbering

a project by matz2

I'm sitting on old patches that implemented predicated value numbering in GCC by combining the algorithms from

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Ciabatta reloaded: Work on a Heat-driven SUSE demo/QA environment as an OpenStack Horizon plugin

a project by joachimwerner

I want to revive my "Cloud in a Box" project and this time focus on how OpenStack's Heat automation framework can help with setting up a complete demo or QA environment consisting of several SUSE products (e.g. a SLEPOS Admin/Branch/Client environment). Looking for contributors who want to hack OpenStack (especially work on a Horizon UI plugin for managing Heat-based "SUSE blueprints").

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

GRUB menu for QA PXE boot environment

an idea by zluo

At moment PowerKVM client needs to be shutdown after installation. A manual changes for boot orders in configuration file is needed for booting up SLES 12. The idea is to create GRUB menu which can be handed over from DNS Server to client when it starts up. The GRUB menu should contains normal installation option and entry which is able to boot SLES 12 from hard disk.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

openSUSE for Firefly-RK3288

a project by a_faerber

The Firefly-RK3288 is the first SBC with the Rockchip RK3288 SoC, the first available chip with Cortex-A17 cores (32-bit ARMv7). I received such a board just in time for Hackweek Interstellar and will be looking into booting an upstream kernel with openSUSE 13.2/Factory rootfs.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

openSUSE for IFC6540

a project by a_faerber

The Inforce Computing IFC6540 is an SBC with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC (32-bit ARMv7). I had previously brought up openSUSE on the IFC6410. A week before Hackweek Interstellar I got the IFC6540 to boot on serial console using the upstream-based Linaro integration branch, up to searching for the rootfs. Since USB and SATA support were still missing, my goal will be to prepare a MicroSD based rootfs to complete the bringup.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

DB for Solarpanels

an idea by ihno

Take the data for the Solarpanels and put them into a DB and create an interface to make analysis on them.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

Bring up Linux on Optimus Board (Allwinner A80)

a project by a_faerber

The Allwinner Tech Optimus Board by Merrii is the evaluation board for the Allwinner A80 SoC with big.LITTLE Cortex-A15/-A7 configuration (32-bit ARMv7). The sources leaked from Allwinner contain GPL violations in U-Boot and Linux kernel and therefore won't easily build with openSUSE's armhf gcc (binaries seem to be softfp).

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Make systemd-nspawnd usable for support purposes.

a project by tsaupe

Report from the research mailing list: some colleagues and myself had a small SLES 12 troubleshooting workshop today. We were playing around with the rescue system. There is this magic tool called "systemd-nspawn" that is

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

Port debtags to SUSE

an idea by dmuhamedagic

The Debian debtags package and database are a flexible scheme to assign tags (properties) to packages of a distribution. It would be of benefit to SUSE to port debtags.

What are these tags good for?

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

Linux Kernel Coverity triage

an idea by jankara

Triage Coverity reports for Linux Kernel.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

Playground/Training Project: Online shop (Ruby on Rails)

an idea by vlewin

Create a training project for trying out new Rails features, gems and best practice techniques (

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!


a project by osynge

this work has experimented with zeromq sqlalchamy and multithreading in python to make a rich tool for syncronisation of your music collection with media devices. This project will attempt to pull all this research into a product.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love.

kGraft (SLE Live Patching) Testing Repository Setup

an idea by Jeffreycheung

Per talk with Libor, there is another interesting task connected with Live Patching, and that's testing of the repository setup. As there is no one used the update mechanism in the way we are going to. Building a proof of concept ahead of time will likely save us headaches later on.

Updated about 4 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

evfilter improvement

a project by ehamera

The evfilter project ( isn't able to substitute multiple events to one event or vice versa. I want to improve that and repair some other bugs.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Improve ftpboot for z/VM

a project by azouhr

Installing linux on z/VM requires some way to punch kernel/initrd/parmfile into the reader which in turn can be booted. In a previous hackweek, I wrote a small tool, that makes it possible to do so directly from the internal ftp server. this has been proven valuable but not perfect. This tool should be improved to

Updated about 2 months ago. No love.

experiments with Pebble smartwatch, including writing a SUSECon application for it

a project by fcrozat

Pebble smartwatch is a nice gadget I own and I'd like to start playing with it at the code level. One goal would be to create a SUSECon / conference application for it, allowing to choose which talks I will attend and make sure the watch will notify me in advance a session will begin.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

SeaMonkey extension (for forgetting passwords)

a project by pcerny

SeaMonkey is the successor of the Mozilla Suite. The mail client allows connections over POPv3 and IMAPv4. In some cases one wants to leave the program running for longer periods of time, but once the mail client has password for a mail server it just stays connected. In case of "keep everything on server" profiles this means that the mail may stay accessible even when the machine is left unattended (which it often is). The purpose of the extension is to enable requesting the client to forget mail server passwords, so that the mail is no longer accessible without entering it again.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Docker for something else than x86

an idea by k0da

Docker is just a wrapper around lxc and containers are available on Z and P. It's time to enable docker on Power and System Z

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

I want to learn the Nette framework

a project by tbazant


Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

FOSS Bioinformatics

a project by jafr

Investigate the state of bioinfo FOSS (mostly interested in DNA sequencing and sequence analysis) on Linux (and possibly other platforms), learn some algorithms, learn to use the available software, find what needs to be improved and if time permits, start improving.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

YaST rake tasks tab completition

a project by mfilka

terminal has it, git tool has it, so yast-devtools should also provide it for new rake tasks

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Revive qemacs

a project by dmacvicar

qemacs is a nice emacs style editor by Fabrice Bellard (qemu's original author). qemacs is small enough so that it can be compiled as a 100kb executable, but also has a simple codebase

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Implement proper RandR support in XFCE

a project by joro

XFCE currently has no support for monitor hotplugging, which makes it hard to use on Laptops with docking stations. This project wants to add support to XFCE to automatically adjust its display setup when the monitor configuration changes.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

WSS Kernel team After-Hours schedule interface

a project by jpetersen

Working on a way to add exceptions using javascript (jquery), php, json, and mysql to modify the generated calendar used to manage who is on after hours.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Look into Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) for KVM Virtualization

an idea by bfrogers

Learn more about SGX and how that might get used with KVM Virtualization.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Rebirth Guile-Lua

a project by NalaGinrut

GNU Guile-2.2 will be based on brand new backend, CPS(continuation passing style) as the most significant IR, and a RegisterVM. These are the prerequisite for the final AOT compiler. The old Guile-Lua is old for compatible with the brand new RegisterVM, moreover, it uses LL(1) which is painful for hacking. I've rewritten the parser with LALR and all the intermediate part before transfer it to Tree-IL which is another iR before CPS. Besides, I'm trying to add type-inferencing and partial-evaluation for Lua specific optimizing. Although there's partial-evaluator in Guile backend, it's a generic one for all the front-end languages.

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love.

Improve VOVO

a project by jloeser

VOVO is a server-client architecture to determine current abuild load on devel-network machines. The goal is to trigger machines on and off depending on build power. It is an attempt to reduce power consumption. Current status:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Port Spacewalk to openSUSE

a project by moio

Spacewalk is the upstream project of SUSE Manager. Currently Spacewalk runs on RHEL, CentOS and Fedora, while SUSE Manager runs on SLES.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Hamsta plugin: Tasks Distributed Scheduling Execution

an idea by bwliu

A series of tasks are automatically distributed on several machines. It can greatly reduce more running time than using just one machine. For example:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Port OtoBUR to C# Mono and maybe a Windows Phone port

a project by namtrac

Born as a hackweek #8 project OtoBUR ( is an Android app to show Bursa (a Turkish city) Municipal Bus Timeline. Since I own a Windows Phone now I'd like to port it to Mono and later on Windows Phone (XAML).

Updated about 1 year ago. No love.

hack bundler-audit

a project by jordimassaguerpla

bundler-audit is an open source that scans you Gemfile.lock (if you program with ruby) for known vulnerabilities. Let's take the list of issues and enhancements and fix as much as possible

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Grub2: make it easy to select the default boot target

an idea by pmladek

"grub2-once" allows to print a numbered list of available targets using --list option. It allows to select the boot target using the number. It would be great to add this functionality to the "grub2-set-default" command as well.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Get started with QT

a project by moskyto

Learn QT and make something to try it.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Add "update" option to py2pack

an idea by tbechtold

py2pack ( is used to create rpm packages from python modules. Would be great if py2pack can also update an existing package (download new version, update spec file, check requirements, ...)

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

add IP camera to new kicker room to reduce collisions

a project by sleep_walker

From time to time we face collisions when two teams would like to play at the same time. As our kicker table moved back to our building, it should be possible to reach the space with WiFi. There is also power plug available so installing IP web camera should be easy enough.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Automatic performance analytical framework and dashboard

an idea by mgorman

My last hackweek project was "melbot", a server-side automated system for running performance tests. This went from being a project to something the performance team now uses heavily. The volume of data it now produces is excessive and problems are easily missed. It's a short hackweek for me due to being on holiday for two of the days but there are three objectives to the hackweek project 1. Rename melbot to marvin. The melbot name was a joke that has outlived its usefulness

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Hamsta webconsole

an idea by jw-hao

This project was issued by Zhibin Han.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Improve text mode package selector

a project by gabi2

Enhance the YaST ncurses package installation to show the changelog of a package and the level of supportability (on SLE).

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.


an idea by ovisan

Create an ncurses email client in golang. Requirements:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

BtrFS -- Scrub free space

an idea by winddss

Currently only those disk blocks are checked that are allocated by the filesystem and in use. To check for read errors on unallocated blocks can be beneficial to identify hardware that is going to fail in the near future. As my first project in BtrFS, I'll also learn some development skill on BtrFS.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Upgrade SMBTA monitor

a project by gschlotter

Bring the smbtamonitor-qt to a stage where it can be released, with some additional changes.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

community calendar widget

a project by eMBee

a widget to list events from a JSON backend. the widget may be included by any website to share community events.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

rewrite YaST2 AppArmor

an idea by cboltz

The YaST2 AppArmor module is still based on the Immunix::* perl modules that are deprecated upstream and therefore causes some maintenance "fun". Upstream AppArmor utils were rewritten in python. The idea is to rewrite the YaST2 AppArmor module to use the python modules or JSON interfaces.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

fdisk and libfdisk upstream hacking

a project by puzel

The project is to address fdisk/libfdisk TODO items from upstream util-linux project:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

support git2tar ball packaging as part of the build process

an idea by adrianSuSE

To have a more efficient upstream packaging support in OBS, I want to implement the following * Support to mirror git/svn/.. trees on source server

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

pimp my mini-game (engine)

a project by thutterer

I have cloned the classic Snake game in my spare time recently to learn about dynamic memory allocation and pointer stuff in C++. Last week we (the trainees) then had a C/C++ training and one topic was network communication with sockets.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

SUSE Manager to manage Provo Lab equipment

a project by ganglia

Investigate how SUSE Manager will work (in place of Orthos) for managing Provo-based hardware in labs that needs to be shared across multiple organizations.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Chameleonize Turkey

a project by leylekler

The aim of this project is to make openSUSE/SUSE more known in Turkey, to atract students there to more participate in opensuse community: 1) update which is a bit old, check the links etc.;

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

improving touchpad driver

an idea by maweiss

Well, I already joined a project, but for those of you who still don't have one and need some good ideas, why not improving the tenuous touchpad driver? (at least the synaptics driver is) <br><br> Notebooks nowadays don't have real physical buttons anymore, but a ClickPad you push down. Unfortunately, the curser still moves while clicking so you often miss the object you want to click on. IMHO touchpad drivers should have the following features:<br><br>

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Broaden image segmentation functionality of OpenCV

a project by mbenes

OpenCV is an open source computer vision and image processing library ( During the hackweek I'd like to broaden a set of image segmentation algorithms in the library with at least the simplest ones. The indices for objective measuring of segmentation quality and first step for segmentation fusion might be other choices.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Personal Travel recording web application

an idea by cxiong

I want an open travel application to record my travel activity: connect time/date, photos, comments and thoughts (and many others) with locations and show them all in a map. My plan:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Combine Hack Week and continious services

a project by hager

More and more customers use our products in mission critical environment. They have a huge need that things run smooth. With Hack Week we have the challenge

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

finish de-l3slaveing of crash-setup

a project by mhocko

The primary motivation for crash-setup (created by l3team) is to make kernel crashdumps deployment and crash using as easy as possible. This has been the case for quite some time except the tool was quite l3slave centric. With a great help from tcech the tool is close to be fully usable from other machines and !.de network as well. Let's finish the last pieces. This looks like a very minor project but it will be great to have it finally!

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

play with Coccinelle and lock checking

a project by mhocko

We had a quick course of Coccinelle during the last Labs conference. The tool is really great and I would like to explore possibility of checking lock invariants for particular functions. Julia was really prompt and implemented something that should help but I didn't get to it since the conference.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Crash Reference Card for ARM64

an idea by ptesarik

Update the Crash Reference Card, replacing 32-bit x86 with ARM64. The above link contains all sources I used to create the original card.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Android client for bluetooth serial device for car diagnostics

a project by cwh

There is quite a popular Android software for connection OBD standard adapters but not for older, brand specific ones. One for pre 2001 VAG cars is this one:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Wireshark hacking

an idea by npower


There is a wip dissector for the windows search protocol from gregor beck, I have used it, it's nice but it is missing some things I need. I have no idea about wireshark dissectors, I would like to hack on this and make it more useful to me,

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Testing CRIU and containers

a project by tiwai

Although I've been maintaining CRIU package, I had little time to play with it recently. It's still interesting especially in combination with various containers. So let's spend (or waste) some time.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

sar data summary report tool

a project by tabraham1

provide a summary report of data from a sar data file. Report should be broken down into subsystems - cpu, memory, disk, and network, and provide individual summaries for each device (cpu, disk, nic).

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Generate branches in kernel.git and kernel-source.git trees to match provided kernel PTFs

an idea by sleep_walker

Current status

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Docker orchestration

a project by flavio_castelli

Play with Docker orchestration tools like the ones provided by CoreOS, OpenShift and kubernetes. Provide packages for openSUSE and SLE.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Improve retty tool

a project by jankara

Retty is a tool for changing stdin,stdout,stderr of a running process ( which may be handy if you want to attach to a process running e.g. from a died ssh session, changing running process to run from under screen(1) etc.. Currently it doesn't work for 64-bit systems and it doesn't handle changing of a controlling tty of a process (which may be possible using setsid() and opening a new tty). The aim of this project it to fix the above deficiencies and package the tool in OBS.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Create Test Framework for XSLT Stylesheets

an idea by thomas-schraitle

Testing stylesheets can be a difficult task. Find a way to create a test suite for the DocBook stylesheets, for example.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

one-click distribution from web page

an idea by mhocko

Maybe this is something we already know but I haven't found it. But found it really cool how Debian can be installed easily from Windows machines. Just have a look at I have learned that our installation CD already can install OpenSUSE from Windows based systems so I think this shouldn't that hard to move this to we based installation.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Proof of Concept Support for SUSE Cloud, best practice

a project by rsimai

With many Proof of Concepts (PoCs) going on for SUSE Cloud, the development team has observed that we have no clear path on how Sales Engineers (SEs) and sometimes dedicated support engineers (xSE) can receive technical support to successfully complete the projects, often leading to escalation calls and even firefighting on-site visits by developers. Goal of that project is to come up with a best practice guide and to eventually set expectations on what's possible from a development point of view. Results should be documented in a central internal location and announced to all relevant parties.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Investigate ruby apis for jenkins and libvirt

an idea by vmoravec

And consider making use of them in QA infrastructure

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

open-iscsi use of multi-queue to implement MCS

a project by lee_duncan

The open-iscsi package is the de facto standard Linux iSCSI initiator, but it does not support iSCSI MCS. MCS stands for multiple connections per session, and it means that the iSCSI initiator and target communicate over multiple connections to increase throughput. It is sometimes written as "MC/S".

Updated about 2 years ago. No love.

KVM for Nvidia Jetson TK1

a project by a_faerber

The Nvidia Jetson TK1 is an SBC with Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC (quad-core Cortex-A15, 32-bit ARMv7). I have openSUSE running on the Jetson TK1, but KVM is currently not usable as the CPUs are not booted in HYP mode. Thierry Reding of Nvidia has some work-in-progress for U-Boot and upstream kernel that I would like to test.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Tool for WiFi access to Olympus Image Share API

a project by svollath

Reverse engineering partially done already. Help appreciated with - decoding video stream from camera (overlay?)

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love.

make FF use ntlm_auth for NTLMv2

a project by jmcdough

Firefox dropped its built-in ntlm auth as it only handled ntlmv1 (insecure). On windows it uses SSPI to handle the ntlm cases, and on other platforms it simply does not support NTLM at all (and then only v1) without a manual flag change. Let's get it recognizing /usr/bin/ntlm_auth as the system tool for doing this.

Updated about 2 months ago. No love.

filesystem checking using symbolic execution

an idea by jirislaby

I already wrote a description and this shit ate it after I clicked create project (because "go home" overlapped). I won't write the long story second time, sorry. In short: symbolic execution on btrfs and input of death, that is.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Automated tool to analyze quality of DV capture.

a project by sreeves1

Tool to inspect the meta data from a mini DV firewire transfer and report any quality problems such as dropouts. Preferably a gstreamer 1.x based tool.

Updated about 2 months ago. No love.

froxlor Server Management Panel

a project by asemen

froxlor Server Management Panel create and start a push request upstream the openSUSE Leap 42.1 configuration tab

Updated almost 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Bring up Linux on Allwinner A23

a project by rmax

Non-Android Linux can already be booted on several devices that are based on CPUs from Allwinner, such as the A10 and A13, but support for the newer A23 is still incomplete. I want to use this Hackweek to work with the folks of the sunxi and Lima projects (, to get Linux up and running on an A23 based tablet.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Gerrit CLI review tool

a project by iartarisi

Gerrit is used for code reviews by openstack and its related projects (e.g. chef cookbooks). The web interface is too slow when you get 100 changes to review each day. It would be nice to have a faster CLI. There are already some python client libraries available. I am thinking about either doing this as a standalone application with python and something like ncurses or an emacs/lighttable plugin.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Dice - A light weight build service

a project by sax2

The idea is simple. Dice is a light weight build service for KIWI images with full control over the build power by the user. At SUSE we have the buildservice which is the full professional version of a build service for packages, images and also products. As a normal user I can provide input and I get some output but I have no control what happens with my data, when it's being processed and where it's being processed. That's by design and works great, thus not meant negatively. I'm a 100% fan of the buildservice

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

GCC aggregate tracking

a project by jamborm

Currently GCC relies only on the most generic alias analysis when attempting to track data in aggregates in interprocedural (IPA) optimizations. In the course of this project I plan to revive patches for using simple escape analysis to track all data which do not have their address escaped and use that information to track constants within them, analyze the impact on a number of benchmarks and submit them to GCC trunk.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Make ruby-ui usable for YaST

an idea by dmacvicar

ruby-ui was a hackweek project with jreidinger to make libyui (YaST text/graphical engine) usable from pure-ruby without going through YCP. We experimented a bit extreme trying to make the usage of SLIM templates possible. It kind of worked.

Updated about 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Radio Scope - Swiss Army Knife for Everything Wireless

a project by duwe

<p>WLAN, bluetooth, DVB, DAB, ... I'm not getting any data!</p> <ul>

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Chef 12 on the (open)SUSE

a project by nkrinner

Recent packages for Chef on the SUSE platforms are in a poor shape. In the meantime, Chef 12 is in the beta phase. Let's use the hack week to polish and update our Chef packages.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Telepresence bot

a project by chuller

Over lunch the machinery team was talking about telepresence and mobile solutions and I came up with the idea of abusing a cheap wifi controlled toy tank as base for such a project. So here I am, having a cheap remote toy spy tank sitting on my desktop - waiting to be hacked :)

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Say Hi!

an idea by aplank

Imagine you are sitting in the subway and suddenly the woman of your dreams sits down next to you. You are thinking hard about what to say to her, but since you are too shy she gets out three stops later and you never see her again. What if you both would have had an application running on your phones, to help you come over that awkward situation of just saying "Hi!"? How does it work?

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

investigate how kernel live patching works

a project by herbert0890

kGraft is SUSE Labs answer to the rising need for being able to patch the running kernel without rebooting the system. I think this kind of tool is very cool, so by this hackweek chance, I want to investigate it how it works and how it was implemented. And also by this chance, I hope I can improve my ability of kernel hacking. If you are also interested in kernel live patching, please join this project together.

Updated about 1 month ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

A CLI mail client configuration wizard

a project by zhangxiaofei

Make an interactive wizard that helps to go through configurations of mutt / mbsync / msmtp / notmuch / mailcap / links etc.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

remote pi

a project by radmanic

I'd like to add a 433MHz receiver transmitter module to my raspberry pi - I know there are some kits, but this will require some hardware poking and soldering and I'm looking forward to it. The goal will be to receive the signal of some remote temperature and humidity sensors, decode the signal - understand their data structure and display and log them accordingly.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

mod_nss and related bugs

a project by stokos1

There are so many bugs which is related to mod_nss like bnc#863518 or bnc#897712.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

A platform a day keeps the doctor away

a project by insilmaril

Finish Qt 5 port of vym and port to as many operating systems as possible. During Hackweek I managed to get vym to run on

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Bug Stats for upstreams in the public

a project by zzhou

Q: How many new bugs opened over time for a package? The question is simple, but need some effort to answer in the context of a distro with thousands of packages.

Updated about 1 month ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Take a stroll in dependency hell

a project by jgleissner

While packaging node.js modules, which often depend on specific versions of other node.js modules, sometimes many of them, you easily end up in dependency hell, and maintaining an OBS project with a few hundred of those modules can be a tedious task. So the idea for this project is to familiarise myself with how exactly dependencies are managed on package and repository level, check out what tools exist to drill into dependency data, and hack something that helps keeping OBS repositories in a dependency consistent state.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Ceph crushmap visualization

a project by qakapil

The CRUSH algorithm determines how to store and retrieve data by computing data storage locations. CRUSH empowers Ceph clients to communicate with OSDs directly rather than through a centralized server or broker. With an algorithmically determined method of storing and retrieving data, Ceph avoids a single point of failure, a performance bottleneck, and a physical limit to its scalability. CRUSH requires a map of your cluster, and uses the CRUSH map to pseudo-randomly store and retrieve data in OSDs with a uniform distribution of data across the cluster. This project aims at creating graphs of the crush map, for better visualization of the Ceph cluster.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

try to understand cups > 1.5

a project by mhocko

Starting with CUPS 1.6 things have changed considerably. Clients are no longer discovering broadcasted printers anymore. Distributions (e.g. Debian) has backported the original protocol into cups-daemon package but this doesn't seem to work either on my laptop. I would like to look and try to understand what the hack is going on here. The outcome should be my understanding of the change and how to configure CUPs to behave reasonably again.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.


a project by hrommel1

If you want to use the full potential of SSDs as primary (and possibly only) storage on SLE or openSUSE systems, you are supposed to perform several configuration settings to make it fly, including: - changing the io scheduler of the device to noop or deadline

Updated almost 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

desktop saver

a project by psladek

The idea is to produce a standalone, independent tool to save and restore windows positions and sizes, analogous to a similar feature in KDE desktop. This would be handy in various lightweight desktop enviroments.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Bookworm, the educational tool

a project by kwwii

Create a system to allow a community to add contextual information to "open books". Think wikipedia for books

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Create OpenStack packages for aarch64

a project by dirkmueller

Create a single node installation of OpenStack with the OpenSUSE OpenStack Quickstart scripts for 64 bit ARM (aarch64).

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

kGraft: allow to handle more patches in parallel

a project by pmladek

Current kGraft implementation allows to apply new patch only when the previous one is applied to the whole system. Every task is handled separately and it needs to wait for a safe place to switch. It might take a while, especially when the task is sleeping. Therefore it would be great to allow to apply more patches in parallel. It is not trivial because different tasks might be in different world, so the slow stub has to be clever and choose the right one without taking any lock...

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Wicked source code research and technical document improvement.

a project by bchou

I had presented the "Wicked Network Manager" talk at openSUSE Asia summit @Beijing. I would like to keep studying the topic continuously. Getting involve the source code and study the operating style and components. I also met some problem after discussing and testing issues while my research , I want to keep it as a record and writing the technical document on wiki too.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Porting SHA1 codes to EFI stub environment

a project by joeyli

For Hibernate Signature Verification - HMAC version, I need a hash algorithm in EFI stub environment before ExitBootServices() to mix / mess random seed from different sources (rdtsc, rdrand...) for generating the HMAC key to sign the hibernate image in runtime environment. There have no any hash functions provides by EFI services, so need implement it in EFI stub. I choice SHA1 to be the target algorithm because currently I choice HMAC-SHA1 to be the algorithm to generate signature of hibernate image.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Reduce the number of builds in the openSUSE Build Service

a project by dmuhamedagic

In case any of the source files changed, openSUSE Build Service rebuilds the dependent packages regardless of whether that particular modification affects the dependency. This makes our resources footprint bigger (and the electrical power bills higher). It also affects users, because every new package build causes the package manager to include that package in the next update thus consuming network bandwidth and resources of users' computers.

Current OBS controls for package rebuild triggers

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

[Yast] Provide useful understandable error messages for Storage

an idea by locilka

It has probably already happened to you: Creating volume /dev/sda2 failed with error -1008 Did it tell anything useful to you? Maybe if Storage gave you some more info, you could have continued, fix the problem by yourself.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

make openSUSE working on Sony Xperia Tablet Z

a project by sleep_walker

Look once again on Xperia Tablet Z and try to have there openSUSE running natively as alternative operating system. I'm able to work on that only during my vacations or hackweeks so

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Teach zypp to query/download/mirror multiarch repos

an idea by mlandres

Zypp offers only those items within a repository, which are 'installable', i.e. 'compatible' with the systems architecture. But there are several use cases, up to mirroring a whole repository, where people would like to query, resolve and download items of foreign architecture without actually installing them. Offering those items in libzypp should be quite easy, but we must also make sure nothing 'stupid' happens if zypper also sees uninstallable items in the pool.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

List of open github pull request in a card on a team trello board

a project by vlewin

Write a simple command line tool for getting the open pull request from github and put it into a trello card. The tool should periodically update a list of pull request. In addition it would be great to have a connection between the trello card and github pull request.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Port kGraft to more architectures

a project by vojtech_pavlik

Implement improved ftrace infrastructure for PPC64LE (goal 1), s390x (goal 2), ARM64 (goal 3) that is able to support kGraft and doesn't have a performance impact. PPC64LE has an experimental (untested) patch by Dinar Valeev already, s390x works, but has a 10% performance impact on the system, ARM64 is entirely untouched.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Tweak btrfs to run on SMR drives

a project by hreinecke

Having gotten access to some SMR prototypes it should be possible to tweak btrfs to run natively on those devices. Using SSD mode helps a lot, but there is still some work to be done. So this will be a good chance to learn something about the inner details of btrfs and see if I can get it to run on SMR drives.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Debconf Done Right For SUSE

an idea by osynge


  • Puppet Chef and similar tools are for Admins to Enforce state, but this is too forceful for a distribution wanting to allow admins to override our settings.
Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

LFS from opensuse

a project by jerrytang

Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source. Build the customized linux step-by-step is good way to understand linux system deeply. (Include cross compile TEC which I have interest )

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Make OpenStack infrastructure setup usable on openSUSE

an idea by tbechtold

OpenStack uses Puppet to setup the whole CI (see Adjust the puppet manifests to be able to deploy the manifests on openSUSE and learn more about the setup.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

A Python based C/C++ templating language

a project by metan

How many times have you created quick and dirty script to generate C tables, parameterized code, etc. ? Did the script ended up messy?

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Move QAM cloud from physical machines into virtual platform

a project by djz88

To add more flexibility, variability and increase testing capacity we would like to move QAM cloud nodes from physical machines(in NUE) into virtual environment.

Updated 29 days ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Package all available Qt-based libraries

an idea by cschum

There are many 3rd party libraries based on Qt. Inqlude collects them all. The goal of this project is to package them all, ideally automatically from the meta data provided by Inqlude. The build service provides all the tools we need for that and would even make it possible to provide packages for a multitude of Linux platforms and maybe even Windows. Interesting challenges ahead...

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Leave Management Tool

a project by cachen

It's a tool or website for Bej employee to manage his(her) leave days, then they don't need ask HR for each time. An idea for learning Django web application framework.

Updated about 1 month ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Package DAPS for Debian using the BuildService

a project by tbazant

DAPS ( is a tool we use in the documentation team to create/validate/export/... docbook documents. It's currently available for SUSE and openSUSE systems, and I believe that packaging it for Debian GNU Linux would help both the DAPS and the Linux community (and me myself as I'm using Debian at home as well :-)

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

understand and possibly improve cscope

a project by mhocko

cscope is a great tool index C/C++ sources and allow to navigate through the code. I have learned that the project is mostly dead and what is worse it uses its own database format to store the index. I would like to see some extended functionality in the tool - e.g. search whether a function A is reachable from B, filtering search results per-file, fix functions with function parameter detection (such functions are not recognized properly currently) and some others. See if the cscope specific storage can be replaced by a more generic database (sqlite?) and understand how the code flow works so that new extensions would be easier to implement.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Optimize kdump speed with 6+ TB of RAM

a project by ptesarik

The kdump package can now use SMP and multiple targets with constant memory requirements. The goal of this project is to find the optimum parameters for dumping a very large machine (SAP can give me access to 6TB, SGI is able to test with 64 TB).

Updated almost 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Investigate and model Ceph cluster performance

a project by LarsMB

Predicting the non-functional properties of a Ceph cluster can be quite difficult. There are many inputs in the hardware setup and software configuration that affect the resulting availability, reliability and performance (latency and throughput at nominal levels and during degraded and rebuild times). I want to understand the interrelationship of these parameters better and build a (perhaps interactive) model that allows us to predict the result without the need to build a ten thousand node cluster.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Design and create SUSE branded IQ lamps

a project by kwwii

see to understand what an IQ Lamp is.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.


a project by darix

A web frontend for the mirrors in the mirrorbrain database to allow the mirror admins to manage their entries themself. You might know MirrorBrain already: our download redirector and Torrent/Metalink generator used u.a. on It's really a great tool that plays a hidden key role inside the openSUSE infrastructure.

Updated about 1 year ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Packages for vagrant

an idea by tboerger

To really start with vagrant within the company and our company it would be awesome to create real SUSE packages for vagrant and some other cool and important plugins. It's not that easy like it sounds because vagrant runs within the upstream rpm in an embedded ruby container that needs to be fixed for our system packages.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Create new mirror-script package

a project by mcaj

I`d like to create new set of tools for mirroring ISOs and repositories from "master" server to slaves/mirrors. ATM we are using very old and buggy set of internal tools. scripts are written in several different languages (bash, perl, python) and on always easy to undigested their purpose.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Improve Maintenance-workflow in BuildService

a project by BenniBrunner

  • automated generation of patchinfos
  • improve incident-view
Updated over 1 year ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Add support for RandR 1.4 (additional GPUs) into KDE display configuration

a project by michalsrb


RandR is X11 extension for configuring monitors and since version 1.4 also secondary GPUs. These secondary GPUs can either provide additional monitors to output to or can render individual applications instead of the main GPU. (Or even both at once.) Once a secondary GPU is configured to do render offloading, applications can be started with DRI_PRIME=<id> environment variable to actually render on it instead of the main one. There are also USB GPUs (dummy framebuffers) that can be hot-plugged.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Support for WiFi-enabled Canon cameras in gphoto

a project by michal-m

I have a Canon PowerShot S120, which allows for browsing / copying photos over WiFi. There are apps for Android, iOS, and Windows to do that. The protocol uses upnp to discover the camera and the smartphone/computer and them some HTTP-based protocol. I have some code using libupnp for the discovery and a perl script that is capable of transfering one file, but it's far from complete. Plus, I need to refresh my memory, because the last commit is from January :-(. Now, there seems to be some support for such cameras in gphoto already. So the plan is to dive into gphoto and use what I learned about the protocol to fix the gphoto support. If you own some other WiFi-enabled Canon camera supported by the CameraWindow software, let me know.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Moses machine translation performance tuning

a project by marxin

Moses is a statistical machine translation system that allows you to automatically train translation models for any language pair. Intention of the project is to tune up existing software, where a glimpse shows that majority of time is consumed by memory allocation, dynamic casting and other calculation non-related stuff. I would like to inspect many techniques (like perf profiling, GCC LTO, GCC profile-guided optimization, code refactoring, OpenTuner, etc.) which may bring really significant performance gain. Moreover, it would be really beneficial to come up with a cookbook that can be used by folk in general. If possible, I would like to create a step-by-step performance improvement graphs.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Create the Draft/Concept doc for Studio 2.0

a project by mistinie

It's 1.5yrs since we've launched the last Studio version. Customers are asking about a roadmap, a new version... After discussions with AJ, Adrian, Alex, I want to create a draft plan/concept how such a Studio successor could look like.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. uses shared password for root on hosts.

an idea by osynge

Shared passwords are evil

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Automate to save time for hacking

a project by locilka

Yast team has a great experience in automating tasks that can be done by machines in order to save time that can be used better. We usually use Jenkins for running these jobs.

Why to use automation?

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Say Hello To Ceph!

a project by wanglh

Learn ceph architecture and try to deploy a ceph cluster.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.


a project by okir

Using traditional hardware development tools, apply a Non-uniform Choppy Transformation to a block of ligneous substance. The end result should be a 3D rendering of the Geeko glyph.

Updated about 1 month ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

detect and visualise git commits' patch-based dependencies

a project by aspiers

It is well-known that two git commits within a single repo can be independent from each other, by changing separate files to each other, or changing separate parts of the same file(s). Conversely when a commit changes a line, it is "dependent" on not only the commit which last changed that line, but also any commits which were responsible for providing the surrounding lines of context, because without those previous versions of the line and its context, the commit's diff would not cleanly apply. As with most dependency relationships, these form a directed acyclic graph. Sometimes it is useful to understand the nature of parts of this graph; for example when porting a commit "A" between git branches via git cherry-pick, it can be useful to programmatically determine in advance the minimum number of other dependent commits which would also need to be cherry-picked to provide the context for commit "A" to cleanly apply.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Writing Starter Guide Documents for GNOME 3 Development

an idea by tonghuix

Will write a Starter Guide for GNOME 3 Development, in Chinese only at this point. It will include most of GNOME 3 Developing from Beginning to expert, it will based on “GNOME 3 Development for Beginning Guide”.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Play with CoreOS

a project by wanghaisu

CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. CoreOS is popular on most cloud providers (EC2, Rackspace, GCE), virtualization platforms (Vagrant, VMware, OpenStack, QEMU/KVM) and bare metal servers (PXE, iPXE, ISO, Installer). Play with CoreOS during hackweek and see how and why it works well for HA.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Look at using the boost graph library as main container for devices in libstorage

a project by aschnell

Storing the devices in libstorage as a graph looks like a natural approach. The boost graph library (BGL) could be used here instead of the selfmade iterator over iterator (not a graph) concept currently used. Together with a redesign of the current objects several features would be simple, e.g. using disks for filesystems, renaming LVM volume groups and logical volumes, switching to and from partitioned MD RAID.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

NFC login on openSUSE

a project by acho-novell

Using NFC(Near field communication) tag / phone Lock and Unlock ( replace password login ) on openSUSE with Gnome.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

From kickstart to jumpstart

a project by schillingf


Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Zypper dup migration from sle11-sp3 to sle12

an idea by oertel

During all of sle10 and sle11 it was possible to do a migration via zypper dup from one to the next service packs (and with some care even from sle10 to sle11). Due to some dependency problems this is currently not possible from sle11-sp3 to sle12. A official upgrade via installation media would blow up our nice small jeos installations from 300 to over 900 packages, which is undesirable as well. Currently I'm trying to get this running via a sle12 rpm source built on sle11 (plus some dependencies), next step is probably to get enough of libzypp and yast parts, not sure yet where exactly this is heading.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Learn and help learn

a project by kstreitova

I'm in SUSE for about a month and as a fresh graduate I had to learn a lot of stuff during this period. And there is a bunch of other things I will have to learn of course. Therefore I would like to use Hackweek to deepen my knowledge of various tools, processes, techniques or other packagers related stuff. However it would be quite a pity to hold the acquired information just to myself. So I would like to keep the result of my learning for further usage either by enhancing the Innerweb wiki, the public openSUSE wiki or by creating new wiki for packagers' purposes. Who can utilize this knowledge base? Newly employed packagers to learn important things quickly. Current packagers to share interesting techniques or hacks among them. Or just whoever else wants to quickly understand certain packagers' process or tool.

Updated about 1 year ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Project MySelf

a project by cschum

The goal of Project MySelf is to build a system to collect data about yourself in a safe and private way, so that you control your data and you can decide what happens with it. Read more

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

GNOME Localization for zh_CN (Relaunched)

a project by ychen

GNOME is important to openSUSE and other distributions. I would like to help with the translation of GNOME. Mainly, the focus will be on the chinese (zh_CN) translation of GNOME 3.22 and 3.24 user interface. Note for Hackweek 15: Tong Hui would be review the GNOME 3.22 and 3.24, which will be release very soon.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

merge sikuli to openqa.

a project by yfjiang

Investigate the good way to put sikuli into openqa. 1. review current status of sikuli project

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Find Socket and Pipe Partners

a project by eeich

For debugging purposes one often times needs to know the communication partner on a socket or pipe a program has open. This information is not

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Bisect (open)SUSE kernels using prebuilt packages

an idea by michal-m

I have been building an archive of the x86_64/default KOTDs for some months now. It's time to make them available at least internally and write some web frontend to the archive. The frontend could do various things: * Display all packages for a given branch

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Merge hermes into OBS API

a project by coolo

After the next thing to merge is hermes. Use ActionMailer for events

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Work on KDE translation improvement

a project by vpelcak

I intend to work on translation of KDE to Czech language.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Internal SUSE webzine

a project by cyberiad

The idea is to have an internal web page that mainly presents new SUSE employees or the ones you might not know yet. Other topics can be covered like reports about hack week projects or other interesting stuff apart from the daily work we all do. As a start there would be a questionnaire which results are posted on a web page.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Make sure bicho works with current bugzilla

an idea by dmacvicar

Bicho is a ruby gem to query bugzilla. I have received some reports that it is not working with current bugzilla. May be you want to learn ruby and fix it.

Updated about 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

NFire a new project to replace newburn

a project by lzwang

newburn is a system press testing tool. But it is out of maintained. And it is heavily integrated in ctcs2. So replace it with a new one.

Updated about 1 month ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

pmpman -> why dont we automate the music on our phone / mp3 player?

a project by osynge


  • My phone / media player has less storage space than my music collection is large. I charge my phone / media player via USB attached to my computer. I want it to transfer media to my phone / media player in a non interactive way.
Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Shell script merging for crash use on L3 Europe and NTS USA core dump servers

a project by dmair

Each of the core dump upload servers in Europe and USA could be improved if the shell scripts were combined so that the same tasks can be performed on each site, e.g. downloading of all packages needed for crash usage with a specified core dump by allowing for configurable (or even automated) selection of locations to obtain data packages from.

Updated about 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

N00B Project: 2D game in Python

a project by bhertwig

Two trainees embarking on their coding adventure! A lack of beginner-level projects brought us to the idea of starting our own little game forge.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.


a project by alnovak

The goal of the project is making the gdb able to open compressed kernel dump - access its memory contents at the very least. If one wants to open compressed kernel dump (that's what our customers are sending mostly when reporting kernel panics nowadays), he has to use crash. Crash is a brilliant tool with many kernel-specific hacks, but at the same time, it has a huge functionality overlap with gdb, it is hard (even impossible in many cases) to extend it.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Yoga in Space

a project by bigironman

We are not hacking on the keyboard but with our own body, learning techniques to relax and strengthen the body to fight gravity. Welcome to a daily training session (3 - 3.30 pm) during Hackweek for an introduction with lightweight exercises.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Setup a jenkins server and made our ftp/http/pxe/slp server automated

a project by zxdvd

I want to gain some knowledge about CI and devops. I wrote a script to generated configuration files for pxe server and slp sever.

Updated about 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

"emerge" for rpm/SUSE

an idea by dmacvicar

There are lot of packages that can't be hosted on the Build Service. The idea would be a tool where you can say:

Updated about 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

ipv6 pxe booting on grub2

a project by michael-chang

Learn the grub2 network stack and have fun with ipv6 network booting. :D

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Implement BREAK for pseudo-terminals

a project by ptesarik

This will greatly enhance the usefulness of QEMU virtual serial ports, because the Linux kernel interprets a break on the serial console as a SysRq, but there is currently no way to pass this signal over a pseudo-terminal.

Updated about 1 month ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Machinery Inspectors for RHEL Systems

a project by tgoettlicher

Machinery supports inspection of SLES11 and SLES12 systems right now. It would be beneficial to be able to also inspect RHEL systems for various reasons:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

A SUSE chronicle 0.1

a project by rhaidl

Talking to people, getting the information about what had happened in the SUSE history, bringing all together to kind of a chronicle. Let's give it a try :-)

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

SUSE Bug Query Engine

a project by LPechacek

In short, give second breath to Long version: Create a generated page reflecting SUSE organizational structure and containing links to useful generated Bugzilla queries and charts like:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Release DAPS 2.0

a project by fsundermeyer

DAPS, the "DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite" provides a tool set for easy creation and publication of DocBook sources on Linux. DAPS lets you create HTML (incl. webhelp), PDF, EPUB, man pages, and other formats with a single command. DAPS is used and developed by teh SUSE documentation team. The official DAPS release is 1.1.7. SUSE internally DAPS 2.0 rc2 has been released. A few issues need to be fixed (mainly closing open bugs and adding missing test cases). The goal of this project is to fix these issues, so DAPS 2.0 can be publicly released.

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Play with OpenCV

a project by nadvornik

OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is an open source computer vision and machine learning software library. The goal is to get familiar with OpenCV API and with the available algorithms. Specifically, I want to look into these particular tasks:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

SSH Connection Manager

a project by jschmid1

My idea was created out of a need in my current team(Hardware-enablement). Whilst excessive SLE testing on multiple machines i was forced to remember tons of ips to debug remotely. Since i had to reinstall new releases over and over again, ips differ, obviously. My approach to make life easier would be to create a simple cli to manage and administrate multiple connections on my local machine.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

A SUSE template for Beamer

a project by leonardocf

Some people prefer LaTeX for creating documents and presentations. The templates provided by Marketing don't include one for Beamer

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Kill YCP Zombies by Compiling Ruby to Ruby

a project by mvidner

During the YCP Killer project, Y2R didn't translate most YCP operators and builtins into equivalent Ruby constructs but into library calls. This was necessary to preserve behavior in various edge-case situations, mostly when nil was passed around. The resulting code is often long and hard to work with. Example from SlideShow.rb:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Management solution for openSUSE based on Salt-stack

an idea by dmacvicar

Saltstack is the only configuration management solution that does not look like a ball of hair. is a prototype of a Spacewalk-like console using Spacewalk as the server and client engine.

Updated about 1 year ago. 5 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Warp speed for virtualization CI testing

a project by jfehlig

The virtualization team's automated testing has a long history. It was born in the old Novell Integration Test framework. The virtualization lab ran an instance of this framework for many years. Over time, those who knew the framework left the company, taking their knowledge and leaving little documentation behind. As our testing needs increased, we found the old framework insufficient, but saw little value in improving it given the available open source CI frameworks. Before burying ourselves in SLE12 development, we took some time to move our automated tests under control of a Jenkins instance running in our lab. Tests were configured to run when new packages landed in our SLE12 devel project, ensuring our queued SLE12 submissions were continuously tested. But more is needed.

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Package some stuff for openSUSE-Factory

a project by pluskalm

As every hackweek, lets package/update/cleanup some stuff fore factory: Update/package:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Look at network test tools

a project by david_chang

Learn more about network performance testing tools. I would like to get more fimilar with netperf and iperf. Try to find out what's different between netperf and iperf. And have a look at what's new in iperf3.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Build openSUSE for m68k

an idea by AndreasSchwab

Lorem ipsum

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Git like subcommand support for zypper

an idea by mlandres

Add subcommand support for zypper. That is, if 'zypper foo' is not found, look for %{_libexec}/zypper/zypper-foo just like git does. Then those subcommands could be binaries linked to libzypp or just scripts.

Updated about 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!


a project by wiederda

Package a basic, stripped down version of sysvinit for emergency cases, so you can repair a failed system without interference. My goal is not to replace systemd with sysvinit again, but to provide a sysvinit-base package that does not have any dependencies at all and can just be installed on any system. sysvinit will only be used in exception situations by specifying the kernel parameter "init=/sbin/init" or something like that. The package will come with the binary, a minimal inittab and a basic boot script that does only the really needed stuff. Experiment with an extension to have sysvinit execve systemd, so people can boot into their allmighty uber-daemon once the system has been fixed.

Updated about 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Learn the Basics About Creating Android Apps

a project by keichwa

What's about an app that helps you with downloading openSUSE documentation? Does a free app for managing gettext files (.pot, .po) already exist?

Updated about 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

bug screening helper

a project by bmwiedemann

The Problem: many bugs filed for openSUSE go to the screening-team by default and often remain there for weeks, so that developers (who would be interested in analyzing or fixing these bugs) do not learn about them. However, the screening process is a hard one

Updated about 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

LDraw for Linux

a project by jbohac

Project Description

Updated about 1 month ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Get my hands wet with functional programming

a project by alexandrubonini

This is about starting to use functional programming paradigms that get used more and more? It is mainly about rewriting a small test program (repclean) in a functional style, using immutablity, parallelism and async techniques.

Updated about 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Detect type of change in a project analyzing the log history

a project by aplanas

Use machine learning and natural language processing techniques to analyze the changes made in a project, and classify them in: * Small / unimportant fix

Updated almost 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Crowbar on openSUSE

a project by tboerger

In order to build a community around crowbar, our cloud installer, we need to get this running on openSUSE as well. So let's find some time to move the packaging of crowbar from the ibs to the obs! In the end, there should be working packages in

Updated about 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

Cosmic HA for OpenStack

a project by mjura

Idea is to prepare some advanced template examples for Heat orchestration in OpenStack, which will show: - how HA for VM guests can be used

Updated almost 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Disk operations should not stale the system

an idea by pmladek

It happens from time to time that my system is less responsible. It is usually caused by extensive disk operations, e.g. searching disk for something, moving a lot of data. A solution would be to run these problematic tasks with ionice. But I think that desktop user should not need to take care of this. Also some of the operations are even caused by system tools and normal user has problems to affect it. I wonder if we could somehow improve the desktop setting or it it would even need some hacks into the scheduler. I have just heard that this should be fined in the last kernels. But I also heard that it still does not work well, for example when copying from/to USB memory stick.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Biofeedback / Neuroscanner / Dreamanalyser

an idea by chuller

This project is based on some hack of a mind flex toy containing a so called "neurosky eeg" chip. Having a sensor connected to your skull this system can meassure several waves emitting from the brain, also called brainwaves. The Idea is to combine this system with some camera based monitoring system that will watch a test subject while sleeping and recording the corresponding brainwaves for later analysis of brainactivity and body movement. Other use cases do exist, this was the only one i could come up with that involves sleeping in the office ;)

Updated almost 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Hibernate signature verification - Symmetric key edition

a project by joeyli

In last hackweek, I implemented a RSA private key parser in kernel:

Updated about 2 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️.

Trivialine - an Online Multiplayer Trivia

a project by cyntss

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We have the pleasure to introduce you to the first Online Multiplayer Trivia:

Updated about 2 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️.

Where has all the power gone ?

a project by bigironman

SUSE currently consumes a lot of electricity for keeping servers up an running as well as workstations at the office rooms, air-conditions and so on. The project is about to collect information where all the power is going to and to find sweet spots for saving power (and money).

Updated about 2 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️.


an idea by coolo

HWinterstellar happens a week before halloween, so my project is to create a Hell-o-Kitty.

There are various 3D-Models e.g. - and adding some LEDs that blink using a tinyDuino into it should be very possible during hackweek.

Updated about 2 years ago. 12 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

openSUSE 13.2 ARM hackathon

a project by algraf

openSUSE 13.2 is taking shape on ARM, but we need to make sure we smoothen its edges to make an actual release out of it. The goal of this project is to make sure all devices we should run on actually work and that the last few packages necessary for productive use of ARM devices work properly on 13.2.

Updated about 2 years ago. 12 hacker ♥️.

Get the new SUSE Floor ready to use!

a project by rsalevsky

The new SUSE Floor is nearly done. The core functionality is already implemented and only some basic features are left.<br> <br>

Updated almost 2 years ago. 14 hacker ♥️.

HackWeek T-Shirt

a project by abodry

If nothing is changed, no Hackweek T-Shirt awaits us. So, taking the initiative, I am searching for other creative minds to collaborate with.

Updated about 1 year ago. 13 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Improve the supportconfig database tool

an idea by leonardocf

The tool, developed in previous HackWeeks, is mostly abandoned. The plan is to:

Updated about 1 year ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 2 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

Work on my OBS packages

a project by lrupp

~> osc my pkg | wc -l 699

Updated 29 days ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Video presence system for distributed teams

a project by ancorgs

Those working remotely or managing a distributed team know it: face time is invaluable. The former openSUSE team has been using to keep in touch and Google hangout to hold a stand up meeting every morning. We like the Sqwiggle approach. Although the last updates have made it worse, the concept of having a peep to your colleagues' desks to know if they are there (even if they are working hard or just talking to someone) and the possibility of starting a video conversation just clicking on the face shot can do a lot in reducing distances (and in killing the temptation of working naked for home-officers).

Updated almost 2 years ago. 18 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.


a project by fteodori

Create a set of ready to use Dockerfiles based on OpenSUSE, and find a nice home for them to live in. Useful containers or just for fun, let's dockerize-it all.

Updated about 2 years ago. 20 hacker ♥️.

Resistance is Futile - Using zypper to "upgrade" CentOS/RHEL to openSUSE/SLES

a project by RBrownSUSE

zypper is magic

A number of experiments suggest that it may be feasible to run zypper from an openSUSE 'live' media against a 'foreign' RPM based OS installation (eg. CentOS) and then 'zypper dup' to openSUSE

Updated over 1 year ago. 23 hacker ♥️.

openSUSE Landing Page Prototype

a project by hennevogel is the single most accessed page in the SUSE/openSUSE universe. With 1.5 million visits per month it generates 2.5 million page views and has around 500 people on the page at any given time. Yet it's one of the oldest, crufty pages we have! It doesn't concentrate on what it should do: Tell people about the distro so they download it. It's design is 5 years old, it's not mobile, it's not accessible. There is absolutely no interactive, engaging content at all and the technology used goes as far as a shell script/cron to update dynamic content.

Updated 29 days ago. 30 hacker ♥️.


a project by smithfarm

Dochazka is a long-term project to replace the obsolete Attendance & Time Tracking system used by the Prague office since 2007. Dochazka is a complex system consisting of three major components: - RESTful backend App::Dochazka::REST (with lots of help from Web::MREST)

Updated 29 days ago. 15 hacker ♥️.

x86 instructions decoder

a project by bpetkov

This is the tool I've been working on since HW11 and it needs more work. Actually, there's always something which could be done on it. It is basically an x86 instruction decoder with special emphasis on the kernel and decoding interesting pieces of it in order to help in the development of low-level patching techniques, among others. git repo:

Updated 28 days ago. 17 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

gfxboot for grub2

a project by snwint

Make a final attempt to implement a graphical user interface for grub2 (gfxboot2).

It's quite some work, unfortunately. Here's what's done so far:

Updated about 2 months ago. 15 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

SUSE Music(ian) Space

a project by ralfflaxa

Once again, the SUSE band is coming together to make music and we're planning a party this time round!!! We have a band name :-)

Updated about 1 month ago. 46 hacker ♥️.


a project by jeff_mahoney

New Development In previous hack weeks, the first few days ended up being wasted on just getting it working. I'm pleased to share that the code quality has improved dramatically since the last hack week and there are now extensive test cases for both unit testing and testing against real vmcores, and we'll use both mypy and pylint (if installed) to perform static analysis. Packages for those are available in openSUSE or as part of the crash-python OBS repo for SLE15. It has been tested with kernels from 3.0 to 5.1.

Updated 16 days ago. 21 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.