Tool to write raw images to USB disks

a project by alarrosa

The idea would be to create a qt5/kde5 based utility that can use local raw images as well as download a list of sources from a remote site. The idea is to provide a user interface that can be used by any user as well as a user interface that can be used in kiosk mode for booths so that a visitor can put a usb pendrive in any usb slot, select the image he/she wants to write to it and get it written in parallel to other usb memories. seems to be abandoned, so probably part of the backend will be reused and the user interface will be rewritten from scratch, but anyway this will be reconsidered at the first task in the project.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Improve futex coverage in trinity

an invention by dbueso

Futexes are complex enough that make it a good candidate for applying fuzzy testing techniques to the various inputs and operations that can be performed. Instead of re-writing any testing infrastructure, make use of the trinity system call fuzzing tool. While trinity does apply fuzzing to futexes, it does so with very limited knowledge, using only generic callbacks to the different steps involved. As such the main goal is extending testing coverage and making it more ad-hoc.

Updated about 2 years ago. No love.

Automated testing of accessibility

a project by coolo

The goal of openQA is "test as a QA engineer". But openQA has no ears - all we can test for are DTMF sounds. And even those are very bad. So my hackweek project is to do research on how to do proper sound verification. The keys are proper normalization of the volume and the sample rate.

Updated over 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Markdown extension for Jianpu (Numbered musical notation)

a project by scateu

As we know, we have ABC notation or GNU Lilypond for music staff. It takes ASCII as input and generates music scores and even MIDI format, which is very convenient for people to type music in computer.

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

[DOCU] Packaging, OBS, KIWI and OpenQA for a PHP project: BlueSpice Media Wiki

a project by mfeilner

Hallo Welt!, the company behind Blue Spice Media Wiki (an open source, subscription based enterprise wiki) is interested in howto package their PHP software, get it into OBS and into the whole workflow with openQA and learn how to write automated tests. This is such a generic task that I though documenting it might be worth an afternoon at hackweek together with Richard (openQA) and Darix (OBS and packaging). I'll reserve a meeting room, doc team will provide the documentation of this workflow in a "SUSE best practice guide"

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

Ceph RBD backed USB mass storage gadget

a project by dmdiss

Create a USB device that, when configured and connected, exposes one or more Ceph RBD images for use as USB storage, allowing for: * Ceph storage consumption by almost any system with a USB port

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Assembly Diff Tool for kGraft

a project by joro

This is about writing a tool to find differences in assembly files generated by gcc. The goal is to find the symbols in a program that have changed by a source code patch. This information can then be used to create and/or verify kGraft patches.

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Reconstruction Beijing GNU/Linux User Group Website

an invention by tonghuix

Cause the original BLUG website is too old and lack of security, so we plan to fully rework for this website. It will following such steps:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Translation FlightGear Getstart Manual

an invention by tonghuix

The FlightGear is a free and open source flight simulator. To introduce what FlightGear offers, there is a official getstart manual for beginner. The getstart manual written in English, so I try to translate it into Chinese, and add support for CJK character.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Hacking the Atom Editor/IDE

a project by lslezak

The Atom Editor

There is a pretty nice open source text editor and IDE called Atom,

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Deploy personal cloud with suse cloud product.

a project by xlai

It is fabulous to get machines from cloud for automation testing, and there are lots of things to learn in cloud. So I will start the cloud journey in this hackweek, to learn suse cloud architecture, various technologies inside cloud, and try to deploy one.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

A new feature for Gnome-Logs

a project by JonathanKang

Since I'm a maintainer of Gnome-Logs, I'd like to hack on Gnome-Logs. During the hack week I'll focus on the <a href="">bug 753471</a> of Logs. Generally it's a new feature, allowing Logs to show logs entries dynamically(when new logs appended).

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Research on COLO - the HA solution for virtualization

a project by gqjiang

COLO or Coarse Grain Lock Stepping is an High Availability solution that builds on top of Remus, 1. investigate Xen COLO implemention and try to play with it.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Play with ARM board

a project by nadvornik

Since my Orange Pi board just arrived, I will play with it. This includes:

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Play with afl fuzzer

an invention by metan

The afl fuzzer is an interesting tool that uses compile time instrumentation and genetic algorithms to automatically produce test cases that will trigger different code paths in binary...

Updated over 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

The Elder Gecko

a project by jtzhao


Ever dreamed of being a hero to save the world? Play "The Elder Gecko", an epic fantasy RPG masterpiece!

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

fedmsg for SUSE services

an invention by oholecek

Our beloved competitor developed and use project-wide message bus called Fedora Infrastructure Message Bus. This project was already adapted, or is being adapted, also by Debian community. During Lucky Thirteen I want to get deeply familiar with the concept and implementation, deploy test scenario and write plugins for OBS and openQA to talk to each other.

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

arm64 set-top-box based workstation

a project by mbrugger

Tronsmart has a Rockchip rk3368 based set-top-box [1]. I want to use it as a arm64 based workstation running openSUSE.

Updated 5 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

httpd learning

a project by pgajdos

I intend to learn little bit around apache httpd, get acquainted with some native modules as well as look at apache2-debugging-modules package.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

KDE bugzilla cleanup

an invention by scarabeus_iv

As detailed previously on devel and opensuse-factory the KDE team didn't have access to their bugs and could not actively subscribe. This is changed now by introduction of mailinglist.

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

get a CNC Gcode generator to work on openSUSE

a project by bmwiedemann

My hobby project is about using Lego mindstorms to turn a lathe / turning machine into a CNC. One missing piece is the "CAM" part that takes a 3D model and produces gcode that determines the tool-path.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Familiar with SUSE new released products (SUSE Cloud/Storage/Docker)

a project by wanghaisu

I want to use this week to familiar with the SUSE products that i don't have time/chance to participate. For instance, SUSE Cloud, SUSE storage, Docker etc... Just like the presentations in SUSEcon 2015 closing keynote.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Docker: Image Rebasing

an invention by cyphar

git rebase is a very useful construct in source control management, as it allows you to re-apply your changes atop a different branch of the same repository. While this concept transitions perfectly to container management (updating a container could be as easy as a docker rebase), and the Docker client is inspired by the git semantics, Docker has no such feature (in fact, Solomon Hykes used rebase and merge as examples of things "that we don't want"). Currently, zypper-docker works by applying an updated layer on top of an existing image. While this does work quite well, it separates the process of updating the base image and updating all of your derivative images (you need to re-download new packages for each derivative image). So, this project will be working on implementing something like git rebase for Docker images. There are several issues with this, mainly involving the fact that we are rebasing binaries and not source code, so merge conflicts will probably be quite messy. But it should be possible to implement some form of simple rebase method (which will essentially fall back to docker build in the worst case, which is what you were going to run anyway). By maximising the reuse of the existing image layers, it should be possible to reduce build times quite significantly.

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Turbulent Molecular Dynamics Simulations in C

a project by dwaas

During hack week I will carry on the research I started to write my thesis. The work is called "Turbulence Driven Clustering in Nematic Active Particles" and will (hopefully) make it into a Physical Review Letters paper.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Interactive Documentation Web Page Scrapper

a project by cxiong

Based on the little-used HTML5 outline spec, investigate&implement an in-browser tool (currently a chrome extension or browser user script) to easily, interactively scrap a documentation web page into an 'index-content' map for (offline) searching. Motivated by the fact that most scrappers today are command line tools, too tech-savvy.

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love.

Deploy openQA and review the test scripts

a project by XJin

For our daily work, usually we need to check running result from openQA as a good reference for the quality of a specific build. I'd like to take this chance to make openQA deployed and try to review the test scripts.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Rewrite maintenance's dependency checkers in Python

an invention by leonardocf

We currently have a set of shell scripts that verify if patches can be properly installed on multiple combinations of base products, extensions and modules. These scripts are all written in shell and are annoying to maintain, as configuration and code is all mixed up. My objectives are: (a) to rewrite all the scripts in a single tool, in Python; (b) separate code and configuration, so that adding a new product/SP requires only editing a configuration file; and (c) make the checkers more flexible, allowing execution from the command line against specific repositories (use case: checking one single maintenance incident before submitting it to QAM).

Updated over 1 year ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

VNC: Ability to share and reconnect sessions

a project by michalsrb

The goal is to jump forward with this fate:

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Docker hacking

an invention by evshmarnev

  • learn how to code on golang
  • create a script for docker testing (bash or python)
Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Qt based chinese learning program

a project by mvetter

The Idea

Since some time I am interested in getting better at C++ and learn more about Qt framework. Since I learn best with having a project/goal I came up with this:

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Use Relax-and-Recover (rear) as generic installer in the plain SUSE installation system

an invention by jsmeix

The basic idea is is to boot the plain SUSE installation system (inst-sys) but to not let it run YaST. Instead inst-sys runs Relax-and-Recover (rear) as generic installer that does the system installation.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Simple Gnome 3 extension for wicked in JS/CS

a project by thehejik

I want to learn JavaScript or CoffeeScript and how to write Gnome 3 extensions. I think that the right task for learning JS/CS could be work on extension for our wicked network manager because I miss some NetworkManager style plugin. Very basic extension for wicked should contains following:<br>

Updated over 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Integrate ABRT to openSUSE

an invention by michalnowak

There were several attempts to integrate ABRT to openSUSE. In this Hack Week I'd like to: 1. review those attempts;

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Document Liberation Project's libraries' bug fixing

a project by fstrba

This hackweek, i will try to clear some bugs reported against DLP libraries as libvisio, libcdr or libfreehand. I did not have time to work on them since the last hackweek and I hope to add some new features and silence the most annoying bug reports.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

openSUSE with Linaro 96 board

a project by bamvor

96 boards are the series open source boards with same size and interface launched by linaro. There are two arm 64bit boards and one sensor kit in my hand.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Learning REXX and improve FTPBOOT for installing and testing our S390 builds

a project by mgriessmeier

Learning REXX and improve FTPBOOT for installing and testing our S390 builds

Updated 4 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Task manager in Elixir/Erlang

a project by vmoravec

Elixir is a Ruby-ish dialect of Erlang with meta-programming capabilities, this is my first project using it: pedro . The idea is to create a task manager that would organize tasks (jobs) and manage them in projects. It will be running locally, remotely or both in multi-node setup, will provide CLI, have web UI relying on http and websockets. It makes use of erlang OTP, web framework phoenix that is inspired by rails. Author of elixir and main contributor to phoenix is Jose Valim, he's also the author of devise rubygem and former contributor to rails.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Experiment with cluster simulation in Erlang

a project by KGronlund

I want to learn Erlang and see if it makes sense to use it in the context of High Availability (it would certainly seem like it). As a learning project, I want to try to reimplement my koi project ( in Erlang. Koi is a minimal cluster manager I wrote in C++.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Improve the ffmpeg delogo filter

a project by jdelvare

I have a few ideas of improvements for the delogo filter included in ffmpeg's libavfilter. As a first step I would like to clean up the code by removing one unneeded option and then removing all the subsequently dead code.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Microcorruption CTF

an invention by vitezslav_cizek

It's a CTF like game, where the goal is to unlock "lock" devices. Having access to a disassembled code you have to create an input that will unlock the device by exploiting a bug in its code.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

allow openQA tests in python

a project by bmwiedemann

using perl's Inline::Python module, it should be possible to define openQA test modules in python instead of perl.

Updated over 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

Start with fault tolerant Xen server prototype

a project by j_gross

A normal Xen server today has many single points of failure. Those can be reduced by disaggregating Dom0 into multiple domains (xenstore, driver domains, admin domain). Following this path to it's logical end will lead to a setup where the running domUs won't be depending on Dom0 any more, so Dom0 itself can be made restartable. This project aims at beginning with a prototype by setting up a configuration with a xenstore domain and a driver domain for networking. This will allow running a pv-domU with network resources only (nfs or iscsi root file system) no longer needing Dom0 to run.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Explore the Haskell webstack

a project by bergmannf

As a counter-program to the daily usage of dynamic languages, I want to use this Hackweek to explore the web stack provided by very good static typed languages: - Haskell (e.g. Servant)

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

Integrate Policy As A Service with a HA use case for Openstack

a project by mmnelemane

Openstack Congress provides Policy as a service solution for Openstack based clouds. Policy based fulfillment makes it convenient to write policies for VM migrations and evacuations based on data monitored from various data sources. The aim of the project is to integrate the service to SUSE openstack cloud and evaluate the use of policies as a means to develop HA solutions. The steps for this project:

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Dove-eye (3D object tracking) improvement

an invention by mkoutny

See README for description of the Dove-eye project (poor man's Hawk-Eye). The main goal is to make 2D object tracking from a single camera more stable, so that it's reliable for 3D localization.

Updated over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

VNC protocol to openQA testcase writer

a project by fcrozat

By analysing a VNC session, we can create a draft of an openQA testcase (detecting keystroke, mouse click and generating fullscreen needles). The project is to :

Updated over 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Git and rst practice

an invention by ktsamis

I want to use this hackweek to get some practice with git and rst and maybe more specifically, as a project, to set a blog written in rst and hosted in github.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Training Labs Python Port, Liberty Support and OpenSUSE 13.2 support

a project by dguitarbite

Porting training labs to Python. This includes re-implementing the host side BASH scripts (which handle VirtualBox and KVM related tasks) to Python. For full details on this please follow training-labs project: git://

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Minimal Salt packaging

an invention by kwk


The salt-minion client-side agent is still a bit hefty due to its dependencies and SUSE's strange Python packaging. Let's see how to create a minimal salt-minion packaging.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Convert opendata to Osmand POI database

an invention by cbosdonnat

French government provides a pretty up-to-date data set with the gas prices in France as open data. These data could be useful in the offline GPS application [Osmand][1] for drivers to find the cheapest nearby place to buy they gas.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.