Hack the Hack Week tool

an invention by hennevogel

This project is about advancing the tool you're currently browsing. It got started back in Hack Week 9 to retire all the weird tools we've used in the past to track ideas. As you can see it has gone far but is still far from done. There are lots of features missing and bugs to be fixed on github. Get going!

Updated 3 months ago. 24 hacker ♥️.

Convert prix-carburant.gouv.fr 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 about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Get terraform-provider-libvirt closer to release

an invention by dmacvicar

terraform-provider-libvirt adds libvirt support to terraform. Thanks to other projects using it, there are several pull requests open. The goal is to include the features that are ready to be merged.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

geekos.prv.suse.net employee finder

an invention by hennevogel

Mission: Our company org chart consists mostly of teams + their project managers. teams.suse.com is an application that gives an overview about the various SUSE team resources like org-chart, office locations, mission descriptions, links to team pages/blogs etc. It should combine the various data sources that are already there (eguide, floor, externaltools etc.) and provide a way to enrich this data.

Updated over 1 year ago. 13 hacker ♥️.

Prototype new LTP upstream runltp script

an invention by metan

Currently the upstream LTP is executed by a hacked up and old runltp script that executes even worse and fairly old mess called ltp-pan which in turn actually executes the test cases. This whole thing is a unmaintainable mess that should have been replaced with something simpler a long time ago. It should also have a few more features that has been requested in the meantime and not implemented since nobody wants to touch the code. For instance executing the test cases on a different machine via ssh and writing the results locally. Another feature I've been thinking about for quite some time is a parallel test execution, since most of the test cases in fact could be executed in parallel which could easily speed up the test run twice. There are other tests that cannot, mostly stress tests, but also test cases that modify global system state, i.e. system time, make use of sysv IPC, use loop devices, etc. These kind of tests should be annotated somehow so that we do not end up with a test cases competing for a global resources in a parallel test run.

Updated 3 months ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Learn to speak, read and write German

an invention by cjschroder2

My German reading and speaking skills suck. I've forgotten everything except "Mehr Bier, bitte". A week of intensive immersion ought to enable me to order food as well. And converse with my German team members. Especially when we go out for meals and drinks. This should have a concrete goal, so I will write a short story in German to demonstrate my amazing new fluency*.

Updated over 1 year ago. 16 hacker ♥️.

Apple swift language for openSUSE

an invention by kshatskyy

Build opensource swift language package for Leap 42.3, Leap 15.0 on OBS. https://swift.org/

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Take care of my Debian packages

an invention by vcuadradojuan

Take time this week to take care of the packages I maintain at Debian; open bugs, fix bugs, new upstream versions, enable testsuites in autopkgtest.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Upstream support for SGI Octane

an invention by tsbogend

Patches for supporting SGI Octanes are floating around since ages. The latest version is against v4.10. I've talked to Ralf Baechle (MIPS kernel maintainer) and he is willing to take patches from me... so I have to provide them... and this what this project is for:-)

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Learn (machine) learning

an invention by mwilck

I'd like to gain practical knowledge about machine learning / TensorFlow / scikit by trying out simple examples.

Updated over 1 year ago. 32 hacker ♥️.

Package kompose (docker-compose to k8s converter) for openSUSE

an invention by suntorytimed

What is kompose? kompose is a tool to help users who are familiar with docker-compose move to Kubernetes. kompose takes a Docker Compose file and translates it into Kubernetes resources.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

GitHub GraphQl (v4)

an invention by dmaiocchi

Explore the GraphQl (v4) GitHub Api and do a small project in (Elixir would be the choice)

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

monitor kubernetes and docker with prometheus

an invention by dmaiocchi

Starting from prometheus ( and grafana if needed), learn how to monitor kubernetes and docker and do some valid alert/graph etc. https://docs.docker.com/config/thirdparty/prometheus/

Updated almost 3 years ago. No love.

Jupiter system

an invention by SLindoMansilla


Experiment with and implement a server (openSUSE Kubic, SUSE CaaSP) with connected thin clients (Raspberry Pi) that executes GUI applications from docker containers running on the server.

Updated 3 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

distributed card games, a.k.a. mental poker

an invention by AndreasStieger

Mental poker is a principle and also specific protocol to play card games without a single trusted party. This includes shuffling cards, enforcing card visibility and commitment schemes. Imagine playing rock-paper-scissors via phone only. libTMCG is an implementation of the protocol and SecureSkat is an application of this protocol/library to the popular German card game Skat.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor

an invention by mstrigl

The usual baby-phones and phone based surveillance solutions do not fit my needs: - We live in townhouse with reinforced concrete walls (the signal from the babyphone is not strong enough)

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Running openATTIC and DeepSea on multiple distros (2018)

an invention by dmaiocchi


new hack

Updated almost 3 years ago. No love.

Infrastructure-by-code + full-build-pipeline with the example of OBS+openQA

an invention by okurz


Lots of crucial steps in the SUSE/openSUSE product build workflow are not known or not even accessible by many people but hidden as "custom scripts" on "some machine" in the worst cases. Nowadays infrastructure and build pipelines should be written as code, e.g. in git repos, with UI frontends to show the always current state of what is going on, what needs to be done to release products, where are problems. The least we can do is learn a bit more in this direction.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Create packages for maintenance tools

an invention by pluskalm

Currently helpers for maintenance of SLE/openSUSE such as osc omg exist just as git repo, lets have them as packages.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

microservices and serverless for the openSUSE.org infrastructure

an invention by tampakrap

The openSUSE.org official infrastructure is getting bigger and complicateder, so #microservices and #serverless FTW! :smiley: :thumbsup: :icecream:

Updated almost 2 years ago. 12 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

DIY Awesome Glowing Nixie Clock

an invention by JWSun

Glowing Nixie Clock * A Nixie tube (English: /ˈnɪk.siː/ NIK-see), or cold cathode display, is an electronic device for displaying numerals or other information using glow discharge.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Automatically guess changelog entries for Haskell packages from upstream

an invention by psimons

All our packages have a *.changes file and ideally that file would mention relevant changes from upstream, i.e. during version updates. Currently, we find that information manually when packaging Haskell software. This is unsatisfactory because of the sheer size of the package set and the massive number of updates we receive from Hackage. The packaging itself is completely automatic, but editing the *.changes files is not and this issue prevents us from shipping more packages in Tumbleweed and elsewhere. Now, during this Hackweek I'd like to write code that given two Haskell package versions old and new can determine the upstream changelog entries between those two and create a pleasantly formatted entry for the *.changes file that won't need any manual editing to pass the review team. Then I'd like to integrate this into cabal2obs, or maybe even cabal2spec.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Chrome plugin to watch openQA jobs

an invention by asmorodskyi

In day to day job I often wait for openQA job to change a state. I plan to create chrome plugin which would allow to watch for some certain job and will send you notification when run is end.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Get a basic understanding about MD software RAID setup

an invention by jsmeix

I need to get a basic understanding about MD software RAID setup only via command line tools to be able to understand,

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

SUSE Manager - self sufficient frontend server

an invention by LuNeves

Explore the possibility to have a self sufficient frontend server running locally. This server would compile all the frontend code and act as a proxy/middleware pointing either for a dev ref-server or to a local SUMA instance. This way would be possible to do modifications in frontend even without having a SUMA server running locally. http://imagebin.suse.de/2542/img

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Little systemd utilities improvements

an invention by mkoutny

Some ideas from the list: Small ones:

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Second Memory

an invention by jcavalheiro

What is it about? I write lots of notes, about almost everything. Writing is a very important part of my work and of my organization in general.

Updated over 1 year ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

Learn OBS with an example

an invention by jevrard

git-deps and hatop deserve some more native packaging love. let's improve this and make a good package for multiple distros when possible.

Updated over 1 year ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

SSO for kanku

an invention by M0ses

SSO for kanku

As we use kanku for testing/debugging our OBS Appliance images.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Connect to matrix.org via weechat

an invention by ktsamis

I want to connect to matrix.org via weechat in Leap 15.0. 1. I need the matrix script

Updated 3 months ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Practice Perl through implementing -- Message Board

an invention by jbaier_cz

I want to improve myself in Perl & Mojolicious and I want to have a nice open-source self-hosted message board / forum written in Perl. Let's combined it into one ultimate goal. I would like to have:

Updated almost 3 years ago. No love.

Explore & Deploy new podcast platform

an invention by tonghuix



Updated almost 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.

Emulate MEN FPGAs in Qemu

an invention by morbidrsa

For testing some of the upstream Linux drivers we maintain it is necessary to emulate the hardware as we're getting bug reports for the upstream drivers but have no chance to test fixes. Once the upstream drivers can be emulated we could focus on emulating hardware where only downstream drivers do exist and then write new drivers to be upstreamed.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Container Image for PXE/HTTPBoot Server

an invention by gary_lin

Every time we went to UEFI Plugfest, one of the frequently asked questions is how to setup a PXE/HTTPBoot server. Besides, we also have to setup and test the server before the event. Although we already have the document(*), it may be easier to deploy with a container image. My goal is to learn how to package a container image in SLE/openSUSE and create a flexible image for the fast deployment of PXE/HTTPBoot server.

Updated 3 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

ReMiTo - An RMT web interface powered by VueJS and Quasar

an invention by thutterer

I want to dive deeper into React using its Material-UI components to prototype a web interface for SUSE's new Repository Mirroring Tool (RMT). Updates:

Updated almost 3 years ago. No love. 1 follower.

Transactional Desktop

an invention by fcrozat

Leap 15 and TW supports Transactional Server system role but some additional work is needed to have a transactional desktop system role. The purpose of this hackweek is to document what need to be fixed and try to fix it.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

tftp boot installer and PXE server container image

an invention by kukuk

We provide tftp server and RPMs containing the installer to run from tftp. Disadvantage is, that the user needs to setup a tftp boot system first. Why not putting everything in a container, so that the admin only need to run the container and can then choose on the to be installed machine, what he wants install? And following this, put the container in a kubernetes cluster like SUSE CaaS Platform.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.

Teach SUMA to sign repository metadata

an invention by mcalmer

Signing metadata requires a lot of manual interaction and knowledge of the customer. This was the reason why we never implemented it for SUMA as the benefit was very low. Now with the change in the zypp stack to not allow installing unsigned RPMs without user interaction or completly disabling GPG checks the benefit of such a feature increased.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

DIY smart thermostat with ESP8266

an invention by scabrero

Build a smart thermostat using an Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 board, a DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor and a 2.4 TFT touch panel. The requirements are:

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Create a DRM driver for Matrox G200

an invention by tdz

Even after 20 years, the Matrox G200 series is still an excellent 2d graphics card. Unfortunately, there's only an fbdev driver and a user-space driver. Both are obsolete, as modern Linux uses the DRM framework for managing graphics cards. There already is a DRM driver for the G200 server series. This driver is under-maintained and doesn't work with desktop chips. I intend to work on a DRM driver for the G200 during the hackweek. Let's see how far one can get within a few days. :)

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

STEM Workshop in Montessori School

an invention by ilausuch


Working on the documentation...

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Learn and Document how to install a SAP Hana ScaleOut Cluster

an invention by dakechi

This nowadays is a supported HANA Scenario that has no much knowledge and documentation around. This project is basically to explore what we currently have, and maybe document some initial good practices around SAP HANA Scale-out to facilitate future developments and also our current supports.

Updated almost 3 years ago. No love.

Status plugin for Mojolicious

an invention by kraih

To make it easier to debug openQA and Cavil i want to build a plugin similar to the mod_status Apache module for the Mojolicious web framework. Figuring out how to combine HTTP and WebSockets should be interesting. If time permits i also want to make it look a little bit like the Minion Admin UI from my last HackWeek project.

Updated 3 months ago. No love.

Continue reading "Containerization with LXC" by Konstantin Ivanov and play around with LXC containers

an invention by gniebler

I bought and started reading this book a little while back and also "played along" by creating unprivileged LXC containers on my own system. I would like to continue this exploration by reading on in the book and creating, configuring, managing, destroying... further containers.

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love.

Introduction to parallel computing using CUDA (using AWS and openCV)

an invention by riafarov


GPUs are widely used for parallel computations and CUDA is platform which simplifies development of such applications for NVidia GPUs.

Updated over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

SUMA add test=True for highstate to UI

an invention by mcalmer

First thing you learn, when you start with salt, is to use test=True before you really call the highstate. This is not yet possible from the SUSE Manager UI.

Updated over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

add features to libstorage-ng

an invention by aschnell

Add some features to libstorage-ng. - Support for F2FS

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Write a reporting script using SMELT

an invention by vitezslav_cizek

I'd like to write a tool that reports user's OBS work done in a given time frame (eg. week). It'll collect all the packages he/she submitted, all the reviews done or all the maintenance updates started or processed.

Updated 3 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Improve OBS service scripts

an invention by enavarro_suse

For every instance of OBS, each time the obs-api package is updated the obsapidelayed service is reloaded. This takes more time than is expected. Task to be done are:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

The SUSE Game

an invention by ilausuch

** UPDATE ** After a week of hard but passionate work we have managed to finish the first version of The SUSE Game with a surprising final!

Updated 4 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.