Easy openSUSE Upgrade

a project by maverick74

The idea is about an easy way to allow users to make upgrades (e.g.: changing from version 15.0 to version 15.1) using a GUI and as easy as they can in Ubuntu. Something like a notification with a button to perform the upgrade with just one-click, instead of having to deal with the work of manually disable all of the repositories, update them manually, open the terminal and finally make a "zypper dup" .

Updated 2 months ago. 40 hacker ♥️. 6 followers.

MicroOS Desktop

a project by RBrownSUSE

Updated 3 months ago. 25 hacker ♥️. 18 followers.


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 2 months ago. 21 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

Rewrite Jangouts using React/Redux

a project by IGonzalezSosa

We already tried to improve the Jangouts data model in the past and, although we made quite some progress, we did not finish it. I've been playing a bit with React and Redux lately, and I would like now to try a different approach replacing Angular with that combo. Using Vue.js might be another option too. Of course, we are not going to rewrite Jangouts in just one week, but let's see how far we can go. By the way, the redesign branch contains some interesting stuff from one of the GSoC that we should consider.

Updated 6 months ago. 11 hacker ♥️. 8 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 3 months ago. 15 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

X86_64 platform system program

a project by jnwang


It can boot up from udisk/floppy.

Updated over 1 year ago. 8 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

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: https://gitlab.suse.de/bp/x86d

Updated 3 months ago. 17 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Make Ruqola Rocket.Chat client useable / submit to openSUSE Tumbleweed

an invention by zbenjamin

Update: Ruqola ('zypper in ruqola') is now in Tumbleweed and Leap 15.2! For Hack Week 19 (Feb 2020) main goal is to test, polish packaging, potentially do fixes and select a snapshot to submit to openSUSE Tumbleweed. Upstream made one release but it was not optimal, development pace has sped up a lot lately and the client has become more stable and usable.

Updated 3 months ago. 8 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.


a project by pgeorgiadis

alt text The most relaxed testing framework of Kubernetes in the world

Updated over 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

SUSE incarnation of the Party Parrot

an invention by rsimai

The Parrot seems to have many fans meanwhile, in particular since we're running Rocket.chat at SUSE. Some may find these emoticons distracting, some find it just cool and I would certainly love to see something like the Partyparrot but as a "SUSE parrot", probably someone manages to make the SUSE Geeko move in a similar fashion, as party_geeko. Finally I'd love to see this uploaded to the cultofthepartyparrot.com under "Party Guests". Because clearly the Geeko insists! :-) Bonus: do the same with TUX for total ssǝuızɐɹɔ

Updated almost 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

openSUSE/SLE/Mainline U-boot for some not-yet-supported ARM64 boards

an idea by ldevulder

The Khadas VIM (http://khadas.com/vim/) is an arm64 DIY Set-Top-Box based on Amlogic P212 reference board that use S905X SoC. As Odroid-C2 (based on S905 SoC) is in the mainline U-boot, it should be possible to adapt it for the Khadas VIM (of course a lot of work are needed!).

Updated over 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

next-generation email synchronization program

a project by dancermak

There are various email synchronization programs like offlineimap or mbsync, which have some inherent limitations: - mbsync does not support IMAP IDLE

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

Uyuni: improve spacewalk-repo-sync performance

a project by moio

Let's make reposync faster

Every day,

Updated almost 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Another try on minimalistic C widget library

a project by metan

I've attempted this several times already and each attempt had different shortcomings. I'm kind of curious about how exactly will I fail this time. And it looks like I haven't failed this time.

Updated over 1 year ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

ML and AI for code static analysis

a project by mvarlese

The idea is to explore the technologies and the various components to realize some AI to predict pitfalls in source code which can potentially generate run-time misbehaviours. The potential area where this idea could have positive implications are:

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

RPMlint cleanups

a project by scarabeus_iv

RPMlint upstream milestone 2.0 is shaping up but there are still ticket that needs to be tackled to finalize the release and enjoy the freshness of awesome QA on Tumbleweed/SLE16. In this hackweek we plan to look on various problems as described at:

Updated over 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Suse Manager - SPA

a project by LuNeves

The experience while navigating throughout the UI of Suse Manager it's not that nice. Whenever we navigate to a new page, the whole page gets refreshed and recreated, even when half of it didn't change a thing, for instance, the menu, topbar, and the notifications WebSocket connection, which in my opinion doesn't provide a smooth experience. This project has the goal to test out an automatic way to transform the Suse Manager UI into a Single Page Application.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

HelenOS of the <future>

an invention by jjindrak

I have previously implemented a major portion of the C++ standard library for HelenOS [0][1][2] as part of my master thesis. In this project, I will be adding

Updated over 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Refresh my reverse engineering skills

a project by ematsumiya

It's been a little while since I last needed to do some binary reverse engineering, so I want to up my game. Goals

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Explore RISC-V

a project by clin

RISC-V is an open ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) based on RISC architecture. It's originated from UC Berkeley and it's attracting more attention in recent years because of its full open architecture so every developer has opportunities to get involved in application processor design or apply it into different applications, such as IoT, Robotics, ... etc. Any topic about RISC-V is welcome, here are some topics you might be interested in:

Updated 4 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

minimal openQA

an invention by okurz


Many people ask how to start with openQA, ask "can you run these two lines in bash in an openQA" test and some shun the effort to try out openQA because it is "too big".

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

Learn about Robotics

a project by mstrigl

I want to learn more about robotics. The goal is to have a small robot at the end of the week. Since I have no clue of what I can do with robotics / what is possible I leave it open what the

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Gary - Kubernetes rethought.

a project by mcounts

The goal of this project is two fold. The first is to better learn and understand why Kubernetes might do something in the way that it does (especially in the control plane)

Updated over 1 year ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

PXEAT - A PXE management tool

a project by whdu

PXEAT (stand for PXE Administration Tool) is a tool to easily deploy and manage PXE service. It's NOT a tool for automatic deployment. It can enable user to add their own PXE items by themselves, but of course, very limited for security reasons. The tool will be developed with the light-weight framework - flask, as well as a sqlite database.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Kernel live dump

an idea by mkoutny

There is possibility to run crash on live system, this has some drawbacks though: - not all its features are available (e.g. inspecting stacks of tasks),

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

work on sunxi a64 cpufreq driver (for teres-1, pine64)

an idea by mbrugger

With the teres-1 [1] laptop we have a first arm64 device we could use as end-users. Much work to run mainline kernel + u-boot was done already. But power consumption of the laptop is not optimal (~2 hours of battery life time). The idea is to support cpufreq for the A64 SoC upstream, which would enable the teres-1, pine64 and pinebook to run more power efficient. up to now it seems nobody is working on the driver [2].

Updated 3 months ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

Add cgroups support to crash-python

a project by mkoutny

To ease debugging cgroup relates issues this suggests to: - list cgroup hierarchy tree(s),

Updated 3 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.


a project by hennevogel

Discover Free Software projects that expose you to real-world tech problems so you can gain experience for the job market.


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

Take a look at Metal³ (Kubernetes Bare metal management)

a project by ykornilov

Metal³ is the idea to support a declarative bare metal cluster management for Kubernates by employing a simplified stand alone version of Ironic.

We should explore if

Updated over 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Spend time to study more about machine learning

a project by cxiong

Roughly follow a few selective chapters from the book 'Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow'

Updated 3 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Dangerous voyage in openSUSE Infrastructure sea.

a project by mcaj

Well the see of openSUSE Infrastructure has been unrest and need our attention. I would like to invite you for this cruise trip.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Organize a Rumtasting session

a project by TBro

Out of nowhere the idea came up to organize a rum tasting session on one of the HackWeek evenings. There will be some information about the actual production of rum provided, as well as the different kind of rum existing.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Package odpdown

a project by jgrassler

I have been known to talk anybody I held presentations with into using odpdown. That was always a little awkward, since it started off with pip install odpdown, rather than zypper install odpdown. I want to fix this awkwardness and package odpdown properly so it can be installed as a RPM package. I'll also include the auxiliary infrastructure I've added around it over the years (various Makefiles and scripts for generating transcripts from comments) to the package so others can benefit from that stuff, too.

Updated 3 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

ssh key management in QAM

a project by pluskalm

Currently, way we distribute ssh keys within QAM on our testing infrustructure is a bit cumbersome - maybe we should try to (ab)use existing salt used by our internal infra team.

Updated over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 2 followers.

The Chameleon Harmonists

a project by rmax

Join us in singing a capella — barbershop-style and others. Find us on RocketChat: #chameleon-harmonists

Updated over 1 year ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

GNU/Linux-based Software as a Service

an idea by rliang06

Making GNU/Linux-based applications/services accessible to Windows clients via LAN, without installing GNU/Linux in a virtual machine, or using Live or pre-installed media.

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Architecting a Machine Learning project with SUSE CaaSP

an invention by jordimassaguerpla

The goal of this project is to get an overview of the state-of-the-art technology on training and deploying machine learning projects with kubernetes and apply that to a SUSE CaaSP cluster. With that in mind, we will train and deploy a model for summarizing github issues:

Updated over 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

YES Certification Video Tutorials

a project by dstokes

The YES Certification Tool Kit has long needed Video Tutorials for clean step-by-step tool usage and configuration. These will be done with video screen scrapes and audio overlay.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Demo project for HA using Raspberry pi-s

a project by xarbulu

I have noticed that explaining HA cluster concepts to non technical people is not easy (my parents for example hehe). In order to improve that I would like to create a more visual project using raspberry pi-s.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Distribution source code repository/browser

an idea by mkoutny

Motivation: You know a particular function name and would like to know which package(s) it comes from. Approximation: It is possible to search in code on Github hoping for a match in upstream repo not being too far from our distro.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Neutron driver for Cilium

a project by mrostecki

It's clear that in Kubernetes world, SUSE and openSUSE chose Cilium as the main network provider, which also means choosing BPF and XDP as underlying technologies for implementing datapath and packet filtering. That's different from what we are doing in OpenStack. SUSE OpenStack Cloud provides mostly Open vSwitch DPDK as a network solution.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 3 followers.

Run and manage your Ansible cluster using Salt!

a project by PSuarezHernandez

At SUSE we've implemented a module on Salt called ansiblegate which allows to run and manage your Ansible clusters using Salt. This a very powerful module that bring lot of value to Salt when the users are planning on migrating or starting to use Salt and they already have an existing Ansible infrastructure.

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

File system block allocation algorithms comparison and analysis

a project by ganghe

In the past, some customers ever complained that OCFS2 file system performance went down when listing a big directory (e.g. include 400k files). According to my preliminary investigation, this performance problem is related to file system block allocation algorithm. Then, I want to look at the current mainstream file systems (e.g. EXT4, XFS, etc) block allocation algorithms in this hack week, compare and analysis these algorithms advantages/disadvantages.

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

PXE improvements for QAM

a project by pluskalm

We kinda need more flexible PXE in Prague office, UEFI would also not hurt - so lets check what we can do to make it better. EDIT (ggherdovich):

Updated 7 months ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Test Raspberry Pi

a project by leli

1.Test to burn the opensuse kernel on Raspberry Pi and make it working. 2. Try to use Raspberry Pi to control some sensors.

Updated 3 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 6 followers.

Ruby Gem: Open Build Service API

a project by mschnitzer

I just recently started a new project which is meant to be a wrapper for OBS's API. The library is written in Ruby. https://github.com/mschnitzer/open-build-service-api

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

Tensorflow on opensuse

an idea by huizhizhao


TensorFlow makes it easy for beginners and experts to create machine learning models for desktop, mobile, web, and cloud. But from installation guide to best practice there're rarely cases mentioned tensorflow on OpenSUSE. So OpenSUSE needs to be introduced to tensorflow community.

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

bugzilla auto-assignment using artificial stupidity

a project by bmwiedemann

A lot of openSUSE bugs are filed with plenty details but without a specific assignee so often many days are lost between filing and a developer seeing the report. Instead of training a neuronal network to do artificial intelligence, this project focuses on the integration of how we can make useful proposals of assignments. It will probably use perl regexps for the start.

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

Mottainai - what a waste!

a project by EDiGiacinto

Mottainai - Task/Job/Build Server for everyone!

Written in Golang. You can find the source code on GitHub and docs here.

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

libgphoto2 Wifi support for Lumix

an invention by msmeissn

I plan to work on libgphoto2 Lumix WiFi support. Status after Hackweek:

Updated almost 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.