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 ♥️.

Libvirt client for android-arm

an invention by lin_ma

The idea is to port client module of libvirt(x86) to android-arm. Currently, The project only plans to supoort kvm. The project includes a dynamically linked library and a management user interface(virsh).

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Capture datacenter infrastructure information in a graph database

an invention by kwk

Orientdb is an open source graph/document database. It supports various language bindings

Updated over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Port the Spacewalk UI to modern web technologies

an invention by dmacvicar

Spacewalk is an open source Linux systems management solution. It is the upstream community project from which SUSE Manager and the Red Hat Network Satellite product are derived. Spacewalk uses XHTML with a CSS stylesheet that has grown over the years.

Updated over 1 year ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Add VNC backend to openQA

an invention by zxdvd

Background about openQA: https://progress.opensuse.org/projects/openqa-improvement/wiki

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Linux System on USB stick

an invention by jsmeix

I like to have a Linux system that completely runs on an USB stick (read and write also for persistent storage) so that it can run

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Web shell for Hamsta

an invention by zbhan_william

You like Linux, right ? you must like command line tools which give an quick, elegant way for your work. This project comes from the idea. "command line everywhere".

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Build and validate a scale-out Samba/CTDB cluster atop CephFS

an invention by dmdiss

Samba and CTDB rely heavily on POSIX fcntl locks for data and meta-data integrity. This functionality was recently fixed in CephFS, opening up the possibility to use CephFS as an underlying filesystem for a scale-out Samba/CTDB cluster. Such an architecture should perform and scale much better than the existing single Samba + VFS module gateway.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Make spiv full featured image viewer and release GFXprim RC1

an invention by metan


The RC0 release is out since the last hackweek see GFXprim pages. From that point 187 patches with various fixes, new features and new tests went in. New features includes support for various file formats, fixes and enhancements in python bindings, speedups, CMYK support, better documentation and more. Now it's about the time for RC1.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

running xen on allwinner sunxi powered devices

an invention by bjzhang

I want to boot xen with dom0 and domU on allwinner sunxi devices. A31/A20 is a Cortex-A7 powered device and cortex-a7 support virtualization extention.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Betaman - Beta Program Management application

an invention by insilmaril

Betaman is a rudimentary rails app to manage a set of beta tests and its testers. Try betaman yourself at betaman.suse.de

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

openQA v2 test, fix, deploy

an invention by bmwiedemann

openqa.opensuse.org is still running on the older v1 version necessitating extra maintenance (and bringing confusion to people about which version is the right one to use). As part of this hackweek 10, we want to test kvm and alternative backends (vbox, kvm2usb) in openQA v2, fix them if needed and finally deploy the current version.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

switch to grub2 for powerpc

an invention by k0da

There is a grub2 available for powerpc for a while. Let's switch to it by default.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

HMC support to openstack

an invention by k0da

Currently compute supports only IVM managed pSeries machines. In that case machines are not managed for central place. There shouldn't be a big deal to implement HMC support as IVM commands are pretty much similar to HMC.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

'Who's that guy?' - a floor based mini game

an invention by thutterer


What is it?

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Web interface for gems-status

an invention by jordimassaguerpla

Gems-status (http://github.com/jordimassaguerpla/gems-status) is a command line tool that creates a report about the gems used in an appliacation. The most import result is the security alerts. However, this tool is being configured using a yaml file, which has to be updated with new information every time there is a security alert.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Improve and unify spec changes formating and automation for Factory rules

an invention by scarabeus_iv

This project is mostly about automating spec file formatting to have all specs more look-alike, much better for review and there is no need to force people to write that way, just to format it afterwards is sufficient. Other task is to track changes in osc repo and adjust changelog accordingly. Format spec file tasks:

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

multi-user chat support for Groupwise Messenger protocol in Telepathy / Empathy

an invention by fcrozat

Currently, only pidgin is support multi-user chat over Groupwise Messenger protocol. Telepathy (and therefore Empathy) doesn't support it, despite using libpurple from Pidgin project. (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13127)

Updated over 1 year ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

SSL error checker

an invention by mcalmer

If a SSL connection failed, you often get only a very cryptic openssl error message. Write a tool which check for the typical errors and report the real reason for the failure.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

Wifi direct on OpenSUSE

an invention by matt680209

Wifi direct (P2P) has been implemented in WLAN drivers and wpa_supplicant. I would like to work on 2 machines connected each through wifi direct.


Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Wrap php-openid into Zend_OpenId library

an invention by pkacer

Problem statement

Current Zend Framework OpenID implementation does not support the protocol version 2.0 fully. For example the Yadis discovery is not supported at all. Thus the Zend Framework OpenID module can not be used with OpenID providers using this version of the protocol.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

crash utility: add "percpu" command

an invention by ptesarik

Crash has some support for per-cpu variables, but it really only works for static variables. My idea is that you should be able to take a per-cpu pointer and see the formatted data. The syntax should allow to specify a CPU or do it for all: crash> percpu $CPU <type_name> <address>

Updated 3 months ago. No love.

Enhance zypp installer to report file conflicts and to support rpm %posttrans scripts.

an invention by mlandres

This would fix the two 'biggest flaws' in the current software installation workflow. Basic support for detecting file conflicts is already provided by libsolv, but it needs to be integrated into libzypp. In order to support rpm %posttrans behavior, zypp needs to collect these scripts during package installation and execute them at the end of it's transaction.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Climbing Ticklist

an invention by j_renner

Ticklist is a web application enabling users to record their ascents of climbing routes as well as to maintain their personal list of currently projected routes. My implementation went from working alpha back to pre-alpha status (~ basic things not working) while migrating parts of the codebase (knockout.js -> angular.js). The goal of this hackweek project was therefore to finish this migration and fix the basic features in order to make the app useful at least for personal usage. The current technology stack is node, express, sequelize, jade (templating), angular and twitter bootstrap. Lots of future features come to my mind, like showing advanced statistics, integration with social networks, support bouldering ticklists as well, location based stuff, and so on.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Improve yast devtools

an invention by jreidinger

There is now bunch of yast devtools but the most of them are obsolete or useful only for ycp developement, which is now dead. It is also mixture of tools to build package, develop single package and new yast meta for doing changes on all modules developed by yast team. So goal is

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Make diskimage-builder (part of TripleO) capable of building openSUSE images

an invention by tserong

A few months ago in a random post-PyConAU fit of hackery, I got disk-image-create in TripleO's diskimage-builder project running on openSUSE 12.3, i.e. you can now run disk-image-create on an openSUSE system, and have it create, say, an Ubuntu system image. Time to take the next step, and make it capable of building openSUSE images ;-)

Updated 3 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Nodejs automated packaging

an invention by kwk

Nodejs is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. It uses NPM as its packaging system. This hackweek project will create a npm2rpm Ruby gem to fully automate creation of (openSUSE) RPM packages.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

Merge webui into OBS API

an invention by coolo

The webui is currently the poor cousin of the OBS parts even though it's wildly used. It's a pain in the ass to code for it as there is not a API for most things you need to do - and if there is it's cumbersome to use.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Improve OpenStack Documentation

an invention by a_jaeger

Improve OpenStack documentation and tools used by it. Major idea: Improve openSUSE documentation

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Create a dispatcher script for vpn with DNSMasq in NetworkManager

an invention by mcaj

Base on internal user request, Id to create the dispatcher script for NetworkManager allow run up/down script for DNSMasq when a VPN connection was started. In the current setup when VPN is started via NetworkManager no scripts is run. In the case Id like o add this script into NetworkManager package so it can be use by others SUSE users as well.

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love.

Yandex.Disk (video/pictures/music) XBMC add-ons

an invention by vlewin

Yandex.Disk is a free cloud storage service (like Dropbox) that gives you access to your photos, videos and documents from any internet-enabled device. XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

Write test cases for DAPS

an invention 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.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

YaST Developer Happiness: Reboot the Documentation

an invention by mvidner


We have Ruby now, yay! But the developer documentation still quite sucks [the old version is shown in that link]. We want to fix that.

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Learning about Docker

an invention by abergmann

Based on the hackweek 9 project from Flavio I'm playing around with <b>docker</b> and Linux containers.<br> My goal is to have a private image store with several openSUSE and SLE versions ready to use.<br>

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

SUSE Hackweek Gallery XBMC add-on

an invention by vlewin

Browse the SUSE Hackweek Gallery in XBMC on your TV :)

Updated almost 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Continue on osc3 porting

an invention by mvyskocil


In a previous hackweek project (https://github.com/SUSE/hackweek/wiki/osc3%3A-port-osc-to-Python3) I have converted osc code to Python3. This has triggered quite some weirdness regarding plugins, but osc is usable from python3. Or it was, not sure if more recent changes did not break the compatibility.

Updated over 4 years ago. No love.

Optimize KIWI product build in Open Build Service (OBS)

an invention by lslezak


OBS can build not only build traditional RPM packages, but it can even build appliances or installation ISO images.

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.


an invention by okir

Create a framework for running tests distributed across a number of hosts. The goal is to be able to run tests for things like

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Cloud rearrangement: VM migration path-finding

an invention by aspiers

There are several use cases where it's beneficial to be able to automatically rearrange VM instances in a cloud into a different

Updated almost 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

supportconfig database

an invention by leonardocf

The supportconfig utility is used by support teams to collect all information needed to troubleshoot a system in one shot. The objective of this project is to create a central repository of supportconfig tarballs. To do so, we're going to develop a set of tools to automatically fetch tarballs from known sources, parse the information, import the useful parts into an SQL database and expose it in a Web front-end where users can run some simple queries.

Updated over 1 year ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails

an invention by alarrosa

The main goal is learning Ruby and enough Ruby on Rails to hack on the hackweek tool and fix (what seems to be) a simple issue like this . For that, I'll have a look at the following tutorials/documentation, and probably follow a couple of them:

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

finish the ioq3 arm VM

an invention by lnussel

I need to finish my work from the last hackweek * github repo

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Bootstrap UI for Weblate

an invention by mcihar

Implement better UI for Weblate using Twitter Bootstrap library.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.


an invention by e_bischoff

Twopence is (will be) a remote execution engine for tests, able to run tests in virtual machines and real hardware through various means of communication : virtio for KVM / QEmu, ssh on top of libssh, serial lines. This library can be called from shell and ruby wrappers. While it is already functional (and used), it still needs polishing, stabilizing, and extending. It is also planned to integrate it with Pennyworth (project Machinery) and let it go fully Open Source.

Updated about 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Reimplementation of "quilt setup"

an invention by jdelvare

I would like to change the way "quilt setup" is implemented. At the moment, we call rpmbuild and intercept the calls to tar and patch in order to record the location where archives are extracted and the order and options of the patches which apply to them. Then we replay that record to create our own quilt-compatible source tree.

Updated about 2 years ago. 10 hacker ♥️.

HTML5 testdrive for SUSE Studio

an invention by JKrupa2

There are more and more devices with no Adobe Flash plugin support in web browser (new Android and Apple phones and tables, etc.). The aim of this project is to replace Flash testdrive in SUSE Studio with HTML5 client. So our current implementation bases on our project from a previous Cloud workshop which uses noVNC.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Upstream OpenStack Hacking

an invention by a_jaeger

Improve some OpenStack projects and contribute patches to them. I plan to look at improving manila (https://wiki.openstack.org/manila) and OpenStack infrastructure in general.

Updated about 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Support for automatically building kernels with user-influenced configuration

an invention by vbabka

Sometimes a user might want to build her own kernel instead of using the provided binary, for various reasons. This means creating own .config and maintaining it through kernel version bumps, which often results in running "make oldconfig" and mostly holding down the enter button to accept upstream defaults. What I envision instead is a way to say where I want my own config to deviate from the distro default (as provided by e.g. kernel-stable on openSUSE), and only those options will override the distro default configuration. This distro default configuration is always updated for new upstream releases, so there should be no need to (manually or automatically) accept new upstream defaults, thus less risk of producing a broken kernel, as e.g. any new kernel options will be configured in the distro kernel so that they work with the distro itself (while upstream defaults might not be safe or desired).

Updated about 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Experiment with uselessd as a systemd replacement on openSUSE 13.1

an invention by dsterba

The base version for uselessd is systemd-208, which is the version used in 13.1. Let's try if a direct substitution of the binaries works and watch out for the problems. Expected result of the project is to have a working package with "Conflicts: systemd" and "Provides: systemd". The goal is not to fix all problems, a stripped down system with uselessd is considered a good achievement. Anything more complicated could build on top of this.

Updated about 2 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️.

OpenSUSE support for OpenStack Training

an invention by dguitarbite

OpenSUSE support for OpenStack Training Labs

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.