Bare Metal OpenQA

a project by algraf

Today OpenQA mostly runs on virtual machines, but it can get really tricky to find bugs triggered by real hardware. There are only few interfaces required to interact with a machine though: 1) HDMI<br>

Updated about 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

gdb - better disassembly

a project by alnovak

The disassembly in gdb is not ideal. The binding with source code lines is weird (even crash, which does use gdb beneath, does that better), I don't see the jump targets; furthermore, there's a lot more informations hidden in the DWARF2 which may be of some interest - like which code is inlined, or which register/stack address should contain some variable. My goal is to search for a way how to improve that.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Remote Attestation of SLE 12

an idea by rsassu

BACKGROUND Remote Attestation is a technique defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) consortium ( to verify a platform's integrity (i.e. whether or not that platform is behaving as expected).

Updated over 5 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

VI for XML/DocBook

an idea by tbazant

Explore the VI(M) editor environment (scripts, settings, plugins) that ease writing XML/DocBook documents, possibly DTD-driven.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

VNC keyboard layout test tool

a project by michalsrb

VNC protocol transfers key symbols (= basically characters), not key codes (= "coordinates" on keyboard). Therefore pressing the same keys may result in sending different commands over VNC depending on the keyboard layout and state of modifiers on the client side. The server however can not directly send the key symbol to the application, it must instead find or create key code that will translate to that symbol and send that. This is hard to implement correctly and there was already several bugs about it.

Updated about 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

package upstream test suite for 'bind'

an idea by hrommel1

Upstream (ISC) has a rich test suite for their name service daemon 'bind' (aka 'named'). It covers both different configurations as well as different topologies for DNS. Since we perform maintenance updates of this (probably most crucial) part of the Internet every now and then we should invest into making this test suite easy to use both for packagers and QA.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

gocloud - uploader framework for the public cloud

a project by sax2

We from the public cloud dev team regularly upload generic and product images to be available in public cloud systems like Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine or Microsoft Azure. The task of uploading stuff there is not only about having the tools it's also about having the right environment which provides account credentials as well as access to the image when they are built in the buildservice. Also the location from where the upload happens can make a difference in performance. Therefore a framework to combine all this into a more clean process should be developed. The basic parts of the project consists of:

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Learn about Openstack and docker

a project by ZRen


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Updated about 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Fix a focus stealing bug in pidgin in openSUSE

a project by moskyto

I have an IRC tab open in pidgin and an adjacent XMPP tab; the latter one displayed with focus. When a new XMPP tab opens in background (with a message incoming), the IRC tab steals the focus but not the display. It brings annoying situations when I sometimes send something accidentally to the IRC instead of XMPP, not noticing that I don't have focus. Wanna hunt and fix this bug.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Port a fake signal optimization to kGraft

a project by mbenes

We currently work on a consistency model for upstream livepatching infrastructure. We use something called a fake signal to speed up a finalization of the patching process. I'll port the implementation to kGraft in SLES which should allow to remove immediate patching since it has recently proved to be problematic...

Updated over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️.