Improve JeOS

an idea by mkravec

This hackweek I decided to play with JeOS images.

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

setup kopano groupwise replacement

a project by bmwiedemann

Following up on Sunday's Kopano deployment workshop at oSC16, I deploy an instance of the FLOSS groupware, collecting important steps in

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Port ceph rbd client to Windows

an idea by kallan

Using mingw on Winodws, port the ceph rbd client to Windows. Start by compiling the files and porting any posix isms like fork, ecec, wait, join, etc. Then find the ceph libraries that it uses and repeat the process. Hopefully I'll get to the point where I can start to link and see what other functionality needs to be ported over.

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

open-iscsi database untanglement

an idea by lee_duncan

The open-iscsi package uses a file/directory-based database -- actually, 3 databases: the "send targets" done with their results, the "nodes" found, and the "interfaces" known/used. But there are inefficiencies when dealing with thousands of targets, and the "node" and "send target" databases could easily be combined. Perhaps moved into a real database? Also, the sysfs interaction that open-iscsi does is terrible with thousands of targets, perhaps even O(n^2), which would really really suck. I'd like to investigate the relationship of sysfs access to number of targets/LUNs to verify this.

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

Orange PI PC - openSUSE - test functionality

an idea by tkovac_admik

Test different OS on OrangePI board. Check, if it is possible use it as home share server, webserver, small monitoring, ....

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

La Mapería

a project by federico-mena

A utility to make beautifully printed maps from OpenStreetMap data. Repository at

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Write a commandline tool to generate SSL Certificates

a project by mcalmer

  • easy to use commandline tool to generate CA Certificates and Server Certificates
  • package the certificates in RPMs for easy deployment
Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

document and enhance the Crowbar API

a project by m_meister

Adding some API documentation for Crowbar, which is still missing. There are some API comments along with the Rails controller methods, but some of them are outdated. The goal is to have a complete API documentation on a static webpage and while looking over the API maybe do some improvements here and there.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

weblate hacking

an idea by jnovotna

Add some futures to weblate. - distinguish strings which needs review and fuzzy string

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

Improve Marvin dashboard

a project by ggherdovich

Marvin is a job scheduler that the Performance Team at SUSE Labs uses to automate the execution of the performance test suite MMTests. For more details on what Marvin does and how, see Mel Gorman's blog post "Continual Testing of Mainline Kernels". At the moment the reporting dashboard is extremely minimal and lack usability features; the for example SLE-12-SLE-12-SP2 or any other .html file at

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.


an idea by asemen

Install & test nexcloud on openSUSE Leap 42.1 nextcloud is a for of owncloud

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

GCC bisection tool

an idea by marxin


Bugzilla of the GCC compiler is full of errors where the compiler generates a crash report (yeah commonly known as ICE). When isolating an issues, it's very useful to identify which releases are affected, ideally which concrete revision the culprit. The common approach is to utilize git bisect command, however doing that for many issues can be exhausting.

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

Christmas Lights (lights switching to music) using Raspberry Pi

a project by goldwynr

The idea is to use a 8-switch relay (or two) to connect to a Raspberry pi and control the switches according to the music. To control the music, hack mpg123 to take a "frames" file which would contain which channel should be switched on or off.

Updated about 2 years ago. No love.

Use nfc device to control Raspberry Pi

a project by acho-novell


Try nfc device to control RPi

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

froxlor Server Management Panel

a project by asemen

froxlor Server Management Panel create and start a push request upstream the openSUSE Leap 42.1 configuration tab

Updated about 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

desktop saver

a project by psladek

The idea is to produce a standalone, independent tool to save and restore windows positions and sizes, analogous to a similar feature in KDE desktop. This would be handy in various lightweight desktop enviroments.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

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 ♥️.

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 ♥️.

Fix up configurations, pet projects and so on

a project by mssola

Since I'm already working on a work-related project (, I decided to also spend some time improving some of my toolbox. This includes configurations, scripts, pet projects and so on. I don't expect anyone to collaborate on this, but if someone is interested to know which scripts, programs and such I'm going to touch, feel free to ping me.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Make slenkins test happay

a project by tian-feng

Metadata project provides testsuites as a service. Slenkins test wants to use metadata but requires two new fields. I will add nodes and incompatible two new fields.

Updated 6 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

gdb python target / binding to libkdumpfile

a project by alnovak

Our previous efforts to enable gdb to open kdumps was not received in upstream as well as we hoped for. The perhaps-acceptable way would be to extend gdb with the possibility of implementing targets in Python, then create example binding to libkdumpfile (which already got a Python binding). We've already tried that, yet it has to be tidyed up. So this project aims at:

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

OCFS2 optimization on hybrid storage investigation

an idea by ganghe

Nowadays, SSD (fast hard disk) is very popular, but still expensive. Some users want to use some SSD hard disks and some common hard disks to set up a hybrid storage infrastructure, in this case, how does OCFS2 file system utilize these SSD hard disks effectively? so far, we have not any particular optimization, OCFS2 considers these hard disks as one kind of hard disk. So, I want to investigate what we can do in improving OCFS2 under a hybrid storage infrastructure, let OCFS2 be able to aware fast hard disks, and use them more effectively.

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

osc diff should support customized difftools, e.g. vimdiff

a project by zhangxiaofei

Utilities like git and quilt support customized difftools in some ways. It's would be great if this is introduced to osc for commands like diff, pdiff, prdiff, rdiff, rq --diff, sr --diff.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Introduce drbdmanage on SLE product and divi into the new features of drbd9

an idea by wanghaisu

DRBD is a block device which is designed to build high availability clusters. Compare to DRBD8, new released DRBD9 improved the capability and user cases on HA and CLOUD environment, also improve the performance. drbdmanage is a new management approach of DRBD9, aim to establish drbd environment in a C/S way, which is easy for deploy on CLOUD environment. We only build it in obs, now i can introduce it on the latest SLE product.

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

Make performance test results reliable

a project by tian-feng

I will look into libmicro and learn some skill to analyse the results. And then I'll apply the function to IO test and so on.

Updated 6 months ago. No love.

Study Data Structures and Algorithms

an idea by qzhao

Study Data Structures and Algorithms

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

Bug Report Clustering with TensorFlow

a project by herbert0890

Google recently open-sourced its Artificial Intelligence/Numerical Computing library called TensorFlow. I would like to use it to help us do a bug report clustering. A bug report often contains lots of comments. In order to find the similar bugs from different customers quickly and intelligently, I would like to choose a proper clustering algorithm and implement a model with TensorFlow, which can be deployed on a PC smoothly.

Updated 6 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

OpenDOC - Automating documentation

an idea by mfeilner

Create a modern portal with indexing search and triggers to automate documentation input, similar to openQA and using input from an abundance of sources, refining and destilling it - with the help of the community. See my talk at OSC16, Thursday afternoon.

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

YaST Dialog Editor (UI "Designer")

a project by lslezak

Unfortunately there is no UI designer or editor for YaST dialogs. All dialogs are hand crafted in Ruby code. The idea of this project is to provide some way how to create or edit the existing dialogs in a user friendly way, without touching any code.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Learn more deeply about linux kernel.

a project by xlai

I will read about a book to understand linux kernel deeper. It is a heavy book, may not finish in this hackweek, but i will continue to finish it. The book name is "go deeper into linux kernel"

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Look into the design of gfs2

a project by ZRen

GFS2 and OCFS2 are 2 cluster filesystems in linux kernel. We also support GFS2, though most of our customers use OCFS2 as we recommend. Last hackweek, from

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Kubernetes research

a project by fanyadan

Continue my last project - Docker research in last hackweek with researching Kubernetes

Updated 6 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

crossword puzzle generator

a project by rsimai

Create a console application for a crossword puzzle generator that can be fed with a custom list of word+explanation pairs. It may be used by people to quickly familiarize with a specific topic (e.g. a knowledge area, new hires to the company ...) to at least understand the terminology and the abbreviations that are used. Or to just have some distraction and fun :-) I think it consists of three components:

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Learn about GNU Hyperbole, an Enhancement for Emacs

a project by keichwa

"GNU Hyperbole is an open, efficient, programmable information management and hypertext system for GNU Emacs." (<>) I used it quite some years ago. The last weeks it was a topic on the Emacs mailing list.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

configurable handling of kernel thermal shutdown

an idea by pcerny

Currently when the kernel notices critical temperature, it unconditionally shuts down. This can lead to a loss of work (applications are terminated and many just don't save any work in progress). From a technical point of view it is not always the optimal solution either - proper shutdown takes time and it may well happen that some sort of physical damage may happen due to prolonged high temperature. Thus the option to allow some tweaking of the critical temperature action is desirable.

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

Add parameterizable Salt Formulas to SUSE Manager

a project by joachimwerner

Together with my son, I'm working on improving the Salt support in Manager 3. The idea is inspired by SUSE OpenStack Cloud's Crowbar tool:

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

JeOS Gateway

a project by cwickert

Create an OpenVPN gateway based on SLES 12 JeOS Starting next month, I'll be working remotely from my home office. In order to simplify my setup, I'd like to have a gateway that connects my machines to the Nuremberg and Prague offices through OpenVPN.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Hacking pine64

an idea by pgonin

I just received my pine64 boards I will give a try of different available distros and specifically RemixOS and openSUSE

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

Snap Support for OBS

a project by adrianSuSE

Add support to build snappy images in OBS. This means we need to parse snapcraft.yaml build description for dependencies, prepare data from remote resources and handle the build. ===Current State===

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.


an idea by abel

logmerge merge multiple log files chronologically

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

Weblate rush

a project by nmoudra

I want to start working on translations which might be useful in our work (to focus on apps used by us during our work) and to push the rate of translation a bit further.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Use a Raspberry Pie with the Sense Hat to display messages via Salt

a project by joachimwerner

This was a short 2-hour fun project. I wrote a small execution module for Salt that takes a text string and a mode ("status", "warning", "error") as input and uses the Sense Hat's Python API to display the text on the Sense Hat's 8x8 RGB LED matrix display.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Linux Certification Preparation

a project by asemen

Linux Certification Preparation Preparation for different Linux Certification:

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Add branding to DAPS and the suse-xsl-stylesheets

a project by fsundermeyer

DAPS is the tool used by the SUSE documentation team to generate HTML, ePUB, PDF, ... output of the SUSE manuals from DocBook XML sources. It uses the suse-xsl-stylesheets for this purpose. Currently three different suse-xsl-stylesheet brands exist: SUSE, DAPS, openSUSE. Branding is done by adjusting the xsl-stylesheets directly. It would be desirable to be able to easily change the branding, e.g. via a simple config file in the style of /etc/sysconfig files, since most people cannot hack XSLT. This is also the number one enhancement request we get from DAPS users outside of SUSE.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

zypper-docker with multiple backends and an API

a project by mssola

During the last CSM workshop I started to refactor zypper-docker in a way that: - The CLI code and the "library" part got split.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

port coreboot to 96Boards HiKey

a project by vimacs

Hikey is a development board with HiSilicon Kirin 620 eight-core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit SoC. The original firmware is based on Tianocore EDK II, and I'd like to port coreboot to this board. Challenges:

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

extend ansible's zypper module

an idea by dwaas

At the moment the module supports a very limited amount of functionalities that our favourite package manager provides. Might be interesting to look into repo manipulation (add, remove, modify) as a starting point

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Learn Web Scraping with Python

an idea by qkzhu

This book seeks to put an end to many common questions about web scraping, while providing a comprehensive guide to most common web-scraping tasks. I will read through this book during hack week, and complete the tasks.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

FCoE over virtio

a project by hreinecke

This project aims for enabling FCoE over virtio-net. With that we should be able to run FCoE within a KVM guest, and finally have a 'real' FC host in a KVM guest. This should enable 'real' FC testing, like link failure, multipath operations etc.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

YaST2 code reorganization

a project by ancorgs

YaST code organization is a mess at many levels (files location, namespaces, code dependencies...). Recently we created this gist to put some of the issues on the table Many YaST developers will be at openSUSE Conference, that overlaps with Hackweek. The plan is to lock them all in a room with a blackboard and reach agreements on how the code should be organized in the future. Then use Hackweek to iron the details, document everything in some kind of style guide and, if time permits, even do some experiments about how to adapt the existing code to the new conventions.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.