Relax-and-Recover: New kind of "backup" method: BACKUP=ZYPPER

an invention by jsmeix

For Relax-and-Recover (abbr. ReaR, RPM package rear) I like to implement a new kind of "backup" method:

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

(Functional) Reactive Programming (Web) programming

a project by bergmannf

I want to use this Hackweek to explore (Functional) Reactive Programming to be able to use it in my day-to-day work. This includes checking out basic literature about (F)RP as well as domain modelling to get a better understanding, when this paradigm makes sense to use, as well as looking into concrete implementation of (F)RP libraries.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Setup UEFI HTTPBoot with OVMF and try to write/run test on openQA

a project by bchou

HTTPBoot was added into UEFI SPEC since 2.5. It aims to replace PXE and provides more features. Actually, the concept of HTTPBoot is similar to PXE. It starts with the HTTP URL from the DHCP server and fetches the data with the HTTP protocol. The key difference between HTTPBoot and PXE is the support of DNS. With DNS, the firmware and the bootloader can resolve the domain name so it's possible to pass the well-known URL to download the image instead of the explicit IP URL. Besides, HTTP is designed to cross different domains, while tftp (PXE) is only for the local network. Part1:

Updated about 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Design the 2021 Open Build Service sticker

a project by hennevogel


2019 sticker

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


a project by zhangxiaofei

oscar is short for osc sugar, it will be a collection of little wrapper scripts on top of the openSUSE build service command-line tool that make it easier to use.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Experiment with libfontconfig optimizations

a project by michalsrb

This is preparation/accompanying project to my school thesis. Fontconfig is library that keeps database of fonts installed in system and gives applications ability to query it. Fontconfig is currently searching the database in naive way and can be quite slow if there is many fonts installed. Most applications make several font queries when starting and fontconfig is slowing down their start.

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

Install and fix Linux support on ASUS E200H netbook

a project by tiwai

I freshly bought a small and cheap laptop ASUS 200H based on Cherrytrail. My plan is to install openSUSE on it, and bring it along with my vacation in the following week :)

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

openQA Package Testing

a project by RBrownSUSE

openQA has a well earned reputation as a 'full system' testing tool, able to test a system end-to-end from the operating system to it's applications on a number of different platforms and architectures, including VM's & Bare Metal. But one area of weakness is it's usefulness as a testing tool for developers or packagers. openQA can easily test a package once it's INSIDE a distribution, but how do you test that package BEFORE submitting it to the distribution?

Updated about 3 years ago. 13 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Authboss v2

a project by aarondl

Rewrite the authboss Go library (authentication engine) for use with JWTs. Clean up existing code. Fix bugs etc.

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

Add sync. to AWS S3 support for ceph radosgw

a project by abhishekl

Basically $topic, as of the latest release of ceph, we have some not so trivial support to pull off something like this at least for metadata, need to see if data sync is also permitted, and then probably hook it to sync to AWS itself

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Unattended secure boot with TPM.

a project by mwolcendorf

The idea is quite simple, and all the pieces should already be there - but what is, IMO, lacking is putting them all together: * take the TMP ownership,

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Learn Rust and tinker with Servo

a project by gmoro

Learn enough Rust to be able to collaborate with the servo project (

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

OpenStack Benchmark Dashboard

a project by chuller


  • Setup host
Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Securing a CMS by using a hidden CMS and exporting static html to a web server

a project by johannes_p

Small non profit organisations or activist groups need a Web presence that is easy to maintain by several authors. When using a CMS they do not have the resources to secure the CMS from the various possible attacs most CMSes are notorious for. Defacement or placing malicious content can damage the reputation of such non profit organisations. The solution would be to combine an of the shelf CMS with a static web server that is hosted on a different IP address. The authors would access the CMS through a kind of remote access gateway e.g. openvpn) where access can be well secured with certificates or even hardware tokens.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

pkgdiff script - show differences in package/one file from package between two releases

a project by jcejka

A common task in L3 is to find a difference between package release X+1 which is reported as broken by customer and X which was working fine. OBS does not provide easy mapping between their revisions and package release numbers. It has "rdiff" command for comparing two packages from different projects, but it does not allow to select only one file or specify different revisions for compared packages. The goal is to prepare script that allows following checks:

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

Print furniture of future office for agile planning

a project by chuller


We will move to the old all hands area and try a more agile setup with focus on pair programming. For planning and also re planning purposes, having some 3d models of the furniture and a floor plan would be nice to have.

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Distributed cache in GoLang

a project by at1012

  • Learn and implement a Memcached like distributed, in-memory, light weight key, value store in GoLang.
  • Planning to leverage hashicorp/serf for discovering servers and consistent hashing techinque for storing key,value across servers.
Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

grab this: localize new Jekyll opensuse software site

an invention by lnussel is aging. Richard made a proposal using Jekyll to statically generate a new layout:, code at

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Run openQA testsuites with MALLOC_CHECK_ and MALLOC_PERTURB_ variables set

an invention by michalnowak

MALLOC_CHECK_ and MALLOC_PERTURB_ variables are environmental variables which help identify problems with Glibc's malloc() allocations. I intend to set them "globally" for every process via /etc/environment file and see, if test suites behave in usual way, identify problems.

Updated 4 months ago. No love.

Add support for Fresco FL2000DX USB to HDMI adapter

a project by ykaukab

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

More diagnostics features for the Mojolicious event loop

an invention by kraih

Mojolicious is a web development toolkit and framework built around an event loop. That has many performance and scalability advantages, but can also make debugging slow code a bit of a challenge. Especially in big projects like openQA, where Devel::NYTProf can be a bit tricky to use, it would be nice to have more built-in diagnostics tools at the event reactor level. Mojo::UserAgent already has very good diagnostics features with MOJO_USERAGENT_DEBUG, and we should be able to do something similar for Mojo::IOLoop.

Updated over 1 year ago. No love.

SUSE MANAGER automation of creating custom channels "suma-custom-channel"

a project by asemen

SUSE Manager has the possibility to add custom channels using the GUI. Use cases are:

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Distributed FS for openQA

an invention by oholecek

For far too long openQA instances are crippled by insufficient I/O throughput when under heavy load. This results in incomplete and aborted tests prolonging new snapshots testing and also adding confusion into the release process. OpenQA itself doesn't require any exact technology for its remote workers, but so far we relied on NFS. This was fine for few workers, now with 50+ of them this stopped to be a viable route however. There are some custom made mitigations like rsyncing tests, assets and needles before the actual test job run, but this feels like reinventing the wheel to me.

Updated about 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Hack partnerfate

a project by sbahling

partnerFATE (based on openFATE) is the interface used by our partners to interact directly with the SUSE feature database. It's an important tool and has been a reliable service for years, but could use some updates and enhancements. My goal (if I find time) is to install a local instance of partnerfate to use as a test bed for fixes and enhancements.

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.

Investigate Wayland support in Tumbleweed for GNOME

an invention by fcrozat

Fedora 25 has enabled Wayland by default for GNOME. Tumbleweed ships with Wayland too, but how far can we go in removing X11 components and get a X11 server free system, while keeping X11 applications support.

Updated over 5 years ago. No love.