Reviving the Nokia N900

a project by mstaudt

The Nokia N900 is a versatile phone/tablet/mini-computer. While its specs are outdated by today's standards, it's still hard to find something equivalently useful to hack on-the-go. Most of it's drivers are already upstream, with just a few components missing:

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

OCI Image Distribution with RPMs

a project by cyphar

Currently the Open Container Initiative doesn't specify a distribution protocol or system, and the current "standard" format is the Docker registry protocol. Aside from technical reservations with Docker registry, it is also not an OCI-compliant system and will require a lot of work to integrate it into all of the openSUSE/SUSE tooling. So, a very insane idea I came up with is to convert OCI images to RPMs and then distribute them as simple RPMs. The idea would be to use capabilities (Provides: oci(...)) to implement the different names of images and then also the dependency graph of blobs (which would naturally be de-duplicated).

Updated almost 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Refresh connect.opensuse.org

a project by lrupp

Connect is the "social network" of the openSUSE community. While this might not sound so important, the problem is that the tool is used for membership management and all the other "administrative" stuff for the openSUSE community, which makes it a very important tool. The bad news is that - since years(!) - there is no-one actively maintaining the application. While the openSUSE Heroes keep the basic infrastructure up and running, they are not responsible for the application itself. Following the standard policy for such services, this would mean that connect has to be shut down immediately. But the openSUSE board heavily depends on this tool and asks every time when it comes to "shut it down" - to not do it.

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

linux antivirus engine

an idea by bmwiedemann

http://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/ explained in detail that filtering badness is a dumb idea, so if we wanted to build a linux antivirus software, we would need a whitelist of programs that would be allowed to execute. We can easily use the rpm database for that. But what is missing, is a mechanism through that the kernel would check before executing $binary if it is OK to run it.

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Add a ncurse UI to wireshark

an idea by aaptel

Wireshark has a CLI program called tshark that can dump the dissectors raw (or xml) output. It would be nice to have complete curses wireshark UI, either by reusing tshark xml output or by making another ui program.

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Gothic facade generator

an idea by federico-mena

I want to write a bot that generates random Gothic facades. Maybe using L-systems? Maybe that generates SVG? building -> aisle, naves, aisle

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Use linear programming for the partitioning proposal

an idea by ancorgs

The YaST team is rewriting yast2-storage. That includes new shiny code for the storage proposal during installation. It calculates what partitions and/or volumes need to be created to allocate the system and finds the best way to create those partitions in the existing free spaces. The second part becomes more complicated than it looks as soon as you start considering the restrictions imposed by each volumes and by the technology (primary vs logical partitions, for example). Right now, the problem is solved by brute force. All the possible distributions of partitions and LVM physical volumes are considered and the best one (according to several simple criteria) is chosen.

Updated over 4 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Support verification of digitally signed PDFs in Evince

an idea by mkoutny

PDF format allows inclusion of digital signatures. Unfortunately, Evince can't provide these metadata to the user. There's an upstream bug and actual implementation resides in poppler. The integration is still incomplete though.

Updated about 4 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Yet another task tracking tool

an invention by mkoutny

Create a task tracking tool that would suit my needs (and enrich the pool of such author-only-optimized software). - TUI interface

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Make some progress on reversing Microsoft new CoW filesystem, ReFS

an idea by aaptel

>Resilient File System (ReFS), codenamed "Protogon", is a Microsoft proprietary file system introduced with Windows Server 2012 with the intent of becoming the "next generation" file system after NTFS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReFS

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!