SUSE Music(ian) Space

a project by ralfflaxa

Once again, the SUSE band is coming together to make music and we're planning a party this time round!!! We have a band name :-)

Updated about 3 years ago. 46 hacker ♥️.

Easy openSUSE Upgrade

a project by maverick74

The idea is about an easy way to allow users to make upgrades (e.g.: changing from one major version like 15.0 to version 15.1) using a GUI and as easy as they can in Ubuntu. Something like a notification with a button to perform the upgrade with just one-click, instead of having to deal with the terminal, that frights some new users and gives them the sensation of an outdated system.

Updated over 1 year ago. 45 hacker ♥️. 9 followers.

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 about 2 years ago. 24 hacker ♥️.


a project by jeff_mahoney

New Development In previous hack weeks, the first few days ended up being wasted on just getting it working. I'm pleased to share that the code quality has improved dramatically since the last hack week and there are now extensive test cases for both unit testing and testing against real vmcores, and we'll use both mypy and pylint (if installed) to perform static analysis. Packages for those are available in openSUSE or as part of the crash-python OBS repo for SLE15. It has been tested with kernels from 3.0 to 5.1.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 21 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

New SUSE R&D Employee workstation/laptop auto-installer

a project by dmacvicar

The idea is to create a bootable medium (eg. pendrive) that allows: * Selection of either SLES, Leap or Tumbleweed.

Updated over 4 years ago. 21 hacker ♥️.

x86 instructions decoder

a project by bpetkov

This is the tool I've been working on since HW11 and it needs more work. Actually, there's always something which could be done on it. It is basically an x86 instruction decoder with special emphasis on the kernel and decoding interesting pieces of it in order to help in the development of low-level patching techniques, among others. git repo:

Updated about 2 years ago. 17 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

gfxboot for grub2

a project by snwint

Make a final attempt to implement a graphical user interface for grub2 (gfxboot2).

It's quite some work, unfortunately. Here's what's done so far:

Updated about 3 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Learn to speak, read and write German

an invention by cjschroder2

My German reading and speaking skills suck. I've forgotten everything except "Mehr Bier, bitte". A week of intensive immersion ought to enable me to order food as well. And converse with my German team members. Especially when we go out for meals and drinks. This should have a concrete goal, so I will write a short story in German to demonstrate my amazing new fluency*.

Updated about 2 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️. employee finder

an invention by hennevogel

Mission: Our company org chart consists mostly of teams + their project managers. is an application that gives an overview about the various SUSE team resources like org-chart, office locations, mission descriptions, links to team pages/blogs etc. It should combine the various data sources that are already there (eguide, floor, externaltools etc.) and provide a way to enrich this data.

Updated about 2 years ago. 13 hacker ♥️.

package Atom and its dependencies for openSUSE

a project by pluskalm

It would be nice to have trendy and hip editor [0] in openSUSE. Currently however some nodejs dependencies are missing.

What needs to be done:

Updated almost 5 years ago. 13 hacker ♥️.

Brainstorming about Continuous Delivery in SLE

a project by pgeorgiadis

Hackweek is here! I think this is the best week of the year to sit down altogether and exchange ideas and suggestions. The main topic is Automation. The goal is that many of these ideas might help various teams within SUSE to engage their business reasons better in defining key expectations and improve the quality of our software products. No fear of change -- the aim is to propose a modern pipeline in a less-invasive manner. Everybody has an idea, everybody has a voice! Brainstorming together can be useful to many different roles, including testers, analysts and developers. Let's have a chit-chat and write down some of those; Hopefully we will come up with plenty of tips on how to organise testing activities better. > Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is a success. - Henry Ford

Updated almost 5 years ago. 13 hacker ♥️.

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 almost 5 years ago. 13 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.


a project by smithfarm

Dochazka is a long-term project to replace the obsolete Attendance & Time Tracking system used by the Prague office since 2007. Dochazka is a complex system consisting of three major components: - RESTful backend App::Dochazka::REST (with lots of help from Web::MREST)

Updated almost 2 years ago. 12 hacker ♥️.

openSUSE on chromebooks (crouton)

an idea by mbrugger

Update for 2018 The only thing missing right now is a i386 Tumbleweed JeOS image. With that we should be good. Any help on that is highly appreciated.

Updated about 2 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Find the exploit on the hackweek-tool

a project by dmaiocchi

there is a small security, data manipulation bug on the hackweek-tool. You can try to find it, i will then post it at the end of the hackweek

Updated about 5 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️.


a project by dmaiocchi

Updated about 5 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️.

Little-Big sumaform improvements

a project by moio

sumaform is a set of terraform modules to deploy SUSE Manager installations originated in Hackweek 14. One year later, it is used virtually by all SUSE Manager developers daily and in our automated test suites - some consultants and SEs also use it.

Updated about 2 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️.

Implement >=z10 (s390x) support to QEMU

a project by mbenes

Last time I checked QEMU lacked support for >= z10 processors. Thus one cannot run SLE12 and newer in a virtual machine on non-s390x host. I'd like to improve the situation during Hackweeks.

Updated about 3 years ago. 10 hacker ♥️.

Packman diet 2.0

a project by scarabeus_iv

Continuing last year tweaks of packman project we should proceed in the good work and reduce the packman to provide smallest set of packages possible on Tumbleweed (later on inherited by 43.0...). One of the cool results planned is that on stock openSUSE Tumbleweed user will be able to run most of the multimedia apps and play youtube (this is already working) and also with addition of non-free repository being able to run netflix.

Updated about 5 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

openSUSE for Small and Medium Business

a project by kfreitag

There are a couple of interesting initiatives that make the openSUSE project interesting for SMB, such as

The Invis Server

Updated about 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

X86_64 platform system program

a project by jnwang


It can boot up from udisk/floppy.

Updated about 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Improve packagers' life

a project by kstreitova

Every packager encounters boring manual tasks every once in a while and these tasks can most probably be automated to some extent. During Hackweek I aim to try and identify such cases in various packagers' workflow and consider creating a tool that would make these tasks easier. Also, I would like to find out whether there is a demand for such tool. In that case, this Hackweek project will turn into a long-term task I plan to keep working on.

Updated about 3 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Prototype new LTP upstream runltp script

an invention by metan

Currently the upstream LTP is executed by a hacked up and old runltp script that executes even worse and fairly old mess called ltp-pan which in turn actually executes the test cases. This whole thing is a unmaintainable mess that should have been replaced with something simpler a long time ago. It should also have a few more features that has been requested in the meantime and not implemented since nobody wants to touch the code. For instance executing the test cases on a different machine via ssh and writing the results locally. Another feature I've been thinking about for quite some time is a parallel test execution, since most of the test cases in fact could be executed in parallel which could easily speed up the test run twice. There are other tests that cannot, mostly stress tests, but also test cases that modify global system state, i.e. system time, make use of sysv IPC, use loop devices, etc. These kind of tests should be annotated somehow so that we do not end up with a test cases competing for a global resources in a parallel test run.

Updated about 3 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Use a SUSE OS on Raspberry Pi for a home entertainment and automation system.

an idea by bryanstephenson

  • Get a SUSE OS working on my Raspberry Pi.
  • Get familiar with networking commands and config file formats.
Updated about 5 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

GeekoScreen: Building an open-source based whiteboard

an invention by TBro

GeekoScreen - an open-source based whiteboard


Updated almost 5 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

SUSE Manager plugin/extension system

an idea by dmacvicar

Some of SUSE Manager features are quite vertical to the rest of the system. A plugin/extension mechanism should allow for adding these verticals installing a single package/rpm.

Updated about 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

openQA-butler - Application that offers a GUI for installing and configuring openQA and openQA workers.

an invention by SLindoMansilla

Docker & Yast


Updated about 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Cryptocurencies in openSUSE

a project by pluskalm

I want to create devel project for cryptocurrencies/mining tools/blockchain related stuff, fill it with packages and submit at least some of them to Tumbleweed. Lets go on as Standa took care of creating network:cryptocurrencies

Updated about 5 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Gomoduino: put some nice lights on your workstation to notify your coleagues when you are busy

a project by vcuadradojuan

Updated almost 5 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Investigate using Terraform plus Salt as HA cluster test platform

a project by KGronlund

For testing Hawk, we're currently using a Vagrant configuration, and for testing HA releases we've been using a set of scripts originally authored by Antoine Ginies as a Hackweek project. My vague idea is to combine Terraform, Salt and a custom web frontend to make a tool that can be used by us as developers but also for others that want to try Hawk or play around with a cluster, for example for the UX team when testing modifications to the Hawk UI. I would base this on the work done by the SUSE Manager team:

Updated about 5 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

OpenQA appliance

a project by bear454

This is an idea that's been kicking around for a while... maybe it's finally time to "make it so." Minimally:

Updated about 5 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Design the 2021 Open Build Service sticker

a project by hennevogel


2019 sticker

Updated about 2 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

LetsEncrypt integration for openSUSE

an invention by dmolkentin

Make openSUSE the first distribution to support LetsEncrypt/ACME natively, in order to provide easy TLS encryption for all services. openSUSE users should be able to 1. Request certificates for associated host names and keep them up-to-date.

Updated over 3 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Inqlude, the Qt software archive

a project by cschum

During Hack Week 7 I worked on an archive of Qt-based libraries. The goal was to easily make all available Qt libraries accessible to developers. Think CPAN for Qt. So I hacked on a web site and a command line client. There was a little bit of progress on the project since then, but with the upcoming KDE Frameworks 5 there will be quite a number of additional libraries available for Qt developers. This should be well represented in Inqlude as well. The coverage of Inqlude is also still not complete, and the tooling needs some improvement as well, especially regarding integration with distributions.

Updated about 5 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

LDraw for Linux

a project by jbohac

Project Description

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

QDirStat - Qt-based directory statistics: KDirStat without any KDE, now based on Qt 5

a project by shundhammer

This is about porting the old KDE 3 based KDirstat to the latest Qt 5. KDirStat didn't use that much KDE infrastructure to begin with, and KDE seems to be more and more a moving target. Project repo and web site with more details:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Continue with a systemd alternative/replacement

an invention by dsterba

Previous hackweeks spent on research (project/220), other alternatives. This time I'm

Updated 7 months ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Provide tools to analyze the life-time of maintenance and release requests in IBS/OBS

an invention by psimons

We need statistical analysis and key performance indicators to describe the lifetime of maintenance and release requests in IBS, for example: - How long does an update take starting from the time the first maintenance request is created and stopping at the time the update is released to customers?

Updated about 5 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

OTR (Off The Record) plugin development with libotr5 for encrypted chat

a project by whdu

To implement OTR function on IRC client, to make chatting private. pure-python-otr (potr) has lack of maintenance for a long time and been considered as "potentially insecure". So I will call libotr5 directly with C.

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Developer documentation of boot process (userspace)

a record by mkoutny

There are many tasks necessary to do since PID 1 is started by kernel before the system can do any useful work. And those tasks ideally run as parallel as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes the dependencies and ordering can get wrong resulting into race conditions or deadlocks. The goal of this project is to document in detail what happens when and explain the dependencies so it could be used as a reference when someone runs into a problem with their boot task.

Updated over 4 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Reverse engineer memory layout

an invention by mkoutny

TL;DR Use convolution to find type candidates, then solve system of equations to refine the result. You are given a set of memory regions. And set of types (structures) that can possibly be present in the regions.

Updated over 4 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

OBS project file search

a project by adamm

Implement a basic file search for a given OBS project. An example of basic functionality can already be found for Ubuntu or Debian. The goal is to implement,


Updated almost 5 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Your Story Dice

a project by ammartinez

The purpose of this project is to implement an Android application which shows some images (or dice) which you must use to create a short story. The requirements and desired features for the app are:

Updated about 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Bring Linux memory scanner scanmem/GameConqueror to openSUSE

an invention by sparschauer

All other distributions have scanmem/gameconqueror packages. scanmem is a command line memory scanner to locate variables in memory and GameConqueror is the Python/GTK3 front-end for it which also provides game trainer features. But it is not only a game cheating tool. It can also help testing applications, debugging memory issues, watching variables in memory or it can be used for reverse-engineering. Hackers also use it for things like ping spoofing. As the upstream maintainer of this tool I'd like to bring it to openSUSE and maintain it there.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

continue / push osc2

a project by mstrigl

While osc is growing and getting more and more complex and hard to maintain, there is an object oriented rewrite of osc which key points are:

Updated about 5 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

"autoremove" functionality for zypper

a project by e_bischoff

The purpose would be to have the equivalent of Ubuntu's "apt-get autoremove" functionality. When you install package P, it might draw in dependancies D1, D2, ... Dn automatically.

Updated about 3 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Evernote client (everpad/geeknote) for openSUSE

a record by mwilck

Evernote is a popular cloud-based note-taking application. It has the advantage of being available on many platforms, thus notes taken on an Android phone are readily available on the desktop, and vice versa. Unfortunately there's no official Evernote client for Linux. It can be used through its Web UI, but a more lightweight client would be desirable as well.

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

Write a personal Telegram bot

a project by imanyugin

The goal is to reduce the number of applications installed on the mobile phone (which consequently reduces the number of ads and spyware) and transfer some of the functionality of the commonly installed apps to a personal Telegram Bot. Bots are a great way of implementing integration with external services, and, to this end, we expect the following functionality:

Updated about 5 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Study and play with Machine Learning

a project by wanghaisu

I am HA developer, don't have any experience on machine leaning field. Recent years, many topics like "Data Analysis, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Big Data, etc... (I don't forget AI, but in not this time)" become more and more popular and seems interesting to me. I also want to know how high availability function implemented in some distributed system for the core part. Google TensorFlow1.0 just released, it is the time to play on it.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Distillery (aka OpenDOC)

a project by sven15

SUSE has lots of information in a jungle of tools within the company network. We want to create a platform to extract and refine (distil) the available information and display it in a meaningful manner. The overarching goal is to make available data more accessible. The initial idea sparked in a Knowledge management workshop for the SUSE Documentation Team. A first, refined version was presented as OpenDoc at openSUSE Conference 2016

Updated about 5 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

YaST module for (SUSE Manager) salt parametrizable formulas

a project by dmacvicar

Parametrizable formulas is a normal salt module plus some metadata in order to interactively parametrize them. The metadata is used to automatically generate forms that are then injected as pillar data. See original Hackweek project, SUSE Manager support for formulas blog article and its (internal for now) docs.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

SUSE Manager / Salt integration revisited

a project by j_renner

There is a number of possible improvements to the architecture of SUSE Manager / Salt integration that should be investigated in order to improve the reliability and scalability of the backend: 1. Actions are currently scheduled in the minions using the schedule module of Salt. This brings problems with reliability as for instance a minion can be down at the specified schedule time which leads to actions not being executed. Scalability can be an issue as actions being scheduled for many minions might return results to the server at the same time. Instead it might be better to keep control over scheduled actions on the server to allow batching of actions as well as downtimes of minions or even the server. There is a work in progress branch to get started.

Updated about 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Design an ACS for the qam-sle pipeline (Phase 1)

a project by pgeorgiadis

Phase 1: Melkor

After gathering the feedback of qam (transcription of brainstorming for problems and requirements), it's time to start fixing things. Let's build the first step of a shipping skeleton solution that addresses all of the problems listed in the aforementioned document. (draft)

Updated about 5 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

GNOME Localization for zh_CN (Relaunched)

a project by ychen

GNOME is important to openSUSE and other distributions. I would like to help with the translation of GNOME. Mainly, the focus will be on the chinese (zh_CN) translation of GNOME 3.22 and 3.24 user interface. Note for Hackweek 15: Tong Hui would be review the GNOME 3.22 and 3.24, which will be release very soon.

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Easily Deploy an HA cluster in Virtual Machines

a project by aginies


Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Play with ionic framework

a project by mschnitzer

There is a super cool framework for mobile phone apps available: ionic ( ionic allows you to write apps in HTML, (Angular) JavaScript, and TypeScript for any mobile phone platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You just need to know how to use HTML and JavaScript and you can start writing an app and convert it to any mobile phone platform.

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

grab this: improve the openSUSE Staging dashboard

a project by lnussel

Tumbleweed wouldn't be possible without staging projects and managing staging projects isn't possible with a nice GUI. The staging dashboard is there to help but needs some love, esp when comparing

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

an idea by lrupp

Getting more knowledge around the tools that drive the web page behind - and maybe trying to solve some issues reported on

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Learn the basics of an ancient nerdy language: COBOL

a project by slahl

COBOL is weird. COBOL is strange.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Emacs org-mode (learning)

a project by keichwa

From the manual: "Org is a mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, and doing

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Using BCC to snoop ACPI or PCI power

a project by joeyli

BPF Compiler Collection (BCC)

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

OpenCV on SLES on Raspberry Pi

a project by joadavis

I just want to learn how OpenCV works. And having a portable version would be great. - learn how to install SLES on RPi

Updated over 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Flipdot sign

a project by aocole

I have a Flipdot sign that needs control hardware/software. I believe it supports RS485. * Get it to display anything at all

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Kite aerial photography

a project by aocole

Experiment with kite aerial photography * Build or buy kite?

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

YaST Integration Tests Using Cucumber

a project by lslezak

Currently we use openQA for the the YaST integration tests. It runs YaST in a VM and controls it via emulating keyboard input. The result is checked by comparing the screenshots. This approach has several disadvantages:

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Reanimate djmount

a project by mwilck

djmount is a neat idea - see UPnP/AV resources in your directly in the file system. Unfortunately the code hasn't been maintained for ~10y, and - at least for me - seems to by plagued by various bugs causing crashes and what not. There's currently no official openSUSE package. This project aims to pick up the code, fix bugs, and make the tool actually useful again. The code itself seems to be in quite a good shape, so this should be doable.

Updated over 4 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Implement more (all missing) Filesystems in libstorage-ng

an invention by aschnell

The next generation libstorage-ng is still missing support for some filesystems. The task is to implement all of them: - ext2 and ext3 should be easy since ext4 is already done.

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Learn more BPF Compiler Collection (BCC)

a project by david_chang

After joined Gary's BCC workshop a few days ago. The BCC is interesting to me, so I'd like to look into it. - Go through the tutorial.

Updated almost 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Apple swift language for openSUSE

an invention by kshatskyy

Build opensource swift language package for Leap 42.3, Leap 15.0 on OBS.

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

SUSE Photography Space

an invention by JWSun

These project have two sub-object. * Develop a lite edition photo manage tool, use to export photos from cellphone, memory card and other usb device. It can mange the photos by Exif information (such as date, location, and lens information).

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Project Maxfeld: Cultural Onboarding to counter unknown unknowns

a project by mfeilner

I promised to start this project way earlier, but I think Hackweek will be a great time to make a start. The project once was called $BABELFISH, later "Rumsfeld", to honor the creator of the "Unknown unknowns" meme, now it's name is Maxfeld.

Updated about 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

More ruby in YaST

a project by jreidinger

In general plan for YaST is to use ruby only in future. So goal of this project is to move it forward and replace more parts with ruby. Current ideas is to replace binary y2base with ruby script, which allows easier integration with ruby tools and more important it solve some issues with embedding ruby, as it will be then first citizen.

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

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 almost 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

OpenQA Skill for Amazon Echo (Alexa)

an invention by szarate

Control you openQA instance from an Amazon Echo!

How cool is that?

Updated about 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Take care of my Debian packages

an invention by vcuadradojuan

Take time this week to take care of the packages I maintain at Debian; open bugs, fix bugs, new upstream versions, enable testsuites in autopkgtest.

Updated almost 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Linux Certification Preparation

a project by asemen

Linux Certification Preparation Preparation for different Linux Certification:

Updated about 5 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 about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Live audio project

a project by simotek

Live audio tools could use some work in openSUSE and are fun to play with. Finally many of these tools are making it into tumbleweed (And Leap 15.3) especially Cadence.

Updated about 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Linux kernel networking: Improving qdisc hierarchies

a project by jkosina

jikos:~ # tc qdisc show qdisc tbf 10: dev eth0 root refcnt 2 rate 800Mbit burst 131000b lat 1.0ms

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

SSH (Suse Social Hack) game

a project by nmoudra

This is a project to create a "larp" game for SUSE employees (or anyone geeky enough to play this) which will be based on computer related knowledge. The core of the game is to search for other people and clues for solving the main goal by "connecting" or "hacking" according to given HW and SW roles. E.g. a person will play router, another one will play PC and they will need to find a person playing TCP/IP protocol to communicate and eventually create a working setup to solve the goal. They they need to work as a group and solve riddles/ciphers which will let them go further. There are more game mechanics i have in mind, but don't want to spoil all of them now :)

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

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 ♥️.


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 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 over 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.

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

Docker for Beginners

a project by shundhammer

Using docker as a development platform for nontrivial development environments sounds interesting. This project is about learning basic docker handling, about exploring how to use it for simplifying development, and maybe (but just maybe) about providing ready-made docker containers for new team members.

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Unity3D : Moba : (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) on SUSE Linux Planning / Design / Programming

a project by JCayouette

Unity3D : Moba : (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) on SUSE Linux

This page is under development:

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Upstreaming of mediatek helios board

an idea by mbrugger

The only Mediatek "hacker" board available is from 96 Boards [1]. Unfortunately up to now there is nearly no mainline support. Idea would be to improve this situation. The idea would be to get the pin-controller merged first and then hopefully most of the other stuff can be just added (fingers crossed...)

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

Secure keyboard

an idea by mwilck

This idea was inspired by the recent discussion on the "talk" mailing list about the (in)security of the German ID card. The Chaos Computer Club and other researchers claim that the ID card is insecure. Actual attacks that have been demonstrated are based on keyloggers. Keyloggers might be the biggest security threat for Linux users at this time. Keyloggers are trivial to write for Linux and readily installable, and a keylogger with normal user rights may read root's password. One might ask "Why are we caring about local root exploits at all as long as users run stuff like sudo in X terminals"? Keyloggers can even read the input from devices like the Yubikey.

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

Ideas about local community involvement

a project by vsvecova

The plan is to gather ideas about how SUSE can become a more integral part of the local tech community scene (in PRG, NUE, or other locations). As a person who has been involved in educating women about tech for some time, I am thinking of introductory workshops and meetups, aimed not necessarily only at female audience.

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Do something useful with the TPM

an idea by mwilck

Almost all our laptops, and many servers, feature a TPM today. The TPM doesn't have the best reputation in the community because it could be used to lock down platforms or do nasty things with DRM. Under normal conditions on PCs, the TPM is controlled by the system owner and could actually be useful for almost anything involving crypto. Unfortunately the integration of the TPM in the OS is essentially non-existent. The introduction of the TPM2.0 standard complicates matters, because we now have two different devices with different APIs. The goal of this project would be to identify reasonable use cases for the TPM, evaluate exisiting projects, and create ways how to integrate it into various workflows in openSUSE.

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

Learn & Improve Qt, C++ - Project Oficina

a project by slemke

Oficina, a mechanical workshop application developed in Qt/C++ Hackweek 17: Work on TODO - Test. Make it very stable, after that, insert it in openQA.

Updated about 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Fast bugzilla search

an invention by alnovak

The Problem

The first thing one should do when resolving a bug is to find out, whether that bug wasn't encountered and perhaps even fixed before. Using our internal Bugzilla's search, that can be long and painful task. I don't know if I'm querying it wrong, or if the problem is the amount of bugs (> 1M and growing quickly), or the number of users, or simply the Bugzilla itself. Also another problem is that some bugs have wrong metadata, which makes the efforts to narrow the search a bit harder.

Updated over 4 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Virtual fibre channel HBA support in qemu/kvm guest

an idea by lin_ma

The idea is to present a virtual fc HBA to qemu/kvm guest, The frontend implementation is virtio-fc, the backend is a physical fc HBA with npiv support.

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

unified communication setup (integrating IRC)

an invention by okurz


The one mobile messaging service that shall not be named destroyed the world of "unified communication" by constructing a walled garden in recent years although there was a bright outlook with XMPP/jabber in before bundling all communication by providing an open standard and especially transports. I would like to revisit the state in 2017 and combine my text chat based communication needs from different end devices, namely my work notebook and my private smartphone.

Updated over 1 year ago. 3 hacker ♥️.