SMT in a Container

an invention by jsevans

It's a pretty simple idea. Be able to deploy an SMT using Docker with minimum effort. Basic Outline:

Updated over 5 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Heart Rate Variabilty (HRV) evaluation with open source tools

a project by bigironman

What is HRV ?

HRV is a method for measuring the ability of your heart to respond to inner and outer levels of stress.

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Learn to use pen testing tools

a project by bryanstephenson

Take some online classes for penetration testing tools and then practice using them. The goal is to learn enough to provide some value for pen testing of real products. Originally I was hoping to have a real cloud to pen test, but that appears unlikely so I plan to set up an Apache web server instead as the system under test. It won't matter much as the goal is to learn to use the tools.

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

openSUSE:Factory python2/python3 split

a project by pluskalm

As in near future, there will be python2python3 in Factory but no /usr/bin/python and in SLE-15 base no python2 it is necessary to start checking/switching dependencies. See also:

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Do some 3D printing

an invention by aschnell

Do some 3D printing incluing designing the object.

Updated over 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Make YaST Testing Independent of Keyboard Shortcuts

a project by shundhammer

Motivation / Problem

Right now, our QA team tests YaST with OpenQA very much based on keyboard shortcuts: Set the keyboard focus to the "User Name" input field with Alt-U, enter a user name, [Tab] to get to the next field, enter more text, finally Alt-N to activate the "Next" button.

Updated over 5 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Learn about log-structured file systems

a project by ganghe

Compared with traditional file systems (e.g. EXT4, XFS), log-structured file systems treat its storage as a circular log and write sequentially to the head of the log. I want to learn about this kind of file system via this hack week, to understand how it manages its data and metadata, to understand how it recover back from crash, to understand its advantages and disadvantages.

Updated over 5 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

(DIY) Robotic SUSE pet for your desktop and amaze your workmates

a project by ilausuch

The idea is to create a fantastic robotic SUSE pet using cheap materials. It will be moved with you remote control of your TV. After building the prototype the schemes and Arduino code will be delivered for everyone to try building it at home.

Updated over 3 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

openSUSE Infrastructure "Factory first"-like policy

a project by tampakrap

The SLE15 development model follows the Factory First policy, where all submissions need to go first to openSUSE:Factory and then to SLE15 repos. This way more bugs are fixed, less patches get lost, less backporting is happening etc. Our openSUSE infrastructure is using salt for configuration management. This was working fine, but suddenly we had to split the openSUSE from the SUSE-DMZ services into separate VLANs, thus the salt codebase had to be split as well. The code itself is mostly formulas and quite similar states between the two set of services though. The only real difference was in the pillars, and even there there was a lot of duplication.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Running Workshop

a project by tgoettlicher

Fresh air and motion helps your brain to come up with new and creative ideas. This hackweek project offers exactly this*. You can expect running exercises along the Nuremberg city wall. Running 25 to 50 meters sidewards, jumping, running stairs, etc. will give your brain new energy.

Updated over 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Implement QEMU Firmware Config device support in Linuxrc/AutoYaST

a project by dmacvicar

While normally data is passed to linuxrc (including an AutoYaST profile), modern auto-install tools like Ignition from CoreOS support a very interesting method: the QEMU Firmware Config device. This allows to read from inside the VM a blob by reading /sys/firmware/qemu_fw_cfg/by_name/opt/keyname. The driver is included in recent Linux kernels.

Updated over 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Automatic refhost deployment

a project by ktsamis

This would be a multiple step solution, a first idea that I would explore would be: 1. Query Florian's qam_reposervice API from RRID to base products and modules needed for update

Updated over 6 years ago. No love.

learn conky

a project by pgajdos

I would like to work mainly on, think of default configuration and perhaps create a small configuration script for conky.

Updated over 6 years ago. No love.

Learn how to write Dracut modules

a project by nadvornik

  • learn how to write Dracut modules
  • investigate running Salt in Dracut initrd
Updated over 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

My Little Manager

a project by lucidd

Yes this project is yet another project for creating a Suse Manager clone. The motivation for that comes mainly from my need for a simple suse manager that i can easily run at home without the massive overhead involved in suse manager setup. Also since i mainly need to manage opensuse machines most of which are tumbleweed, suse managers repository model does not really work well in that case.

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

Experiment with WeKan

an invention by RBrownSUSE

While I despise Trello, I quite like the idea of using a Kanban board to organise my individual work and much of my personal projects So if I have time during Hackweek I plan on looking at also

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Learning Rust by rewriting DriConf with GTK+ 4

a project by clanig

The DriConf-Project inside of MESA has seen its latest update in 2006 and is implemented with GTK+ 2.

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Refactor apply_role in crowbar framework to create a better world

a project by itxaka

Look at this beauty: Nice uh? Its a 500 lines methods that its distinctly separated into 4 different pieces internally that make 4 very distinct phases inside.

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Messing around with an Arduino Board and C

a project by sschricker

See title

Updated over 6 years ago. No love.

yast2-network clean up and start a new API design

a project by teclator

The YaST2 Network module manages network configuration including device configuration, DNS, Routing etc.. The current code is not very object oriented and in many cases there is not a good separation between the business logic and the presentation. The API is also not very clear an many people get confused for example between NetworkInterfaces (class that handles with the ifcfg-files and reside in yast-yast2) and LanItems.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Improve TAP and RSpec parsing in openQA External Harness Parser

a project by foursixnine

Currently there is support for TAP being added to OpenQA::Parser::Format However it has basic support, therefore the following is needed:

Updated over 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Enlightenment Themes

a project by simotek

I have several themes in progress, they all need lots of work before they could be used with openSUSE. * The gtk people keep changing things so the gtk theme I use to match my enlightenment theme also needs fixing.

Updated over 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Implement git-explode to untangle linear sequence of commits into multiple independent topic branches

a project by aspiers

Updated over 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Task manager in Elixir/Erlang

a project by vmoravec

Elixir is a Ruby-ish dialect of Erlang with meta-programming capabilities, this is my first project using it: pedro . The idea is to create a task manager that would organize tasks (jobs) and manage them in projects. It will be running locally, remotely or both in multi-node setup, will provide CLI, have web UI relying on http and websockets. It makes use of erlang OTP, web framework phoenix that is inspired by rails. Author of elixir and main contributor to phoenix is Jose Valim, he's also the author of devise rubygem and former contributor to rails.

Updated over 5 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 over 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

openQA IDE

a project by coolo

There is a running gag built into openQA called interactive mode. It goes like this: "if you need the interactive mode, it's broken". The reason: the so called interactive mode is a collection of hacks - in theory making it possible to update needles in a running test. But in fact it's a UI desaster that almost never works. So the goal of this hackweek project is to get rid of it - and instead build a real control from the webui into the backend allowing tests to be written on the fly including needle creation/updates. Easy as that.

Updated over 3 years ago. 18 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

[openSUSE] speed up distro rebuild time by analyzing rebuild graph

a project by lnussel

The openSUSE build service could build hundreds of packages in parallel but in practice serial package dependencies prevent that.

Updated over 5 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️.

fun hardware peripherials

a project by michals

There are many fun peripherials that you can connect to a RPi but PC users are not left out either * attiny85 has SPI and i2c interface so could be possibly used as USB<->i2c or USB<->SPI bridge. Unfortunately, the USB support needs some non-standard timings so there is quite a bit of integration and debugging needed.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Using BCC to snoop Wifi or Bluetooh status

a project by acho

BPF Compiler Collection (BCC)

Updated almost 5 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

buit: fancy ultra fast mail client or "my local gmail"

a project by dmacvicar

My current mail setup is mu4e and emacs based mail client included with the amazing mu mail indexer. mu works similar to notmuch but allows easy bidirectional operation with the original Maildir. Add mbsync (isync) to sync imap locally and msmtp and you have a full mail setup.

Updated over 4 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

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 over 5 years ago. 3 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 ♥️.

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 about 5 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Design the 2021 Open Build Service sticker

a project by hennevogel


2019 sticker

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

grab this: openSUSE beta test program and web application

a project by lnussel

openSUSE Leap 42.3 goes for a rolling release model with automated openQA tests. That covers only so much though. We need manual testing too. In previous releases a google document spread sheet was used to coordinate and track the efforts.That's probably not the best method anymore. Come up with ideas and a prototype of how manual testing could be guided, tracked, visualized for a rolling development distribution with volunteers testing.

Updated over 4 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

KF5 Czech localization

a project by vpelcak

Plans of the Project

After some time I would like to move KF5 translation ahead again.

Updated over 7 years ago. No love.

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 about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.


a project by rpalethorpe

Rust Emacs clone (sort of), see README for details.

Updated over 2 years ago. No love.

Build a tea candle housing from sugar cubes

a project by bmwiedemann

A nice project for enhancing the winter time: Download Model

Updated over 5 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

shell script static analyzer

a project by michals

With all those analyzers for C code we get so much information about our C code. Yet our shell code regularly nukes systems.

Updated over 5 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

kCFI Release

a project by jmoreira

kCFI is a tool that enables the compilation of commodity Operating Systems with Control-Flow Integrity protection. kCFI first prototype was developed/implemented during a PhD program held in the University of Campinas, in Brazil. Although fully functional, the tool remains in a very experimental shape, needing to be refactored prior to being released. As kCFI consists in multiple tools, which include compiler plugins, kernel patches and binary analyzers, its deployment is considerably complex. Once code refactoring is finished, the next step consists in setting up proper repositories for the tool and for each submodule, along with scripts and documentation to enable easy configuration and compilation on new environments.

Updated over 5 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

package mediagoblin

an invention by mstrigl

From the website: "MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc."

Updated about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Visualize new SLE15 module trees in SCC as an interactive tree diagram

a project by thutterer

Everything is (in) a module now. They depend on each other and you need a whiteboard and a few different colors to understand and remember how.

Updated over 5 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Upstream support for SGI Octane

an invention by tsbogend

Patches for supporting SGI Octanes are floating around since ages. The latest version is against v4.10. I've talked to Ralf Baechle (MIPS kernel maintainer) and he is willing to take patches from me... so I have to provide them... and this what this project is for:-)

Updated about 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

netlink interface for ethtool

a project by mkubecek

There seems to be an overall consensus that the ioctl interface used by ethtool is a poor design as it's inflexible, error prone and notoriously hard to extend. It should clearly be replaced by netlink and obsoleted. Unfortunately not much actual work has been done in that direction until this project started. The project started in Hackweek 16 (fall 2017) and has been worked on since, both in Hackweek 17-19 and outside. First two parts of kernel implementation are in mainline since 5.6-rc1, first part of userspace implementation (ethtool utility) has been submitted to upstream at the end of Hackweek 19 (2020-02-16).

Updated about 4 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

minima: small, easy alternative to SUSE Manager (in Go)

a project by moio

1% of SUSE Manager's functionality in 0.1% of the lines of code

Let's create a much simpler SUSE Manager — one you could use at home! Users should be able to deploy and operate in minutes with minimal configuration, while still retaining the very core features that make SUSE Manager useful!

Updated over 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

Create a tool to generate vCPU/vNUMA topology for virtual machines

a project by jfehlig

Most large workloads such as SAP HANA require special, highly optimized configuration to run in a virtual machine. Virtual resources such as memory and CPU must be carefully configured to ensure optimum performance of the virtual machine workload. Default VM configuration created by tools such as virt-install are not optimized and often result in poor performance of large workloads due to memory access latencies and incorrect/incomplete information available to the VM's task scheduler. Currently, users deploying large workloads must manually optimize virtual CPU and memory resources, which can be error-prone and if not done properly can actually degrade performance. This project aims to create a tool that can produce suggested vCPU and vNUMA configuration based on a VM configuration template and capabilities of the target virtual machine host. E.g. something along the lines of

Updated over 5 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Learn BDD with python (Cucumber)

a project by jwei2017

Behavior-Driven Development is a process to follow in software development. I want to learn how BDD testing framework works. Learn how the pieces fall together and how frameworks are put together, as well as best practice of BDD.

Updated over 6 years ago. No love.

Package Mycroft Core and the Mycroft Plasmoid for openSUSE

an invention by alarrosa

Mycroft is an open source artificial intelligence platform (an open source assistant) and has very nice demos like: Mycroft Plasmoid Version 2.0 and Akademy 2017 presentation (this one starts around 2:30) .

Updated about 5 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Dropbox replacement written in Pony

a project by KGronlund

I want to experiment with three things: * Blockchain

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.