openSUSE/SLE/Mainline U-boot for some not-yet-supported ARM64 boards

an idea by ldevulder

The Khadas VIM ( is an arm64 DIY Set-Top-Box based on Amlogic P212 reference board that use S905X SoC. As Odroid-C2 (based on S905 SoC) is in the mainline U-boot, it should be possible to adapt it for the Khadas VIM (of course a lot of work are needed!).

Updated about 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Kickstart support for Machinery

an idea by nbornstein

Add necessary code to Machinery project to allow it to create a Kickstart file for Red Hat and CentOS systems, just as it currently does AutoYaST for SLES and OpenSUSE systems.

Updated over 5 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!

orr: openSUSE rvm replacement

an idea by hennevogel

orr mimics rvm and helps you to switch between different ruby versions on your openSUSE installation. It's developing on github in hennevogel/orr.

Updated about 4 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Implement kernel cmdline and/or autoyast/kickstart support in terraform-provider-libvirt

a project by dmacvicar

terraform-provider-libvirt supports CoreOS ignition file/content, which end rendered as kernel command line options (the provider does some nice stuff like allowing you to pass the json content and it will take care of putting it into a temporary file). The idea is to:

Updated about 1 year ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

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 3 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Design the 2021 Open Build Service sticker

a project by hennevogel


2019 sticker

Updated about 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

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 4 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 about 4 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

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 1 year ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

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 1 year ago. 8 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

KF5 Czech localization

a project by vpelcak

Plans of the Project

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

Updated about 6 years ago. No love.

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 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Using BCC to snoop Wifi or Bluetooh status

a project by acho

BPF Compiler Collection (BCC)

Updated over 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

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 3 years ago. 21 hacker ♥️.

Automation of virtualization testing in QAM team (deployment+basic test scenario)

a project by brhavel

This was planned for previous hackweek (hw16-1) => Automated deployment of virtualization hosts and build up of virtual machines for xen+kvm+related tool testing.

Updated about 4 years ago. 2 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 3 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 4 years ago. 3 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 3 years ago. 5 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 <a href=";&gt;&lt;img height="48" src=";/&gt;&lt;/a> 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 about 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

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 1 year ago. 11 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

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 4 years ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Analyze supportconfig data with ELK (elasticsearch, logstash, kibana)

a project by kwk

We all pant for customer data. Which hardware do customers run ? Which packages are installed ? Which services are running ? etc. pp. A lot of this data is in the supportconfig. But this is neither collected, nor centralized, not easily accessible.

Updated about 4 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

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 about 2 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 about 4 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️.

OSEM Android App

an idea by hennevogel

Whitewash Gigitty, brand it and ship it on google play for

Updated about 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Write SUSE engineering blog posts

a project by ptesarik

L3 bug reproduction often requires becoming the admin for a moment. I'd like to write down some nifty tricks I used to get certain “interesting” system configurations to work.

Updated about 4 years ago. 10 hacker ♥️.

Another try on minimalistic C widget library

a project by metan

I've attempted this several times already and each attempt had different shortcomings. I'm kind of curious about how exactly will I fail this time. And it looks like I haven't failed this time.

Updated over 3 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

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

a project by aspiers

Updated about 4 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 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

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 about 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Investigate EtherCAT fieldbus

an idea by a_faerber

The Infineon XMC4800 EtherCAT Relax Kit microcontroller board has two EtherCAT RJ45 connectors. I'd like to investigate using openSUSE (or SLES) as EtherCAT master.

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

Simulate SD card in software

a project by algraf

To make OpenQA work with real ARM devices, we need to control * Reset

Updated over 3 years ago. 14 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 2 years ago. 10 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 8 months ago. 45 hacker ♥️. 9 followers.

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 about 4 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

X86_64 platform system program

a project by jnwang


It can boot up from udisk/floppy.

Updated about 1 year ago. 8 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Learn Python

a project by djz88

Python is well known all over the world and has wide range of usage. Lets dive into to a bit.

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

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 1 year ago. 17 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.


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 11 months ago. 12 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 2 years ago. 21 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.