Hammer an Envoy service mesh onto a SAP S4/HANA landscape and watch everything explode.

a project by STorresi

Although CNCF projects are almost exclusively related to Linux containers, some ideas, like wrapping all the services into network proxies to create a distributed data-plane and enable true observability, could perhaps be explored for some kind of backport in complex legacy distributed systems, like... say... S4/HANA?! I don't even know if this is feasible, but trying won't hurt... just stand at a safe distance from the cluster!

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

Learn more about Kubernetes clusters and SAP Datahub

an idea by dakechi

SAP Datahub is the new SAP product entirely based on containers and Kubernetes orchestrations. This project is to learn more about both K8s and Datahub, how they work together, potentials, and how this product fits into existing SAP landscapes.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

Improve our 3D printers

a project by lrupp

Currently we have two sponsored 3D printers available in the Nuremberg office. Both are located in a lab - which makes it hard to access them. Both also need some (hardware) maintenance. This (hopefully short) side project should make the printers more usable and accessible for others.

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

Increase "osc checkout" speed.

an idea by jsikes

Using osc I noticed that when checking out projects the project files are requested and loaded one at a time. My first order of business would be to combine the individual requests into one request.

Updated over 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

Drawing in the software world/context and beyond

a project by dmaiocchi

This hackweek I will focus on improving my drawing/painting skills. I will do either some portrait for people I know at SUSE and this could be used as Github profiles or do something related to Linux/SUSE chameleon etc. ( without any precise goal).

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

Ceph as a ephemeral storage for containers

a project by denisok

The idea here is to study and understand how ephemeral storage for containers works and investigate if local storage could be avoided at all and Ceph used instead. Could new storage driver be developed to support Ceph storage:

Updated over 1 year ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

run CaaSP on AWS using spotinst elastigroup

a project by rdannert

  • implement a POC deploying CaaSP v4 on top of AWS using: Spotinst's elastigroup
  • "Spotinst Elastigroup predicts Spot Instances behavior, capacity trends, pricing, and interruptions rate. Whenever there’s a risk of interruption, Elastigroup acts accordingly to balance capacity up to 15 minutes ahead of time, ensuring application availability.
Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.

Linux support bot

an idea by cyberiad

I would like to create a bot that helps people debugging their Linux system. It should guide the user through * debugging

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Automatic rotation film developer for analogue film

an idea by suntorytimed

I would like to build a rotating film developer like the old Ilford Cibachrome by using a stepper motor, Raspberry Pi Zero WH and some additional motor controls. For this a 3D printer might be useful to create some of the parts. All of the work should be open sourced, including the schematics.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

openSUSE-release-tools for Homebrew (macOS support)

a project by suntorytimed

OSC is already available on Homebrew, but it is missing the integration with Staging as the openSUSE-release-tools are not available. In this Hackweek project I would like to get the openSUSE-release-tools running on macOS via Homebrew.

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

Fix order of use co-operation between vlc and camsource applications

a project by dmair

Using the camsource and vlc packages as an example. If camsource is configured to use a given dev/video[n] device with a choice of resolution in the width and height fields of a camsource conf file then if camsource is the first application to access the device captured images are as-expected. However, if an application like vlc is used for the same device (and exited) before starting camsource (e.g. to check the view from the camera before starting camsource) and if the camera supports higher resolutions than used in the camsource configuration what occurs is that camsource will not setup the camera to use the configured resolution and has a broken view of the camera output based on the vlc chosen resolution chopped to the camsource configuration. For example, with camsource configuration set to use 640x480 on a camera that supports 720x480 and vlc is used and exited before camsource is started then the captured camsource images contain two non-continuous partial image blocks with a horizontal border dividing them. I assume either vlc fails to fully reset the device configuration when exiting or camsource fails to initialize the device "from scratch" when starting. The two applications use different video device APIs but the setup and cleanup for the camera in each case is a very limited part of the application's functionality.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.

Advanced online payment app for desktop

an idea by MDoucha

There are mobile payment apps which allow you to pay via QR code. But I couldn't find any app that would work on desktop e.g. via special URI. So here's my idea: Create a universal URI scheme for payments that can launch a handler app (just like mailto: URIs can open your e-mail client). This app could then send wire transfer instructions to your bank account via public internet banking API (if your bank has one). The app would also have a server-side e-shop module for payment processing which would allow instant checkout (if you bank supports instant wire transfers to the e-shop's bank account).

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

dmidecode: no more open-coded printfs

a project by jdelvare

There's a long standing request to extend the output of dmidecode to something that would be machine-readable. Something like an XML or JSON-based format. Unfortunately this can't be implemented right now because the output of dmidecode is generated by open-coded printfs as the DMI table is being parsed, with no intermediate structures nor temporary buffers. While implementing a machine-parseable output is out of scope for a single hack week, let's remember that even the longest journey starts with a single footstep. I would like to try and rewrite the 5200 lines of code of dmidecode in such a way that printing the output would be somewhat separated from parsing the DMI table and done by a limited set of dedicated functions. Alternative output formats could later hook into such functions.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

coreboot on Thinkpad Tx40p

an idea by persmule

Flash and optimize coreboot to t440p and port coreboot to t540p.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Btrfs OSD for Lustre

an idea by jeff_mahoney

Modern Lustre supports compelling features like snapshots but it requires OSDs to use ZFS in order to implement it. Since ZFS and Linux licensing is incompatible, it's not really a supportable solution. This project has an aim to implement Lustre OSDs using Btrfs underneath them, leveraging the btrfs feature set to enable the features that ZFS-based OSDs provide now in a supportable way.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

openSUSE for Android

a project by adrianSuSE

Termux is already bringing a terminal and debian package manager to Android. Let's see if we can reuse it and provide a base system with zypper and build openSUSE:Factory for it in OBS.

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

Focus Friendly Desktop Adaptations

a project by wstephenson


Given the number of different demands on our time and attention, it becomes increasing hard to focus and find the 'flow state' where a developer can be most productive. Interruptions due to chat notifications, email, and updater applets all break focus. Additionally, the desktop metaphor has in most cases failed to evolve as the browser and other MDI interfaces have become the focus for many users, and increased performance has allowed us to keep more tasks running and present on the desktop at once, presenting a higher cognitive load to the user.

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

Learn more about marketing

a project by Jackman1

I would like to learn more about something outside of engineering. I have selected to learn more about marketing; something our overall team is doing more of...

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 2 followers.

CSI Driver for Kubernetes

a project by chinyahuang

Since Kubernetes already has a clear path of "in-tree" volume plugin to CSI migration. I would like to understand the concept of CSI with writing a simple driver for Kubernetes. Reference:

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

Floppy disk controller/drive emulator

an idea by jmoellers

I am into retro-computing and one of my treasures is an SB180FX microcomputer: an HD64180 CPU running at blazing 9.something MHz and having a whopping 512kB RAM! The "machine" has an NCR5380 SCSI host-adapter and a 9266 FDC which supports up to 4 floppy drives.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

OBS Project Monitor page redesign

an idea by vpereirabr

Exactly what problem will this solve? The project monitor page is currently based on a table with search and filter.

Updated about 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Migration of Pology to Python3

an idea by vpelcak

Pology is a Python library and collection of command-line tools for in-depth processing of PO files, the translation file format of the GNU Gettext software translation system. Pology functionality ranges from precision operations on individual PO messages, to cross-file operations on large collections of PO files.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 2 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

DVD-A authoring

an idea by rliang06

DRM-free music archiving.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

YES Submission Review Tool

a project by nm75

Simplify, modernize, and accelerate the process and tools for reviewing YES submissions from partners. Hopeful goals to accomplish:

Updated 4 months ago. No love. 3 followers.

SUSE Manager salt minion Provisioning/Upgrade

a project by dvosburg

Provisioning works with Autoyast/Cobbler for traditional clients, with profiles to enable major version upgrades. The goal is to offer that in a predictable way that can be scheduled and automated for salt minions. Salt minions pose a different challenge, and we would like to enable a reboot into the upgrade without needing PXE not traditional client to enable it.

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