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one-click, instead of having to deal with the terminal, that frights some new users and gives them the sensation of an outdated system.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 4 months ago. 45 hacker ♥️. 8 followers.

openSUSE build supported by SUSE IT

a project by vgrinco

Project Description

SUSE IT needs help from fellow geekos with release engineering skills to define the requirements, process, infrastructure, and tools for building an openSUSE-based distribution bundled with SUSE IT-supported application stack. The resulting OS build will be offered as a standard distribution for new SUSE employees in addition to the existing Operating System library.

Updated 7 months ago. 28 hacker ♥️. 16 followers.

Port some classic game to Linux

a project by MDoucha

Let's pick some old classic game, reverse engineer the data formats and game rules and write an open source engine for it from scratch. Some games from 1990s are simple enough that we could have a playable prototype by the end of the week. Write which games you'd like to hack on in the comments. Don't forget to check e.g. on Open Source Game Clones, Github and SourceForge whether the game is ported already.

Updated 16 days ago. 27 hacker ♥️. 13 followers.

MicroOS Desktop

a project by RBrownSUSE

Updated about 1 year ago. 27 hacker ♥️. 19 followers.


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 over 1 year ago. 21 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

SUSE branded keycaps models

an invention by cbosdonnat

Project Description

A lot of people are using mechanical keyboard. Having a custom SUSE-branded keycap would be cool. The idea is to create a set of 3D models for such keycaps in various profiles for everyone to print.

Updated 7 months ago. 19 hacker ♥️. 9 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 almost 2 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

EVERYONE can contribute to documentation – See how YOU can join the party

an invention by chabowski

Project Description

Update: The invitation to contribute to open source and SUSE documentation does NOT expire. If you want to collaborate with us, contact us at doc-team@suse.com.

Updated 7 months ago. 14 hacker ♥️. 18 followers.

Open Source Firmware for EV chargers using the ESP32 Chip (Autoaid / EN-Plus / EVSEDO)

a project by bschmidt

Hack Week 22

Project Description

Updated 13 days ago. 13 hacker ♥️. 3 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 7 months ago. 12 hacker ♥️.

Self Watering Indoor Vegetable Garden

a project by kberger65

Project Description

This first part of this project will build a moisture sensor using an ESP32 board and circuit python. I am hoping to implement a notification method using SMS or Email. Additionally, future plans include adding a Web based interface to view historical data as well as optionally adding some mini pumps that will water the plants once a specified moisture level (very little detected) has been reached.

Updated 9 months ago. 10 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

early stage kdump support

a project by mbrugger

Project Description

When we experience a early boot crash, we are not able to analyze the kernel dump, as user-space wasn't able to load the crash system. The idea is to make the crash system compiled into the host kernel (think of initramfs) so that we can create a kernel dump really early in the boot process.

Updated 8 months ago. 10 hacker ♥️. 7 followers.

Bring to life the Studio Kiosk in Frankenstrasse

a project by digitaltomm

Project Description

Make use of the Studio Kiosk in front of my office:

Updated 5 days ago. 10 hacker ♥️. 6 followers.

openSUSE on ZoL from OpenZFS project

a project by jkohoutek

Idea is to have SUSE system with OpenZFS as root FS. Why ZFS

Updated 8 months ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Testing and adding GNU/Linux distributions on Uyuni

a project by juliogonzalezgil

Join the Gitter channel! https://gitter.im/uyuni-project/hackweek

Updated 2 days ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

openSUSE on Fairphone

an idea by FridayKetchup

I am curious if we can run openSUSE or another SUSE OS (SLES/Micro) on a Fairphone. Status: To start at the beginning

Updated 8 months ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 2 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

software.opensuse.org replacement

a project by lkocman

Project Description

Let's write a decent replacement for software-o-o. We want to choose the right technologies for the project, as technologies and missing volunteers is where we failed this time.

Updated 11 months ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 6 followers.

Implement GNOME Software's Distribution Upgrade in Leap(and possibly Tumbleweed)

a project by JonathanKang

GNOME Software supports distribution upgrade, that only requires a few clicks for upgrading your system. But it's not integrated into Leap. So this is that I plan to do this Hack Week.

Involved components

Updated 7 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Explore the state of voice control on linux

a project by szarate

Project Description

I would like to be able to give my fingers a well deserved rest from time to time, so I'd love to be able to either control my computer with voice or simply dictate to it, for writing emails and so on, and if possible... even writing some code using my voice!

Updated 12 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Learn Rust from scratch

a project by pherranz

Project Description

As I do not work as a developer per se, I love developing new code and learning new technologies that arise in this world. The Rust language is defined as Rust is a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language. Rust emphasizes performance, type safety, and concurrency.

Updated 8 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 7 followers.

Open Source book reader for visually impaired/blind

a project by DKarakasilis

Project Description

I was talking with a friend the other day who is blind. He briefly explained to me how he reads books (the regular, paper printed ones). So, he is taking a photo of each page, passes that to the OCR to extract the text in digital form, then passes that to some text to speech engine to read it out loud.

Updated 7 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Setup A Linux Cross Referencer for SUSE kernels

a project by tdz

Project Description

There's Elixir for browsing mainline Linux releases. We should set up a similar system for SUSE kernel releases.

Updated 8 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

Enable full-disk-encryption key sharing for bootloader -> kernel

a project by ismaell

Project Description

Full disk encryption currently requires each stage to gain knowledge of the keys independently, which means asking the user or bundling the key (in the initramfs).

Updated 8 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

Modular kernel packaging

a project by mwilck

Project Description

Create a PoC for a modular packaged kernel. This means:

Updated 7 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

Create tool to analyze supportconfig to spot common SUSE Manager issues

a project by cbosdonnat

Project Description

supportconfig provides a lot of files and data from the system, but it is often hard to spot the real issue in it. The idea of this project is to get machine-readable output for the supportconfig data and analyze them, ideally with an existing tool.

Updated 7 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Learn TCP

a project by jiriwiesner

Learn the inner workings of TCP as implemented in the Linux kernel. This will involve * reading textbooks and IETF docs

Updated almost 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 7 followers.

WebRTC individual track recorder

a project by avicenzi

Project Description

Do you need to record podcasts or interviews remotely?

Updated 12 months ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.


an invention by dspinella

Project Description

rinit is an init written in Rust. It offers a valid alternative to systemd for PID 1 and service management. It uses the supervision to manage long running programs (deamons), log everything to files (no binary log interface) and provides an easy to use command line interface. rinit is already working and able to spawn services and handle their dependencies.

Updated 7 months ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Improve Full-Disk-Encryption support in openSUSE

an idea by ismaell

Project Description

The main goal is to enable the use of plain dm-crypt (as btrfs makes LVM2 unnecessary overhead) and a separate ephemeral key for the swap partition.

Updated 8 months ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 4 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

Create a DRM driver for Matrox desktop cards

an invention by tdz

(was: Create a DRM driver for Matrox G200) Even after 20 years, the Matrox G200 series is still an excellent 2d graphics card. Unfortunately, there's only an fbdev driver and a user-space driver. Both are obsolete, as modern Linux uses the DRM framework for managing graphics cards. There already is a DRM driver for the G200 server series. This driver is under-maintained and doesn't work with desktop chips.

Updated 7 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Finish the Jangouts rewrite on React/Redux

an invention by ancorgs

Project Description

Several Hack Weeks ago we started to rewrite Jangouts from its current AngularJS-based implementation to a more modular one in which the UI was developed in React.

Updated 7 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 7 followers.

awesome open source

a record by hennevogel

There are tons of awesome lists about all kinds of open source tools. There is no list about resources on how to do open source. Let's collect links to awesome open source guides. SUSE/awesome-open-source-guides

Updated 25 days ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 3 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

osc Porcelain inside Emacs

a project by agraul

Project Description


Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Kanidm - Modern Opensource Identity Management

an invention by firstyear

Project Description

Kanidm is a identity management system (a store of accounts, groups and more) that supports authentication to opensuse, web sites, networks, and more. The project has a focus on respect of humans, correctness, simplicity and performance. In previous hackweeks we have implemented cryptographic authentication (webauthn), wasm based web UI and more.

Updated 7 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Tool to collect relevant data from images and containers tested in openQA

a project by jlausuch

Project Description

This idea has been partially implemented for JeOS images, where we are collecting some data from the images whenever a new build ends up in openQA. For instance, https://openqa.opensuse.org/tests/2419705#step/image_info/9 is collecting the size of the image, as well as total number of RPMs, the list of RPMs with their size and some filesystem information.

Updated 7 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

FTrace Visualization Tool

a project by jesingh

Project Description

A visualization tool that directly digests ftrace function traces and provides easier to understand timing diagrams with the ability to quickly look up functions from within the program.

Updated 8 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Air quality monitor

an invention by dheidler

Project Description

In the new office we have a new air conditioning system and I want to collect some data on how good it actually works.

Updated 7 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

retrocomputing: learn the architecture of MIPS for PS1 and build an assembler

a project by david.anes

Project Description

The idea is to learn about the PlayStation 1 CPU and GPU.

Updated 8 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

A CLI for Harvester

a project by mohamed.belgaied

Project Description

Harvester CLI is a command line interface tool written in Go, designed to simplify interfacing with a Harvester cluster as a user. It is especially useful for testing purposes as you can easily and rapidly create VMs in Harvester by providing a simple command such as:

Updated 9 days ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

Build Modern Unix Collection

an idea by hennevogel

Get modern-unix tools build on OBS without too invasive distro changes

Updated 8 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 3 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!

Write an open source driver for the DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K

a project by patrikjakobsson

Project Description

The DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K is a PCI Express capture card featuring one 6G-SDI and one HDMI 2.0a connection. It can record all formats uncompressed up to 2160p30. The big difference with this card compared to many other capture cards is that it captures all the raw data uncompressed. This allows for it to be used for automatic testing of graphics cards.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Prettier dashboard for solar panel status

a project by emiura

Project Description

My current dashboard for solar panel status runs on a raspberry PI and it is based on lighthttp and a couple of shell and python scripts, but it is very ugly.

Updated 7 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Uyuni/SUSE Manager Server Helm chart on k3s

a project by moio

Combined icons of k3s and Uyuni Building on the lessons learned in the previous HackWeek, attack the Server specifically to create a set of containers deployable on k3s via Helm.

Updated 11 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

openSUSE wiki improvements (specially Portal:Packaging)

a project by gmoro

Project Description

Following a recent discussion with the Packaging team at SUSE we will do a revamp of https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Packaging

Updated 8 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.


an invention by gbaccini

Project Description

grog aims to implements a namespaced, distributed map kept alive by an arbitrary number of nodes over a local network.

Updated 7 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Give back to Wezterm

an invention by mpagot

Project Description

One day in the past, a relative young geek met Wezterm terminal emulator in a wood or rusty repos. At that time he was used to drive a Win10 machine for work and a Linux shiny supercar for fun and Wezterm fit on both.

Updated 7 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Build Kernel from sources - openSUSE way

an idea by asmorodskyi

Find documentation on how to re-build openSUSE Kernel from sources and tweak some Kernel build variables

Goal for this Hackweek

Updated 7 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Generic retry command in openSUSE

an invention by okurz


When automating tasks often the requirement comes up to retry commands, for example when network connections are involved and commands do not return successfully immediately or if resources are temporarily not available. Sometimes a simple for-loop in bash is sufficient. Sometimes it is necessary to use additional waiting between retries, sometimes timeouts are desired. Getting all those combinations right can be tedious and error-prone so a generic "retry" command should be available in usual environments so we should provide a retry command to openSUSE distributions.

Updated 7 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

FIDO2 emulation

a project by mkoutny

Project Description

FIDO2 is set of specifications for multi-factor authentication. It is based on asymmetric cryptography with secrets stored in a HW token. The token must support the protocol to be usable.

Updated 8 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

Blog about our ScummVM Freeware games packages

a project by sndirsch

Blog about ScummVM Freeware games of our openSUSE Build Service games project


Updated 7 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.