COREWAR is a programming game in which two or more programs (warriors or viruses) compete for the control of a virtual computer. The programs are written in Redcode, an abstract assembly language.
- Learn about optimizing assembly: reading Redcode guides and manuals (individually or in group)
The Kubic Project currently produces a "CaaSP-like" Tumbleweed OS, focused on Kubernetes clusters
However many of the attributes of Kubic (read-only filesystem, transactional updates, containerised services) could be an interesting platform for another use A Chromebook-like Linux Desktop
retro-gtk is a toolkit for GTK+-based Libretro frontends. It is mainly used by GNOME Games to play retro games via Libretro gaming console emulators.
Currenly retro-gtk supports only software rendering. There are two ways hardware rendering can be used in retro-gtk:
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.
We have quite some projects on openSUSE and os-autoinst organizations that are using travis-ci.org for testing their code. As travis-ci is using an ubuntu VM (or container) there are quite some things we can't test - or test by using SUSE containers within ubuntu VMs.
During hackweek I want to evaluate the github API for CI services and try to marry it with openqa.opensuse.org - I'll need a web service that does the tracking, but I'm optimistic that it can be done in a week.
over 3 years
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Has no hacker:
Lots of crucial steps in the SUSE/openSUSE product build workflow are not known or not even accessible by many people but hidden as "custom scripts" on "some machine" in the worst cases. Nowadays infrastructure and build pipelines should be written as code, e.g. in git repos, with UI frontends to show the always current state of what is going on, what needs to be done to release products, where are problems. The least we can do is learn a bit more in this direction.
Effort planning in large-scale agile projects with multiple stakeholders
The analysis and selection of requirements are important parts of any release planning process. Most practices focuse on release planning based on plan-driven optimization models. Nevertheless, solving the release planning problem mechanistically is difficult in an agile development context with multiple stakeholders.
How-to guide on switching from docker/docker-compose to a cri-o/k8s world
In this project I basically want to explore how you can move your containers (including its data and overlayfs2 layers) from Docker based docker-compose setup to a cri-o based k8s setup. This will mainly include doing a lot of research and try to find out the differences and how to transfer all the stuff without much downtime. It might also include some tooling effort.
over 3 years
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What is Taiga?
On the first view Taiga (taiga.io) is a open source Trello replacement. On the second it is way more than that. Taiga does offer a lot more integration into Scrum and Kanban Workflow than Trello could ever do (even if you would pay for all those neat power-ups). Taiga is offered as hosted and self-hosted (as it is completely open source) and does offer all features in payed and free accounts on the hosted solution. Unlike tools like Gitlab where there are premium features that are held back for the enterprise offering this tool is developed in the open (https://github.com/taigaio).
Better support for Chromebooks
Chromebooks do have very limited hardware in terms of storage and RAM. But it is still the cheapest solution to a truly open source notebook, as it allows to replace its coreboot based bootloader with your own coreboot and payload (f.e. Tiano Core or Seabios).
Since I'm a little bit of a drone-a-matic myself, and I enjoy flying around with drones, I propose to fly around/above the SUSE building, record some footage, and make a cool promo video out of it.
We could potentially use this footage (together with some recordings from inside the building taken by hand) as a promotion for the company and show others (via social media, etc.) how cool of a place SUSE and the Nürnberg office actually is.
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A good way of getting to know a new programming language is... writing some code. So although there are some good IRC bouncers, like ZNC, we want to write another one just for learning.
But why an IRC bouncer? Because it is not rocket science, but it implies network communication (acting as client and as server at the same time), handling concurrent connections... in a few words: it sounds fun.
Although availability of computer games on Linux has improved a lot there is way more potential for openSUSE to fire them up.
This project is about improving the usability of openSUSE for gaming to appreciate the gamers who run openSUSE as their primary OS. The final goal for a number of improvements is that each gamer can play flawlessly without a single issue.
Create a tool which will make it possible to monitor the lifecycle of pods in a kubernetes cluster (as well as other types of tabular or structured data), and provide a convenient user interface for viewing and interpreting that data. This will be useful in development and testing of our kubernetes-based container platform (Cloud Application Platform), as it will allow us to better understand where things are going wrong when we encounter component failures.
How cool would be it if a Sales Engineer could run a tool in the customer's site that measures the network performance to demonstrate how fast our K8s platform is? What if the customer could do that herself/himself to provide useful information to our support team in order to find the source of a bug? What about using such tool for our CI to discover potential performance regressions? What if the tool was smart enough to change configurations on the fly and run optional tests based on the measurements it collects? It is obvious there is a wide variety of use cases where we could benefit from such tool.
I have been learning Kubernetes and go for a few months and now it is time to combine both! This tool will use a K8s controller that will create pods to do the measurements and then fetch the results. Based on those, it will decide to just return those values or change config and run extra tests.
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.
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:
The idea is to hack os-autoinst-distri-opensuse infrastucture and explore design patterns that can fit. The end point of this is to restructure the framework in such a way that the main-common.pm is more efficient, functional and readable.
We already tried to improve the Jangouts data model in the past and, although we made quite some progress, we did not finish it. I've been playing a bit with React and Redux lately, and I would like now to try a different approach replacing Angular with that combo. Using Vue.js might be another option too.
Of course, we are not going to rewrite Jangouts in just one week, but let's see how far we can go. By the way, the redesign branch contains some interesting stuff from one of the GSoC that we should consider.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the past year we've found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic, we merged two awesome companies together, and we have completely changed the trajectory of SUSE and Rancher. This project is intended to transfer knowledge of SUSE to Rancher and Rancher to SUSE for those who may be challenged with time and resources to try new things. This gives us a chance to explore other uses for Kubernetes all while taking advantage of older equipment (for use as workers) we may have to spare.
Create an automated L0-support-like analytics solution for supportconfig data that is tiered across a customer's environment and SUSE environment (similar to a very modular AIOps Edge-Core approach). A pictorial overview of the ecosystem
There is always something to do if you run the infrastructure for such a big project like openSUSE....
Our Admin wiki currently lists over 80 machines - and while we already "salted" some of them, there is always room for improvement and room to learn something new just by making your hands dirty and diving into the administrator role for a machine.
SUSE dissolved an old warehouse, containing lots and lots of boxes with old SUSE / SuSE / S.u.S.E software. All of those boxes were originally going to be dumped in March 2021, which could be prevented. They are now stored in the SUSE Event Area in Nuremberg.