SUSE Music(ian) Space

a project by ralfflaxa

Once again, the SUSE band is coming together to make music and we're planning a party this time round!!! We have a band name :-)

Updated 9 months ago. 46 hacker ♥️.

GeekoScreen: Building an open-source based whiteboard

an invention by TBro

GeekoScreen - an open-source based whiteboard


Updated over 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Hack the Hack Week tool

an invention by hennevogel

This project is about advancing the tool you're currently browsing. It got started back in Hack Week 9 to retire all the weird tools we've used in the past to track ideas. As you can see it has gone far but is still far from done. There are lots of features missing and bugs to be fixed on github. Get going!

Updated 9 months ago. 24 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one-click, instead of having to deal with the terminal, that frights some new users and gives them the sensation of an outdated system.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 29 days ago. 40 hacker ♥️. 6 followers.

Packman diet 2.0

a project by scarabeus_iv

Continuing last year tweaks of packman project we should proceed in the good work and reduce the packman to provide smallest set of packages possible on Tumbleweed (later on inherited by 43.0...). One of the cool results planned is that on stock openSUSE Tumbleweed user will be able to run most of the multimedia apps and play youtube (this is already working) and also with addition of non-free repository being able to run netflix.

Updated over 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️.

continue / push osc2

a project by mstrigl

While osc is growing and getting more and more complex and hard to maintain, there is an object oriented rewrite of osc which key points are:

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.


an idea by lrupp

Getting more knowledge around the tools that drive the web page behind software.opensuse.org - and maybe trying to solve some issues reported on https://github.com/openSUSE/software-o-o

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Flipdot sign

a project by aocole

I have a Flipdot sign that needs control hardware/software. I believe it supports RS485. * Get it to display anything at all

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Refresh connect.opensuse.org

a project by lrupp

Connect is the "social network" of the openSUSE community. While this might not sound so important, the problem is that the tool is used for membership management and all the other "administrative" stuff for the openSUSE community, which makes it a very important tool. The bad news is that - since years(!) - there is no-one actively maintaining the application. While the openSUSE Heroes keep the basic infrastructure up and running, they are not responsible for the application itself. Following the standard policy for such services, this would mean that connect has to be shut down immediately. But the openSUSE board heavily depends on this tool and asks every time when it comes to "shut it down" - to not do it.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

LetsEncrypt integration for openSUSE

an invention by dmolkentin

Make openSUSE the first distribution to support LetsEncrypt/ACME natively, in order to provide easy TLS encryption for all services. openSUSE users should be able to 1. Request certificates for associated host names and keep them up-to-date.

Updated over 1 year ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

audio emojis for Rocket.chat

an idea by rsimai

We recently changed from IRC to Rocket.chat and now all enjoy the colorful richness of emojis, and in particular animated emoticons such as the :partyparrot: that so much helps productivity. But there's a latent feeling something still is missing and the answer is simple: audio emojis! We need a feature to send audio emojis to the group and individuals that play on the recipients phones/speakers no matter what. They can be short, they can be looped, same as image emojis they need to catch attention and not allow the user to focus on something else than the chat, e.g. a smart burping to be sent every day after dinner, a looped very funny laughing when somebody announces to have broken the CI system shortly before the release or just some gulping noise which is what you preferably want to do with the :partyparrot:

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

SUSE Musicians Project

a project by jctmichel

We started the SUSE Musician's Space several Hackweeks ago, out of which we spawned the SUSE band, now known as SUSE LOUD. Since there are a lot of musicians in SUSE, not all rock musicians, we decided to see whether we could get some other music projects off the ground during this Hackweek.

Updated over 2 years ago. 8 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 ♥️.

Solve a bug for GNOME upstream

an idea by qkzhu

I want to improve my C skills and pick up some knowledge about Gtk+, Glib, Gobject... Some GNOME C projects might be a good place to start:

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

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 over 2 years ago. 9 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Learn to speak, read and write German

an invention by cjschroder2

My German reading and speaking skills suck. I've forgotten everything except "Mehr Bier, bitte". A week of intensive immersion ought to enable me to order food as well. And converse with my German team members. Especially when we go out for meals and drinks. This should have a concrete goal, so I will write a short story in German to demonstrate my amazing new fluency*.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 16 hacker ♥️.

Pocket Operating System based on openSUSE

a project by paper318

A pocket operating system,can be burned in a usb stick. Not the live usb,you can save all your changes in this.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Research on OMEMO for libpurple

a project by whdu

OMEMO is the next generation of end-to-end encryption method for IM applications, which supersedes OTR. Compare to OTR, OMEMO provides many useful new features. Currently, the support for libpurple is still in development. I found two projects - lurch and libpurple-omemo-plugin. They are in early phase so it is probably not very stable and few features are missing.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Pair Programming Test Drive/Probefahrt

a project by mamorales

Are you interested in pairing? Are you wondering whether it is something that would help you and your team members in your current project? Would you like to try it out before you fully commit to such an extreme idea? Then this is your lucky day Sir/Madam! Within the Cloud Foundry project you are expected to pair pretty much every time you are working on something. In the BOSH OpenStack CPI team this isn't the exception, so I've been doing it for the past 15 months. I'd like to transfer some of that experience to you fellow SUSE colleague. We can discuss about the pros and cons that this agile methodology has. For example, there are many misconceptions on how to pair, for once, having the right hardware makes a huge difference. During Hack Week 16 you have the chance to test drive a dual-control workstation (see image) which I believe is one of the biggest differentiators to have a good experience when pairing full time.

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Improve the openSUSE infrastructure

a project by lrupp

There is a lot to do in the openSUSE infrastructure land... So let's start, have a look at https://progress.opensuse.org/, take some tickets and try to resolve them as good as possible. There are also other interesting topics:

Updated over 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Intranet Search Engine

a project by sven15

In this hack week we want to focus on improving the existing components used for http://docsearch.nue.suse.com. Creating separated repositories for each service and pushing them to github.com is also desired. We also want to create the theoretical foundation for categorizing text to improve the search results.

Updated 9 months ago. 6 hacker ♥️.


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 9 months ago. 15 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 over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

RMT: repository mirroring tool

an invention by ikapelyukhin

The project

Currently we at SCC team are working on RMT -- a repository mirroring tool and SCC registration proxy, that will supersede functionality of SMT in SLES15.

Updated over 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

package mediagoblin

a project by mstrigl

From the mediagoblin.org 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 over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Kubic Desktop - aka Sgt Peppers Read Only Hearts Club Band

a project by RBrownSUSE

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

Updated almost 2 years ago. 10 hacker ♥️.

Graphic tool to generate ssh keys

a project by SLindoMansilla


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Updated over 2 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 almost 2 years ago. 21 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 ♥️.

zypper-docker reloaded

a project by mssola

The aim of this project is to finish up the work already done in previous editions of Hackweek in regards to zypper-docker. That being: - Separation of the CLI part and the library.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

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 9 months ago. 11 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Refresh openbuildservice.org

a project by hennevogel

openbuildservice.org is the landing page of the Open Build Service free software project. It could use a fresh design.

Updated over 2 years ago. 8 hacker ♥️.

Connect Egkatastasis with Build Service

an idea by pgeorgiadis


In a nutshell

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

The Chameleon Harmonists

a project by rmax

Join us in singing a capella — barbershop-style and others. Find us on RocketChat: #chameleon-harmonists

Updated almost 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Archive.org Plugin for Volumio Music Player

a project by cwh

Volumio is a great, Linux based, open source music player for Raspberry PI and x86. archive.org is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Get rid of your foreign currencies - support the war on hunger!

a project by mfeilner

The Doc team decided to collect remainders of foreign currencies to donate them to a 3rd world project. There is a box in the Documentation office on 1st floor AND in the All Hands Area where you can drop coins, bills or whatever currency you have left over from your last holiday trip that you don't need anymore.

Updated over 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Network improvements in our Gran Canaria extra-official office

a project by rtorrero

I'd like to spent some time improving the network for our office in Gran Canaria in the following aspects: - Mini rack: Get a cheap or second hand mini rack to put all the network equipment inside.

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

SLE-15 virtualization server tuning - make it faster

an idea by oertel

Investigate on our virt setup. Some things we found with sle12 might no longer be true, new I/O schedulers exist, network setup might have room for speedups as well.

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

New office decoration

a project by mdeniz

As we have grown in our remote and non official office at Gran Canaria we had to rent another space. This new office is almost empty and we need a little bit of love to improve the sensation of relax and commodity while we do what we love most. The main target of this project is to kickstart the decoration process, creating a minimum plan of what we want to achieve and step the first steps :smile:

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

JetPad - Online collaborative text editor

a project by ammartinez

At SUSE/openSUSE we are using (at least some times) Etherpad, whose functionality is really limited and looks as taken from the past. :seenoevil: After taking a look to other possible Open Source alternatives, I think there is at the moment any which offers all the feature I would like to have. Because of that I would like to contribute to JetPad, with the idea of using it privately and that it can also be used by SUSE/openSUSE. JetPad is a web-based collaborative text editor built with SwellRT real-time technology and the Angular 2 framework. Both JetPad and SwellRT code can be found in GitHub:

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Securing EMail communication with hardware tokens (e.g. YubiKey)

a project by bigironman

From a user perspective there are many ways to secure email communication with pgp. Especially the key handling is still challenging non tekkis. This project investigates processes techniques that are easier to handle for users by introducing hardware tokens for storing the private key.

Updated over 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

status page

an idea by tampakrap

The openSUSE Heroes team provides a status page under https://status.opensuse.org, which is based on Cachet. While it is very nice to provide a status page to the users, this one has a few key issues explained below, * The need of the DB requires syncing between locations. Thus it would have been better to replace it with a static web page (see also at the offsite meeting summary link above, which also includes links of status pages of other infra teams).

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

Romantic photo competition

a project by kalabiyau

Hackweek is a place for fun and things and also great things and a lot of fun. Some things don't require a reason - they are fun, that's all to it. Here goes a small competition with a lot of fun to it. Find Klaas in the office.

Updated over 2 years ago. 11 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor

an invention by mstrigl

The usual baby-phones and phone based surveillance solutions do not fit my needs: - We live in townhouse with reinforced concrete walls (the signal from the babyphone is not strong enough)

Updated over 2 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Record SUSE's Nürnberg office from above and have fun (with drones)

an idea by kbabioch

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.

Updated over 2 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Package wire-desktop for openSUSE

an idea by suntorytimed

Wire Desktop App on openSUSE Currently there are two home projects which build a wire-desktop app for openSUSE.

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

Build a notification light for my desk

a project by TBro

Sometimes - I just miss an important IRC message or a beginning meeting, which is not good :smile: So I decided to play around with the following stuff:

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Organize a Rumtasting session

a project by TBro

Out of nowhere the idea came up to organize a rum tasting session on one of the HackWeek evenings. There will be some information about the actual production of rum provided, as well as the different kind of rum existing.

Updated over 2 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

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