I'm happy, no excited to be a part of the new fp.o website and have come up
with some ideas for tutorials:
* Agave tutorial - creating color schemes with agave
* Crontab tutorial - creating a cronjob
* Desktop launcher tutorial - creating a desktop launcher
* GIMP tutorial - creating custom desktop wallpapers
* Gnote tutorial - using the gnote app
I can write most of these as I use all of these apps, and I have taught a
class on crontab recently. I'm submitting these for feedback. What does
On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 05:42 +0300, Matt Domsch wrote:
> I think it'd be fine to use the front of fedoracommunity.org as the
> jumping off point into all the various region-specific sites. Some of
> them may fall under fedoracommunity.org, but that fundamentally was to
> avoid having people register Fedora-brand-related domains, and then
> for us to have to request they sign a trademark license agreement too.
> This gives contributors a way to set up sites w/o registering new
> domains. But in either case (registered domain, such as
> fedora-uk.org, or a subdomain of fc.o), having the top of fc.o
> aggregate them into a list makes sense to me.
Something like this?
The Americas coloring is just to show the hover state appearance.... the buttons are meant to be anchor links.... think it works or too confusing?
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From: "Rahul Sundaram" <metherid(a)gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 15, 2010 5:33 pm
Subject: [Design-team] Wiki page for country
To: "Fedora Design Team" <design-team(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
> 2010/7/15 Máirín Duffy <duffy(a)fedoraproject.org>:
>> Something like this?
This design is pretty good. One minor nit. It seems on first glance as
if it is a tabbed interface and Americas has been clicked on.
design-team mailing list
the current goals of design suite quite worked for the start, i.e.
define what kind of apps/content in general we want in. Now, I think
it's time to move on and define some long term goals in terms of *use
cases* and *work-flows*.
Some ideas that come to mind:
* Joe has been on a holidays trip with family and recorded a lot
of content with his DV video camera. He want's to import the
shots into the computer, do some cutting, add background
music, ... and make a video he can show his friends.
* Minori was on a school trip to Kyōto and shot a lot of photos
with her camera. She wants to edit them a little (fix
perspective, red eyes, colours, ...), organize and archive them,
and publish some of them on web in a blog post (and/or face
* Ed is giving a presentation on a conference and he wants to
prepare some slides to show.
* Alice wants to design a font for her comic strips.
* Květa wants to draw a comic strip.
* Pablo is going to design an icon for his favourite application.
* Yujin wants to help with Fedora artwork so she downloaded some
wallpaper WIP and decided to improve it.
More ideas welcome. IMHO we should choose a few concrete use-cases (like
those listed above), for each propose at least one "ideal" work-flow and
then find and include the needed apps in the design spin. And for each
work-flow make some sort of tutorial -- e.g. step-by-step "comic",
screen-cast, ... -- which we would include in the design suite.
Any suggestions, critics, ...? How does this sound.
My name is Ian MacGregor, I use the nickname "ardchoille" online, and I am a
member of Clan Gregor. My nickname (ardchoille) was taken from the phrase
"Ard Choille!", which is Scottish Gaelic for "To the high trees!" - the war
cry of my clan. My Fedora wiki page can be found at:
I served in the US Navy, as a field medic (NEC HM-8404), where I visited
several countries and participated in UNITAS. Fraternities I joined during
my time in the US Navy include Order of the Golden Dragon (crossed the
international date line), Order of the Ditch (passed through the panama
canal), Order of the Shellback (crossed the equator). I also served in the
Texas Army National Guard.
I have been using computers since 1983 and building computers since 2001. I
have been using Linux since it became my primary operating system in 2001. I
started my Linux journey with Debian GNU/Linux. From there I went on to use
Fedora Core (fc1, fc2, fc3, fc4), Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva), MEPIS,
Ubuntu, CentOS and am currently using Fedora 13. Fedora seems to be the best
distro for me due to its sane defaults and its outstanding community.
My Fedora activities
* Member of the Fedora Websites Project
* Member of the Fedora Forums
* Maintain the Fedora classroom page
* Maintain the Classroom Archives pages
* Teach classes in Fedora classroom
* Contributions to the Fedora wiki
* Introduce others to the Fedora Project
My computer hobbies
* Write documentation
* Write tutorials
* Write shell scripts
* Design HTML templates
* Design graphics
* Things I have created:
* Designed graphics for DistroWatch
* Design GTK/Metacity themes. My most recent GTK/Metacity theme can be
* Design icon themes
* Design desktop wallpaper
* Design skins for conky, gKRELLm, mplayer and other apps
* Design icons for developers of the Android OS platform
* Design html templates
* Design skins for PmWiki. My most recent pmwiki skin can be found
My most recent GTK/Metacity theme can be found at:
My most recent PmWiki skin can be found at:
Thank you and I'm looking forward to working with you good folks :)
Rev. Dr. Ian MacGregor
Thanks everyone for another productive week in Fedora design!
1 - Fedora 14 Wallpaper Concept
Well, kick ass, we have an awesome wallpaper concept we agreed on last
week! But we've nary heard a peep in feedback on it! Whoops. We didn't
blog it to solicit feedback, nor did we reach out in other venues. Eek.
To remedy this:
- KyleBaker put together a wiki page to collect feedback:
- Mizmo will write a blog post advertising the new theme selection and
asking for feedback
- Schendje will post to fedoraforum.org and to
users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org to get feedback
- RyanLerch will post to identi.ca and twitter to get feedback
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
The Fedora 14 wallpaper's got to be ready-to-go for F14 alpha by July
27. Only a couple of weeks. PLEEEEAAASSSE download the sources
(http://fedorapeople.org/~kybaker/F14_wallpaper/) and have a play with
it - let's iterate and make it more awesome for alpha!
Fabsh is managing the F14 supplemental wallpaper collection. They are
due August 19th. The wiki page to collect submissions is here:
Fabsh will advertise the supplemental wallpaper collection via blog,
twitter/identi.ca, and mailing list starting tomorrow.
2 - New Fedora fonts
We're still testing out Comfortaa and waiting for Johan to change the
license. In the meantime, let's identify any missing glyphs in our
respective languages to point them out.
We talked about Cantarell vs Droid Sans for the body text font. A number
of us agreed we like Cantarell better because it's more unique and
because Dave used FLOSS to create it.
- tomorrow nicubunu will send an email with the codes and info for
missing glyphs (ș and ț)
- nicubunu identified a bug with unsetting bold using Cantarell in
Inkscape. Luya pointed out a workaround - ctrl+shift+T.
- nicubunu to contact Dave Crossland re missing ș and ț in Cantarell
3 - fedoraproject.org website redesign
Mizmo talked a little bit about the fedoraproject.org redesign. The
schedule for the work is here:
She also posted a couple of mockups for the project:
Schendje expressed interest in helping. Mizmo pointed out two potential
paths to helping out:
* Content review of existing www.fpo content (just static web pages, no
wiki or anything like that)
* Brainstorming / soliciting folks to write articles for www.fpo static
As a result of this discussion:
- Schendje will take up the content review task of www.fpo. This will
involve going through the static content of www.fedoraproject.org,
reviewing it for general correctness / grammatical issues / etc.,
identifying if there is any useful information missing from the existing
content, and soliciting ideas from the community (potentially via blog
and mailing list posts) on what other content might be useful)
- Ryan Lerch will message the Fedora docs list to see if we have any
tutorial content or any folks willing to write tutorial content for the
www.fpo static articles
- mizmo will add netbooks to the www.fpo test plan
- mizmo will do a mockup for a mobile version of www.fpo
- mizmo will do a call for proposals for the new www.fpo content
4 - New Join Fedora Design team page
Michael put together a draft suggestion for improving the design team
- mizmo will start a thread on the design team list to get Michael more
detailed feedback on the draft.
5 - Tickets
- Pierros is still working on tickets 138 & 139
- Schendje finished ticket 144 (yay!)
- No new tickets this week (ran over time for the meeting)
6 - Marketing interviews
- Nothing new to report yet.
Still open business from last week:
- Mel will ask Matt Jadud, a design professor, on what types of
activities he'd like his students to work on when they help out the
Fedora design team starting in the fall. Based on that, we'll suggest
things they can get involved with.
Here's the metadata we need from folks submitting supplemental
wallpapers (for each wallpaper):
1) URL of Image File
The URL of the image (for example,
The name/title of the image (for example, "The One and Only East")
The author's real-life name (if possible, if not their handle/nick or a
link to their profile on the site the photo is found may be sufficient)
4) Author Email or Contact
The author's email address
5) URL of Image site
The URL the photo was found on (e.g., the Flickr page URL, or the blog
post URL, etc.)
The license of the photo (we can only accept the following licenses:
The deadline is August Thu 19-Aug.
The page is:
Submitters are welcome to submit their works directly to that wiki page
following the format uses there, but don't have to. As long as they
provide items 1-6 above, we can upload it for them.