A design spin user reported the following issues to me. How should I
properly report them?
* doesn't include network manager applet - stops you from using
networking at all.
* includes a version of gnumeric which has a bad mime type - means
updating any desktop apps fails - update-desktop-somethingorother return
a failure code - For apps that run that in the postinstall script as the
last thing, it just prints an error. For apps that run it in the
preinstall scripts, it stops them from being updated
* the copy of the spin on fedora.kernel.org is corrupt - after updating,
I couldn't log in due to selinux errors. it looks like the selinux
contexts are all screwy
I am just looking at the kickstart file to make some proposed changes.
When I finish my kickstart proposal I'll outline why I've made the
changes I've made. But first things first, why are some packages
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Fedora Design Suite Developer and Co-Maintainer
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Here is a link to all of the sources for the last wallpaper I submitted (f14-image2). The Blender file, two PNG's of the render from blender, and the XCF file. If anyone has any questions let me know.
Hey there Design folks...
Some of you may have seen some of marketing-team's discussion on doing
some stories about what's going on in Fedora. It has occurred to me
that it would be super cool to do a piece on what the Design team is
up to - particularly since we're really at the start of the cycle
here, and it's a great time for people to get involved and come up to
speed without it being crunch time. :)
Here's a bit of what I was thinking (subject to change - feel free to
throw your own ideas out!) -
* Look at all the different projects / deliverables Design produces
throughout the cycle - from concept to shipment of each release. How
to get involved.
* Tools! What are the tools used - perhaps even talk about Design Suite a bit.
* Discuss doing things openly - with open tools, why this is important.
* How can non-designers help? Feedback loop, etc.
I think it would be great as a four-part series (or... something to
that effect), doing interviews with 4 different contributors (ideally,
I could get four interviewers too, which would be awesome). It could
be some great press-kit type stuff particularly for Design Suite, as
well as hopefully assisting your team in picking up a few new
contributors, and explaining to others what your process is. (Or even,
"Why it's a much better time NOW to make requests, than 2 weeks before
As to where it winds up - there are a few options. Other than being a
blog series on planet - we could also work with red hat to get it on
their press blog, which gets syndicated in some places where planet
doesn't; we could turn it into a nice-looking document for press kit,
etc., rather than being just "on the wiki" and "in a blog" which
aren't as eye-candy. (Oh, the irony - I say we could, and I'd probably
be filing the request with design to make the design interview / story
look better. haha!) We could even look into maybe doing a magazine
piece.... or print + video....
Anyway - thoughts? I can file a ticket if necessary - although most of
the "ticket" here is on marketing, rather than design :)
I'd be happy to come to the design meeting this week and talk more
about it, solicit some interviewees, etc. Shall I put it on the
I had mentioned the idea in #fedora-design before for a wiki page that
we can point new team members to, with specific instructions on what to
do to join, and the ways to communicate with the rest of the team. The
way I envision the page, we see someone mention they want to join, we
point them there, and they can, hopefully do the rest. Here's the page
that my first version is located at:
Please feel free to add more detail and make it the best start page
possible. Hopefully I edited out the old information like the mugshot
link and added #fedora-design IRC channel info.