Design pandas and hotdogs,
Yes, it's time for another mustard, relish, & ketchup-packed, bamboo and
panda chow-filled meeting of the minds! ;-) Meeting's on today in
#fedora-design at 1900 UTC (2 pm Eastern US).
Here's a rough agenda; if you have interest in any of the items below
please feel free to comment here on list before the meeting or add
- Fedora 15 supplemental wallpaper submissions - how are we doing?
- FUDcon Tempe T-shirt design status update
- Fedora RPG
- FUDcon Tempe booklet design
- Fedora 15 Wallpaper
• ianweller to advertise supplemental wallpapers in the
linux-flossrelated deviant art groups (list is above in notes)
• Emichan to correct date on T-shirt mockup for Tempe and hand off to
Robyn for printers' estimate
• Schendje/Emichan to blog final t-shirt design for Tempe in Fedora
Design team blog
• everyone take a look at ianweller's Tempe booklet mockups and provide
Again, the meeting will be in #fedora-design on irc.freenode.net, 1900
design-team mailing list
As I mentioned during the meeting today, I worked on some thumbnail
sketches to brainstorm ideas for the Fedora RPG UI. These are far from
complete and are a little sloppy/sketchy, but maybe they'll spark some
new and awesome ideas in your brain?
(You can click on the thumbs for higher-res versions)
There's also some RPG class <=> Fedora role sketches just for fun; I
think they kind of suck though. I'm not really sure if it makes sense to
come up with RPG-style character classes (mage, healer, warrior, etc.)
rather than just using a more Fedora-specific role. What do you think?
So Emichan and Jef have been working on this image annotation app that
Kirk and I have been using to work on the RPG mockup:
(source & git repo here: http://gitorious.org/remote-image-annotation)
Out of the process of using it Kirk pointed out some ideas for moving
the app forward and I had a few ideas too, so I thought it might be
worth breaking out another new thread on the annotation app.
Here's the ideas so far:
1) Can we put an "Add Note" button at the top of the page too? (If you
have a large image like a mockup you have to scroll down then back up to
add a note and it's a bit awkward.)
Status: Jef is working on this
2) Could we also increase the default size of the box for the
annotation? Or maybe introduce resizeable edges like the gimp's, with a
larger drag target? (It's a little tough to resize and it currently is
almost always too small to leave alone.)
Status: Jef is working on this
3) It would be really nice if there was a way to etherpad-style enter in
your name and have your comments color-coded and labeled as your
comments. Right now Kirk and I have been leaving our name in parentheses
after our comments.
4) Similarly it would be nice if comment blocks had timestamps.
5) It would be fantastic if there was a button you could hit, 'export
comments' and it would give you a page that is a flat list of all
comments, maybe numbered where each annotation box is a number. You
could then use that as a checklist for working on a mockup.
6) Maybe adding the ability to title each note would make sense to help
with idea #5, then it could print out a title for each set of comments.
My name is Raul Fabian, and I have a question.
Is the slim tablet Genius G pen f 610 working under fedora design suite?Or
can it work ?
It's a primary condition for me to switch from Windows to fedora.
Thanks for answear.
Have a nice day.
When people are done discussing existence threats and all that (kidding, kidding ;), here's a few assets that might be a good starting point to play around the idea of Lovelock Ocean Pipes while getting some influence from the upstream GNOME stripes. I don't think it works all too well for the wallpaper itself as it's way too busy, but I like the texture for all the rest -- Plymouth backdrop, gdm background, posters, DVD inlays etc.
This isn't another external push to a specific direction. It's not to direct anyone anywhere. It's to inspire you guys to experiment. I'm pretty sure there's more to mine out of Lovelock. I can't identify with dismissal without actually trying it. In my view a boundary in which a designer has to be creative in is more empowering than given complete freedom. I can totally see these upstream influences incorporated into a distro with a completely different palette, like openSUSE. But that probably wouldn't be appropriate at all for me to try :)
Ingredients -- http://gitorious.org/gnome-design/gnome-design/trees/master/wallpaper/sea...
Serving suggestions -- http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/24178/1/f15-seapipes?h=b9e52e
The main project file requires Blender 2.5, but there's also individual bits rendered in the XCF if you only want to experiment there.
On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 20:27 +0000, Ivan ??uki?? wrote:
> I don't mind. Just thought to submit it since I've got a couple of
> Fedora users asking for Fedora-branded version of Stripes (I've made
> it for least 10 different distros so far). Completely forgot about the
> fact that the logos and names in the Libre world are not as free as
> one would hope them to be.
Yeh, unfortunately trademark law is really rough and it's hard for a lot
of FLOSS projects to open their trademarks without also opening
themselves to abuse. :(
> I have one question though, does that mean that posting this on a site
> like kde-look would be a breach of some sorts?
I think as long as you correct the logo usage issue, it shouldn't be a
problem at all. The issue that concerns me about the wallpaper as
currently design is that there is a missing bubble that is supposed to
encapsulate the Fedora logomark's f and infinity symbol. I think the
stripe effect would be okay if applied to the full logomark.
If you're up for it and can work that bubble back into the logo so it
meets the logo usage guidelines, send the design to
logo(a)fedoraproject.org for official approval.
Thanks for your submission to the Fedora 15 supplemental wallpapers
Unfortunately, we cannot accept the submission because it includes the
Fedora trademark (the usage of which incidentally doesn't follow the
Fedora logo usage guidelines ). We have a rule on the page that the
supplemental wallpapers should not contain brand names or trademarks.
The Fedora logo is a trademark so it can't be distributed under a free
license - including it in a wallpaper would impact the licensing of the
entire supplemental wallpapers package. We want to make sure our
supplemental wallpapers package is unencumbered, freely-licensed, and
freely distributable which is why the rule is in place.
Anyhow, I am sorry for this bad news. I hope you can understand the
reasons for the restriction, and I hope that you'll be willing to submit
something else to our pool of wallpapers.