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Juli 25th, 2015 von buergermeister
The first one is Design Clinic, where you can come if you need help from the Design Team, Máirín Duffy, Ryan Lerch, Marie Nordin, Meghan Richardson and me will be there to helping you with problems you have. You can come with everything, you need a poster for an event so com, you need a logo so come, you need help with UX design so come, you have any idea where we can improve from the design perspective come and speak with us.
So far we have 3 projects we want already to work on:
- Ralph Bean asked us a while ago if we can improve the “fedmenu”, some might have noticed it already that are the little buttons down in the corner if you are logged in into a page of Fedoras infrastructure.
- Pierre-Yves Chibon, drives since a long time an service called “This week in Fedora” and he wants an design to present it better in the web.
- Matt Miller wants help with an presence for “Two Week Atomic”
So if you have something just come along and grab us for help! You can also write to the design team mailing list, if you are not at Flock and have a thing where we should work on.
The second thing I have is the “Wallpaper Hunt“. As you might know I am responsible for getting the supplemental wallpapers for each Fedora release. Btw. our nice little application for doing that was started on first Flock but looking back to that Flock, I received after it some submissions from Charleston, that was definitely not good and there was so nice motives in Charleston to sad we had not one wallpaper in the next release which was shot during Flock. And there was so nice motives! This Flock I want to change that. With Marie Nordin I located a nice spot where we want to go and try to shoot pictures that can show up in Fedoras next version.
So I know we have talented photographer between us, lets get together going there and try get some nice pictures on this way we can share our knowledge and equipment and I think we will have some fun to. The only chance we have to do it, is Wednesday after the talks, so come to me before I will tell you where we meet.
On Saturday as you can see in the schedule we have some time then get the pictures processed.
August 14th, 2014 von buergermeister
Flock ended some days ago and its time to write an post about it.
An event starts always mostly an day before it, with the travel. This time it was nearly a home game for me, just 3 hrs train ride. I was quite a time before my train would start on the station. I took one earlier as planned, because this one had already an delay of 15 minutes what means the train after would be also delayed and I had right. So I arrived as planned in Dresden and had only a few minutes before the train to Prague would arrive, but this one is always delayed. With the train arrived also Christoph Wickert and Luc de Louw and we continued together. After arrival, I exchanged fast some money and took the metro to the hostel. I managed to go together with Sarup,Jiri and Jaroslav to an pub for something to eat and of course a beer, later Christoph joined us. Couldnt sleep that well this night as my room mate was still missing and there was only one key for the room.
The first day of Flock was the day with the most topics I was interested in, I even had to decide. I started of course with the keynote, well the topic was covered so many times before. After getting the badge and other stuff I went to “Better Presentation of Fonts in Fedora“, I definitely agree with Praveen that there something can be done better but on some things I do not agree.
I am definitely one of the users who have a lot of fonts installed. Mostly I get from somebody an SVG with an font used in it which I dont have and then I look if it is packaged, mostly it is as the file comes in 80% from a Fedora user. So I do not care how it looks, I just want to see the design in the same way as the one who gave it to me.
Second use case is I want to design something and search for fonts that could be used. There definitely an packaged font makes no sense as I do not see it before I have it installed. There are two other options, I start “fonts” which shows me the installed ones, even with an example or I search online for a new font. Now Pravin suggests we build our own online service for fonts, should we do that? How would be using OFL instead as its already there publishing free licensed fonts, I am sure they would accept when we ask them for RPM packages so that an package can be removed as easy as it was installed. We dont have to build our own service for that.
But there are other problems around fonts that should be addressed, one of the problems I have fonts installed which are CC-NC licensed. Its always hard time for me, to find it out. Yes fonts shows me the meta data if I select an font. Would be much more easier, if I could say “show me fonts with free license that I can use for commercial things”. So this things have to be discussed more, not talking about that I very often search for an font which has the right glyphs
Next talk on my plan was Chris Roberts and the Fedora Magazine, that is just amazing what did happen with this part of Fedora during the last year and how engaged Chris in it.
Next interesting thing was Sarup Banskota “The curious case of a Fedora Freshman“. During that talk an interesting discussion happend to sad we didnt grab an empty slot later the week to continue on it. It was how we can be better in getting new contributors. To sad we had to stop the discussion.
After this talk I heard Jiri Eischmann’s talk About the Ambassador Status and then I move to Chris Roberts and Marie Nordins talk about Badges & Badges Design.
and then PARRRTY
August 11th, 2014 von buergermeisterFUDCon APAC Phnom Penh 2016 | Sneak into... | No event report - No badge! | Faces of Flock 0 | Design Team FAD |
August 5th, 2014 von buergermeister
As always an event starts with the trip, this year for me a very short one. Just an 3hrs train ride on a route I have travelled many times before. But its still enjoyable as the train goes until Prague along the Elbe river, means you cross the whole Saxonian Switzerland one of Europes most beautiful landscapes. And what is the best, can enjoy the trip again with fellow Fedorians. In german, we would say “ich mach dann mal die Flocke”
August 1st, 2014 von buergermeister
Most of my work for Flock 2014 in Prague is now done, booklet is done and is now in print and will be delivered on monday. The schedules for the doors are also done and a lot of badges designed. If you want to download the booklet, I did put a download version here.
Oktober 1st, 2013 von buergermeister
The submission time for the Supplemental Wallpaper for Fedora 20 is now over, now there comes even a more hard part select the right ones for the package. As for Fedora 19 everybody who is member of a group additionally to the cla-group can vote. But there is something new this time, you can vote in Nuancier. That makes it a lot easier to vote, as you can see what you are going vote for and not have to look into the wiki like before. You will see voting with Nuancier is fun!
Nuancier is actually a thing why I love to work on Fedora, it took from the idea on Flock to this first working stage only a month. So I have to thank the people who helped to realize this idea. In the future Nuancier will not only serve for the selection process for the package, it will also serve for the submission process. We hope to have it ready for Fedora 21. With this it will become much much easier to submit to the contest and for me it will make it also easier as some things can be tested automatically on the upload. But enough with looking into an glass ball.
You can vote for at least 16 wallpapers, but you have not for 16 just select your favorites. The period for the voting will not be long just until 4th of October 2013 23.59.59UTC. If you want, you can get a badge for the voting but you have to claim it. All submitters will get one and the selected submitters another one, so a lot of badges to award. So now go for the vote and help making Fedora 20 become beautiful!
August 19th, 2013 von buergermeister
First Flock is history now and I am back home now. Back on work as next event is end of this week and there are some other important things to do also. But is time to write a little report how Flock was. I am not a big friend of to write down I visited this talk or that one. Personally I submitted only a hackfest for the Supplemental Wallpaper. There wasnt a lot of people but the right one at this hackfest.
The problem we face right now or since the begin is, that the wiki isnt thought for collecting wallpapers and a lot of people have problems with it, as the wiki doesnt create thumbnails anymore when the filesize is to big (thats often the case) and the second problem is that we opened the voting to all Fedora contributors and our voting system isnt thought for such amount of voting possibilities.
So we discussed solutions and it turned out, a application would be the best solution for it and we came further as we have done the mockups for the application. Jennifer Kotler, who worked on Fedora Badges took that task and really finished it on Flock, as we agreed to come together on Monday in a session again, we had the mockups there and had time to discuss it with the Infrastructure Team and got some good points from them.
Now there are only to fix some small things and the application has to be coded and we can continue with the Supplemental Wallpapers in a more open way. I think it will not be ready for Fedora 20 at least not for the whole process, but hopefully for the voting. But with Fedora 21 we will have it. So just with that achievement Flock was an success, but there was more. I met a lot of people, some I did know for years via IRC, a lot of conversations and new ideas. So Flock was really great.