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Call For Supplemental Wallpaper Submissions

Februar 20th, 2013 von buergermeister

The Design Team is still working on the default wallpaper and design for Fedora’s next version, called “Schrödingers Cat“. We had two public brainstorm sessions and a lot of nice ideas came out: if you want to participate, Mizmo collected the ideas in a Pinterest board.

But that is not the only way you can contribute to Fedora 19. In addition to the default wallpaper, each Fedora version has a package with so called ‘Supplemental Wallpapers,’ submitted by the community. From these submissions, the Design Team traditionally chooses the best (here you can find the for Fedora 18 chosen ones.) This time, not only the design team will vote for the best ones – all Fedora contributors can vote. But first, we need your submissions. So how do you do that?

First there are some rules. Here are the technical specifications:

  • Submitted wallpapers must use a format that can be read by software available in Fedora Package Collection. Preferred image formats include SVG and PNG.
  • Master files, which may be further edited, should be maintained in non-lossy formats. Preserving vector graphics, raster layers, and channels is important for such materials.
  • Originals for landscape formats must be a minimum of 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The larger the better. Photographic submissions should be made at the highest resolution the camera is capable of.
  • Submitted wallpapers should be provided in a 16 x 9 aspect ratio when possible.
  • No watermarks, signatures, photographer/creator names, or messages may be included in any part of the work. However if the license allows, and the photo is compelling enough, we could remove watermarks.

Now here are the organizational rules:

  • Submissions must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. If your submissions include or derive from artwork created by other people, please make sure the license of the original work you incorporate is compatible with Fedora and that you are not violating any of the provisions of its license. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
  • Submission should have the consent and approval of the author or creator
  • Submissions re thereby licensed to the public for reuse under CC-BY-SA unless specifically identified as being licensed by another approved liberal open source license. See a list of approved licenses for Fedora. Note that we can not accept NC or ND submissions.

The deadline until you can submit your artwork is the March 31 2013 at 23:59 UTC. You can submit your material directly to the wiki: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F19_Artwork/Submissions/Supplemental_Wallpapers. For further questions, you can send me a mail gnokii@fedoraproject.org. We are looking forward to many great submissions…

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F19 Design Brainstorm Meeting

Februar 2nd, 2013 von buergermeister

The Fedora Design Team met yesterday in his IRC channel for a first brainstorming for Fedoras next version Schrödingers Cat. We had two major ideas, how Schrödingers Cat could represented in the design. First one is Schrödingers Cat is a thing between alive and dead, which are the opposite. That can be represented in the design with contrast or something like that. The second idea is boxes as the cat was in a box.

We collected some ideas arround the ideas and Mizmo putted them on a pinterest board. Some of them are really interesting and definitly worth to work on them.

I started working during the session on a mockup for one of the ideas, it can be found on the pinterest board. I even worked during last night more on it and so it looks now.

In case you are interested to work also on that idea, the source file can be found here. It’s mainly to find the right color combination, lighting and camera position. The modelling isnt to complicated its only the default cube with a lot of modifiers.

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F19 Design Brainstorming

Januar 30th, 2013 von buergermeister

The Design Team will do an Brainstorming meeting this friday at 6pm UTC in his IRC channel #fedora-design. So if you have ideas how Schrödingers Cat should look like and/or interested in the design for the next Fedora version, you should join this meeting.

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Schroedingers Zombie Cat

Januar 26th, 2013 von buergermeister

If it is dead and still alive it must be a zombie! In case you search for a cool “Fedora 19″ shirt getdigital a german company for geek stuff has a new shirt in his sortiment, Schroedingers Zombie Cat. Maybe I should draw something similar in blue….

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Ein Farbprofil des Monitor erstellen…

November 9th, 2012 von buergermeister

Da ich in Brno zum Linux ColorManagement Hackfest bin und ohnehin meinen Screen zu kalibrieren habe, ist es wahtscheinlich eine gute Idee zu schreiben, wie das Ganze funktioniert.
Nutzer von Ubuntu müssen zuerst das Paket “colormanager” installieren, bei Fedora und openSUSE sollte dieses bereits installiert sein. Dann findet man in den Systemeinstellungen, das Menü für “Farbe”.

Öffnet man diesen Dialog, bekommt man die Geräte angezeigt, die aktuell am Gerät zu finden sind, die man kalibrieren kann.
Nutzer von KDE müssen derzeitig dispcalGUI benutzen, um ihre Geräte zu kalibrieren. Für Ubuntu und openSUSE ist das Paket in den Repositories verfügbar, Nutzer von Fedora müssen leider selbst kompilieren oder können ein Paket vom Autor benutzen benutzen. Die Benutzung ist am Ende ziemlich die Gleiche, nur das dispcalGUI einige Optionen zur Profilerstellung mehr bietet.
Nachdem ein entsprechendes Kalibrierungsgerät angeschlossen ist, wird der Button “kalibrieren” freigeschaltet. Ich habe an der Stelle einen ColorHug benutzt, ein Open Source Gerät, welches für relativ wenig Geld bei Richard Hughes, dem Autor von colord zu erwerben ist.
Einziges Nachteil von ColorHug ist, dass es ein ziemlich kleines Gerät ist und schlecht am Bildschirm anliegt. Das Ganze während der Profilierung fest zu halten ist keine gute Idee, da der Prozess einiges an Zeit in Anspruch nimmt. Man sollte sich also eine Möglichkeit einfallen lassen, den ColorHug am Monitor zu halten. In meinem Fall ein Gummiband, welches den Hug am Screen des Laptop hält.

Mit dem ColorHug wird auch eine CD geliefert, auf welcher eine Fedora Liveversion enthalten ist, um den Monitor zu profilieren, auf der CD ist auch dispcalGUI enthalten. Nach dem Kalibrierung ausgwählt wurde, wird man durch einen ziemlich einfachen Dialog geführt, der einem erlaubt die Genauigkeit der Profilierung auszuwählen.

Am Ende wird ein graues Feld angezeigt auf das das Kalibrierungsgerät gelegt werden muss. Danach kann die Profilierung gestartet werden. Während der Profilierung, werden auf dem grauem Feld wechseln eine Anzahl an Grautönen und Farben dargestellt, um die Wiedergabe des Screen festzustellen.

Am Ende zeigt ein neues Fenster mit einem Smilie, das Ende der Profilierung an und im Menü “Farbe” ist jetzt ein Profil für den Monitor zu finden und auch das Alter dieses Profiles.

So wie man sehen kann, ist das Ganze eigentlich nicht unbedingt schwierig. Die Profilierung muss von Zeit zu Zeit wiederholt werden, da ein Monitor mit zunehmendem Alter an Leuchtkraft verliert und auch die Farbfilter sich ändern. Allerdings braucht man zur Profilierung ein entsprechendes Gerät. Aber mit dem ColorHug gibt es ja seit einiger Zeit ein kostengünstiges Open Source Gerät.

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Brandenburger Linux-Info-Tag 2012

November 4th, 2012 von buergermeister

Yesterday the Brandenburger Linux-Info-Tag or short BLIT happend. It was the 9th edition of this event and also my ninth one. I always had there talks or mostly workshops about using Inkscape and GIMP, so also in this year. This year was the first year Fedora had also a booth there, Dominic Hopf and Michael Spahn helped me with it. Logistic was really easy, Dominic brought the rollup banner which he took from the FrOSCon and also the rest of the DVD I sent them for the SFD Hamburg and I brought the table cloth and the rest of the DVD I had. Christoph Wickert sent Dominic also a WeeTab and OLPC, because he had a talk about OLPC and Fedora at the event. He also sent some cool Beefy Miracle stickers and pins. So thanks to Christoph we had really enough on the booth as I had also some stickers left. We handed out really lot DVD, my part was after the event gone and Dominic had only a few left, so it was arround 120 DVD, which is a lot for such a “small” event like BLIT. But we had also a lot of conversations on the booth.

After the lunch break I had my 2 Inkscape workshop, which was good filled with arround 15-20 people. Even I had not in booth workshops the same people, so it was a good result. After my workshops was only an hour left of the event and I had to leave as I use always a weekend ticket for travelling to that event, it takes me not longer as travelling with ICE but its cheaper and so we travel as group with the ticket as it allows to take 4 persons with you and I was back home short after half past 11pm. So it was an amazong day trip. I think I will do it next year again.

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Indios erobern die Distributionen

Oktober 27th, 2012 von buergermeister

Der ein oder andere erinnert sich vielleicht an das Programm zum Erstellen von Animationen, welches ich vor einer Weile vorgestellt habe oder auch den Screencast dazu. Bisher war das Problem, das man zum ausprobieren Tupi selbst kompilieren musste, was selbst erfahrenen Leuten einiges an Kopfzerbrechen bereitet hat. Schon vor einer Weile hat Gustav begonnen Tupi umzuschreiben um den Distributionen das packen zu ermöglichen. Das war aus rechtlichen Gründen nicht so einfach bis dahin, da Tupi ffmpeg enthielt. Aber darüber hatte ich ja auch bereits geschrieben.
Die Mühen beginnen sich jetzt auszuzahlen, so ist Tupi jetzt für Ubuntu erhältlich. Allerdings in einer veralteten Version, 0.1r12 um genau zu sein.


Gustav arbeitet auch an einem Paket für Fedora, welches ich bereits installiert habe und welches in wenigen Tagen auch verfügbar sein wird. Damit steht einer einfachen Installation von Tupi nichts mehr im Wege.

Falls es da draussen Leute gibt, die Tupi gern für eine andere Distribution packen würden nur zu, darüber würde sich Gustav auf jeden Fall freuen.
Aber das ist nicht die einzige Hilfe über die sich Gustav freuen würde, der Autor von Tupi plant am nächsten LibreGraphicsMeeting in Madrid teilzunehmen. Er benötigt dazu allerdings Unterstützung, da er die Reisekosten nicht allein tragen kann. Aus diesem Grund gibt es für ihn und zwei andere ein Pledgie. Aber lassen wir da mal Gustav selbst ein paar Dinge dazu sagen.

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Der Countdown läuft

Oktober 23rd, 2012 von buergermeister

Am 23. und 24. Februar soll im mährischem Brünn eine Rakete steigen, die DevConf.cz. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Administratoren, fortgeschrittene Anwender und Entwickler und wird von den RedHat, Fedora und JBoss Communities ausgerichtet. Derzeit ist man allerdings auf der Suche nach dem Treibstoff um die Rakete starten lassen zu können oder anders gesagt man sucht Beiträge in Form von Vorträgen, Workshops, LightningTalks und man bietet auch Raum für Hackfests.

Wer nicht als Vortragender teilnehmen möchte, dem kann ich den Besuch dieser Veranstaltung nur empfehlen. Brünn ist ziemlich gut zu erreichen und liegt nur 2h Zug/Autofahrt von der tschechischen Hauptstadt Prag entfernt, noch näher sind die slowakische Hauptstadt Bratislava und die Hauptstadt Österreichs – Wien. Die Veranstaltung ist gut besucht rund 700 Besucher in diesem Jahr. Also wer Interesse an Themen wie oVirt, JBoss, Fedora, OpenShift und ähnlichem hat, der sollte vielleicht die Reise nach Brünn machen. Btw. das Bier in Tschechien ist bekanntlich gut und auch noch ziemlich preiswert ;)

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Brandenburger Linux-Info-Tag

Oktober 23rd, 2012 von buergermeister

Nächsten Samstag, den 3. November ist es so weit, der BLIT findet wieder in Potsdam an der Universität am Griebnitzsee statt. Für mich ist es die 9te Teilnahme an dieser Veranstaltung und wie immer bin ich auch im Programm zu finden. Dieses Mal habe ich allerdings keinen Vortrag sondern nur 2 Workshops. Beides werden Inkscape Workshops sein, zuerst “Grinsen kann jeder” und dann später “Sexy Jeans“. Also eine Gelegenheit Inkscape näher kennen zu lernen. Beide Workshops haben allerdings nur 90 Minuten Dauer, was sehr knapp bemessen ist. Wer Interesse hat, ich plane wieder ein ganzes Inkscape-Wochenende, das nächste findet Ende November vom 23. -25. November 2012 statt. Den Rest des Tages wird man mich dann auf jeden Fall am Fedora Stand finden. Man sieht sich also in Potsdam….

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Day 1 Ubucon

Oktober 21st, 2012 von buergermeister

So today was the first day with talks and workshops at the german ubucon. And I had my first talk at 1pm and after a break for one hour an 2 hours workshop. I took some Fedora 17 DVD to the ubucon and placed them next to the Ubuntu versions at the registration desk, after my workshop they was all gone and I saw also some people sitting around with an running Fedora. So they looked really at it and tested fedora. One of the results of my workshop was, that some asked me if there is an overview about projects/software for doing presentations with CSS/HTML and SVG. As I showed this time also such software. I don’t know if there is one, but I think I will write such one when I am back home. With both my talk and my workshop I can be happy with the amount of participants. Not so much like last year as I did the same talk as the opening talk on friday and the room was crowed but still enough.

After 7pm we went to the Cancun at Alexanderplatz for the social event. Was really funny because the offered beer not only in a pitcher there was also a bigger version. A la card is was 3 litre but as it arrived and we had 3 litre drunk, we calculated there there over 4 litre are in it. So it was really a bargain, because you had only the choice which beer they have to fill in and we took Duckstein which is a really good beer.  So four litre are definitly enough for three man and we had beside of that a lot of fun and interesting conversations. So now is time for the bed as I have tomorrow morning the next workshop.

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LGM 2013 – Travel founding for Gustavo, Onyeibo and Tatica

Oktober 15th, 2012 von buergermeister

Some might remember a little campaign I started in February. Its time to do it again, bit why now? The answer is very simple LibreGraphicsMeeting will be next year a little bit nearly a month earlier. Additional to that some of the receiver of the campaign need a visa for going to Spain, where the next LibrGraphicsMeeting will be. They have to get the visa 6weeks before they enter the country so that would be end of February. And additional to that the have to show the tickets for the flights especially the back flight and the reservation of a hotel, pension or something similar. So we need the most of the money until that date or they can not go to the event.

This time there are three persons, I like to collecting for:

Gustavo Gonzalez, who is the author of Tupi – Open 2D Magic, a program for doing traditional 2D animations. If you take a look there are really not a lot of alternatives in this area in the FLOSS world, the only one would be SynfigStudio but that is to complicated. Tupi is easier to handle and to learn. In the last months Tupi made also a lot of progress, we tried to package it but it was totally wrong build dependencies like ffmpeg made it not possible to include it into Fedora. So Gustavo removed all that dependencies and structured it new, so that you can use it without ffmpeg and export the animations as ogv. But ffmpeg support is still available as plugin. There was also some other major improvements like a storyboard. I am sure when it is packaged (it’s really near I have a packaged version running) a lot of people will like Tupi, the Design Team cant wait for it.
Gustavo tried already this year to go to the LibreGraphicsMeeting in Vienna but it did not happen because he had no money for doing it. He like to present Tupi at that event and I am very sure that is useful for him and the development of Tupi. Gustav made a little video trying to explain, why he wants to go to the next LibreGraphicsMeeting. So lets help him.

Second person is Onyeibo Oku from Nigeria. Onyeibo is since a long time member of the Fedora Design team, but he is also active as Ambassador in Africa. Onyeibo sketches really good and he is good with Blender. For him is important to meet some other people from the design team and he wishes also to give a talk at LibreGraphicsMeeting.

Last candidate I might know, its Tatica again. She was, thanks to a lot of donations, at the last LibreGraphicsMeeting and learned a lot there and like to go again.

So what will it cost? There are the flights for Tatica around 1200€/1550 US$, for Gustav around 1000€/1290US$ and for Onyeibo around 800€/1030US$. For Tatica last time we calculated 70€/90US$ for hotel. But we didn’t need so much because Tatica slept in an apartment which became much cheaper. I did some research and want to rent an apartment for them again, that will cost another 900€/1160US$. So the whole makes 3870€/5030US$

Because Pledgie and Paypal get each 3% of the sum, the sum would be 4080€/5300US$. Additional to that Paypal gets a small sum for each transfer, but that is hard to calculate. I calculated 80€/100US$ for that.

So what will happen if we get not the whole sum? When we reach the sum for the flight for Gustav, he will get it first, after that Onyeibo and last Tatica as she was already at LibreGraphicsMeeting. But we need the sum for the flights in February otherwise we get no visa for Gustav and Onyeibo. But hopefully we get the sum but that’s up on you. The Pledgie campaign can be found here.

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travel & speaking plans

Oktober 9th, 2012 von buergermeister

Thats again a part of the year, where I have to do a lot of travel and talks/workshops on FLOSS events. In 10 days I will go to Berlin for the german Ubucon. I will be there again in Fedora blue and give an talk and 2 workshops. On the first weekend in November I will go again back to Berlin or better to Potsdam, which is nearby. This time for BLIT and there Fedora will have a booth, it’s the first time Fedora is present there with an booth. But I also will have speaking engagements on this event. I will give two lectures about Inkscape. But there will be also a Fedora related talk from Dominik Hopf, who will talk about OLPC & Fedora. Just a few days later I will go to the RedHat offices in Brno where the first Linux ColorManagement Hackfest will take place. I am happy that I found someone who is interested to work in the future on my TaxiDB idea. We will work on implementing the features Richard Hughes requested on LibreGraphicsMeeting, that gives the new guy a chance to look in the code and become familiar with it. After that I will have another full weekend workshop inhouse on 23.-25. of November. I already had one on the last weekend, I think all the participants learned a lot about Inkscape, but there are still some out there who had problems with the date, so I offer a second/third workshop. In December I plan to attend the EMEA Ambassador FAD in Rheinfelden, which will begin for me with an horrible train/car or plane ride. That place is really a damn corner of Germany, at least for me. That will be the last event this year for me (hopefully). But the good thing is thanks to many friends, I can spend the travel time now working ;)

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Lenovo Edge e530

September 26th, 2012 von buergermeister

Es gibt ein neues Arbeitsgerät in meinem Hause und an der Stelle muss ich mich bei ganz vielen Freunden bedanken. Da einige bereits gefragt haben, wie mein neuer Begleiter so ist und auch nach Details wie der Tastatur gefragt haben, schreib ich einfach mal ein kleines Review.

Bei den Modellen der Edge-Serie visiert Lenovo den Bereich des Small Business an, Leute die mit dem Gerät arbeiten müssen, mobil sind und Wert auf Design legen. Die Modelle dieser Serie sind seit Anfang letzten Jahres erhältlich. An der Stelle fragt sich ob man ein ThinkPad besser machen kann und das hat man meiner Ansicht nach geschafft. Es ist ein Edge aber immer noch ein Thinkpad.

Nun worin liegen diese Designmerkmale, von außen dürfte ein Edge am leichtesten am umlaufenden Rahmen aus Aluminium zu erkennen sein. Desweiteren kommt hinzu ein farblich abgesetzter Deckel, der auch in anderen Farben als “schwarz” erhältlich ist.

Die Ecken und Kanten sind im Gegensatz zu den anderen Thinkpads leicht abgerundet und wirkt nicht mehr wie eine Tafel Ritter Sport-Schokolade. Quadratisch, Praktisch, Gut. ;) Wenn man das Lenovo aufklappt, merkt man das auch dort ein Re-Design statt gefunden hat. Sämtlich Status-LED wurden entfernt. Auf der oberen Leiste befindet sich nur noch der Ein/Aus-Schalter. Keine schlechte Entscheidung, wie ich finde. Die meisten dieser Informationen werden ohnehin von Software heute besser dargestellt. Am Modell findet man nur noch 4 LED, eine am Netzwerkanschluß, eine am Netzanschluss und als Statusanzeige eine im Deckel und eine in der rechten Ecke jeweils im ThinkPad Logo.

Die Edge Serie verfügt auch über die neu überabeitete Tastatur, die auch in Zukunft bei anderen ThinkPad Modellen zum Einsatz kommt. Auf den ersten Blick wirkt diese Tastatur wie ein Designfehler, sie will einfach nicht zum Rest passen. Allerdings ist die Tastatur gut verarbeitet, hat einen guten Druckpunkt und die etwas größeren Tasten machen es einfach mit ihr zu schreiben. Die Anordnung für die Funktionstasten ist jetzt umgekehrt, dass heisst man muss die Fn-Taste drücken um die F-Tasten zu erreichen. Aber das läßt sich über BIOS-Einstellungen auch umkehren. Das einige der Tasten nun eine neue Anordnung erfahren haben, ist eher Gewöhnungssache. Eine Besonderheit der 500er Modella also der 15′ ist, dass die Tastatur auch über einen Nummernblock verfügt. Das dürfte Vielschreiber interessieren, mich interessiert das eher im Zusammenhang mit Blender.

Das neben der Tastatur noch die bei den Thinkpads übliche UltraNav-Einheit mit Trackpoint und drei Maustasten vorhanden ist, dürfte man auf den Bildern erkennen. In irgendeinem Review hab ich gelesen, dass das Touchpad schlecht verarbeitet wäre, es würde ja klackern :D Natürlich am Ende sind noch einmal zwei Maustasten eingearbeitet. Woanders war zu lesen das ein Toucpad mit Noppen ja scheisse sei, da fehlt ja der Kontakt auch das ist Schwachsinn, der Kontakt ist da. Nur wenn man sich mal dieses Touchpad mit einem glatten vergleicht, nach einiger Zeit Benutzung kommt man vielleicht darauf, dass Noppen nicht so ohne sind, denn so glatt wie die anderen werden….

Ausgerüstet ist das E530 auf der linken Seite mit einem Port für ein Kensington Lock, ein VGA-Ausgang, 3x USB 3.0 allerdings, ist wie bei vielen anderen Laptops auch von den vorderen nur einer zu benutzen, wenn man breitere USB-Geräte, Sticks oder ähnliches benutzt und einem HDMI Anschluß. Auf der rechten Siete findet man den Netzt und >Netzwerkanschluss, das optische Laufwerk in meinem Falle ein DVD DL Brenner und ein AlwaysOn Power USB Anschluss, mit dem man schneller sein Handy or whatever laden kann. Ausserdem befindet sich and der rechten Seite noch ein kombinierter Mikrofon-Eingang/Kopfhörer-Ausgang. Was die Suche nach einem passenden Headset allerdings nicht einfach gestaltet.

An der Frontseite befindet sich noch der Lautsprecher und ein Slot für SD-Karten. Ausserdem verfügt das e530 noch über einen Fingerprintreader, eine eingebaute HD-Webcam und natürlich auch ein eingebautes Mikrofon.

Wo ist jetzt der Haken zu den Modellen der T Serie, die denen der Edge Serie doch an Ausstattung ziemlich nahe kommen, da habe ich nur eines gefunden. Es gibt und wird wahrscheinlich auch keine Docking-Station für Modelle der Edge-Serie geben. Also wer seinen Laptop doch als Allroundgerät benutzen will und auf einer Dockingstation besteht muss dann doch zur T-Serie greifen.

Lenovo Geräte sind ja eigentlich dafür bekannt, dass sich auf ihnen problemlos Linux installieren läßt. Das war auch hier der Fall alles bis auf eine Sache läuft problemlos. Dank der Wireless LAN Intel BGN 2×2 hab ich jetzt eben noch kein WLAN, aber ich hoffe dafür finde ich in den nächsten Tagen noch eine Lösung. Ich bin ja nicht der einzige mit dieser Sorge. Jedenfalls läuft jetzt schon mal ein Fedora 17 drauf.

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Supplemental Wallpaper Fedora 18

September 11th, 2012 von buergermeister

The submission phase for supplemental wallpaper ended already last week. We got this time 65 submissions, not the biggest sum we ever had but the biggest since a few releases. Also this time the quality of the submissions was very good, which made it not easy for the Design Team to decide which should be the choosen. The submissions came from 20 people some submitted only one, some more. Now the Design Team has voted and the results are there. So let us take a look at what will be in the supplemental wallpaper package.

 

The first one called “Churi” is a submission from Kushal Das – damn if I am honest, that was even my favorite. I like the colors. The next called “Vienna Nights” comes from our own Nicubunu and was taken during the last LibreGraphicsMeeting in Vienna. The “Pink Flower” comes from Cleide Isabel, who contributed her first time to Fedora but I am sure it will be not the last time. She also has two other wallpaper in the package “Patagonia” and “Caminhos”. The really confusing structure on the next wallpaper is somewhere in Duisburg and was submitted by Charly Kühnast, german users might know him more as columnist from LinuxMagazin, but he also does amazing photographs. And because it is so one more of his submissions called “Calluna” was selected. The Lighthouse on the next wallpaper in that really amazing waves was shoot from Francisco Crippa. The next wallpaper comes from Diego Turtulici who normally contributes more to Mageia and Ubuntu, think he submitted two good wallpapers and the one called “Trama calda” was selected. The next one called “Calm” speaks for itself and comes from Harald Hoyer, who contributed also that amazing widescreen wallpaper on the end of this article called “Bastorf Lighthouse”. Sylvain Naudin submitted first one wallpaper unfortunatly the same wallpaper was choosen from Ubuntu for his next version, but everything he submitted after that was even better and so his snowy landscape called “Lioran” and his submission “Luminaire” was selected. Last wallpaper called “Giza At My Roof” and “Schmetterling” came both from our own Tatica.

If you are interested in all the other submissions you find them in the wiki, and I am sure you will also get to the conclusion it wasnt an easy job to decide. For the next collecting for Fedora 19, there will be some changes so stay tuned.

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Reminder

August 29th, 2012 von buergermeister

There is still one week until the 5th of September. Still time for submitting your ideas for the supplemental wallpapers! More about how and where to contribute to the supplemental wallpaper you can find on the wiki.

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That was FrOSCon 7

August 28th, 2012 von buergermeister

The last weekend the 7th edition of FrOSCon happend, and I was there for manning the Fedora booth, organizing the Fedora track and give an Inkscape workshop. For the Fedora booth was not so nice that we was to few people, especially we had also the DevRoom with an track about packaging. Nevertheless we handed out app. 200 DVD and had still a lot of conversations.

For the DevRoom, I think it was a good idea to do it with other distributions together. We should do that maybe next year again. We had app. between 15- 20 participants in the talks and workshops. More is I think only possible if we market it better and for that we should next time the program have earlier. On the Satruday evening ther was the famous Social Event the barbecue in the yard of the university. And there was a “Spherical Cow” spotted!

So we had a lot of this, what they call beer there and of course some sausages and steaks and conversations. On Sunday it was harder for Sven Lankes and Michael Spahn, because the had to handle the booth mostly alone as I had my workshop on that day. But we still managed everything. And after an horrible trip home I am back now, and can get back to work now.

P.S. we had a little collegue at our booth and he got in a mysterious way missed in the night from Saturday to Sunday. If you see the little Tux, just give notice, his owner misses him really.

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Her mit den Wallpapern!

August 21st, 2012 von buergermeister

Linux und freie Software lebt ja bekanntlich vom mit machen. Viele Nutzer wissen allerdings nie, wie ihr Beitrag aussehen soll. Eine der wohl einfachsten Möglichkeiten beizutragen, ist mal seine Fotos durch zu sehen, ob da nicht ein toller Schnappschuss der Wallpaper-verdächtig ist, dabei ist. Auf diese Weise kann man, wenn nur einen kleinen Beitrag zu seiner Lieblingsdistribution leisten.

Ubuntu ist derzeitig auf der Suche nach zusätzlichen Wallpapern für Quantal Quetzal und hier hat man noch bis zum 28. August Zeit zur entsprechenden Flickr-Gruppe beizusteuern. Hier ist allerdings die Anzahl auf nur einen Beitrag, der mit CC-BY-SA lizensiert sein muß, begrenzt. Die Auswahl findet später öffentlich im IRC #1210wallpaper statt.

Ebenfalls auf der Suche nach zusätzlichen Hintergründen ist man derzeit bei Fedora, hier hat man allerdings noch bis zum 5. September Zeit seine Beiträge einzureichen. Hier ist die Anzahl allerdings nicht begrenzt, alle Beiträge sollten ebenfalls unter CC-BY-SA oder einer ähnlichen Lizenz stehen. Zusätzlich verlangt Fedora allerdings das man das Contributors License Agreement im Fedora Account System akzeptiert. Die Beiträge werden bei Fedora in deren Wiki gesammelt. Dort findet man auch mehr Hinweise zur Gestaltung der gewünschten Wallpaper und deren Anforderungen.

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Call for Supplemental Wallpapers

August 19th, 2012 von buergermeister

Fedora brings in addition to the great design standard wallpaper always supplementary wallpapers. That wallpapers are collected from the community and the best 15 of them are chosen from the Design Team and packaged. Now its time to collect that supplementary wallpapers for Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow“.

There are some restrictions for what can be submitted some are technical nature:

  • Must use a format that can be read by software available in Fedora Package Collection. Preferred image formats include SVG and PNG. Master files, which may be further edited, should be maintained in non-lossy formats. Preserving vector graphics, raster layers, and channels is important for such materials.
  • Originals for landscape formats must be a minimum of 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The larger the better. Photographic submissions should be made at the highest resolution the camera is capable of.
  • Should be provided in a 16 x 9 aspect ratio when possible.
  • No watermarks, signatures, photographer/creator names, or messages may be included in any part of the work. However if the license allows, and the photo is compelling enough, we could remove watermarks.

some are more organizational nature:

  • Must be covered by the Contributor License Agreement. We cannot accept contributions from individuals who have not signed the CLA in the Fedora Account System. The CLA allows us to properly license artwork submissions for distribution with Fedora and other Fedora projects.
  • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. If your submissions include or derive from artwork created by other people, please make sure the license of the original work you incorporate is compatible with Fedora and that you are not violating any of the provisions of its license. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
  • Should have the consent and approval of the author or creator
  • Are thereby licensed to the public for reuse under CC-BY-SA unless specifically identified as being licensed by another approved liberal open source license. See a list of approved licenses for Fedora

The deadline until you can submit your artwork is the 5th of September 2012 23:59 UTC. You can submit your material directly to the wiki: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F18_Artwork/Submissions/Supplemental_Wallpapers. For further questions, you can send me a mail gnokii@fedoraproject.org. I am looking forward to many great submissions…

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Face of Spherical Cow

August 11th, 2012 von buergermeister

The Design Team had yesterday again a little meeting/hackfest for working on the design for Spherical Cow. And this is the result of the hackfest:

We merged Mizmos Steel Background with my spherical Nebulas. It looks beautiful now, from tha far it looks a little bit like snowflakes but it are definitly Qubits ;) Martin already packaged the background and it  just needs some reviews.

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Only 3 weeks until FrOSCon

August 5th, 2012 von buergermeister

There are only a few weeks and then one of the coolest FLOSS events in Germany will happen. Fedora will have an booth and an special track there. I putted the talks for the special track in the FrOSCon system now and the are published in the FrOSCon program now. We will share the room with other distributions and concentrate on the topic packaging.

 

  • Oliver Burger will give an introduction to RPM and will also show how to package for Mageia
  • Robert Scheck will introduce the Fedora packaging guidelines
  • Michal Hrusecky will show how the openBuildService works and what is new on functions on it
  • Ralph Angenendt will talk about how from the sources CentOS is build
  • Myself will talk about Fedora EPEL and after all talks there will be enough time for learning packaging in a 3 hours workshop.

All talks and lectures will be held in German or English, depending on the audience. Except the one for OBS because Michal dont speaks German. So if you are interested in that topic step by Fedora has room C130, but you are also welcomed on the Fedora booth.

 

 

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