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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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Spherical Cow needs a face

August 1st, 2012 von buergermeister

A german floss news page wrote yesterday that Fedora 18 has his shape now. What it still misses is a face and thats not so an easy task with an name like Spherical Cow. Some might read Mizmo’s post about the things that happend yesterday arround the design for Fedora 18. We had yesterday a little brainstorming what to do and it turned into an hackfest and things moved forward. There are some ideas for the design for “cosmic cow”, you can all see them in the post from Mizmo.

But I like to talk a little bit more about mine. In Vienna I saw at the Fedora booth the game OSMOS running, I dont know whats the game about but it creates beautiful spheres and I saw them and thaught thats how spherical cows look like. Gergely took a screenshot of some of them and reminded me yesterday on that idea. So I tried yesterday to create similar spheres with Inkscape. My creation turned out a little bit more “electrical” looking, but thats not bad because electricity is power and Fedora has power.

So thats the status now and right now, I am unhappy with. Especially with the background which contains simple formulas from quantum computing (which should be a cow) e.g. of a qubit. I am also unhappy with the colors. So maybe someone has a idea which brings me forward. You can find the source for playing with it on my fpo account.

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FrOSCon 2012 – Search for talks!

Juli 5th, 2012 von buergermeister

End of August there will be the 7th FrOSCon in St. Augustin near Cologne/Germany. Fedora will have a booth there but still I search for personal to man it. Until now, we are only 2 persons for the booth, thats definitly not enough especially as I have an workshop with 3hrs length in the program of FrOSCon. Christoph also requested a room, like last year where we can have ur own program with Fedora related talks.

To make that happen we would need at least 5 or 6 talks for the day we have the room. So if you have something interesting to speak about, and I am sure there is a lot of new things arround Fedora to speak about. FrOSCon is definitly the target audience for Fedora, people with interests in programming and higher level of system administration and btw. the Koelsch & Barbecue party in the evening is famous. So if you interested in manning the booth or deliver a talk/workshop, add your ideas to the wiki page or speak with me.

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LinuxTag Wrap-up

Mai 29th, 2012 von buergermeister

Last week I was in Berlin for LinuxTag, “Europes leading Open Source Event”. But I wasnt alone, there was other Fedorians too and I saw also some “Beefy Miracles”. ;)

As always the event begins with the travel to it. This year I had bad luck with it. First of all I couldnt go by car so I had to take the train. And that is with all the stuff really hard, not the sitting in the train but moving it from train to train or from the station to the venue. So as I arrived I really sweated especially I had to take a long detour for the construction area  opposite the fairground. After the preparation of the booth we all went to our accommodations. The day ended for me with some beer and a little barbecue.

Wednesday is allways a day with a lot of people wearing ties so more business as community. This year there was definitly more people at this day as last year. Next to the Fedora booth was Centos and a HotDog Place, so we had some vouchers for HotDogs because we couldnt handout real Beefy Miracles. A guy named Michael Larabel found them really tasty. The wednesday ends for me tradionally on the GUUG evening. On thursday and friday the halls begun to be more crowded. Every media I brought to Berlin was gone friday evening, we had only 1 DVD left saturday morning. I used the time in Berlin also to speak with some people about the upcoming Linux Color Management Hackfest in Brno.
Saturday in the morning, I had a shift as session chair and in the same track together with Kai-Uwe Behrmann our talk “Bring Color To The Game“. The honor on this day goes to cwickert, who presented Fedora in a Beefy Miracle costume on the Projects Fast Forward and also took part for Fedora in the Distro Battle, a longer track where different Linux distributions can show, how tasks in with there distribution can be done.
I had to go this year a hour before the LinuxTag ended, for fetch my train and the travel home was again an adventure with delayed trains.

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day +1 LGM/LinuxWochen

Mai 8th, 2012 von buergermeister

May the 3rd was the second day of Libre Graphics Meeting and the first one of Linuxwochen Vienna. So in the foyer of the UAS Technikum opened the exhibition area and also DrupalDay.at and the first talks of Linuxwochen helped to fill the area with people. Of course there was a Fedora booth at the exhibition and it was the biggest one. I brought the table cloth and one of the rollups to Vienna, and also what was left from FOSDEM on stickers. Mizmo brought also some stickers and flyers and also some DesignSuite DVD. Zoltan brought cheatcubes, DVD and an OLPC. So the booth was well prepared. The Fedora booth was also photographed from the Der Standard and published on his online platform. As you can see not only the both was photographed, also Taticas keynote was topic. She had later an interview with Der Standard and got there own article. The topic on migration to Linux is really from interest for the people in Vienna, as the migration in that city failed and they have to spent now again every year a lot of mon€y for licenses. On the end the topic was from so much interest, that the organizers decided to give a second slot to Tatica speaking about the situation arround Open Source in Latinamerica. Together we managed the spontaneously additional talk.

On the Libre Graphics Meeting side Mizmo and Emichan had their talk: An awesome FLOSS design collaboration workflow presenting SparkleShare, Magic Mockup, GlitterGallery and DesignHub. I didnt see a lot of talks on LGM on this day, but this one I didnt miss. The day on the event ended with an traditional q/talk from q/uintessenz. The topic on that panel discussion was “Open Content, Free Culture” the guests was Pete Ippel, Ricardo Lafuente and Ana Carvalho who work together on Libre Graphics Magazin and the guy who does always Free & Open Movie Nights, I think he is called gnokii ;) So an second additional talk at this day. We didnt went out for dinner this evening and I prepared a dinner in our appartment, “Zwiebelkuchen” and 2 nice bottle of wine.

photo by Nicu.

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Blue Frogs calling

Mai 8th, 2012 von buergermeister

2 weeks ago the german event FrOSCon called for talks. FrOSCon is one of the bigger events in Germany, they have a main track with talks, an exhibition with a lot of booths, and track especially for kids called FrogLabs and another part they give away rooms for projects for ther own program also.

Last year Fedora had such an room and we prepared an whole day talk program with topics arround Fedora. Christoph Wickert organized that. As the CfP was opened I had a short conversation with Cristoph if we should do that again and I wrote a mail to the ambassadors list. To have an Fedora related track makes only sense when we have enough interesting talks in it. So we need people who want to participate in this or some clear statements if we should do it again or not. But anyway the CfP ist still open until 23rd of May and you can submit your talks also there. FrOSCon hosts this year also a PHP sub-conference with an extra program, there is also still time left for submissions.

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Just give us a name

April 24th, 2012 von buergermeister

It might be a “waste of time and money” for Richard Hughes but is isnt for others. The argument nobody would run “Fedora Verne” is a really funny one to me. Nobody runs “openSUSE Teal” or “openSUSE Asparagus” in fact not many people inside openSUSE knows the codename for the version. But because 11.4 was named Asparagus its got a design in that color. So as you can see what for others is just a wasting of time ist for other people a help for doing there work. The design and the marketing team can better work with an name as with a simple number.

So if you go to the poll and vote, please do it not with the actual situation with that ugly submissions for the name in mind, please consider more what does it mean for the work of others to have release names. Its just a wasting of time to write such nonsense blogposts and when release names are wasting of time for Richard, so consider not to vote. For others its that participation in an open process, or can I choose the name in openSUSE or ubuntu?

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Linuxwochen Vienna

April 23rd, 2012 von buergermeister

The Linuxwochen are an special kind of event, its not one event its an kind of road show turing trough Austria. The tour stops in Krems, Eisenstadt, Graz, Wien, Linz and all events are in the period of April and May. Next week the tour will take place in the capital of Austria – Vienna and Fedora will participate in this event. The Linuxwochen are not the only event which takes place at this time and in the Building of UAS Technikum Vienna. The community arround floss graphics and graphic tools will also come together, as I wrote before.

Now the schedule (first day, second day, third day) of the talks for Linuxwochen is also published and we can talk a little bit about it. The Linuxwochen will opened with an talk some of us might know. Tatica will have the openining talkVenezuela – An Entire Country Migrates To Linux. There is a little story behind, why the organizers decided to make it as an keynote. The city of Vienna started 2005 to migrate to Linux, they also developed like Munich there own Linux distribution called Wienux. The migration failed and the development of Wienux stopped 2009. So its a little bit a show that it can be done.

But this will not our only part in the schedule of talks. I by myself will deliver 2 workshops working with Inkscape. But there is more, Zoltan Hoppar will introduce Nanonote and Milkymist as open hardware and will also have an workshop about Password Hygiene – Things that you must know about your password. Gergely Rákosi will show the audience, that Gaming on Fedora – How to enjoy gaming on Fedora linux,natively and with Wine is possible. Jiří Eischmann will show students that they can have a carrier in the FLOSS world and together with Jaroslav Řezník he will show the audience How to Contribute to Fedora Project. Jaroslav will also deliver an workshop Qt 5 Hereafter. Jiří Vanek will show the Path To OpenJDK 8 and Michal Privoznik will show Virtualization on Desktops. Together with the talks from LibreGraphicsMeeting, I count a sum of 18 talks, would say we topped the good participation in CLT definitly.  Of course we will have also a booth for fedora in the small exhibition area, next to the Red Hat booth. Fedora blue will definitive a recognizable color on that event.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting – Schedule

April 10th, 2012 von buergermeister

The program schedule for LibreGraphicsMeeting in Vienna is now published. If you are intereste, you can find the comlete schedule here. On 2nd May the first day of LibreGraphicsMeeting the main topics are Color Management and reverse engineering of some file formats. On that day, I will give my first talk “Taxi DB – Call A Cab To Bring The Colors” about the internet color profile database – Taxi. It’s mostly the same talk as I gave on FOSDEM in february. This day will be really interesting.
On the second day Mizmo and Emichan will have there first talk – “An awesome FLOSS design collaboration workflow” I am very sure the talk who follows that talk – “The importance of new tools to enable collective design process” fits exactly to it.
On friday, I am really interested in the talk of Johan Engelen about -”Powerstroke: variable stroke width in Inkscape” hopefully I can visit it, but I fear not because I submitted also 2 workshops to Linuxwochen and after my experience they will scheduled on friday and saturday. And on friday it has to be scheduled in the morning because on 3pm I have together with Mizmo and Allan Day another talk – “Doing Design In The World Of FLOSS”. Nicu Buculei will also have at that day an talk – “Free Culture meets Free Software: Wiki Loves Monuments”
Saturday if mostly animation programs like SynfigStudio and Tupi topic. But talks like “Remake – build system for animation projects” are also interesting. But I will have no time visiting them, first as I said I will have an workshop on Linuxwochen and at 1pm I will have an workshop – “Open Source, Just Works – The LGM Book Workshop” where I try with visitors of LGM and Linuxwochen to produce a book with the papers of the talks from LibreGraphicsMeeting. The idea behind that workshop is simple, Linuxwochen always asked me for an workshop about Scribus. The problem with this is for me simple, you can sit down with the participants and doing something with Scribus and hopefully they see how it works. I have another opinion on that, I always doing my workshops in the way to give the participants a target, which is useful. So later the participants can be proud of what they have done and see that they can doing things with free tools, its the most what you can reach in a 3-4 hours workshop. If I reach the target the book will be published and available at amazon and all participants will named in it. The profit flows back to LibreGraphicsMeeting and will be used for covering the travel costs for the 2013 edition of LGM.
Some might have the question where on LGM comes Tatica in, because there was a donation campaign for her travelling to LGM Vienna. First of all we reached mostly the goal of 2.500US$ and a few weeks ago we booked the flights to Vienna. We got a cheaper flight as we calculated and 3 weeks ago I booked an appartment which brings the costs for accomodation also down to arround 200€ instead of the calculated 300€. So Tatica will participate on LibreGraphicsMeeting and Linuxwochen, where she submitted 2 talks “One Of The World’s Largest FLOSS Events – FLiSoL” and “Venezuela – An Entire Country Migrates To Linux” especially in the 2nd one are the organizers interested, because Vienna had like Munich his own Linux distribution once but the migration failed. So she will have definitly an talk at Linuxwochen. We will know it, when the program of Linuxwochen comes out. So Fedora will have an good and very visible participation on LibreGraphicsMeeting. Fedora of course will also participate on Linuxwochen, which is on same time and building, about that later more.

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Tupi – 2D Animationsprogramm

März 20th, 2012 von buergermeister

Schon seit einer Weile beschäftige ich mich mit Animation, dass ist ja eigentlich mit SVG möglich. Bis jetzt fehlte mir da aber das richtige Werkzeug, aber jetzt scheine ich fündig geworden zu sein.
Wenn man klassische 2D Animationen mit Open Source machen möchte, dann war bisher Synfig Studio die Wahl. Problem hier, die Zeichenwerkzeuge machen es mir schwer und auch die GUI ist für meinen Geschmack unübersichtlich. Das nächste Problem wäre, dass Synfig Studio im Moment keine Animation von SVG mit SMIL oder ähnlichem vorsieht, dafür gibt es zwar Planungen aber wer weiss wann das verfügbar ist.
Nun bin ich vor einer Weile auf ein kleines aber vielversprechendes Projekt gestoßen, welches sich Tupi 2D Magic nennt. Tupi sieht den Export als SMIL schon mal vor und ebenfalls als Bildfolge oder Video. Die Zeichenwerkzeuge sind zwar immer noch nicht weltbewegend, dass tut der Sache allerdings keinen Abbruch, da man SVG importieren kann. Diese Vorgehensweise kommt mir natürlich sehr entgegen. Mit Hilfe des sogenannten Tweenings lassen sich auf diese Weise schnell Animationen erzeugen.
Wie schnell und einfach geht zeige ich in dem folgendem Screencast, der zeigt wie schnell eine drehende Animation zustande kommt.

Das mit Hilfe von Inkscape und Tupi auch wundervolle Animationen rasch produzierbar sind zeigt das folgende Beispiel.

Alle Schritte, die nötig sind um dieses Video zu produzieren inklusive der Audio- und Videobearbeitung findet man im Portal von Tupi, dort findet man auch die SVG-Datei um genau dieses Video nach zu produzieren.

Einen Haken hat das Ganze allerdings zur Zeit, funktionierende Pakete sind schwer zu finden. Nutzer von Ubuntu finden Pakete hier. Nutzer von Fedora und openSUSE hingegen, müssen Tupi selbst übersetzen. Das macht allerdings keinen Spaß, das kann ich prophezeien. Das liegt daran, dass der Entwickler ffmpeg eingebaut hat, und weder Fedora noch openSUSE erlauben das in ihren Buildsystemen. Es wird aber bereits daran gearbeitet, das entsprechend zu entfernen, da man dieses ohnehin nur benötigt, wenn man AVI oder ähnliches exportieren möchte. Und wenn man das braucht, so kann man später auch ffmpeg nachinstallieren. Einige Binärpakete, für allerdings veraltete Releases kann man hier finden. Wer sich dennoch ans übersetzen wagen möchte, der findet hier Hilfe für openSUSE und hier für Fedora.
Wie man sehen kann, brauchen derartige Softwareprojekte dringend Hilfe, beim packen und entwickeln, daher ist jede Hilfe willkommen. Tupi braucht auch noch weitere Hilfe. Der Hauptentwickler dieser Software würde gern zum Libre Graphics Meeting nach Wien reisen, um sich dort mit den Entwicklern anderer freier Grafiksoftware auszutauschen und Ideen für Tupi zu finden und es weiter zu entwickeln. Unter anderem würde er denjenigen in Wien treffen können, der Tupi für Fedora packen will. Dafür fehlt Gustav allerdings das Geld für den Flug, dieser kostet allein 1000$ und er muss um ein Visa zu bekommen, Hin- und Rückflugticket vorweisen, ebenso eine Reservierung für die Übernachtung. Im Moment sammelt er dafür Geld und bis jetzt sieht es sehr trübe aus, wer also Tupi ein wenig helfen möchte, damit die Entwicklung dieses Werkzeuges weitergeht, findet hier ein Pledgie.

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status update on Tatica travels to LGM

Februar 27th, 2012 von buergermeister

A month ago I asked for help with collecting some money for support Tatica that she can go to LibreGraphicsMeeting in Vienna. Time for make an little status report. We have 38 donations until yet and raised 1,257.00$. Also time to say thx to many people like Bert Desmet, Christoph Wickert, Ankur Sinha, Jaroslav Reznik, Emily Dirsh and many many more. Even from the openSUSEcommunity and Libre Graphics Meeting folks came some money.

So whats the status now? As I said we raised 1257$ on Pledgie, but that means not we have so much, because Pledgie gets 3% and Paypal gets also 2,9% and 0.30$ for each donation. That means we raised 1171,44$ right now. Thats not enough for the flight tickets, I searched with Tatica for tickets and the cheapest we found was a flight from Iberia for 1072€ what means 1436,48 US$. But we already missed the point for booking this flight, now tickets are arround 1120€ what means arround 1500US$. At least we have to pay maybe some money to Paypal for exchange from $ to €. So we still need some money only for booking the flights. So plz help us to raise this money. The Pledgie campaign can be found here.

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Movies I showed on DevConf.cz

Februar 22nd, 2012 von buergermeister

It’s nearly a week after the Movie Night @ Developer Conference, so its time for publishing the list with the movies I played there. The slides from the begin of the session, you can find here. In this part of the session I played a cutout from Star Wars Revelations, which is not a open or free movie. I also played some examples for some points like Weltraffer, Connected, OpenMuffin and from the Morevna Projekt. So when you was not at the Developer Conference in BRNO or missed the session, you can download the following movies also and watch them and of course have fun.

Catch Up – Mi Li – Creative Commons – BY-NC-SA 3.0
Fat-tastico – Erik Lee – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Galileo – Avrillon Ghislain – Creative Commons – BY 3.0
Happy Hour РSakari Niittymaa, Miika Puustinen, Shareef Askar, Jyri Jernstr̦m,Mikko Aaltonen РCreative Commons РBY-NC 3.0
How (Not) To Make A Campfire – Simeon Rowsell – Creative Commons – BY-ND 3.0
Imagine That! -Tashina van Zwam – Creative Commons BY-NC
Le Fokker – Anthony Boulay – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Mac N Cheese – ColorBleed – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Mortys – Bad Kidow Company – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Parigot – Axel Digoix, Geoffrey Lerus, Mehdi Alavi, Alexandre Wolfromm, Loïc Bramoullé. – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
How To Get A Job / How To Keep A Job – Martin Coven – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Pfffirate – Guillaume Herent – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Shadow Of A Doubt – Eric Chou & Russell Miller – Creative Commons – BY-ND 3.0
Si Nini – Johan Tri Handoyo
Sintel – Blender Foundation – Creative Commons – BY 3.0
Slim Pickings Fat Chances – David de Rooij – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Store Wars – FreeRangeStudios – Creative Commons – BY-NC-SA 2.0
Tachaaan! – Rafael Cano “Rafiki”, Carlos del Olmo, Miguel A. Bello – Creative Commons – BY-NC-SA 3.0
The Best Audience – Gianluca Maruotti, Alessio Morglia, Alberto Nucci Angeli – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 3.0
Thelonius- zensato – Creative Commons – BY 3.0
The Pig Farmer – Nick Cross – Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA 3.0
The Wanna Be A Oddie – Ben Lam – Creative Commons – BY 3.0
Way Of The Mantis – Joseph Daniels and Jedidiah Mitchell – Creative Commons – BY-NC-ND 2.5

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Back from FOSDEM

Februar 7th, 2012 von buergermeister

It was definitly damn cold in Brussel, but warmer then at home. The FOSDEM begun with a damn hard ride to Brussel, we needed 12 hours to go there. But we had some time to meet some friends at the beer event. As Jörg said the booth wasnt really good prepared. On saturday I spent the whole day on the booth ( I dont know why because I didnt add me to the personal list in the wiki). But I had still some time to say personally THX to some people who donated to the “Tatica Travel Campaign” on pledgie, like the guys from Libre Graphics Magazin. On the evening I went together with Nicu to the Libre Graphics Dinner and we had some chats about graphic stuff and the upcoming LGM in Vienna. Btw, there is also a campaign for donations on pledgie, so if you use GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, Blender and all the other cool graphic software you can say THX with a small donation.


On sunday I spent most of the time in the OpenICC dev room, listen to the talks about color managment, I also had a talk about Taxi DB there. The cool thing was some asked in the talk about the OpenICC organization exactly for an application like this, so I had a good idea :D After the track the FOSDEM ended and we left for riding home another 14 hours horror trip.

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