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Status of Fedora 21 Supplemental Wallpaper

Juni 22nd, 2014 von buergermeister

The submission phase for the supplemental wallpaper for Fedora 21 is now half over. Some already asked me for the status and most wanted also to see what is submitted. But we decided not to show them until after the voting, to avoid that people vote only for people they know instead of the quality of the submission.
But I think now its time to give a little bit of an overview what is the status now. So far we have 59 submissions, 3 of them had to be rejected, wrong license, one was an double and one had the wrong resolution.
The good thing is more people as last time contributed to the wallpaper, the bad thing is that I got a strong feeling some just did to get the badge. So the quality of some submissions is low. On the other hand some participated with creating wallpapers especially for the contest, so we have until yet three vector graphics or image manipulations in the contest. In generally a lot of the submissions are nice with the motif its just that a little bit work on the RAW files would help them over the top. Mostly they are over-lighted, some just in areas.
So the question is now, if we change Nuancier in a way that allows the upload of different versions of a submission, so that you can work on them to make them better if necessary.
But that is music which might be played in the future, lets take a little look whats already there. Here are 5 submissions, which are my personal favorites right now.

Just to remind you, there is still time until August 16th for submissions, so more then a month. So jump to Nuancier and make your submission

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2014

Februar 20th, 2014 von buergermeister

In April there will be the 9th edition of LibreGraphicsMeeting, this year in Leipzig/Germany. LibreGraphicsMeeting is the anual gathering of most free software applications for doing graphics. Applications like GIMP, Scribus, Inkscape and daktable meet there for sharing there ideas and work together to improve there software. Of course some people from Fedora and RedHat are amongst them, to present there things:

  • David Tardon will present together with Fridrich Strba and Valek Filippov – Digital legacy preservation project — news from the reverse and straight engineering world. The effords LibreOffice made during the last years in re-engineering graphical file formats.
  • Richard Hughes will of course introdce his newest toy the open source spectrometer – Building an OpenHardware Spectrograph for Color Profiling in Linux
  • Daniel Berrange will show his developments of Entangle – Tethered camera control and capture with Entangle
  • Pierre-Yves Chibon and myself, will show the development of Nuancier, Fedoras application for collecting and vote for the supplemental wallpapers – Nuancier- Community generated and selected artwork
  • Allan Day and Jakub Steiner will talk about what GNOME does to make there design process open – GNOME Design: Open to all
  • Sarup Banskota and Emily Dirsh will show the achievements Sarup made during last GSoC on GlitterGallery- GlitterGallery: Taking the designer’s office online
  • and last Onyeibo Oku will speak about free software for architects – FreeCAD’s “Arch” Workbench: Bridging the Gap in the Linux (AEC) Design Tool-set

Besides that a lot of other cool things will be presented what you can find out in the schedule. There is only one problem. LibreGraphicsMeeting needs some support from the community to make this event happen.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2014 Leipzig

Januar 5th, 2014 von buergermeister

In April from 2nd to 5th, there will be the 9th edtion of the LibreGraphicsMeeting, this time in Leipzig/Germany. LibreGraphicsMeeting is the annual meeting of developers and users of free software programs from the graphic world like GIMP, Krita, MyPaint, darktable and others. The LGM is the place where the come together for sharing  new developments and ideas what can be done to make the software better. LGM consists of only one track with short talks and a lot of team meetings, workshops and demos.

There is still time left until 15th of January for an submission. But you can help the LGM also in another way, the event collects usally the money for participants who cant afford there travel through an crowd founding campaign. So if you are an user of one of the programs, thats a chance to help them.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2014

November 26th, 2013 von buergermeister

Das LibreGraphicsMeeting 2014, die dann 9te Ausgabe wird vom 2. – 5. April 2014 in Leipzig an der dortigen Universität statt finden. Das LibreGraphicsMeeting versteht sich als Arbeitstreffen nahezu aller offenen Grafikprojekte, also alles was mit Typographie, Vektorgrafik, Animation, Bildbearbeitung und Fotografie zu tun hat. Auch Nutzer  dieser Programme wie GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Krita, Mypaint sind aufgerufen zu partizipieren, denn nur durch den Austausch mit den Nutzern kann eine Weiterentwicklung der Programme erfolgen. Die Teilnahme am LGM ist wie immer frei, um die anreisenden Entwickler und Enthusiasten zu unterstützen gibt es auch in diesem Jahr eine Pledgie-Kampagne. Wer sich für den Call for Participation interessiert findet diesen hier, bis zum 15. Januar können noch Beiträge eingereicht werden.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2013

April 17th, 2013 von buergermeister

Vergangene Woche war ich in Madrid zum LibreGraphicsMeeting. Der jährlichen Zusammenkunft vieler Grafikprojekte, wie GIMP, Krita, Darktable, Scribus, Inkscape und vieler anderer. Neben dem Vortragsprogramm, in dem ich mit zwei Beiträgen vertreten war, gibt es Zusammenkünfte der Entwickler und Workshops. Am ersten Tag hatte ich meinen Vortrag zur Fedora Design Suite und am dritten zu Open Source Movies. An vielen Meetings habe ich teilgenommen, so an den Gesprächen zwischen Tupi und Krita and denen geklärt wurde, wie beide Programme interagieren können. Dabei sind Fehler im Datenmodell von Tupi zu Tage gekommen, die in naher  Zukunft geändert werden. Damit wird Tupi dann schneller im Laden von Reihenbildern zum Beispiel. Auch Ideen zu OpenRaster als mögliches zusätzliches Datenformat haben stattgefunden, dass würde ermöglichen das Tupi Dateien von Krita und Mypaint übernehmen kann. Aber auch die Gespräche zwischen Krita, GIMP und Mypaint zu einem gemeinsamen Brush-Format habe ich verfolgt, auch hier tut sich so einiges. Auch bei Fonts, tut sich so einiges, wie ich am Rande mitbekommen habe, die Gespräche habe ich allerdings nicht mitverfolgt. Persönlich habe ich die Zeit genutzt um mit Tavmong Bah über Aufzählungen im SVG-Standard zu sprechen, dieses Feature wird in meinem Blog oft im Zusammenhang mit Inkscape gesucht und auch in meinen Vorträgen angefragt. Die schlechte Nachricht ist, dass dieses Feature auf jeden Fall von Fliesstext abhängig ist, dieses Feature wurde schon im Zusammenhang mit SVG 1.2 gecancelt. Da wäre die Möglichkeit Aufzählungen ähnlich zu integrieren, wie Textumbrüche aber diese werden beim speichern als konformes SVG ja zerstört. Auch im Inkscape IRC wird dieses Feature oft nachgefragt, die Problematik hier ist, das diese Wünsche ans W3C herangetragen werden müssen und nicht an Inkscape, so also wenn ihr es wollt schreibt an die Arbeitsgruppe. Die vertretenen Browser-”Hersteller” haben jedenfalls kein Interesse daran, die wollen SVG möglichst klein halten.

Es tut sich also eine ganze Menge in der Welt der freien Grafikprogramme und die 2013er Ausgabe des LGM hat wieder einige Sachen vorwärts geschoben. Bleibt am Schluss zu sagen, dass ich gespannt bin auf die 2014er Ausgabe des LGM egal ob sie in Montreal, Medellin, Buenes Aires oder hier in Deutschland in Leipzig statt findet. Auch in der Organisationsstruktur des LGM hat sich einiges getan, was zukünftige Meetings verbessern wird. Also alles in allem hat es sich gelohnt nach Madrid zu fahren.

Bleiben nur noch zwei Dinge zu sagen, erstens es fehlt noch Geld auf dem offiziellen LGM-Pledgie und auch auf dem für Gustav Gonzalez/Maria Leandro und zweitens wer Lust hat ein eventuelles LGM in Leipzig organisieren zu helfen, kann sich bei mir melden.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2013 day 3

April 15th, 2013 von buergermeister

Saturday was the last the of LibreGraphicsMeeting 2013 in Madrid, the day started for me with an talk who was done via internet – The GIMP Magazin. I attended also Tav’s talk about the future things in Inkscape as there is really movenment changing the internal render engine. I had spoken with Tav at the party on the evening before about some things. Next talk for me was Jimmac’s talk how he misused Blender for doing the the introduction videos for GNOME. His talk ended like always ;)

After the last talk the “closing session” followed and there are a lot of changes in organizing LibreGraphicsMeeting in the future, we discussed some things. What I found very interesting is that Ale Rimoldi played the protector of the poor people, he said we should recignize that some cant afford to buy the ticket before and get later reimbursed. Find that very interesting as I went last year to him asking if that can be done for Gustav Gonzalez he was strict against it. Everything else I had as point was said from other people. So there will be some good changes in the future. We had later an organizing meeting for people who interested to help organizing LGM and it ended with nice ideas. As possible places for next year are Montreal/Canada, Medellin/Colombia, Buenes Aires/Argentina and Leipzig/Germany as possible hosts for next LGM version. And there will be a competition, means who makes the best proposals and presents the best solutions will get it. That session took a long time, but I am sure the changes are a big step forward in the right direction.

After that we went to an short bring your own food party and it was very nice, because a lot of nice discussions went on there. As Chris Murphy attended the LGM and also Pippin from GIMP we had a lot of time to speak about where to do the next Color Management Hackfest and we think Norway would be an good option as we could use the color lab, with the tools we need for driving CM on Linux forward. After Norway we think its the best option to make the CM Hackfest combined with LGM as there are lot of color people around and also applications that could be interested and need help. So on the end it was a nice week, with nice people a lot of new informations and nice results. Thx to all sponors to help to make that meeting happen and also thx to Fedora for sponsoring me.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2013 day 1

April 12th, 2013 von buergermeister

Today was the second day of LibreGraphicsMeeting in Madrid. I did not attend a lot of talks as I used the time, to speak with some people. Gustav Gonzalez and me had also the time to speak with Nina Paley an present Tupi to her. She likes the simplicity of the GUI but find it to embryonic in the features. Yesterday she tried to use Synfig and think the learning curve is to high for using it. But Inkscape at least she likes, she wishes it would support animations, so I told her from the plans Andy Fitz had once.

Rest of the day I attended the Krita workshop from Animtim, he showed Kritas newest thing called Krita Sketch, actually I like the simple GUI more then Krita as desktop version. But I met also other people, I had short time to talk with Robert Martinez, who works together with me on OCAL, mabye we put in in the lightning talks a short about the next version of OCAL showing how it will look like.

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LGM travel campaign update

Februar 21st, 2013 von buergermeister

It’s time to report about the LibreGraphicsMeeting travel campaign for Gustav, Onyeibo and Tatica. Thanks to some big donations we have 50% of the sum now. We bought the tickets for Gustav a few days ago (thanks to Jared Smith who helped us booking) and thanks to that his visa request is now processed. Hopefully he gets it in a few days. Ungrateful to get one is not cheap 46€/60$, you have also to pay a fee on the airport for leaving the country. He borrowed the money so that he can pay that yet. We collected enough to give him that back and pay also his accommodation.

We booked also the apartment a few days ago, unfortunately we had not enough money on the pledgie for paying the deposit, so I prepaid it as we needed an proof of an accommodation also for the visa request. So now if Gustav gets a visa he will be definitive at LibreGraphicsMeeting this year.

But there are also sad news, as we did not collect enough for sending Onyeibo Oku also to Madrid, he needed also a visa what meant a flight ticket and booked accommodation for getting it.

So now the pledgie isn’t finished yet as there is still some money to collect for Tatica hopefully some more Fedora friends will help her, I am sure they will get something in return if they wish.

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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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LibreGraphicsMeeting Campaign

Februar 5th, 2013 von buergermeister

In october I started a campaign, collecting some money for some people so that they can go to the next LibreGraphicsMeeting in Madrid. So the deadline for two of the persons is very near, only 10 days. At 15th the have to apply for an visa and for that they need the flight tickets and an accomodation. So far we collected 721 US$ on pledgie, that are 660 US$ after the fees. It’s not enough to send one of the 3 persons. As I stated before Gustav Gonzalez goes first but for him we need arround 100 US$ so that we can book the flights. For him the LibreGraphicsMeeting becomes more important as before. Some might know Nina Paley and/or her famous “Sita Sings The Blues“, four days ago she wrote a blogpost willing to migrate to an open source tool in the future, if there would be one. As you can see in the comments, nobody considers Tupi as tool. A lot of the mentioned tools arrent open source, wtf. Nina himself will go to the next LibreGraphicsMeeting and submited a talk there as an plea for an easy to use open source 2D animation tool, what of an coincidence. The only thing what is between a meeting of award-winning animator Nina Paley and Gustav as the author of an easy to use 2D animation tool are 100 US$.

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LibreGraphicsMeeting 2013

Januar 22nd, 2013 von buergermeister

Es ist ja noch etwas Zeit bis zum nächsten LibreGraphicsMeeting in Madrid, dem Treffen nahezu aller freien Grafikprojekte. Noch bis zum 15. Februar kann man Vorträge und Präsentationen einreichen. Da nicht alle Applikationen wie zum Beispiel GIMP oder Scribus über eigene Organisationen verfügen oder wie bei Krita KDE die Entwickler unterstützen kann, sind viele der Entwickler auf eine Reiseunterstützung vom LibreGraphicsMeeting angewiesen. Aus diesem Grunde sammelt das LGM wieder per pledgie um für diese Kosten aufkommen zu können.

Daneben sammele ich persönlich auch dieses Jahr wieder für jemanden persönlich, der sich auch nicht leisten kann die Reisekosten vorstrecken zu können und dann 12-18 Monate auf die Rückvergütung vom LGM zu warten. Dieses Mal gibt es sogar 3 Begünstigte obwohl ich zweifel habe, dass alle 3 noch zum LGM reisen können. Denn 2 brauchen für die Einreise Visa und die sind von Flugtickets und dem Nachweis einer Unterkunft abhängig. Mir persönlich ist Gustav Gonzalez als Entwickler von Tupi am wichtigsten, dass er die Möglichkeit erhält am LGM teilzunehmen. Für diesen fehlen auch nur noch rund 200$ für den Flug und etwa 150$ für Unterkunft.

Fall also der ein oder andere auf einige Euro verzichten kann, hier hat er eine einfache Möglichkeit zu freier Software beizutragen.

 

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Review 2012

Dezember 31st, 2012 von buergermeister

Heute ist wohl der Tag, an dem man das vergangene Jahr Revue passieren läßt und auch ich will das einmal wieder tun. 2012 war es hier im Blog mal wieder etwas ruhiger, denn ich war ziemlich viel unterwegs. Schon im Februar war ich zur FOSDEM in Brüssel und zur DevConf in Brno, es folgten CLT hier in Chemnitz als Heimspiel, dann führte mich der Weg wieder nach Wien zu den Linuxwochen. Dieses Mal war der Aufenthalt dort etwas länger, da nahezu zur gleichen Zeit das LibreGraphicsMeeting statt fand. Es folgten LinuxTag und FrOSCon, im Oktober folgte dann der erste Inkscape-Workshop hier in Chemnitz und die Ubucon in Berlin. Schon zum Workshop konnte ich dank vieler Freunde mit meinem neuen Laptop arbeiten, nochmals Dank an alle Spender.

Im November war ich natürlich wieder zum BLiT in Potsdam und nochmals für eine Woche in Brno zum Linux ColorManagement Hackfest. Das letzte Mal ausserhalb für dieses Jahr , war ich vor knapp 14 Tagen für einen Wochenendworkshop in Sachen Inkscape an der Universität Jena. Nebenbei hab ich dieses Jahr dann endlich mein Inkscape-Buch fertig gestellt, welches mich ganz schön Nerven gekostet hat.

Trotzdem hab ich doch hier den ein oder anderen Post veröffentlichen können und auch einige Screencasts sind entstanden. Auch 2013 werde ich viel unterwegs sein, gleich im Januar gehts nach Essen ins Linuxhotel für einen Inkscape-Workshop. FOSDEM und DevConf sind geplant und natürlich die Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, im April wahrscheinlich zum LibreGraphicsMeeting nach Madrid, LinuxTag muss auch sein und wohl auch FrOSCon und OpenRheinRuhr, die dieses Jahr wieder statt findet. Dazu werden wohl Linuxwochen und auch nächstes Jahr wieder ColorManagemen Hackfest kommen.

Trotzdem wird es wohl 2013 etwas mehr hier zu lesen geben, zumindest habe ich mir das vorgenommen. Ich arbeite derzeit auch bereits an einer kleinen Tutorialserie, in der Inkscape aber nur eine Nebenrolle spielen wird. Ich hoffe die Vorarbeiten zu den ersten bald abgeschlossen zu haben und diese veröffentlichen zu können. Also stay tuned…..

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First Linux ColorManagement Hackfest

November 14th, 2012 von buergermeister

I am back from the first Linux ColorManagement Hackfest in Brno, four days working on color management stuff an we achieved a lot. Normally I planned for every day a post, but there was no time for it, really every minute was used for hacking and learning, testing. We even went not out for lunch on Saturday and Sunday, just pizza or sandwiches, on Friday we also did not went out for dinner we worked until the RedHat offices was closed at 10pm. But we had a lot of fun on Saturday during the “Colord vs. Oyranos Bowling Death Match”, colord has won it ;)

For me is was mostly handing over TaxiDB to Daniel Jahre, who is interested in continuing the work on it, but we also worked a lot on it, because like it is now its not really useful. I personally like the KISS principle but Sebastian who made during the TaxiDB happen during GSoC 2011 made it really so “kissy” that there are now many problems there. So we worked on implementing full text search for the profiles and things like that, as we need it in the future for the work with colord.

Øyvind (pippin) analysed all the VCGT data in the icc profiles from Taxi so that he could find a colour-managed resistant dithering routine to reduce the amount of banding in gradients. Designers like me using always gradients with colors very nearby on there work, that includes wallpapers so they are interested in it as you can see here.

Lukáš Tinkl fixed a lot of bugs in colord-kde and implemented also some new things and polished the UI, so there is a really working version now. To bad that Daniel Nicoletti could not work on that, as he was arrested in Munich at the airport. He still needs some help with that problem. Honza Grulich did a lot of work on the UI of kolormanager and Dan Vrátil got ksnapshot working color managed and fixed a lot of bugs on different things, like an bug in SELinux.

Besides of that, there was a lot of discussions and tests get printing color managed under Linux, so Till Kampetter, Richard Hughes, Chris Murphy and Kai-Uwe Behrmann worked on that. It looks they found out also an nasty bug in Ghostscript. There was also discussed how to do an real print preview and Richard Hughes coded a small reference implementation. During doing that he found a bug in lcms2 which has to be fixed but he found with Pippin also a problem with CAIRO, so there is still work which has to be done. I am sure a lot of the things that was discussed there will help on a new printing dialog for GNOME. I am not sure I mentioned here everything, there was done a lot of things more. Think Hughsie mentioned in his blogpost some things more.

I am sure that is was a good idea to bring experts in color management together, with the authors of software that should be included in that process. As John Layt wrote “We really need more of these type of events to build communities around the common desktop infrastructure.” Right now we plan to do a kind of round table for one day at the LibreGraphicsMeeting and do an Linux ColorManagement Hackfest next year again.

Thanks goes to RedHat Czech for hosting us, Jaroslav Reznik for helping me a lot with organizing the hackfest and of course to the sponsors Google and KDE e.V.

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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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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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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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Fake Tilt Shift with Inkscape

September 9th, 2012 von buergermeister

A while ago I did a screencast to show that Inkscape has some capabilities for editing raster graphics. I also explained in the video the differences between masks and clip paths. But the screencast was in german and so some people asked me in IRC if I can do it in english also. Now I had some time and did it.

 

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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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Linux Color Management Hackfest

Mai 22nd, 2012 von buergermeister

One of the good things that happend on LGM, was that Richard Hughes and Kai-Uwe Behrmann found time to speak with each other and found a way how they can work together in the future. That brought a new spirit to OpenICC and made a lot of people happy. Since then there was a lot of work on metadata key and also on some discussions about color managed printing. But this is mostly theoretical work and both like to write also code. So time to move forward there also.

There was since a long time the idea to an Hackfest on color management stuff. On LGM we had all three together also the time to speak about this topic, and we all had the feeling that would move color management on the free desktop forward. So now we made some plans and the hackfest will be in November. As you can see Kai-Uwe and also Hughsie blogged already about it.

The hackfest will be from 16th-19th of November 2012 in Brno, RedHat offices. There is already a wiki page for the hackfest. Planned is to get some experts in color management together with authors of applications, also working color managemed printing, move some browsers forward on this topic and also work on color management in toolkits. Some people from QT showed already interest.

So if you are interested, contact me or Kai-Uwe or simple join the #openicc channel on freenode.

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day +3 LGM/Linuxwochen

Mai 9th, 2012 von buergermeister

Saturday the 5th of May was the last day of Libre Graphics Meeting and also of the Linuxwochen Vienna. It was the day of Beastie and Puffy invasion, because the european BSDday.eu was also in the venue. In the morning I had again a Inkscape workshop on the Linuxwochen, which was better visited as the one on the day before. So I had no time for the talks at the Libre Graphics Meeting. After a short lunch break a second workshop followed. It was a workshop about the whole workflow for preparing magazines/books and of course working with free software. Planned was to prepare a book with all the paper of LGM in that workshop, but I only got 3 of them. So on the end it was more a BoF-session about all the work which have to be done preparing a magazin or book. Thats already a lot, book sizes, book layout, font decission and all that.

After the workshop my voice was gone at least until I had a drink. But I needed not really my voice anymore that day. I joined Pete Ippels talk Transitional Work Flow For Artists Making The Libre Graphics Leap and and It Builds Character a talk from Nathan Willies introducing new free software tools for font development. After that the LGM ended and there was a short discussion where the next one should be. So next LGM will be in Madrid and there are some voices doing it in Asia. And thats problematic, there are to much people who like to protect what they have, an LGM in Europe or Montreal. But we will see…

The day ended for most of us in the same restaurant we went on tuesday evening, so that meant “Schnitzel” for the most of us. This time the crowed was bigger as in tuesday so we needed another table extra. But we stayed not to long as some of us, already started there travelling home directly from there or at the next morning.

pictures Nicu & Tom Lechner, both CC-BY-SA

Nicu managed already to upload most of his pictures and Mizmo did also made a bigger upload. For Taticas pictures I think we have to wait for a few days, she is in “zombie mode” after her arrival at home yesterday evening.

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