Video – Talk Ubucon 2011

August 30th, 2012 von buergermeister

Ich habe vor einigen Tagen Post bekommen, in der mich jemand nach meinen Folien zu meinem Talk von der Ubucon.de letztes Jahr gefragt hat. Die sollten in einem Video Verwendung finden, jetzt ist dieses Video erschienen. Das paßt ganz gut, weil es doch einige Fragen in meinem Workshop zur FrOSCon zu JessyInk & Co. gab.


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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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Fake Tilt Shift mit Inkscape

August 15th, 2012 von buergermeister

Es ist wieder einmal Zeit für einen Screencast rund um Inkscape. Dieses Mal zeige ich wie man mit Inkscape eine Tilt Shift Grafik faked. Das Ergebnis dieser Bilder sieht dann aus, als ob man Miniaturen anstatt des Originales geschossen hat. Das Ganze läßt sich auch ohne die entsprechenden Objekte durch digitale Nachbearbeitung erreichen. Da es sich dabei eigentlich um Rastergrafiken handelt, ist man mit einem Werkzeug wie GIMP eigentlich besser beraten. Allerdings verfügt Inkscape auch über Funktionen, mit den man Rastergrafiken bearbeiten kann. Neben diesen Funktionen, wird in diesem Screencast auf Masken und Ausschneidepfade eingegangen.

Also viel Spaß beim anschauen und nachmachen, Kritiken und Anregungen wie immer in die Kommentare.

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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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backlog clipart campaign

August 2nd, 2012 von buergermeister

As I am running since a month a little campaign, its time to look for the results. Friends of mine started a campaign to collect money for new hardware for me and as I am feeling not so well accepting such gifts, I decided to draw for each 10€ a clipart and upload it to the OpenClipartLibrary. That means they are public domain then and useable for any purpose.

So thats what I am published last month. So that are 30 cliparts, so enjoy them. Right now I think it was a little bit stupid idea as I need for each between app. 3-4 hours to draw it. I didnt think that the sum on the pledgie will so fast growing and I have to draw so fast. So it will take me a while to draw the cliparts for the sum which is donated right now. Especcially I want not upload cliparts with low quality. But many thx to all donators (known and unknown) I am sure, I will catch up with drawing soon.

P.S. if someone is out there interested helping to make the service OCAL provides better, there is a Hackfest planned for September because right now, the loading times of OCAL are horrible.

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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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