spins.fpo mockups complete

Kevin Fenzi kevin at tummy.com
Fri Sep 18 18:40:37 UTC 2009

On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:54:01 -0400
Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just finished the set of mockups for spins.fpo. The original
> deadline was today so yay for making deadlines. :)

Cool. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this! 

> They are available here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Website_redesign_2009/Mockups/Spins.fpo
> Some caveats:
> - I did a KDE-specific banner graphic for the KDE pages. I can do the 
> same for other desktop environment spins that have distinctive
> upstream logo marks. There is a generic solid banner design presented
> in the mockups as well to serve as the banner for the non-DE spins.

Cool. I would love one for Xfce. ;) 
I would suspect LXDE would like on too (they also have a logo upsteam). 

> - The text in the home and about screens for the KDE spin details is 
> pretty much filler text. I am hoping that individual spin maintainers 
> can help develop this content when the site is built.

Absolutely. Perhaps a post to the spins list explaining how long this
should be and what it should cover would be good? 
I think we might add it to the spins wiki page moving forward?

> - I am not 100% which spins are going to be available for F12. Some
> of the ones in the mockup don't exist yet (e.g. Art Studio). Is a 
> definitive list available anywhere right now?


AOS Spin
Electronic Lab

> - It appears that previous version of spins are not available for all 
> spins except for KDE and Desktop. 

This is because they are not mirrored, only available as torrents on
our spins server.

>In some cases, I've found F10 ISOs
> for selected spins (I believe FEL and one other). The previous KDE
> spins in particular appear to be split between archive.fpo and the
> redhat.com mirror, although only f7, f8, f10, and f11 were available
> - f9 nowhere to be found. This is a bit of a strange state of affairs
> so I'm wondering if it's just better to not mention archived versions
> at all.

Yeah, perhaps not. I have no idea if the old spins versions are still
on spins.fedoraproject.org and just not connected to an active torrent
or not. ;( 

> - the Spins Community page is going to rely on content that for the
> most part has not yet been developed. There *is* actually an
> interview with Chitlesh on the Fedora wiki but I'm not aware of any
> other content available that we could use. We may need to hold on
> this area of the site until content is developed.

Please let the spins sig know what kind of info is needed here. 

> - The 'featured spin' widget in the right sidebar will need some kind
> of script to run it; it's intended to rotate through the spins.
> - Spin-specific documentation seems scattered, and it's confusing to 
> find content on using spins vs. creating them. It's also hard because 
> sometimes they are referred to as live media, live cds, spins, or 
> remixes. I poured through any documents I could find using those
> terms and tried to merge them into one spin-users guide for the spin
> support page.

From a quick glance this looks good. ;) 

But I haven't read thought it in detail yet. 

> - The about spins page content may be full of crack rock. Actually, 
> pretty much all of the content is going to need a thorough review. :-/


> Lemme know what you think!

Overall I like it. Will try and read through the content more as time


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