Extension? (was Re: Withdrawal of Fedora Theme contest)

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Tue Feb 5 07:25:55 UTC 2008

Hey Nicu,

Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> I am wondering if a week extension would be useful for folks who are 
>> still busily working on round 2? (I know it would be a big help to me 
>> :) ) We did this for the F8 theme too and saw good results from the 
>> extension. What do folks think?
> It does make sense, today is the last day and we don't have even *one* 
> submission ready for Round 2. We can use the small delay in the Alpha 
> schedule as an excuse for our extension...
> But a serious question: if people have not worked on their themes for 
> one full month, will they work in one additional week?
> Maybe something is broken with the 3 rounds process and we should fix it 
> for the future releases?

My excuse is vacation and then being super busy having to catch up after 
vacation :( I think maybe we haven't publicized / simply talked about 
the rounds enough this time. The back and forth conversation does help 
to remind and motivate folks I think. I do feel partially responsible 
and I've been quite glad you've picked up the slack with mailing list 
deadline reminders and blog posts.

When we pushed back a week for F8, we did get a lot of additional work 
in that week so I think it's worth a shot. So I do think it can be 

Some good news, I think Waves is almost ready to meet the round 2 
requirements. There was an earlier idea of linking sulphur to the waves 
to match the f9 codename so I have been working on some mockups of this. 
It just needs an accompanying wallpaper:


They do need some further refinement of course but I think they are 
developed enough to get a feel for what it would look like. One worry I 
have is maybe it is just too dark? But maybe a lighter wallpaper to go 
along with it would make the darkness a little easier to take? Maybe it 
should use dark blue instead of grey? I'm not sure. Any ideas?


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