art team status

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Wed Mar 19 14:09:09 UTC 2008

Hi folks,

I've had some things on my mind and I wanted to share them with you I 
guess as a sort of status report:

1) F9 default theme

The final deadline was last Thursday and it seems Waves is closer to the 
requirements than Shoowa, so it seems fair to give Waves the nod. Is 
this okay? We definitely have some gaps to fill; I think the two major 
ones right now is the anaconda banner and the GNOME and KDE splashes. 
Ian has been doing some great work with the various time-of-day 
wallpapers; a little more tweaking and they'll be ready for the release 

When the release candidate comes out, we should make an effort to get 
feedback about it to make any final needed tweaks for the final release.

2) Granting art group access in the account system

It seems we all agree that the proposed requirements for gaining art 
group access in the account system are fair, so what I'd like to do is 
rewrite the joining the fedora art team section of our main wiki page, 
and then start going through the current art group members list, 
contacting folks, and deleting the accounts of those who don't respond 
within let's say two weeks and those who indicate they are no longer 
interested in contributing to the team. If you'd like to help with this 
let me know!

3) Painless Releases Meeting

Various team leads are meeting today to discuss improving our release 
plans / communication to make each Fedora release as painless as 
possible, and I'm representing the art team at this meeting. If you have 
particular concerns I can make sure to bring them up; I guess I should 
have brought the meeting up earlier (sorry :(). Let me know anyway and I 
will make sure they are heard. One thing I am going to suggest is that 
we decide on a codename for the next release a little bit earlier; the 
'sulphur' codename was decided after we had already reached round 2 of 
our theme process.

4) F9 Beta Banner

We'll need this by tomorrow. I'm thinking of maybe just grabbing the 
alpha banner, replacing alpha with beta, and coloring the background 
more blue. If anyone else wants to take this item and be a bit more 
creative with it, please feel free though!

5) Linux action podcast interview

The Linux action podcast folks approached me yesterday and asked if I 
would be willing to interview with them about the F9 artwork. (these are 
the guys that reviewed f8's artwork by saying it was 'ugly ugly ugly') I 
agreed so the interview is going to take place today. I'll let you know 
how it goes (although I will admit I really do not have a good feeling 
about it.)

Let me know if you have anything to add.


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