art team status

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at
Wed Mar 19 15:05:19 UTC 2008

Máirín Duffy wrote:
> 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 
> candidate.

Which splashes are not that big: at least the GNOME splash is well 
hidden and not used by default.
We can do also a (un)lock screen, but neither that is that important 
(not enabled by default)

> 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

With my newly acquired sponsor hat on: what we do with pending approval 
requests? I see 5 such requests in the queue (and none of those names 
are familiar to me), we'll send an email to them asking for introduction 
on the mailing list? Ask also for a small task as discussed last week?

> 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. 

Indeed, this time the release was chosen earlier but not early enough 
for our process. Maybe can we also adjust our rounds a bit?
Anyway, it would help to know at least when the new codename will be 
announced and plan our schedule accordingly.

> 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!

That would be good enough.

> 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.)

Do not take this the wrong way: you have a tendency to be a little to 
aggressive when faced with trolls, try to not feed them.
I am eagerly awaiting to hear the podcast...

> Let me know if you have anything to add.

6) Media CD/DVD labes.

I have an idea about this, will try to get something, but everybody is 
invited to play.

7) Release counter

The counter for the F8 release was a good idea, we need to to that 
again. Maybe talk on the release meeting about the need to firmly know 
the exact release date a few weeks in advance for this counter to be 
This time we have more time, maybe we can code the counter in advance 
and have something dynamic and easily included in other websites.

I am sure there are more things to add...

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