Release counter for F9

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at
Thu Mar 27 12:22:46 UTC 2008

The release counter we had for F8 proved to be quite popular, so is 
natural to have this time another one, maybe with some improvements.
With the release scheduled for April 29, about a month from now, I think 
it is a good time to start planning it.

A first thing would be, IMO, to define when we start counting. I see two 
possible scenarios: either from a certain number of days in advance (30 
days sounds plausible) or from the Release Candidate.

For the graphics, I think we can base them on the Beta banner made by Mo 
  [1], but we can be open for another approaches.
I think is easy enough to get all the images pre-rendered in advance by 
the Art team and not rely on a cron job do produce them daily.

Embedding in the website in another part: for F8 we had something like 
01.png ... 15.png and the HTML was changed to include the proper image.
I see here a lot of potential for improvement: provide something that 
people can include on their own pages/websites/blog and spread the 
waiting game all over the web.
We can do that having a single image like f9counter.png updated daily, 
but this may not be very cache-friendly (people may get an old version 
from an un-updated cache), a JavaScript widget may be a better solution.

Please reply on the Art list about the graphics and on the Websites list 
about the implementation.

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