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=== Evaluating the Gallery ===
  
After an IRC conference with the Design Team leader [[User:duffy|Máirín Duffy]] and [[User:pfrields|Paul Frields]], [[User:poelstra|John Poelstra]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000438.html</ref> on the mailing list a schedule<ref>http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-12/f-12-design-tasks.html</ref> for Fedora 12 "Some of the key ideas for the planning and schedule for this release are to focus on the importance of the wallpaper and iteratively improve it.... making sure it is in the alpha and then releasing updated packaged versions in rawhide each week."
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After some time spent with the gallery test instance<ref>http://publictest7.fedoraproject.org/gallery2/</ref>, [[User:nicubunu|Nicu Buculei]] shared<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000487.html</ref> of @design-team his impressions: "the current authentication is a killer[...], is not easy to mass upload[...], there are only a few [plugins] available[...], some operations are cumbersome". He also showed concern about the small involvement of the team in testing "I see only very few of us played with the gallery, which make me doubt it is a popular/useful/wanted feature". In reply, [[User:mso|Martin Sourada]] explained<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000489.html</ref> it by the little time passed and summer vacancies "given that it's been around 11 days since Mo announced this[...] and seeing how many people are active here during the summer vacations, it's quite understandable that not many of us have tried it yet". After Martin questioned<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000492.html</ref> the legality of publishing wallpapers from old released, [[User:pfrields|Paul Frields]] intervened and confirmed<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000504.html</ref> those are free: " these contributions to Fedora should fall under a license that allows reuse, redistribution, and remixes, although I suspect it's not Creative Commons."
  
The debate heated a bit when [[User:mccann|William Jon McCann]] arrogantly repeated<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000468.html</ref> for a number of items "Not relevant to the desktop spin", prompting a reply<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000469.html</ref> from Máirín "This schedule is for the design team, not for the desktop spin. The KDE spin does need this splash, so we help produce it for them. We work on designs for all of Fedora, all spins including KDE and Electronics Lab and EDU, as well as the main website and various web applications."
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=== A Small Icon Request ===
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[[User:mclasen|Matthias Clasen]] addressed<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000499.html</ref> what he calls "a small icon request" to @design-team: "With Gnome 2.28 in F12, it will be possible to have different icons for the xdg dirs[...] It would be pretty cool if we could create icons for this in a style that matches the existing user-home icon in our default icon theme (ie
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the folder icon with an overlayed embled in the Mist theme)" and in reply Andreas Nilsson pointed<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000505.html</ref> this is worked upstream by Lapo Calamandrei "It seems like Lapo Calamandrei wanted to take care of this and create some 256x256 icons in the process. Hopefully this will land in gnome-themes soonish (and in good time for 2.28/F12)."
  
 
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=== Wallpapers ===
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=== Fedora 12 Theming Progress ===
  
Following an IRC session with [[User:duffy|Máirín Duffy]] and [[User:nicubunu|Nicu Buculei]], [[User:tatica|María Leandro]] posted<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000477.html</ref> a set of *very cute* design proposals for the Education/Kids wallpaper. She also blogged<ref>http://tatica.org/2009/07/15/wallpapers-fedora-para-ninos/</ref> about the designs.
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[[User:mso|Martin Sourada]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000494.html</ref> a wiki page for hosting Fedora 12 theme proposals "we've taken over the F12_Artwork wiki page<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F12_Artwork</ref> created by bioinfornatics, cleaned it up and added the designs concepts I've found in the design-team archives". He also announced the official page holding a despription of the artwork process <ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/Release_Artwork_Process</ref> and reminded the time until the next deadline is passing fast "Also, according to our current Schedule, we are past the concept submission deadline and have about another eight days for working on the wallpapers we want to review for F12 Alpha inclusion", encouraging people to submit their works "if you have a design concept you like, focus your work onto it and help making it awesome :-)"
  
María also advanced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000447.html</ref> a photo-manipulation concept based on the 'Constantine' theme. After a round of inquiries<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000452.html</ref> she cleared<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000474.html</ref> the license of the source photos. However, as Máirín Duffy observed<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000463.html</ref>, a photomanipulation is not preferred as default "We would much prefer a vector-based graphic as the default wallpaper. As María said, her XCF was 69 MB. This would make it very difficult for others to work on the file."
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On theming related news, [[User:bioinfornatics|MERCIER Jonathan]] asked for feedback<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000511.html</ref> about one of his design ideas "it's make with Blender, i can give blend file what did you think about this image ?" and [[User:nicubunu|Nicu Buculei]] shared<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2009-July/000513.html</ref> some mosaic photos<ref>http://fedora.nicubunu.ro/photos/mosaic/</ref> he thought may be interesting "I have no idea which architectural style is this, but yesterday evening (around the 'golden hour') when passing near a group of fountains in the center of my city I noticed the mosaic and i *had to* take some  photos ans share them with the rest of the gang."
  
 
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Revision as of 14:03, 24 July 2009

Artwork

In this section, we cover the Fedora Design Team[1].

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei


Evaluating the Gallery

After some time spent with the gallery test instance[1], Nicu Buculei shared[2] of @design-team his impressions: "the current authentication is a killer[...], is not easy to mass upload[...], there are only a few [plugins] available[...], some operations are cumbersome". He also showed concern about the small involvement of the team in testing "I see only very few of us played with the gallery, which make me doubt it is a popular/useful/wanted feature". In reply, Martin Sourada explained[3] it by the little time passed and summer vacancies "given that it's been around 11 days since Mo announced this[...] and seeing how many people are active here during the summer vacations, it's quite understandable that not many of us have tried it yet". After Martin questioned[4] the legality of publishing wallpapers from old released, Paul Frields intervened and confirmed[5] those are free: " these contributions to Fedora should fall under a license that allows reuse, redistribution, and remixes, although I suspect it's not Creative Commons."

A Small Icon Request

Matthias Clasen addressed[1] what he calls "a small icon request" to @design-team: "With Gnome 2.28 in F12, it will be possible to have different icons for the xdg dirs[...] It would be pretty cool if we could create icons for this in a style that matches the existing user-home icon in our default icon theme (ie the folder icon with an overlayed embled in the Mist theme)" and in reply Andreas Nilsson pointed[2] this is worked upstream by Lapo Calamandrei "It seems like Lapo Calamandrei wanted to take care of this and create some 256x256 icons in the process. Hopefully this will land in gnome-themes soonish (and in good time for 2.28/F12)."

Fedora 12 Theming Progress

Martin Sourada announced[1] a wiki page for hosting Fedora 12 theme proposals "we've taken over the F12_Artwork wiki page[2] created by bioinfornatics, cleaned it up and added the designs concepts I've found in the design-team archives". He also announced the official page holding a despription of the artwork process [3] and reminded the time until the next deadline is passing fast "Also, according to our current Schedule, we are past the concept submission deadline and have about another eight days for working on the wallpapers we want to review for F12 Alpha inclusion", encouraging people to submit their works "if you have a design concept you like, focus your work onto it and help making it awesome :-)"

On theming related news, MERCIER Jonathan asked for feedback[4] about one of his design ideas "it's make with Blender, i can give blend file what did you think about this image ?" and Nicu Buculei shared[5] some mosaic photos[6] he thought may be interesting "I have no idea which architectural style is this, but yesterday evening (around the 'golden hour') when passing near a group of fountains in the center of my city I noticed the mosaic and i *had to* take some photos ans share them with the rest of the gang."