My name is Tom Medhurst and I am a professional (in the paid sense) software
developer, musician, and writer.
I am new to Fedora but a die-hard Linux fan. I was driven to Fedora as I
became frustrated with the other distros as their communities were not
helpful, their support for my hardware was weak (Fedora is the only distro
I've got the ATI catalyst GPU driver working on!), and the loops you have to
jump through to give back to the community.
Fedora seems like a great project that I'd like to offer some of my spare
time to (not that I have a lot with two full-time jobs and an upcoming
I am not comfortable offering my services to the dev team _*yet_* as I don't
have the time to learn the system that well. But I am pretty comfortable
using Photoshop and GIMP, so would be happy to do some wallpapers, banners
etc.. (not icons though)
I also can also offer some guitar riffs or other musical sounds. I have
played guitar for 14 years, concentrating on modern and classic Jazz for the
last 5 years. I saw the TRAC case
#114<https://fedorahosted.org/design-team/ticket/114>and think I might
be of use here. I'd be really happy to develop a riff or
tune which became synonymous with Fedora! :)
Anyways, that's me!
Lastly, I created my Fedora account (on admin.fedoraproject.org) about 4
hours ago and have uploaded an SSH certificate. But I don't have access to
fedorapeople.org via ssh yet. Does that come after joining a group or should
it happen in a few hours after some CRON jobs have been run? Would be nice
to have a place to store resource files for this project!
If you'd take me; I'd be happy to join the art group and start contributing!
Many Thanks & Kind Regards,
I found some neat comic templates from http://designcomics.org/ that are
public domain so I started putting together a comic strip of a user
installing Fedora - using Anaconda along the way - just to get a
high-level idea of the sequencing of screens and what might make sense
for a user at each stage.
The comics include some light mockups of each screen the user goes
through - they may not have all the necessary details but they'll give a
gist. The order may not be feasible in Anaconda today - I think that's
okay. We could probably start from how it would make most sense to a
user experiencing it, and then figure out the logistics once we're happy
with what we mapped out for the user... making some trade-off decisions
for feasibility when necessary.
I hope this makes sense? With a lot of the UI mockups so far we've been
doing deep dives on particular sections so I thought a more holistic
approach would help keep things in order.
The work-in-progress so far is here:
The Inkscape SVG source is available here:
What do you think? Do you see this as being a useful tool or a waste of
I'm not seeing any proposals on here :( Here's the requirements for a
- Must have at least a sentence describing the link to the 'Lovelock'
- Must have at least one sketch or mockup. This could even be the work
of another artist as an inspiration note, just make sure you properly
reference the work, and if you upload it make sure the work is under a
freedom-friendly license (e.g. Creative Commons).
The proposals are due by our meeting start time tomorrow, I think it's
1700 UTC (3 PM US EST).
I know you've got awesome ideas, so let's get 'em on the wiki page so we
can discuss them at our meeting tomorrow!
I mentioned a thought that came to me, during our last meeting, about a
concept for F15 wallpaper. Since the idea is a little beyond me (for
now), I pulled my tablet and sketched something that might be of help.
Emily, you asked ... here it is:
The dripping lines represent glowing particles emanating from the
background to form life (flowers, birds GAIA, if you would, etc. ... but
not too concrete). Its vivid in my head but I can't seem to think of a
good route to reproduce it electronically. That's my disclaimer there.
I was thinking of blending the controversial wallpaper design to it
(subtly). I hope this rings a bell.
I just wanted to point this out, it seems like a fun contest and a lot
of you are highly-qualified to enter :) Firefox is having a T-shirt
design contest for the launch of Firefox 4: