On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:35 PM, Elad <el.il(a)doom.co.il> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Tim Flink <tflink(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> We've been trying to brainstorm ideas on how to increase the number of
>> proventesters  and one idea was to separate out testing from OS
>> Development on the join-fedora page .
>> Our rationale behind this is that a lot of the testing that needs to be
>> done doesn't really require the ability to code or a deep understanding
>> of Fedora.
>> For example, a proventester should be installing (at least some)
>> packages from updates-testing and giving karma to those updates after
>> some use. Ideally, that person would file a new bug or add a report to
>> an existing bug for any issues encountered but a vast majority of the
>> updates don't have immediate issues.
>> Our hope is that we might be able to attract more proventesters if it
>> was described as a little less technical than packaging or BugZapping.
>> By attracting more members, we would be able to have better coverage of
>> packages for Fedora releases and not end up with so many packages in
>> updates-testing for months before they can be pushed to stable.
>> So, our questions are:
>> - Would it be possible to change the groups on join-fedora?
> Sure, it is possible.
>> - If so, is there a process for proposing the change?
>> You first need to change it in the wiki page,
> Then, you need to contact the design team to make an icon for the tester
> role. When you've done that, just reply to this email with the text you
> want to use as a role description. I'd suggest just saying "tester" and not
> proventester, because it's more clear.
> When all these steps are done, I'll be able to add it to the join-fedora
>>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Proven_tester
>>  http://fedoraproject.org/join-fedora
>> websites mailing list
> -Elad Alfassa.
Any update on this? I really want to get it done before f16 GA.
CC'ing the design team as well, because we need an icon for this role.
Its been a wonderful experience to do the artwork for FUDCon Pune with
tremendous support and ideas from experts in the team. Almost all the
artwork is done and I'm about to close the tickets for banners, buttons,
posters and the event tees. I also took the liberty of applying for team
membership through FAS - even when it said that an invitation was needed ;)
I hope that's ok and someone will sponsor me.
Once again, thanks for being awesome!
I spoke to the design team about the possibility of doing a workshop for
VT during FUDcon Blacksburg.
The amount of time and topics we can cover are going to vary depending
on who is able to obtain funding to attend:
- Klaatu (who is definitely coming accdg. to wiki) can teach Kdenlive,
GIMP, or Scribus
- Emily (who is still seeking funding accdg. to wiki) can teach
- Elad (who is still seeking funding accdg. to wiki) can teach GIMP and
I think because we only know for sure that Klaatu and I will be there,
we should do something modular so units can be swapped in or out
depending on attedance. E.g.:
A three hour workshop one day, with one hour each devoted to:
- Kdenlive (Klaatu)
The person leading each tool's instruction will vary depending on who we
have showing up (except for Klaatu who we'll need to teach Kdenlive);
folks helping out who aren't leading the class can act as lab
If there is a computer lab available, would it be possible to have the
software pre-installed? If we are expecting students to bring their own
laptops, then we should probably tack on an optional hour to the front
of the class to prep students' computers.
What do you think?
Ben Williams proposed the idea that members of the design team attending
FUDcon Blacksburg could hold a 1-2 day workshop for Virginia Tech (the
host of this FUDcon) students, faculty, and staff to introduce them to
free & open source design tools & techniques. Here are some ideas of
things we could do (please feel free to respond with your own):
- An overview of all of the tools that are available with demos of each
and a questions & answers period for each (Gimp, Inkscape, Blender,
Scribus, MyPaint, Alchemy, SwatchBooker, Xournal, Darktable, Shotwell,
LibreOffice, etc. etc. etc.)
- A few project-based deep dives into specific tools:
- Creating charts & diagrams with Inkscape
- Creating comic books with Inkscape
- Correcting red eye in photos with the Gimp
- Creating a celebrity portraits in Gimp
- Creating a flyer in Scribus
- Your idea here
- A project-based workshop that crosses tools, e.g.:
- Creating a newsletter using Gimp for photo manip, Inkscape for the
logo, and Scribus for the layout
- Creating a 3D character using Blender for modeling and bringing it
into Gimp or Inkscape for painting
- Your idea here
I have taught courses / have content for *some* of the above ideas
(charts & diagrams, comic books, celebrity portraits) so those would be
quicker to prep for I think.
If you are planning / hoping to attend FUDcon and would be interested in
helping out with such a course (which is a great outreach opportunity to
help more folks make use of our tools) would you mind replying to let me
I'd like to put together a proposal for Ben by Monday (24 Oct). He needs
to know what we can do no later than Nov 1 I think because he has to
book a room(s) and get the word out before the end of the semester
Here are the templates for the company that produces our media for Fedora
Ambassadors North America (FAmNA).
We'll be needing the multiarch live and the multiarch install sleeves and
cd labels for Fedora 16.
The drafts look great!
I have noticed that there haven't been any team meetings for about three
weeks in a row now. Is anything wrong? I would just like to know to know
if I should try to come to the meeting today. Thanks!