A small but positive preview and we have already fixed some of the flaws
highlighted. Good show I think.
Digg it, folks
"This release makes it obvious that the Fedora community prides itself
on innovation. If nothing else, the public documentation of each change
on the project wiki should make the perspective clear. If, despite being
marked on the wiki as complete, some of these innovations seem flawed or
limited, that seems only inevitable -- with so many efforts at finding a
new direction, some are bound to fail, or to be less successful than
others, especially in their first release. Fedora deserves appreciation
for trying. At the introductory stage, that matters more, perhaps, than
What do people think of this as "The Slogan" of Fedora?
Max and I gave a Fedora talk at the Triangle Linux Users Group not too
long ago. Luis Villa was in attendance as well, and in the audience
participation segment of the talk, Luis slipped this gem in.
It's been rolling around in my head ever since. What do you folks think?
Community Development Manager
Red Hat, Inc. :: 1-919-754-4255
"To whomsoever much hath been given...
...from him much shall be asked"
Needed a new subject :p
Anybody got any suggestions about the best way to get previews of
codec buddy and iced tea put together? I think these two are really
cool features and definitely need to be made more public, but I'm not
sure who the developers are/where to contact them etc...
Perhaps it might be an idea to just put together a screencast of each
in use; codec buddy this is simple to imagine, but iced tea? Maybe a
demo of a java web application being used or something?
On Sun, 2007-10-14 at 00:01 +0300, John Babich wrote:
> On 10/13/07, Jonathan Roberts <jonathan.roberts.uk(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > We've just been talking in a marketing meeting about trying to get
> > some documentation up for creating re-spins before F8...
> See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Meetings/Minutes/IRCLog20071013
> for the IRC log of the meeting.
> > The Fedora Unity people ahve done a pretty good job with a lot of
> > documentation already so we wondered about pulling it across for
> > docs.fedoraproject.org - perhaps with a bit of editing and pointing
> > back to unity?
> > Is this feasible? What would need to be done? I'd be happy to do the
> > work for this...
> Yes, let's discuss this in the FDSco meeting. I'll add it to the agenda.
We'd love to have compatibly licensed docs, sure! But with them, we
also really need a maintainer's time. It doesn't take much time to do
that work, certainly MUCH less than the work of preparing the original
doc, or the code to which it refers.
The Docs project is down to very few working hands and every time
someone asks whether we could use more content, we have to answer,
"Sure, but we need help to keep it up-to-date." Otherwise, it's more
like throwing it over a wall and expecting "someone else" to handle it,
which is a recipe for outdated, withering documentation.
Could some marketing people be interested in actually doing that work?
Of course we would welcome the help and be happy to advise or train in
any way needed. I think volunteers would be surprised at how easy it is
to accomplish some of this work.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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Fedora Project: http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/irc.freenode.net: stickster @ #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fredlug
Metrics can be fuzzy but they aren't numbers you pull out of your back
pocket. The source is important and people do notice.
"Shuttleworth also touched upon the issue of Unbuntu's user base, saying
that it has "in excess of 6 million users." He did, however, admit that
he couldn't be sure of the number since there is no formal registration
process for most users, and neither Canonical nor the Ubuntu community
do any active monitoring of installations.
However, Red Hat Fedora Linux, Ubuntu's competitor, provides publicly
available usage numbers based on how many Fedora installations update
As of Oct. 3, Fedora reported nearly 1.5 million users for its Fedora 7
release alone. Fedora had previously reported nearly 3 million users for
its Fedora 6 release. "
I have been consistently seeing comments putting Fedora artwork as the
level to which other distributions should aspire to reach. Desktop SIG
has already started discussions on what to do for Fedora 9 which
includes a smoother startup which should up the bar even higher.
"Until relatively recently, desktop aesthetics was not something Linux
distribution projects lost much sleep over. New functionality, hardware
support and package updates all took precedence over the work of graphic
designers who always played second fiddles to the programmers. Not any
more. As Linux distributions mature, there is much more emphasis on
creating a desktop which is not only functional, but which also pleases
the eye of the user. The Fedora project has been on the forefront of
these initiatives, which resulted in some of the most eye-catching
desktop art and themes available in any distribution. How do they do it?
Learn more in this interview with Fedora art team lead Máirín Duffy"
If there are any Linux companies or colleges that use Linux in
Massachusetts interested in putting together a Linux Fest from
Worcester, Marlborough, Hudson, Natick, Framingham, or Boston this
fall..... Let's get one set up!!! Fedora 8 is coming out and a Linux
Fest that highlights that as well as the recent releases of Ubuntu
7.10 and openSUSE 10.3 will need to be represented. The communities
out here don't know anything about Linux and a FEST out here is