One of the main things we need help with in the one-page release notes
are screenshots. The wiki text is here, and includes placeholders for
Anyone can do screenshots, but you *must* create an updated Rawhide
(or F12 Beta + updates) box to do it. You can use a virtual guest
machine or a "real" machine for most screenshots.
This is something *ANYONE* can help with!
Just for reference, here's how I usually do them:
1. Set up a brand-new account on an up-to-date Rawhide box. Doesn't
matter what the account name is, but I set the "real name" to "Fedora
User" to be sex-nonspecific.
2. Log in as that user, and set the display resolution to something
fairly low, like 800x600 or 1024x768 using System > Preferences >
All the other settings will be system defaults at that point, which is
exactly what you want for accurate screenshots. Unless you're
demonstrating how to change a default, you should *use* a default, so
that the resulting shot looks virtually identical to what the reader
There's a reference for formal docs here:
...but that's really for formal docs in DocBook XML and not wiki-based
stuff. I don't know if there's a recommended maximum size for shots in
the wiki, but my guess is that sticking to a 500px maximum width on
the wiki page should be best. You don't have to resize the image
yourself, I believe you can use the wiki to do it automatically like
[[Image:my_new_picture.png | 500px]]
The picture should automatically link to the image page with the full
size picture available if needed by the reader. If you need help with
anything, please feel free to ask on the list or come by IRC Freenode
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Short version: this week's meeting will be a "Daylight Savings Time Is
Weird" meeting; you can either come at 20:00 UTC or 21:00 UTC (for me,
that's 3pm EST and 4pm EST) and there will be a Marketing meeting at the
start of both hours and a worksprint on release deliverables for the
remainder of that hour.
Going forward, we'll stick with 20:00 UTC regardless of daylight savings
time, so US folks such as myself who are affected by DST, that's 3pm
now. Holler with any time conflicts - when we sit down to plan for F13,
we'll also do a quick check to see if we need to recalibrate our meeting
19:07:41 * mchua looks to see if the meeting announcement actually went out
19:08:38 < mchua> ...oh gah! My script timed out because I stopped it
right before daylight savings!
19:10:34 < mchua> ...wait, zodbot and daylight savings...
19:10:54 < mchua> ...don't match.
19:11:09 * mchua checks to see what I said last night on the mailing list
19:12:20 < mchua> Apparently I sent conflicting time info on the mailing
19:12:33 < mchua> Lovely.
19:13:48 < mchua> Ok. What I'm going to do is since we've already got a
late meeting time for Europe, and zodbot isn't affected by DST, I'm
going to make our meeting time unaffected by DST.
19:14:00 < mchua> I'm going to resign myself to doing two 1-hour
meetings today (mostly worksprints) to catch everyone.
19:14:18 < mchua> And I'm going to update the meetings page and the
mailing list with that right now.
My name is Athanasios (Sakis for short) Samaras and I have some experience
in the field of sales and marketing. Actually for a long time I was either
employed as a Sales or a Marketing person.
My communication carrier starts back in 1990 and up to about 2 years ago -
since then I am fully employed as the Supporter/Developer/Technical
support/Technical writer and any other IT related occupation you can imagine
by a small company - depending on the company size, my duties include
anything from writing code and technical documentation to final
presentations to potential customers in various countries.
At some point that I was employed by a US company I was sent to Jakarda in
order to "perform" a presentation - I actually live in Greece most of the
time - to both Management and -at second stage - technical staff.
A brief CV of my involvement with marketing contains a few years working in
Marketing Group of Thermi project (smart homes and remote monitoring -
internal project of Greek telecom) where I was involved in all marketing
aspects from Business Plan to presentation and leaflets, working as a
"Project Engineer" on behalf of Open Connection for a large Document
Management Project in UK (again the end client was a Telecom) where I was
responsible for coordination and documentation of the project as well as the
development of a methodology for similar projects, some other smaller scale
activities such as Business Plans for small and very small companies, or
local sales to Greece.
Last 2 projects involved the design, implementation and productization of an
e-service delivery platform and a PDA based e-service platform both
targeted to Tourism industry where as soon as I got some one to take over
the development from my hands, I was re-assigned to marketing (again from BP
to pricing to packaging to leaflets and communication plans).
Finally my weaknesses: well, I tend to write and talk, but you can see that
Well if I can be of any use, please let me know.
I also participate in the Doc translation team for Greek language and
occasionally write at wikipedia.
I'm in #fedora-mktg and #fedora-admin (mostly logging in the former,
working on deployment in the latter) from now 'till about 4 hours from
now (or so) trying to clean up the remaining FI work we've got.
At that point, I'm going to need to put down FI work for a while, since
I'm going to be out in Singapore for
http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_APAC for most of the rest
of the release cycle. I'm hoping to leave tonight with a clear log of
what's been done and what is left to do.
In general, most of this week will be me trying to loudly and clearly
articulate what's left to be done as far as F12 deliverables go - what's
going to happen, what still needs to be picked up, and who we should be
profusely thanking. For instance, Robyn and Paul have both finished
their F12 Feature Profiles (yay!), leaving the third (mine) to be edited
- but we have no screenshots, so if someone could step up and organize a
sprint, that would be great).
This will be the overriding theme of the week, particularly tomorrow's
meeting. :) But right now, I'm working on FI.
We have several features slated for interview/podcast treatments:
I finished the editing of my podcast this past weekend. We are now at
4 weeks to release, so it would be good to see progress on the other
ones as well. Can I help by getting a developer in touch with one or
both of our other assignees?
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:13 AM, Rahul Sundaram
> On 10/22/2009 05:42 AM, Eric Christensen wrote:
>> Can I get some volunteers to work on the GA Announcement? This needs
>> to be complete by November 10.
> Go from here
Thanks Rahul. I'll make sure a link to this announcement appears in
Red Hat's official press release as well.