> The last event that I attended, I got a bunch of questions regarding Fedora
> usage on various "netbooks".
> I believe that this is a marketing problem more than it is an engineering
> problem, because we have a variety of Fedora spins (including the default
> one) that would work fine on Netbooks.
> I think we need a simple page -- /wiki/Netbooks -- that offers some best
> practices/tips/troubleshooting/etc. for people who are using Fedora on
> different Netbooks.
I also had a lot of these questions at LSM. It turned out people were
more looking for a spin dedicated to netbooks (see UNR), they didn't
really want to know that Gnome runs perfectly fine with a small
Last time I checked, we didn't have such a dedicated desktop
environment in our repositories, did I miss something ?
Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
I was going over the requirements for $foobar and I was thinking about
the Rawhide weather report idea we had (check the upper right corner of
the mockup https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/c/ce/FooBar.png )
The idea was basically we'd keep track of how broken rawhide was on a
given day and report that as a parody of a weather report. I don't know
if something like that would be useful, but if so, I think it should
factor into the requirements.
Similarly, there's an idea in the mockup to show live dents (please
let's not use twitter). That might also need to factor in the
requirements if we decide this design idea is worth pursuing.
Join us in #fedora-meetings for another action-packed Fedora Marketing Meeting! Information at: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Meetings.
As usual, we will be going through https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing_F12_schedule.
* Will "fruitbar" reign?
* Will users testify to the awesomeness of Fedora?
* Will our wiki pages TOTALLY KICK ASS for F12?
* Will creme brulee forever be without proper accents, or will Mel learns to use alt-gr properly?
* What does the FooBar platform need to do? (This is important for selecting our platform, which is the big blocker we need to clear before anything else on FooBar can move forward, so please chime in on https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FooBar#Platform_specs.2Frequirements if you can, with *any* thoughts that you might have.)
* <suspenseful music!>
I think I've followed up with everyone who's working on something for the meeting by now - if I've missed you, or if you need anything, please ping! (I'm on IRC as mchua most of the time, and email also works). See you tomorrow!
The Docs Team, at the FAD @ SELF, had an idea to create a one-page
Release Notes for users that aren't as technical as some of our other
users. This Release Notes would be something pretty, graphical, and
would only contain high-level changes. I guess what we are looking for
is something that is a "composite of the tour and release overview" to
quote Paul (stickster).
It might be an even better idea to have a team comprised of some
Marketing members and some Docs members to form a Release Notes Team to
create both the larger Release Notes as well as the one-page version.
More people means less work for a few but also means continuity through
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Apologies about the thread fork.
On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Sreeram
> I am student from SASTRA Tamil Nadu, India and I found that Fedora 11 is
> really cool and ideal for educational and research oriented purposes. Many
> of my friends want to do their academic mini project in open source platform
> for which I feel fedora 11 shall be ideal. I want to spread the popularity
> of Fedora 11 here.Could you please help me go about it? I m really zealous
> and willing to promote fedora.I also want to contribute towards it.
Please take a look at
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/fedora_in_SASTRA> I guess
a few of the Fedora folks are in touch about an event etc.
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>> I also see that tchung, nman64, and stickster are admins on the list
>> as well, so maybe one of them can take a peek and fix this if they
>> have a sec before then. *pokepoke*
> Hm. Well, somehow I've managed to *not* have that admin password on
my > list, but I didn't recall I was an owner, so maybe it's not such a
big > surprise. I know that tchung is usually not around these days, as
> on hiatus from Fedora for personal reasons, and nman64 is sometimes
> scarce too. We should probably get some of the primary folks around
> these parts added.
Btw, I've marked this (making sure the mailing list mods list holds the
right people) as something to do in the f12 cycle before beta starts,
and given it to themayor (with Jack's permission, when he gets back)
since this is something that seems prudent to do every release cycle anyway.