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All articles in this category are related to the Design team in the Fedora Project. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design

[Week 5] GSoC Status Report for Fedora App: Abhishek

This is Status Report for Fedora App filled by participants on a weekly basis.

Status Report for Abhishek Sharma (thelittlewonder)

  • Fedora Account: thelittlewonder
  • IRCthelittlewonder (found in #fedora-summer-coding, #fedora-india, #fedora-design)
  • Fedora User Wiki Page

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Earn Fedora Badges designing Badges!

Fedora Badges is a perfect place to start if you want to help out the Fedora Design Team. “I’m not a designer!” “I can’t draw!” “I’ve never opened Inkscape” – you might say. And that is totally fine! Everybody can help out, and none of those reasons will stop you from designing your first badge (and getting badges for designing badges).

Finding a Badges ticket

There are quite a few badges tickets. One might have difficulty looking for one that’s open, one that’s possible to implement, or one with a concept. So we decided to put together a list of relatively easy badges designs that are up for grabs. This post will go out about once a month and provide you with such list of badge tickets carefully selected by us!

First of all let’s look at the process of creating a badge. If you can, attend a badges workshop. If none are available, no problem! Here’s a step-by-step guide with tips. You can also ask questions on IRC (#fedora-design) or at our bi-weekly meeting every other Wednesday at 7-8 AM EST on #fedora-meeting-1 on freenode.

These badges are still up for grabs! Try designing one of the following badges and we will help you through the process:

  • #432: “I’ve been there“, for visiting a Fedora booth at any event
    For this badge design, reuse this artwork (https://badges.fedoraproject.org/badge/the-panda-is-in) and add a panda in front! (https://badges.fedoraproject.org/badge/lets-have-a-party-fedora-25)
  • #333: “Oh, wait!“, for canceling a Koji build
    This artwork just needs a little tweaking, and it will be ready! Download the svg and make the suggested changes in the comments.
  • #150: “Testing Day participant“, for contributing to a Fedora QA test day
    This badge needs original artwork, but it will be a breeze! Create a drawing of a piece of paper, and put the letters A+, B, C, D etc in separate files to create an entire series.

Fedora 26 Supplementary Wallpapers: Vote now!

At the end of January, the submission phase for Fedora 26 Supplementary Wallpapers opened. Now, the submission phase is closed and the voting phase is now open. If you have a FAS account and meet the CLA+1 group requirement, you can cast your vote in Nuancier.

Wallpapers for Fedora 26

We have again around 100 submissions from more then 60 different contributors, from which we will choose 16 to get packaged as supplemental wallpapers for Fedora 26. The contributors who successfully submitted their wallpaper should all now have the badge.  In case your badge was not awarded, ping gnokii in #fedora-design on freenode.

As for past contests, a lot of the participants made their first contribution to Fedora. We will continue to improve Nuancier and the submission process for supplementary wallpapers. We will also try to improve the quality of submissions. We have already improved with limiting the amount of submissions. We have also had longer phases for submissions and the time for the voting is also longer than before.

Be sure to cast your vote before April 6th, 2017 to have a say in what wallpapers are included! By participating, you can also receive a limited edition badge too. Please note, this badge must be claimed manually from you during the voting process, it is not automatically awarded. It can be not awarded afterwards, as it is not visible who has voted.

Earn Fedora Badges designing Badges!

Fedora Badges is a perfect place to start if you want to help out the Fedora Design Team. “I’m not a designer!” “I can’t draw!” “I’ve never opened Inkscape” – you might say. And that is totally fine! Everybody can help out, and none of those reasons will stop you from designing your first badge (and getting badges for designing badges)!

Finding a Badges ticket

There are quite a few badges tickets! One might have difficulty looking for one that’s open, one that’s possible to implement, or one with a concept. So we decided to put together a list of relatively easy badges designs that are up for grabs. This post will go out about once a month and provide you with such list of badge tickets carefully selected by us!

First of all let’s look at the process of creating a badge. If you can, attend a badges workshop. If none are available, no problem! Here’s a step-by-step guide with tips. You can also ask questions on IRC (#fedora-design) or at our bi-weekly meeting every other Wednesday at 7-8 AM EST on #fedora-meeting-1 on freenode.

Once you have all the resources, read through the guide, and are ready to create, pick one of these and set yourself to owner:

  • #432: “I’ve been there“, for visiting a Fedora booth at any event
  • #333: “Oh, wait!“, for canceling a Koji build
  • #150: “Testing Day participant“, for contributing to a Fedora QA test day

Fedora 25 Supplementary Wallpapers: Vote now!

At the end of August, the submission phase for Fedora 25 Supplementary Wallpapers opened. Now, the submission phase closed and the voting phase is now open. If you have a FAS account and meet the CLA+1 group requirement, you can cast your vote in Nuancier.

Wallpapers for Fedora 25

We have 113 contributions from 80 different contributors and awarded 73 badges for submissions. This compares to 124 valid submissions from Fedora 24. In case your badge was not awarded, ping gnokii in #fedora-design on freenode.

As for past contests, a lot of the participants made their first contribution to Fedora. We will continue to improve Nuancier and the submission process for supplementary wallpapers. We will also try to improve quality of submissions. We already improved with limiting the amount of submissions. We also had longer phases for submissions and the time for the voting is also longer as before.

Be sure to cast your vote before October 23rd, 2016 to have a say in what wallpapers are included! By participating, you can also receive a limited edition badge too.

New guidelines for Fedora Ambassadors and Design

This week, some Ambassadors, CommOps, and Design Team members collaborated on improving and redefining the guidelines for how to request artwork and other art assets. As the advocates and representatives of Fedora across the globe, the Ambassadors often need many tools and resources for demonstrating Fedora. Examples of this might be fliers, banners, tablecloths, stickers, badges, and more. Until recently, the process for requesting artwork assets was not well-defined and somewhat unclear. This can cause problems when Ambassadors need something designed for an event. Sometimes it can draw out the request or end up in an accident, such as purple DVD media covers!

Creating official guidelines

To help more clearly communicate the most effective way for Ambassadors to request artwork, an official set of guidelines were written and proposed based on discussion with Design Team members. The official guide walks through all the steps necessary to help make sure requests receive quick responses and all the information needed is available. This not only helps the Design Team understand a request, but it also benefits the Ambassadors by helping getting a faster turnaround on a deliverable. An announcement about the new guide appeared on the Ambassadors list.

Read the new guidelines about requesting artwork here!

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You’re invited: FOSCo Brainstorm Meeting, 2016-07-18, 13:00 UTC

For some time now, Fedora has discussed the idea of the Fedora Outreach Steering Committee (FOSCo), a body to coordinate all our outreach efforts. Now it’s time to make it happen!

FOSCo brainstorming: you’re invited!

On behalf of FAmSCo and the Fedora Council, we would like to invite the Fedora community to an all-hands.

Roll call

So far, the following participants have confirmed attendance.

The fact that we already have a good team of volunteers should not stop you from attending. In fact, we would like to hear more voices from all stakeholders. The more, the better! To get an idea what FAmSCo has been working on so far, please have a look at the wiki page and current status.

None of this is set in stone yet, and we feel we need your input before we go any further. We are looking forward to your comments and to meet you next Monday!

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Fedora Design Suite considered “best of the basics”

Do-it-yourself site MakeUseOf recently highlighted Fedora Design Suite from their article “6 Linux Distros Designed for Artists, Musicians and Editors“. They also called the Fedora Design Suite as the “best of the basics”.

Design Suite Highlights

“Fedora Design Suite does a great job of introducing you to graphic design via its extensive list of tutorials, which is accessible from the main Applications menu. As for bundled software, Entangle is a fantastic app that lets you control a digital camera from your computer.”

You can read the full article here.

Fedora Design Team lead Máirín Duffy wins O’Reilly Open Source Award

OSCON is O’Reilly’s annual Open Source Conference celebrating open source software and the people who make it happen. Red Hat developer and Fedora contributor Adam Miller published his event report for OSCON on the Community Blog yesterday.

OSCON 2016 Expo Hall Booth Report

Máirín Duffy wins at OSCON

Every year at OSCON, there is the annual Open Source Award given out by O’Reilly to “recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software.” This year at OSCON 2016, Fedora Design Team lead Máirín Duffy received special honors on the main stage.

Watch the award reception below to see Máirín receive the award.

Fedora 24 Wallpapers: Vote now!

Nearly two months ago, the submission phase for the Fedora 24 Supplemental Wallpapers were opened. Now, the submission phase is closed and the voting phase is now open. If you have a FAS account and are CLA+1 status, you can cast your vote in Nuancier.

This year’s wallpapers

We have 124 contributions from 92 different contributors. 70 badges for submissions were awarded. In case yours was not awarded, ping “gnokii” in #fedora-design on freenode. This is compared to 199 submissions and 157 approved ones, lesser as for Fedora 23, but this time there was a limit for the submissions. It resulted in higher quality of the submissions, as only five submissions had to be rejected.

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