Autotest Logo

My colleague Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues thought it would be nice for Autotest to have a fancy logo. He came up with a great concept – a robotic arm pulling Tux upwards: He asked me for a bit of help in spicing it up. I came up with a couple of sketches using MyPaint in Fedora: We both agreed the original concept was strongest. So here it is, hopefully all done up real purdy-like: What I did was to import the original MyPaint sketch as a flat PNG in Inkscape, save it on a layer, then I locked that layer. I created a new layer, and very carefully used the calligraphy tool with my tablet to trace a clean outline of the penguin. I went back in another couple of passes and thickened the external parts of the outline, and segments of the outline I wanted to pop out more (like his right leg.) Then I created another layer for the robotic arm and did the same. Finally, I created yet another layer, for the fills, moved it to the bottom of the layers stack (deleting the original sketch layer), and using Inkscape’s fill tool to fill in a base color …

Fedora Board Meeting 27 August 2010

The meeting today was a public meeting on IRC (#fedora-board-meeting on freenode) and lasted 1 hous. We continued to follow the new meeting format we introduced during the last IRC. The next meeting will be at the same time next Friday, and will be held over the phone. By the way, I missed last week’s phone meeting, so I didn’t blog it (I was getting fitted for my wedding dress. 🙂 ) The minutes from that meeting are available, so check ’em out if you are curious. Log Links Minutes (html) Minutes (text) Log Introduction inode0 thanked spot and others for their tireless work on the Sun RPC-licensed code relicensing, and many attending chimed in with their words of thanks. mizmo mentioned sgallagher’s proposal to advisory-board-list. jsmith said we’ll discuss it further when we have a draft vision statement. Question 1: Decentralized Technical Direction? Are we disperse and unfocused on technical direction? skvidal: “Fedora doesn’t have any one group/person who oversees technical direction or sets goals. Do you think that means we end up being disperse and less focused?” Matt Domsch disagreed with the initial assertion – “that is FESCo’s (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) role,” he said, and Spot agreed. …

Linux Install Fests at RPI

Luis Ibanez contacted me last week about obtaining Fedora media for a Linux installfest at my alma mater, RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.) Linux installfests such as this one are actually a great opportunity to expose more college students to Linux. You see, at RPI (since I was a freshman, actually 🙂 ), there is a laptop program that requires all undergraduate students to have a laptop of at least a certain spec and also offers laptops at a great price for purchase through the school. Today and this coming Sunday are the student laptop distribution days. How better to convince students to install more goodies on their new laptops by staking out a location near where the laptops are being distributed and helping them install a dual-boot with Linux, a Linux VM, or even a complete replacement of Windows? So that is exactly what the RPI Center for Open Source, RPI ACM/LUG, and Open Source Software course students are doing today and Sunday. You can see the goodies I sent for the cause below. Since the RPI laptops are 64-bit, we made sure there would be 64-bit media available, but it’s also good to have 32-bit media …