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Fri, Jul 31

abetts created T13466: Monthly VDG Meeting, July 30, 2020 Feedback.
Fri, Jul 31, 6:21 PM · VDG

Tue, Jul 28

abetts added a comment to T13442: Tweak the design of context menus.

+1

Tue, Jul 28, 12:01 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to T13451: Combine the best aspects from the various Breeze style proposals.

I have a bias for my variation. However, having said that, I really like the differences shown in F8796068. It is soft yet the purple makes things very identifiable. I like it a lot. I personally feel like it's the stronger design. The ocean variation has my vote.

Tue, Jul 28, 12:40 AM · VDG

May 22 2020

abetts added a comment to D29459: Scripting: Make client.activities writable.

Hey man, can you join our vdg team on Telegram? Here is the link: https://t.me/vdgmainroom

May 22 2020, 6:41 PM · KWin

May 21 2020

abetts added a comment to D29282: QuickEditor: Allow to take screen region screenshot under Wayland.

In the current implementation of this, the cursor turns to the selector for the screen. The cursor does not draw a squared selection of screen where there is black outside the selection. The app crashes or closes after the screenshot is taken. This behavior happens on Fedora 32/Plasma 5.18

May 21 2020, 10:41 PM · Spectacle

May 9 2020

abetts added a comment to D29570: Fix some alignments.

+1

May 9 2020, 11:08 PM · Plasma

May 8 2020

abetts added a comment to D29534: Implement scroll and drag adjustment of values for SpinBox control.

+1 from me!

May 8 2020, 8:48 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D29535: Add a SpinBox (with draggability) to panel thickness adjustment UI.

+1 from me!

May 8 2020, 8:48 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D29535: Add a SpinBox (with draggability) to panel thickness adjustment UI.

I love this idea. I would request to keep the drag behavior and follow up with a second ticket to propose a change in the drag behavior for the panel.

May 8 2020, 3:57 PM · Plasma

Apr 27 2020

abetts added a comment to T13012: Lateral Navigation.

Could you please try a combination of 2 and 4? I am curious how that would look like.

Apr 27 2020, 5:21 PM · Goal: Consistency, VDG

Apr 22 2020

abetts added a comment to D29070: add alligator icon.

Look great!

Apr 22 2020, 12:40 PM · Frameworks

Apr 21 2020

abetts added a comment to D29057: Introduce PlaceholderMessage component.

Look cool!

Apr 21 2020, 4:29 PM · Kirigami

Apr 20 2020

abetts added a comment to T13008: Figure out a good UI for the "show which settings have been changed" feature.

Personally what I think we really need more than this feature is a global "reset everything" button. This is something I hear users asking for all the time, and I think it's a more common use case to want to reset everything to defaults than it is to want to see (and then maybe reset) which individual settings have been changed from their default values. Supporting this was what I thought all the KConfigXT porting was all about. :)

Apr 20 2020, 9:09 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to D27540: KCModule: Indicate when a setting has been changed from the default or previous value.

My opinion on this patch from the beginning has been that it really doesn't add much more than was there before. Visually, it clutters the UI. The icon selected for it might also not be visually appealing or meaningful enough. I believe there should be a different approach to this request. However, I am also open to just dropping the idea completely.

Apr 20 2020, 8:09 PM · Frameworks

Mar 31 2020

abetts added a comment to T12729: KWinRules KCM Redesign.

Looking at some of the rules, I see that the language seems very high. Surely a user that spends time on this KCM would have some understanding of what they are getting into. I would suggest bringing the language for labels closer to the one used for KCM options, where we make it conversational, inviting action. For example,

Mar 31 2020, 6:46 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to D28461: In sidebar mode show if a module is in default state or not.

If I am understanding correctly, this patch adds icons in the kcm list to indicate changes you can revert by going to the kcm. Basically, default settings have changed and now you have the possibility to see that changes have been made. I am not sure that I like the implementation. I have some questions.

Mar 31 2020, 4:15 PM · Plasma

Mar 3 2020

abetts added a comment to T12620: Allow wallpapers to be spanned across monitors.

+1

Mar 3 2020, 9:01 PM · Plasma 6
abetts added a comment to T12777: Unify list item removal.

It seems that the most common iteration is using the minus sign when the buttons are outside of the list itself and use some kind of remove button for those items that have things inline
I guess it depends if we are talking about removal from the system versus removal from the list. They are not intrinsically the same thing. However, I tend to favor using a minus sign in most places
I don't think the trashcan icon is probably as appropriate just because we don't always delete.

Mar 3 2020, 4:24 PM · VDG, Goal: Consistency

Feb 25 2020

abetts accepted D27658: Remove the "Candy" category and fold its contents into "Appearance".
Feb 25 2020, 6:25 PM · Documentation, KWin
abetts added a comment to D27658: Remove the "Candy" category and fold its contents into "Appearance".

+1

Feb 25 2020, 6:25 PM · Documentation, KWin

Jan 23 2020

abetts added a comment to D26880: [Task Manager] Draw audio icon highlight effect behind the icon, not in front of it.

I would suggest a circular button instead of square.

Jan 23 2020, 10:00 PM · Plasma

Jan 17 2020

abetts added a comment to T12427: Loading animation change.

I love the gear idea. There was a time when KDE had a bouncing cursor that was a gear, but it jumped instead of spin. The spinning seems much better and better branding for the DE. Maybe Plasma 6?

Jan 17 2020, 8:20 PM · VDG

Jan 13 2020

abetts set the image for Plasma 6 to F7881742: profile.
Jan 13 2020, 9:41 PM
abetts edited Description on Plasma 6.
Jan 13 2020, 9:39 PM

Dec 30 2019

abetts added a comment to T12443: Multi-level Appearance KCM.

I proposed a change to this structure long ago, I believe it might be good to consider and organize. Maybe also we can offer more than one way to find things as SySe is launched. For reference, here is what I made,

Dec 30 2019, 3:06 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign, VDG

Dec 13 2019

abetts accepted D19890: Reduce the indicator arrow size for press-and-hold menus in QToolButtons.

Love it! Move forward!

Dec 13 2019, 8:41 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D25920: [KCMs/Night Color] Make activation criteria and times more obvious.

"To reduce eye strain, Night Color makes the colors on the screen warmer at the time of your choosing"

Dec 13 2019, 4:38 PM · Plasma

Jun 17 2019

abetts added a comment to D21813: RFC: Consider adding more padding to the desktop theme.

+1 on visuals!

Jun 17 2019, 9:38 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D21860: Set a font for gtk applications in the fonts kcm.

How does this look?

Jun 17 2019, 9:32 AM · Plasma

Jun 12 2019

abetts renamed T10968: Make kde.org/applications prettier from Make kde.org/applications more pretty to Make kde.org/applications prettier.
Jun 12 2019, 2:35 PM · Website Developers, KDE Applications

Jun 11 2019

abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.
In T10891#187828, @mglb wrote:

As for colors, making primary/selection color a bit darker would be awesome. White text on plasma blue has low contrast.
Alternatively, the text color can be changed to black, but this doesn't look so cool.

This is probably a pretty easy fix that we could get in very quickly. Personally I'm partial to the more subtle pastel blue used for Plasma selection highlights and as the background for the informational KMessageWidget/Kirigami InlineMessage messages, where the text stays black. As another bonus, adopting this color would reduce the unnecessary visual distinctiveness between Plasma and KDE apps.

Jun 11 2019, 3:10 PM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze
abetts added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

@ngraham After thinking better, I think you're right but I also think that such a large title bar contributes a lot to making users hate server-side decorations. I can't think of any solution apart from making it more useful with tabs like in the Plasma Sets mockup.

Jun 11 2019, 3:07 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
abetts added a comment to D21566: Improve label for Disk Monitor widget.

+1 on visuals

Jun 11 2019, 2:35 PM · Plasma

Jun 10 2019

abetts added a comment to D21701: [kcm-colors] Do not ship any additional color schemes.

+1 on principle. Many of these color themes are old and unmaintained.

Jun 10 2019, 2:33 PM · Plasma

Jun 6 2019

abetts added a comment to D21629: [Task Manager] Use ToolButtons for buttons in popup, rather than mouseArea+icon.

We might need to add some padding so the button frame doesn't overlay content on the background

Jun 6 2019, 5:44 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D21622: Use a more conventional dropdown menu style instead of press-and-hold.

+1 to what? The patch's current change, or what we're still discussing? :)

Jun 6 2019, 4:00 PM · Okular
abetts added a comment to D21621: Regularize tool names.

+1

Jun 6 2019, 3:34 PM · Documentation, Okular
abetts added a comment to D21622: Use a more conventional dropdown menu style instead of press-and-hold.

+1

Jun 6 2019, 3:32 PM · Okular

Jun 5 2019

abetts added a comment to D21610: Redesign Advanced tab.

+1 on visuals

Jun 5 2019, 8:05 PM · Plasma

May 31 2019

abetts added a comment to D21511: Make falkon icon a real SVG.

+1

May 31 2019, 1:25 PM · Frameworks

May 29 2019

abetts added a comment to D21471: [Notifications] Remove space between pause/stop and details button.

+1

May 29 2019, 2:40 PM · Plasma

May 28 2019

abetts added a comment to D21315: Dolphin-style view modes in the file dialog.

+1

May 28 2019, 3:10 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D21414: Allow 'Exclude folders' section in Baloo KCM to fill window.

+1

May 28 2019, 3:07 PM · Plasma

May 26 2019

abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Would it be "too" crazy to want the checkboxes background to be white? I think they bring nice contrast to the page and sets the checkbox apart.

May 26 2019, 2:46 PM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze

May 24 2019

abetts added a comment to T10980: Switch default UI font to Noto Sans Display.

I don't see a huge visual difference, so it seems good. Do we know if this would look bad in any other apps or situations?

May 24 2019, 8:50 PM · VDG, Plasma
abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Since I saw those crude mockups, I've been changing it with the suggestions I wanted to make plus others. It takes some pages taken from how other DEs do their things and some of my own preferences, while at least still trying to not deviate too wildly from the Plasma look. I've also combined it with some suggested changes to the current system settings application.

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(Text is a bit cut off at the end. It meant to say "as changes would be applied immediately")

Most of the reasons for the changes are to the side of the mockup. I wanted to include some other comments, like how child areas need to look more distinct from their parents (It was one of the linked reddit post's complaints: https://i.imgur.com/sJ0zE6b.png), but for now...

May 24 2019, 2:13 AM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze

May 22 2019

abetts added a comment to D21341: Call KRunner KRunner.

+1

May 22 2019, 7:03 PM · Plasma

May 21 2019

abetts added a comment to D21312: [Places] Draw 2px rectangle disk capacity bar underneath mount points.

+1 for restoring the feature, which is very useful! I've wanted this myself many times, so thanks for submitting this! However I'll admit I'm not super thrilled about having the capacity indicator bar always visible. I can't quite put my finger on why, but something about it feels a bit off. Maybe that's why the original only appeared on hover? But that's problematic in an era where we need to be designing for touch-friendliness. Maybe it could be a pie chart to the right of the icon but left of the text? Or maybe it's fine as-is and I'm just being a stick-in-the-mud.

Either way, adding VDG for comment.

I agree that there's something off about it - to me it is the fact that it's a lot of visual clutter that does not give actionable information. It relies on the user knowing how big the volumes are because for example a 90% filled bar is very different to someone with a 100 GiB volume than someone with a 1TiB volume. I don't have any data on this but I have a feeling most people don't care about how full all their volumes are until it hinders them so how I suggest we do it is for it to stay out of the user's way until the volumes are almost full, when there is a reason to present the information and possible actions the user can take.

Or at least vastly reduce how much attention it grabs because it could just be me but it distracts from reading the volume labels, I imagine it can get draining if you have to scan through a lot to find the one you want.

May 21 2019, 2:36 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to D21316: Hide scroll buttons for tabs.

+1

May 21 2019, 2:31 PM · Konsole

May 20 2019

abetts added a comment to D21312: [Places] Draw 2px rectangle disk capacity bar underneath mount points.

I love this idea visually. I would even say that if you enable this on the sidebar, that maybe it should not repeat itself on the bottom bar on the same window.

May 20 2019, 11:31 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Would it be possible in this evolution to explore more streamlined spin boxes? I have always felt, our current version mixes the control with the content and it would probably be cooler to have them look separate. Maybe more like this:

May 20 2019, 3:01 PM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze

May 17 2019

abetts added a comment to D21252: Tweak UI strings to be a bit clearer.

+1

May 17 2019, 3:37 PM

May 15 2019

abetts added a comment to D20972: [sidebar] Make search field not glued to the separator.

+1

May 15 2019, 9:34 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D21193: [Astronomical Calendar Plugin] Port to QQC2+Kirigami Formlayout.

+1

May 15 2019, 3:41 AM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D21194: [Holidays plugin] Port partially to QQC2 and modernize UI.

+1

May 15 2019, 3:41 AM · Plasma

May 13 2019

abetts added a comment to D21105: Port widget settings window to QQC2+Kirigami FormLayout and modernize UI.

+1

May 13 2019, 2:43 PM · Plasma

May 10 2019

abetts added a comment to D21083: [effects/presentwindows] Allow closing windows on middle-click.

I agree with this on principle. A feature that is perceived as perfect and immutable is a feature that becomes part of history. If we don't have the attitude of wanting to reiterate on our past work, then we are as good as dead as a developer. Nate has provided clear examples of good outcomes in the face of change. Martin has decided to shut down the idea outright with maybes and what ifs. I feel we should talk about UX in this regard and weed out potential risks, but never stop innovating.

May 10 2019, 5:18 PM · KWin

May 7 2019

abetts added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

+1

May 7 2019, 11:23 PM · KDE Promo
abetts added a comment to D21062: [Lock, login & logout screen] Add visual feedback to action buttons when pressed.

+1

May 7 2019, 2:43 PM · Plasma

May 6 2019

abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Thanks! Which concerns would those be, exactly? Is there anything here you'd like to see changed?

I think the main one is how things will interact in a tiled window environment. If there is a solution for that, then let's keep going.

If you're referring to some of the concerns that came up in the "turning off the borders" discussion, see D13284#461617 and T8707#184088. To make a long story short, I don't think there are any blockers. Everything still works fine with window tiling and borders off.

May 6 2019, 6:51 PM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze
abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Thanks! Which concerns would those be, exactly? Is there anything here you'd like to see changed?

May 6 2019, 6:48 PM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze
abetts added a comment to T10891: Breeze theme evolution.

Looking good! Keep it up. Please address the concerns so that we can ship a good evolution.

May 6 2019, 6:45 PM · Plasma 6, Plasma, VDG, Breeze
abetts added a comment to D20908: Redesign QML applet configuration windows.

Love it!

May 6 2019, 2:35 PM · Plasma

May 3 2019

abetts added a comment to D20977: [KeySequenceItem] Make the clear button have the same height as shortcut button.

+1

May 3 2019, 2:36 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D20969: [potd] Modernize configuration settings.

+1

May 3 2019, 2:29 PM · Plasma

May 2 2019

abetts added a comment to D20968: [kcmkwin/kwindecoration] Refine drag-and-drop button UI.

+1

May 2 2019, 7:23 PM · KWin
abetts updated subscribers of T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

What about @camiloh ? Camilo is a designer by training. He has great visual taste.

May 2 2019, 3:06 PM · KDE Promo
abetts added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

I don't want to be a judge because I want to participate in the contest. If you feel that I should be a judge anyway, let me know.

May 2 2019, 3:01 PM · KDE Promo
abetts added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

I accept the nomination. :) I think we might want to strive to have an odd number of judges so that in the event of a lack of unanimity, we can revert to majority rule.

May 2 2019, 3:00 PM · KDE Promo
abetts added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Four members is okay, don't you think? We should make sure @abetts and @ngraham are okay with this before confirming we have a jury

May 2 2019, 2:27 PM · KDE Promo

May 1 2019

abetts added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.
In T10855#183713, @GB_2 wrote:

We should do further discussion in T10875.

May 1 2019, 7:28 PM · KDE Promo
abetts added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Food for thought, do we want to have requirements as to what the final image should be like? SVG, PNG, JPG? Resolutions?

May 1 2019, 7:10 PM · KDE Promo
abetts added a comment to T7936: Change default avatar of KDE Identity.

+1

May 1 2019, 6:11 PM · VDG, Sysadmin
abetts added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

+1

May 1 2019, 4:57 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 30 2019

abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Done!

Apr 30 2019, 5:20 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Looking better, a few more things

  1. page 2 header looks like it is missing the end of it?
    • AKADEMY IS THE ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE KDE COMMUNITY. KDE IS ONE OF THE LARGEST FREE SOFTWARE COMMUNITIES WITH MORE THAN 1800 CONTRIBUTORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
    • "KDE community" should have an uppercase C
  2. page 8 item 2 line 5: tTeam shouldn't have the lowercase t (leftover from the change tracking I think)
  3. page 9 "Additional Opportunities": the text from the odt hasn't been copied and the list should be
    • Coffee Break Sponsor
    • Lunch Sponsor
    • Welcome Event Sponsor
    • Social Event Sponsor
    • Day Trip Sponsor
  4. page 9: the email address still has the extra trailing "-"

    Thanks
Apr 30 2019, 4:43 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Ok everyone, here is a new version. I used the recommended text provided by Paul and applied the latest changes requested by Kenny. Please review. @paulb if new changes are required, we will need the Scribus version you're working on instead of the version I am working with. My version is just temporary to get the brochure out faster.

Apr 30 2019, 3:21 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

@abetts there is a new version of the text in Promo Team Resources/Akademy/2019/Sponsors/Brochure/. It is called Promo akademy-sponsorship-brochure-2019_AB_PB_ID_KD.odt. It is very similar to the other one, but has @duffus 's corrections.

Apr 30 2019, 2:22 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Some more observation from the last PDF

  • The title page should probably not have "Sponsorship Opportunities 1" on it?
  • Page 4, "Save the date! Akademy 2019 07-13 of September at University of Milan-Bicocca in" looks truncated? If it just says in Milan and space is short we can probably remove that at the end?
  • Some of the headings have full stops at the end which isn't normal. @paulb also agrees they shouldn't
Apr 30 2019, 2:22 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

The page 9 media issues should just be removed from the brochure and remove fair trade from coffee breaks

Apr 30 2019, 12:36 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

I used the text I received from Paul.

That is not correct. As per your own words:

For this, I went to the 2018 brochure that was in the promo materials page in Nextcloud.

The text I asked you to use is in Share at https://share.kde.org/s/jrwMJ9b2GBWFj92 (akademy-sponsorship-brochure-2019_AB_PB_ID.odt) and was re-written, edited and proofread by @skadinna and myself. It solves many of the problems pointed out by @duffus and I am attaching it here also just in case.

We posted the final version of the text for you on Share on the 22nd of March. Revise your Matrix logs of that day and you will see I sent you the message advising you of the availability of the text at 12:26 CEST.

Apr 30 2019, 12:26 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 29 2019

abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

The page 9 media issues should just be removed from the brochure and remove fair trade from coffee breaks

Apr 29 2019, 8:34 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

April 29th Version

Does this also deal with @paulb comment about the text?

Apr 29 2019, 8:31 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

I am curious to know where the texts for this version of the brochure came from. Page 3, for example, does not show the text @skadinna and I updated and shared on Share and it contains errors that are not in last year's brochure.

Apr 29 2019, 8:31 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

@paulb Can the Promo team help with some of these tasks above and let me know what should go in the brochure? @duffus might need to coordinate with the team.

Apr 29 2019, 6:49 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to D20902: Add SDDM theme login load feedback.

+1

Apr 29 2019, 4:08 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

April 29th Version

Apr 29 2019, 3:46 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.
  • page 1 use English: Milano > Milan
  • page 2: url should have 2019 at end?
  • page 2: url should be https to look more professional
  • page 2: url doesn't work when clicking for me?
  • page 3 column 1 paragraph 3 line 5: Sources > Source
  • page 3 column 1 paragraph 3 line 5: on > in
  • page 3 column 2 paragraph 1 line 3: why is this specifying just games & utilities rather than most programs? (Not sure what it should be here. Let's ping Promo!
  • page 3 column 2 paragraph 2 line 1: will allow > allows (it actually was missing a "to". It was referencing Kirigami as "it".
  • page 3 column 2 paragraph 4: url isn't clickable
  • page 4 column 2 not top aligned with column 1
  • page 4 column 1 paragraph 2: ruphy previously pointed out population should be 1.5M
  • page 4 column 1 paragraph 3: should probably be changed similar to the dot story? (Let's ping Promo)
  • page 4 column 1 paragraph 4: as previously suggested should we not mention Redhat as well as SUSE? (Let's ping Promo)
  • page 4 column 1 paragraph 4: should we also be listing any of the potential Local Sponsors from a tactical point of view? (Let's ping Promo)
  • page 4 column 2 paragraph 2: university > University
  • page 4 column 2 paragraph 2: its also accessible by tram and train, maybe just say public transport? (I agree)
  • page 5 should the bottom of the columns be aligned? (I was able to, at least, make the second column look longer than the first)
  • page 5 column 2 line 2: an > and
  • page 8 column 1 line 1: should the first KDE e.V. really have also a second . for the end of sentence? I've never seen that before (You're right, https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/periods.asp)
  • page 8 item 3 line 2 & line 5: sponsor > Sponsor
  • page 8 item 6 line 1: organizer > Organizer
  • page 8 item 6 line 2: sponsor > Sponsor
  • page 8 item 8 line 5: sponsor > Sponsor
  • page 8 item 8 line 5: conference > Akademy
  • page 8 item 10 line 1: sponsor > Sponsor
  • page 8 item 12 line 5: sponsor > Sponsor
  • page 9 benefits table, "Network event with KDE Board": KDE > KDE e.V.
  • page 9 benefits table, "Logo on badge insert with conference schedule" should be below "Logo on front face of conference badge or lanyard"
  • page 9 benefits table, "* Lanyard option is first come, first serve": serve > served
  • page 9 benefits table, "* Lanyard option is first come, first serve": add "at Sponsors cost"
  • page 9 email: Akademy-sponsoring@kde.org > akademy-sponsoring@kde.org
  • page 9 Media partners: we don't have a conference programme (What should be the action here?)
  • page 9 We haven't had a press room for a few years? (What should be the action here?)
  • page 9 Additional Opportunities: are we actually able to offer Fair Trade coffee? (What should be the action here?)
  • page 9 Additional Opportunities: cocktails > Social Event
  • page 10 use English: Milano > Milan
  • page 10: the form doesn't seem to work? (Should it work if all people just seem to scan the form and send back?)
  • page 10: every year sponsors always just scan and email the form to us so we should probably just list akademy-sponsoring@kde.org there as well
  • page 10: alignment of "Please review the terms and conditions on the previous page before completing this form." looks strange as its is aligned with the header, which nothing else is
  • page 10: address is old
Apr 29 2019, 3:04 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 27 2019

abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

I only see a link to a PDF from Monday?

Apr 27 2019, 2:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 26 2019

abetts added a comment to D20851: [Pager] Improve label legibility.

I agree with this too. Do you think it would be too weird of other methods are used? For example:

  • Use a more legible font that is independent from system font
  • Use current system font 1 or 2 points bigger

I don't think those would help. A part of the problem is that the label isn't on top; other things are on top of it. Just moving it to the top would help, The other part of the problem is that we need some way to ensure that the text has contrast with its background. It's a variant of the exact same problem we always have when we have text or icons floating on top of an arbitrary background. Every time we encounter this, the only feasible solution we have ever found is to give the text a background or a shadow.

Apr 26 2019, 8:53 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D20851: [Pager] Improve label legibility.

Well, I find it almost impossible to read the text with the status quo version when there are a bunch of window outlines. In the first screenshot you can see that the number "1" is actually almost invisible. I'm open to suggestions for alternative ways to improve this.

Apr 26 2019, 8:33 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D20834: Remove the padding of the bookmark bar.

+1

Apr 26 2019, 7:15 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to D20851: [Pager] Improve label legibility.

To me, the white text with the shadows doesn't really improve legibility and just looks "off". For some reason, shadow behind small text messes with my eyes and makes it harder to focus on the actual text.

Apr 26 2019, 7:10 PM · Plasma

Apr 25 2019

abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Yeah. I am tied up in the annual report right now, but as soon as I get through that, sure. I'd enjoy the challenge, too.

Apr 25 2019, 3:22 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Don't worry, @abetts. I am serious when I say the brochure is beautiful. The best yet and will be the yardstick for years to come.

I am just slightly annoyed at having two versions, but all's good.

Apr 25 2019, 2:24 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to D20181: Add Binary Data units (bits, kilobytes, kibibytes ... yottabytes).

+1

Apr 25 2019, 2:22 PM · Frameworks

Apr 24 2019

abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

I have looked over the brochure and it is beautiful. Congratulations.

Not yet, I have to recreate the file since upon export, it lost all the sponsor images, while it included others, etc. The file you have here is the most updated one. The Scribus file will need editing to catch up. For now, if you need an edit, let me know and I can do it and export a new PDF.

This is problematic and the reason I must insist that media produced by Promo be easily accessible and modifiable by everybody. I know I can rely on you to introduce changes, but what if you, by no fault of your own, become unavailable at the moment there is an important modification that needs to be done urgently? If that were to happen, we'd be screwed. I agree this is unlikely, but the prospect should make everybody nervous

That is why I must insist you try to use free software solutions such as Scribus, even if they are not as polished as proprietary alternatives, as well as fonts and graphics with free licenses.

For what its worth, I am pretty sure you would've been able to produce the same good-looking brochure with Scribus. After all, it is you that is the talented designer, not the software.

Apr 24 2019, 9:37 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Small "complaint" that can probably be 99% ignored.

The PDF metadata (available in okular in File->Properties) shows the document was created on non free software (serif affinity) on a non free OS (macOS)

Maybe the software has options to remove that from the metadata? If not maybe you want me to scrub those before final publishing? It doesn't send the best of the messages, though i have to say i don't know how many more bored people like me are out there that would check that.

Your feedback has been addressed. Thank you for pointing that out. I have indeed created there, unfortunately, Scribus has not been cooperative with the design.

So... is the Scribus document on Share current?

Apr 24 2019, 5:10 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 22 2019

abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Small "complaint" that can probably be 99% ignored.

The PDF metadata (available in okular in File->Properties) shows the document was created on non free software (serif affinity) on a non free OS (macOS)

Maybe the software has options to remove that from the metadata? If not maybe you want me to scrub those before final publishing? It doesn't send the best of the messages, though i have to say i don't know how many more bored people like me are out there that would check that.

Apr 22 2019, 2:24 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
abetts added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

New version. I received the following feedback:

Apr 22 2019, 12:22 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.