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Yesterday

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck What time are you thinking of releasing?

Thu, Apr 18, 8:03 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck : Video links:

Thu, Apr 18, 1:25 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mon, Apr 15

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Not Christoph, but yes

Mon, Apr 15, 8:47 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

I added a small sentence for the section for 'Games and Education'.

I also added the KOrganizer section that was missing in the text, probably because developers were late to add them when we collected features.

Please review above link if text needs to be expanded or improved.

I didn't yet investigate which images to add. While the change notes include lots of images, most only show a small change, instead of a complete application. If you created better images, please add links here.

I would prefer screenshots of windows with a small shadow and without the wallpaper background, e.g. https://kde.org/images/screenshots/kmplot.png but I am open to other suggestions as long as we remain consistent.

Mon, Apr 15, 3:28 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck : Will this be the link you will use for the announcement?:

Mon, Apr 15, 11:31 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Sat, Apr 13

paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Sat, Apr 13, 7:34 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Sat, Apr 13, 7:33 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Fri, Apr 12

paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Fri, Apr 12, 12:26 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb moved T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Fri, Apr 12, 11:50 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10712: Applications 19.04 Video.
Fri, Apr 12, 11:50 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10712: Applications 19.04 Video.
Fri, Apr 12, 11:47 AM · KDE Promo

Wed, Apr 10

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck is everything now okay?

Wed, Apr 10, 10:37 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Tue, Apr 9

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Done. Thanks for your input, @davidre .

Tue, Apr 9, 12:13 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Save settings now shows you what the filename of a screenshot will look like. You can also easily tweak the filename template to your preferences by simply clicking on placeholders.

Tue, Apr 9, 12:04 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Okay. Got it. What about...:

Tue, Apr 9, 10:38 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.
Tue, Apr 9, 9:59 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mon, Apr 8

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Great. I did not relish the prospect of editing the bare PHP, to be honest.

Mon, Apr 8, 6:47 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Thanks @paulb, this looks fantastic. I've done a bit of light editing; hope you don't mind. Thumbs up from me now.

Mon, Apr 8, 6:15 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck : Please take a look at the revised and edited text.

Mon, Apr 8, 4:06 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck I added the stuff and re-edited the text to make it all more consistent, coherent and friendly to read. I passed the text on to @skadinna so she can re-touch and proofread it. Once she is done, I will copy and paste and format it in notes so everybody can access it, although you may want to read it first to check that everything is factually correct... I'm pretty sure it is, but just in case.

Mon, Apr 8, 12:39 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

That's great. I'll add it to the text. Thanks @cfeck

Mon, Apr 8, 10:33 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

We are also waiting for the number of bugs that have been corrected so we can complete the introductory section

Mon, Apr 8, 9:56 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

We also included the Kdenlive notes. With the changes, the text needs to be revised again. As soon as it is done, I will upload it somewhere.

Mon, Apr 8, 9:50 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

There's a late-breaking bugfix included in Gwenview in 19.04: full High DPI support! This should definitely get a mention as it's been long in coming and highly anticipated.

Mon, Apr 8, 8:20 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb accepted D20311: Update International Sites list.

I have reviewed and checked this patch. Everything seems to be okay, so I am approving it.

Mon, Apr 8, 7:12 AM

Fri, Apr 5

paulb updated subscribers of T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

If there is already announcement text to review, please add the notes.kde.org link.

Fri, Apr 5, 3:16 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mon, Mar 25

paulb added a comment to T10712: Applications 19.04 Video.

My recommendations would be Dolphin, Okular, Konsole, and Spectacle, plus bits and pieces for the others. Those four apps are some of what I consider the "core" KDE apps and they've all gotten a large amount of new features and bugfixes in this release!

Mon, Mar 25, 8:39 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10712: Applications 19.04 Video.

For Kdenllive we could just mention the refactoring release since i'll be doing an in depth video about it.

Mon, Mar 25, 8:38 AM · KDE Promo

Sat, Mar 23

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

I fill in the amount of bug fixes when committing the text for translation. Until then, fixes are still ongoing.

Sat, Mar 23, 4:34 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb created T10712: Applications 19.04 Video.
Sat, Mar 23, 2:12 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

I am writing the announcement and there is a section were we mention the amount of bugs squashed, but I can't see a number in the notes. Can you tell me what that number is?

Sat, Mar 23, 12:16 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Thu, Mar 21

paulb added invites for E537: KDE Applications 19.04 Release: KDE Promo.

To be released at CEST 16:00, more or less

Thu, Mar 21, 8:48 PM · Event: Release

Wed, Mar 20

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

Paul, my question for approval was mostly for the announcement text writing schedule. For the previous release, I had to commit the developer change notes verbatim, because an announcement text was not available.

Regarding the release day (Apr 18), I am running a workshop the weeks before and after Easter, and I won't be able to flip the "release switch" before about CEST 16:00 (UTC 14:00).

Wed, Mar 20, 11:48 PM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mar 20 2019

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

KDE Apps are now available in Appimages, Flatpaks and Snaps, it would be good if the announcement pointed to these. I can talk to the relevant people and come up with useful text.

Mar 20 2019, 10:49 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mar 19 2019

paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

It looks good to me: No blockers and no coinciding events or announcements in the way. We'll ,make sure the 18th is kept free so there is nothing overshadowing this release.

Mar 19 2019, 7:49 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Mar 15 2019

paulb added a comment to T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.

... Or we go with the Athens, idea

Mar 15 2019, 10:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.

My vote for Málaga, but I'll should arrive on 22th, 21th is last day of class and need to get my qualifications.

Mar 15 2019, 10:37 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10615: Help create a good website for KDE Connect.

I would say you should organise the creation of your site like this

Mar 15 2019, 10:29 AM · KDE Connect

Mar 14 2019

paulb created T10615: Help create a good website for KDE Connect.
Mar 14 2019, 9:24 AM · KDE Connect

Mar 13 2019

paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

I'll update here just so we can keep track of who's got what (since I'm still having trouble editing docs directly on Share).

So far I've edited the following sections:

  • KDE Promo Sprint, February 2018, Barcelona
  • KDE Connect Sprint, March 2018, Barcelona
  • PIM Sprint, April 2018, Toulouse
  • Plasma Sprint, April 2018, Berlin
  • Kdenlive Sprint, April 2018, Berlin
Mar 13 2019, 4:31 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

What about this for Featured Article?:

Mar 13 2019, 1:41 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019.
Mar 13 2019, 8:40 AM · KDE Promo

Mar 10 2019

paulb added a comment to T10597: Branding for Minishell.

"Plasma Nano" is cute - I can imagine a cute Konqi going with this.
"Plasma Ion" is cool and goes with the trend started by Neon.

Mar 10 2019, 8:28 AM · KDE Promo, VDG

Mar 8 2019

paulb updated the task description for T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.
Mar 8 2019, 11:35 AM · KDE Promo

Mar 7 2019

paulb updated the task description for T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.
Mar 7 2019, 6:17 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.
Mar 7 2019, 11:00 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.

I was thinking: we go to OpenExpo (T10539), which is in Madrid, do our Promo thing there, and then grab the high speed train down to Málaga for the sprint. Both cities are well-connected with international airports. The problem with Madrid is that I don't know where we could do the sprint and it is much more expensive than Málaga.

Mar 7 2019, 10:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.
Mar 7 2019, 9:06 AM · KDE Promo
paulb lowered the priority of T7770: Grow the number of developers and the community support for Plasma Mobile from High to Low.
Mar 7 2019, 9:01 AM · Plasma: Mobile, KDE Promo
paulb moved T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Mar 7 2019, 8:59 AM · KDE Promo

Mar 6 2019

paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

Another topic is who we should approach first. We had a poll and we will be discussing that tomorrow in the Promo meeting, if time permits.

Mar 6 2019, 10:32 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

OK, so we're making lists of apps. Now what? For instance, I indeed have good contacts with the Rosegarden developers, but is there a document (e.g. wiki page / whitepaper) that lists the advantages of moving an existing project to KDE? In their case I can think of a number of them (CI, more translators, etc.) but also I can imagine some of their reserves (having to learn git -- they use SVN -- which also means we'd need volunteers on our side for a svn->git migration). The overall effort of moving has to bring sufficient amounts of benefits for the effort to be worth it.
So if we could present a full list or a nice document about all the benefits of moving, that would be helpful.

Mar 6 2019, 10:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T10577: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: List of Advantages as Normal priority.
Mar 6 2019, 10:19 PM · KDE Promo

Mar 5 2019

paulb added a comment to T10561: Mozilla collaboration.

Turn into a task with a clear goal, @IlyaBizyaev

Mar 5 2019, 12:47 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

Manjaro wiki has a list of pure Qt applications: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=List_of_Qt_Applications

Mar 5 2019, 8:22 AM · KDE Promo

Mar 4 2019

paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

My wishlist is

We have Amarok and Elisa, why we need one more music player?

Cantata is a MPD client. Amarok and Elisa are normal music player. But it's true, Cantata shouldn't be a priority.

Where would VVAVE fit in there? By the way, another already confirmed KDE project that may be in conflict with Cantata.

Let's not forget Juk ;)

Mar 4 2019, 5:51 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

My wishlist is

We have Amarok and Elisa, why we need one more music player?

Cantata is a MPD client. Amarok and Elisa are normal music player. But it's true, Cantata shouldn't be a priority.

Mar 4 2019, 5:47 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

It would also be useful to make a list of "selling points" we can trot out to try and convince projects to join us.

Mar 4 2019, 1:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
In T10034#177768, @GB_2 wrote:

OBS Studio comes to mind. It's used by many creatives, streamers, podcasters, etc. It has a strong community (hundreds of thousands of daily users) and it uses Qt!

That would be amazing!

Mar 4 2019, 1:55 PM · KDE Promo

Mar 2 2019

paulb added a comment to T10545: How many subscribers do mailing lists have.

It is for two things:

Mar 2 2019, 12:25 AM · Sysadmin

Mar 1 2019

paulb added a comment to T10545: How many subscribers do mailing lists have.

Why is it sensitive? I am not asking for names or surnames. Just total numbers. I don't want a database of anything, just "1000", "2000", or whatever.

Mar 1 2019, 8:27 PM · Sysadmin
paulb created T10545: How many subscribers do mailing lists have.
Mar 1 2019, 5:44 PM · Sysadmin

Feb 28 2019

paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Feb 28 2019, 11:32 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Feb 28 2019, 11:30 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019.
Feb 28 2019, 9:51 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019.
Feb 28 2019, 9:51 AM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019 as Normal priority.
Feb 28 2019, 9:30 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8043: Attend External Events.
Feb 28 2019, 9:25 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8043: Attend External Events.
Feb 28 2019, 9:25 AM · KDE Promo

Feb 26 2019

paulb added a comment to F6637801: Screenshot_20190226_124129.png.

Thanks

Feb 26 2019, 6:47 PM
paulb added a comment to T10529: Crashes in Share's online LibreOffice editor.

Next time it froze for longer than a minute and would not refresh the work area:

Feb 26 2019, 11:44 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T10529: Crashes in Share's online LibreOffice editor.

The document will freeze for a minute or so (not forever as I earlier reported) and then show this message.

Feb 26 2019, 11:36 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T10529: Crashes in Share's online LibreOffice editor.

So we can get some diagnostic information on this, would you mind opening the browser inspector (Right Click anywhere on the page > Inspect, in Chrome at least)

Feb 26 2019, 11:07 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

Brilliant! Thanks

Feb 26 2019, 11:02 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

I've made some changes to my local copy of the original outline. We'll have to synchronize at some point.

Feb 26 2019, 10:59 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

Do you remember what you changed? Because I made some minor changes too. Would you like to send yours along or shall I send you mine?

Feb 26 2019, 10:54 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb created T10529: Crashes in Share's online LibreOffice editor.
Feb 26 2019, 9:07 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

It looks like the online wordprocessor at Share is not working very well at the moment. I will tell Ben, but meanwhile I'll have to work on the document offline. Tell me if you want to change anything in a hurry.

Feb 26 2019, 8:46 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.

I've copied @lydia's outline into the Share at Promo Team Resources/Reports/Annual/2018/ so we can work on it collaboratively there.

Feb 26 2019, 8:41 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Feb 20 2019

paulb closed T10477: Matrix launch as Resolved.
Feb 20 2019, 12:47 PM

Feb 18 2019

paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 18 2019, 7:15 PM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 18 2019, 12:46 PM
paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

with the world map as background cause KDE connect the world

Feb 18 2019, 12:44 PM

Feb 17 2019

paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

I am also editing our old Matrix page on the Wiki to bring it up to date (it referred exclusively to Matrix as a way of bridging to IRC rooms). Please get in there and fill in the blanks.

Feb 17 2019, 8:03 PM
paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

We should definitely list the #kde-welcome channel and if possible highlight it so it stands out. It's a new one created as part of the onboarding goal and it suits the purpose of this page perfectly. =)

Feb 17 2019, 7:59 PM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 17 2019, 7:59 PM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 17 2019, 8:55 AM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 17 2019, 8:55 AM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 17 2019, 8:54 AM
paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

Welcome text sounds good to me.

A list of rooms and descriptions you'd particularly like to call out for new users
  • General KDE channel (# kde)
  • KDE Development (#kde-devel)
  • VDG maybe? (#kde-vdg)
  • and possibly #kde-chat (off-topic talk, the current IRC channel is not very active but that could change)
Feb 17 2019, 8:46 AM

Feb 15 2019

paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 15 2019, 11:43 AM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 15 2019, 11:42 AM

Feb 14 2019

paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

with the world map as background cause KDE connect the world

Feb 14 2019, 9:18 AM

Feb 13 2019

paulb updated subscribers of T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 13 2019, 9:16 PM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 13 2019, 7:38 PM
paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

Re the background image: The default is very nice, but I'd probably make sense to have something more KDE-y. Whatever the default Plasma wallpaper is at the time? The problem is that the current wallpaper is rather dark and uninviting.

Feb 13 2019, 7:37 PM
paulb renamed T10477: Matrix launch from Dummy project to Matrix launch.
Feb 13 2019, 7:35 PM
paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 13 2019, 7:27 PM
paulb created T10477: Matrix launch.
Feb 13 2019, 7:21 PM

Feb 7 2019

paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.
In T9477#175569, @rempt wrote:
  • What went well?

I really did like the booth setup with the two roll-ups -- that provided a bit of a breathing space. Because the banners added some space, there was also less of a KDE-mates-meeting-up-blocking-the-stand than we have had previously.

  • What didn't go so well and you would differently?

I'm sorry, but Telegram is useless as a communication channel.

Feb 7 2019, 5:21 PM · KDE Promo