paulb (Paul Brown)
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Mar 23 2017, 4:56 PM (166 w, 6 d)
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Recent Activity

Yesterday

paulb renamed T13233: Update "Get Involved" page from Get Involved to Update "Get Involved" page.
Wed, Jun 3, 10:01 AM · KDE Promo, Websites: general
paulb moved T12836: Instagram Account from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Wed, Jun 3, 9:57 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a project to T13233: Update "Get Involved" page: KDE Promo.
Wed, Jun 3, 9:56 AM · KDE Promo, Websites: general

Thu, May 14

paulb added a comment to T13139: KDE's Instagram Strategy/Guideline.

Hi, sorry if it is late, but I have a suggestion about the look of the posts. Basically the idea is to post only have triptychs that way we could have a very good looking general view.

This is an example of how our studio does it:

Another possibility is to use 2 rows and take and show a general screenshot of and app or Plasma.

Thu, May 14, 4:17 PM · KDE Promo

Wed, May 13

paulb added a comment to T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.

If @feverfew is in a technical course, he is better than my kid, who is not.

Wed, May 13, 11:52 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy

Tue, May 12

paulb updated the task description for T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.
Tue, May 12, 8:23 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13139: KDE's Instagram Strategy/Guideline.

@aniqakhokhar very comprehensive document and well thought out. I do think you may be slightly off target. Nothing serious, minor adjustments will solve the problem.

Tue, May 12, 5:30 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.
Tue, May 12, 4:02 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
Tue, May 12, 3:35 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.

In the past we have tended to do this by getting a student to put up posters

Tue, May 12, 6:59 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy

Mon, May 11

paulb merged T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution into T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
Mon, May 11, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb merged task T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution into T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
Mon, May 11, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb reopened T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions, a subtask of T13084: Akademy 2020: Promo, as Open.
Mon, May 11, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb reopened T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions as "Open".
Mon, May 11, 8:25 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb merged task T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions into T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution .
Mon, May 11, 8:24 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb merged T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions into T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution .
Mon, May 11, 8:24 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a project to T13141: Akademy 2020: Media and Akademy 2020: Academic Institution : KDE Promo.
Mon, May 11, 8:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T13142: Akademy 2020: Outreach to Academic Institutions.
Mon, May 11, 6:49 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated subscribers of T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.
Mon, May 11, 6:42 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.
Mon, May 11, 6:41 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13139: KDE's Instagram Strategy/Guideline.

Great start. When you create a new task, you will want to state Description in terms of what you want to achieve. So instead of "We are creating KDE's Instagram strategy/guideline." maybe rephrase it as "In this task we want to establish a strategy for Instagram and lay out guidelines to fulfill the strategy".

Mon, May 11, 7:09 AM · KDE Promo

Thu, May 7

paulb renamed T13088: Akademy 2020: Increase Attendee Diversity from Akademy 2020: Goal to Increase Diversity to Akademy 2020: Increase Attendee Diversity.
Thu, May 7, 7:07 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy

Tue, May 5

paulb added a comment to T13088: Akademy 2020: Increase Attendee Diversity.

As for my suggestions for keynote speakers, I will bang the same drum I bang every year and again suggest

Tue, May 5, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13088: Akademy 2020: Increase Attendee Diversity.

A friend that teaches computer science at Polytechnic University of Valencia once told me that, apart from his regular pure Computer Science classes, he was often asked to teach shorter courses at other faculties that married a subject of their course with CS. He has taught, for example, "CS applied to pharmacy", "CS and Macro Economics", "CS for Historical Data Collection", etc.

Tue, May 5, 10:18 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T13088: Akademy 2020: Increase Attendee Diversity.
Tue, May 5, 9:55 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy

May 4 2020

paulb added a comment to T13087: Akademy 2020: Photos, Videos, & Other Resources.

What is the aim of this task? What do you need us to do? Supply links to resources from other years?

May 4 2020, 5:03 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13089: Akademy 2020: Promo/Talks Survey.

May 4 2020, 4:48 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13089: Akademy 2020: Promo/Talks Survey.
In T13089#229172, @adam wrote:

We could first ask a general question about which previous Akademies has the user attended, and then in the following ranking questions only those sessions/speakers would appear in the lists.

May 4 2020, 12:57 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T13084: Akademy 2020: Promo.
May 4 2020, 10:33 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T13084: Akademy 2020: Promo.
May 4 2020, 10:32 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T13088: Akademy 2020: Increase Attendee Diversity.

Also, seeking and pitching KDE stuff (including Akademy) to new (= more diverse) audiences is part of what Promo should do.

May 4 2020, 10:27 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb renamed T13085: Akademy 2020: Sponsors Brochure from Sponsors to Akademy 2020: Sponsors.
May 4 2020, 9:27 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb renamed T13084: Akademy 2020: Promo from Akademy Promo to Akademy 2020: Promo.
May 4 2020, 9:27 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb renamed T13086: Akademy 2020: Social Media/Reddit Plan (Post Ideas) from Social Media/Reddit Plan (Post Ideas) to Akademy 2020: Social Media/Reddit Plan (Post Ideas).
May 4 2020, 9:26 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

Hello, I'm an admin and dev for FreeCAD, a cross-platform 3D CAD software that uses Qt as an application framework.

May 4 2020, 12:28 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 30 2020

paulb updated subscribers of T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

Sometimes these phab posts are easy to miss if you don't subscribe someone from Promo directly. Next time you can subscribe me or @aniqakhokhar , or, if you are in a hurry, you can come and visit our Matrix channel or Telegram group, where you will be warmly welcomed. Keep up the good work!

Apr 30 2020, 9:15 AM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

Social media posts for Krusader's 20th:

Apr 30 2020, 9:07 AM · KDE Promo, Krusader

Apr 29 2020

paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

Thanks, Paul and Yuri!

About the "The newest version also incorporates inbuilt panel filtering/searching and directory synchronization" part, as Yuri wrote: directory synchronization was fixed and improved lately, it already existed :-).

Therefore I would suggest:

Krusader, KDE's powerful file manager, is 20 years old today 🎂. Krusader is ideal for power users, offering total control via keyboard and root mode. The newest version also incorporates inbuilt panel filtering/searching.

or if the advanced search module has to be talked about:

Krusader, KDE's powerful file manager, is 20 years old today 🎂. Krusader is ideal for power users, offering advanced searches, total control via keyboard and root mode. The newest version also incorporates inbuilt panel filtering/searching.

👍🏻

Apr 29 2020, 10:27 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

If there are no objections to the above text, we will be posting between 10:00 and 11:00 CEST to all the official KDE social media accounts.

Apr 29 2020, 8:24 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

As we have to fit it in a tweet, what about something like:

Apr 29 2020, 8:05 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

It is the most versatile free open-source File manager (swiss knife for all purposes).

We have a list of features on our site:

https://krusader.org/

Apr 29 2020, 7:43 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

Ooooh! I got it: "root mode"! This is something users are always asking for Dolphin

Apr 29 2020, 7:39 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

I wouldn't use that text for the beginning of announcement. I would put that at the end. I downloaded and tried Krusader (it had been years...). What would help would be two or three strong points of Krusader that users can appreciate (is it super-lightweight? Easy to use exclusively with the keyboard? Very stable?) and maybe a couple of things that have changed to modernise it.

Apr 29 2020, 7:36 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader
paulb added a comment to T13050: Help Krusader to celebrate 20 years.

So nobody can help us? Sad...

Apr 29 2020, 7:31 PM · KDE Promo, Krusader

Apr 28 2020

paulb updated subscribers of T13051: Collect ideas for KDE product knowledge sharing on social media.

Tips should be short, preferably one sentence long, and not require installing anything or, at most, some basic stuff

Apr 28 2020, 12:26 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 22 2020

paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 22 2020, 5:52 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 22 2020, 5:52 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 22 2020, 3:40 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 22 2020, 3:31 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 22 2020, 3:27 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Apr 21 2020

paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 9:12 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 9:12 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 8:37 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 8:26 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 8:25 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 8:14 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 8:09 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 21 2020, 7:55 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Apr 20 2020

paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 20 2020, 11:35 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 20 2020, 11:29 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 20 2020, 11:21 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 20 2020, 10:45 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb claimed T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 20 2020, 10:42 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated subscribers of T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 20 2020, 9:48 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Apr 19 2020

paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 19 2020, 9:40 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 19 2020, 8:42 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 19 2020, 8:42 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 19 2020, 8:33 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 19 2020, 8:30 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Apr 19 2020, 8:29 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Apr 13 2020

paulb closed T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc , a subtask of T11939: Plasma 5.18, as Resolved.
Apr 13 2020, 1:46 PM · Plasma
paulb closed T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc as Resolved.
Apr 13 2020, 1:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

just use the group photo?

What about having some KDE Community members (20-30 for example) take a selfie. Have everyone send it in to a single person or shared file, and I can make up a nice collage for a "new group photo" while sticking with the virtual nature of this year's event.

Apr 13 2020, 10:37 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 11 2020

paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

Current version now on dot in preparation for announcement on Wednesday (not public yet):

https://dot.kde.org/2020/04/15/dont-miss-akademy-2020-going-online

Apr 11 2020, 9:23 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

Or we can just put: "Registrations and Call for Papers will be opening soon!" for now

Apr 11 2020, 8:08 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

just use the group photo?

Apr 11 2020, 8:07 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12811: Improve bad application descriptions: long descriptions.

Listing features is good. Don't get rid of that! They may have to be "translated" though.

Apr 11 2020, 8:04 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 10 2020

paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

How about something like this?:

Apr 10 2020, 5:54 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

Would it be helpful to mention how we can still do valuable stuff even though its not in person? For anyone who's initial reaction is to just write it off

Apr 10 2020, 4:09 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .

The World Wide Web awaits!

Apr 10 2020, 12:21 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 9 2020

paulb moved T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Apr 9 2020, 1:34 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .
Apr 9 2020, 1:33 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement .
Apr 9 2020, 1:32 PM · KDE Promo
paulb raised the priority of T12939: Akademy 2020 initial announcement from Normal to Needs Triage.
Apr 9 2020, 1:32 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 2 2020

paulb committed R982:d73309450149: Update 2020-04-02-Plasma-Mobile-How-to-help.md (authored by paulb).
Update 2020-04-02-Plasma-Mobile-How-to-help.md
Apr 2 2020, 6:38 PM
paulb committed R982:eec8afad4568: Update 2020-04-02-Plasma-Mobile-How-to-help.md (authored by paulb).
Update 2020-04-02-Plasma-Mobile-How-to-help.md
Apr 2 2020, 6:37 PM
paulb committed R982:6b154499a3c6: Added image header (authored by paulb).
Added image header
Apr 2 2020, 6:37 PM
paulb committed R982:7ed17748b86a: Upload Blog post header image (authored by paulb).
Upload Blog post header image
Apr 2 2020, 6:37 PM

Mar 21 2020

paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Mar 21 2020, 12:41 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Mar 18 2020

hellozee awarded T12801: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: Convince Design/Creativity Applications to join KDE a Love token.
Mar 18 2020, 2:20 PM · Krita, Kdenlive, KDE Promo
kamathraghavendra awarded T12801: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: Convince Design/Creativity Applications to join KDE a Love token.
Mar 18 2020, 2:12 PM · Krita, Kdenlive, KDE Promo

Mar 13 2020

paulb added a comment to T12811: Improve bad application descriptions: long descriptions.

Listing features is good. Don't get rid of that! They may have to be "translated" though.

Mar 13 2020, 11:28 AM · KDE Promo

Mar 12 2020

paulb added a comment to T12803: Discuss what position Promo should have regarding Make It Linux and/or promotion organizations between projects.

I have currently linked up to James Mawson on LinkedIn and he has sent me the following email:

Mar 12 2020, 11:35 AM · KDE Promo

Mar 11 2020

paulb added a comment to T12811: Improve bad application descriptions: long descriptions.

To make descriptions more understandable by a larger audience (which I think is what could be one of your aims), there are several guidelines you can follow:

Mar 11 2020, 6:45 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.

i got a board meeting report, a couple of highlights from the community, a preliminary draft for the featured article, and numbers from sysadmin

Mar 11 2020, 12:30 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Mar 10 2020

paulb updated the task description for T11799: KDE e.V. annual report 2019.
Mar 10 2020, 12:28 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10577: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: List of Advantages.
Receive financial and organizational support

Of what kind?

Mar 10 2020, 12:27 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12801: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: Convince Design/Creativity Applications to join KDE.

I think this would be interesting for everybody working on the "All about the Applications" goal also.

Mar 10 2020, 12:24 PM · Krita, Kdenlive, KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T12801: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: Convince Design/Creativity Applications to join KDE.
Mar 10 2020, 12:23 PM · Krita, Kdenlive, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T12801: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: Convince Design/Creativity Applications to join KDE.

Possible immediate advantage for Scribus: @afarid mentioned Scribus uses Transifex. If I understand this right, this is proprietary subscription-based service. By joining KDE, Scribus could take advantage of our already existing translated corpus plus translator teams for more specific stuff

Mar 10 2020, 12:23 PM · Krita, Kdenlive, KDE Promo