paulb (Paul Brown)
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Fri, Feb 15

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

Thu, Feb 14

paulb added a comment to T10477: Matrix launch.

with the world map as background cause KDE connect the world

Thu, Feb 14, 9:18 AM

Wed, Feb 13

paulb updated subscribers of T10477: Matrix launch.
Wed, Feb 13, 9:16 PM
paulb updated the task description for T10477: Matrix launch.
Wed, Feb 13, 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.

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

Thu, Feb 7

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.

Thu, Feb 7, 5:21 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe, a subtask of T8043: Attend External Events, as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:36 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:36 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.

Before we close this, it may help to get some feedback on this for a bit of post-mortem analysis.

Thu, Feb 7, 4:29 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9480: Sourcing materials locally, a subtask of T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019, as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:27 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9480: Sourcing materials locally as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:27 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9478: Booth setup and related duties, a subtask of T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019, as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:26 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9478: Booth setup and related duties as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:26 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9479: Shipping equipment to location as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9479: Shipping equipment to location, a subtask of T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019, as Resolved.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019 from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Thu, Feb 7, 4:25 PM · KDE Promo

Sun, Feb 3

paulb cancelled E570: PlaMo AMA r/linux.
Sun, Feb 3, 9:50 AM · Event: Bugsquad
paulb added a comment to E570: PlaMo AMA r/linux.

Hey there, I see this is on the Bugsquad calendar. Should we be attending?

Sun, Feb 3, 9:49 AM · Event: Bugsquad

Fri, Feb 1

paulb added a comment to E570: PlaMo AMA r/linux.

Aleix Pol, Bhushan Shah, Dimitris Kardarakos, Ilya Bizyaez, Nico Fe, Marco Martin and Bart Ribbers

Fri, Feb 1, 5:45 PM · Event: Bugsquad

Thu, Jan 31

paulb added invites for E570: PlaMo AMA r/linux: KDE Promo.
Thu, Jan 31, 2:55 PM · Event: Bugsquad
paulb created E570: PlaMo AMA r/linux.
Thu, Jan 31, 2:55 PM · Event: Bugsquad

Mon, Jan 28

paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Mon, Jan 28, 8:18 AM · KDE Promo

Sun, Jan 27

paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.

Update version of slideshow (small typo corrected):

Sun, Jan 27, 4:44 PM · KDE Promo

Fri, Jan 25

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Fri, Jan 25, 9:06 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9469: Write Yearly Promo Report as Resolved.
Fri, Jan 25, 6:09 PM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Fri, Jan 25, 4:47 PM · KDE Promo

Mon, Jan 21

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

My reasoning is I wouldn't want to hurt projects that may be long-standing within KDE by bringing in a similar project that may absorb resources they need. In an ideal world, people would try and merge two similar projects with similar aims and underlying technologies, like... I don't know... Kontact and Kube. But that doesn't seem to happen and often all it leads to is a rift. If there are already overlaps which cause discomfort within the KDE community, don't you think drafting projects from outside can create more problems? If we were considering approaching a project and contributors to an existing KDE project had reasonable reservations because the new project may cause a rift with the KDE one, shouldn't the opinion of the KDE contributors prevail?

Mon, Jan 21, 11:37 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.

Good suggestions all around, great for planning.

Mon, Jan 21, 10:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Mon, Jan 21, 10:04 AM · KDE Promo

Sat, Jan 19

paulb added a comment to T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.

Would it make sense to split this list to FOSS related and non-FOSS related events?

Sat, Jan 19, 11:38 PM · KDE Promo

Fri, Jan 18

paulb updated subscribers of T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend.

@rgomezantoli suggests the Bett Show which focuses on tech in education - not necessarily open source related, by the way. Next one is in five day from writing this (23 - 26 Jan London), so too soon to organise anything, but we should look at this for next year.

Fri, Jan 18, 9:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T10372: Attend External Events: List of events to attend as Normal priority.
Fri, Jan 18, 3:10 PM · KDE Promo
paulb renamed T8043: Attend External Events from Attend External Events 2018 to Attend External Events.
Fri, Jan 18, 2:54 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a subtask for T8043: Attend External Events: T9361: Define a schedule of events of interest for KDE for Automotive.
Fri, Jan 18, 2:54 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a parent task for T9361: Define a schedule of events of interest for KDE for Automotive: T8043: Attend External Events.
Fri, Jan 18, 2:54 PM · KDE Promo, Automotive

Jan 17 2019

paulb added invites for E487: Plasma 5.15 : Event: Promo, KDE Promo.

Stuff Promo needs for the release

Jan 17 2019, 8:21 PM · Event: Release

Jan 15 2019

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

Thanks for the suggestions, @davidhurka and @ognarb. These are both look very interesting and we will include them into the list of projects to approach.

Jan 15 2019, 12:34 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 9 2019

paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.

Thanks for adding these ideas, Paul! I pretty much agree with everything :)

Although my photo/video skills are quite weak, I will try to film as much as possible. I'm not sure how many people will be willing to talk in front of a camera, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask.

Jan 9 2019, 12:37 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.

One of the main lessons learned from previous events is that we should always have an angle; a story or a theme that will be reflected in the talking points we present to visitors at the stall, and of course in all promo content we plan to publish.

This angle should align with the goal of our presence at the event - why are we going there, what are we trying to achieve?

Instead of just going for the sake of it, "because we always used to so it would be weird if we don't go", let's try to come up with some specific goals. They don't have to be too specific or strict; just something to keep us focused and help us move forward with promo and community goals.

Here are a few suggestions/examples just to get the discussion going. I admit that some of them may sound silly or crazy, but I'm sure you can come up with better ones :)

Goal - the WHY/WHAT: attract more contributors to a specific KDE project (Plasma Mobile? Kdenlive? Kontact?...)
Actions - the HOW: make the project prominent in the promo materials, prepare talking points related to it. If Plasma Mobile, try to get as many different devices running it to show people...

Goal - attract more bug hunters and reporters for KDE projects
Actions - organize a "Crash Plasma Challenge" where people can come to the stall and try to reproduce some bugs that need it; talk about our bugsquads and their bugsquashing activities, explain why bug reporting is important and how it helps new contributors join the community...

Goal - get people to love Plasma again (continuing the "KDE Plasma. Welcome Home" idea)
Actions - make a list of common complaints ("too slow", "bloated") and directly address them in talking points and promo materials; set up different devices, including old-ish, slow PCs at the stall to show people how well Plasma runs on those ("seeing is believing"; we can talk and write about this all we want, but for some people it will only work if we actually SHOW them). If possible and if the physical space at the venue allows for it, we could set up the stall to resemble an actual home :), like a cozy house with one laptop showing a fireplace video on loop...

Jan 9 2019, 11:43 AM · KDE Promo

Jan 8 2019

paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.

Presentation:

Jan 8 2019, 12:22 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 7 2019

paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.
Jan 7 2019, 11:32 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.
Jan 7 2019, 8:40 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 5 2019

paulb added a comment to T9477: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2019.

I agree if you have to refer to an artist, I would go with a universal classic. I don't like the sentence 'unleash your creativity with Krita' -- it is too generic. it could refer to any app geared towards creativity. However, 'turn your computer into an art studio' or 'turn your monitor into a painting canvas' would be more on the point.

Jan 5 2019, 12:15 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 3 2019

paulb added a comment to T10259: share.kde.org is not working.

Thanks!

Jan 3 2019, 12:28 PM · Sysadmin
paulb created T10259: share.kde.org is not working.
Jan 3 2019, 8:26 AM · Sysadmin

Dec 29 2018

paulb added a comment to T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

Since version 1.0, PeerTube supports automagically importing videos from YouTube including all metadata. Up to now, this feature is not activated at https://peertube.mastodon.host, so I asked the admin behind this instance per email.

Dec 29 2018, 6:34 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8747: Putting KDE's videos to the alternative video platform PeerTube.

The person who uploaded the KDE Applications 18.12. video to YouTube also uploaded it to PeerTube! Thanks for it!

Dec 29 2018, 4:59 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 7 2018

paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Dec 7 2018, 12:31 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Dec 7 2018, 12:08 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 5 2018

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Dec 5 2018, 10:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Dec 5 2018, 10:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Dec 5 2018, 10:35 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Dec 5 2018, 10:34 AM · KDE Promo

Nov 29 2018

paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.

@paulb This task is assigned to me, so should I draft this survey in LimeSurvey with questions that @filipf wrote above?

Nov 29 2018, 4:19 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 26 2018

paulb added a comment to T9650: Attend External Events 2018: Qt World Summit.

Stickers:

Nov 26 2018, 7:40 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:54 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:47 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:36 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:29 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:20 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:17 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:13 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:13 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 26 2018, 12:10 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.

Agree on most points @filipf. That said...

Nov 26 2018, 11:25 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Nov 26 2018, 11:11 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T10129: share.kde.org is not working.
Nov 26 2018, 9:21 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

I think that's a good idea, pulling in projects that would benefit from the help of the KDE community. I came across one as well: https://github.com/rochus-keller/CrossLine. No idea if the developer want's assistance but the project is based on Qt4. Maybe he would be interested in porting to Qt5.

Nov 26 2018, 12:04 AM · KDE Promo

Nov 25 2018

paulb updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Nov 25 2018, 6:29 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

I'm going to tentatively add Natron to the list. According to this article, the two remaining developers have a lot of trouble in advancing the project. The program uses C++ and Qt, albeit older version of both, but they want to push conversion to more modern versions, which would mean converting to Qt5. To me it looks like a prime candidate for being "rescued".

Nov 25 2018, 6:29 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 23 2018

paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.

Is not long and cover a lot of areas.

Nov 23 2018, 1:24 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 22 2018

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

Clementine is my player of choice

Nov 22 2018, 7:56 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.
In T10107#168517, @apol wrote:

I've always felt weirded out when I'm asked for ethnicity and I wonder why it matters the sexual orientation of our users. Is our communication really going to be different in meaningful ways because of such results?

Nov 22 2018, 7:03 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Nov 22 2018, 6:15 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Nov 22 2018, 10:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.

On the broad spectrum: sexual orientation.

Nov 22 2018, 10:58 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.

Two thinks to discuss for include:

  1. Languages and level of them
Nov 22 2018, 10:52 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10107: Survey on diversity.
Nov 22 2018, 10:47 AM · KDE Promo

Nov 21 2018

paulb triaged T10107: Survey on diversity as Normal priority.
Nov 21 2018, 12:36 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 14 2018

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 14 2018, 5:03 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

Although I don't know how realistic these proposals are. Probably the most feasible is Hydrogen but it doesn't hurt to try the rest.

Nov 14 2018, 3:36 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 14 2018, 1:19 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a project to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community: KDE Promo.
Nov 14 2018, 1:15 PM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community as Normal priority.
Nov 14 2018, 1:13 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 11 2018

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 11 2018, 1:03 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 11 2018, 1:03 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 9 2018

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 9 2018, 12:53 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 8 2018

paulb added a comment to T9950: Transfer kdeedu.org domain to KDE.

It has to re-direct to https://www.kde.org/applications/education/

Nov 8 2018, 10:12 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T9950: Transfer kdeedu.org domain to KDE.

Just received the notification. Transfer approved. Now what?

Nov 8 2018, 9:57 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T9950: Transfer kdeedu.org domain to KDE.

I know what happened. I'm stupid.

Nov 8 2018, 8:33 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T9950: Transfer kdeedu.org domain to KDE.

Maybe I shouldn't close the page or log out. Let's try that. One sec.

Nov 8 2018, 8:30 AM · Sysadmin

Nov 7 2018

paulb added a comment to T9996: Improve Thumbnail Aside effect.

Maybe. There are always multiple ways of doing lots of things. But that was not your question.

Nov 7 2018, 10:13 PM · KDE Promo, VDG, KWin
paulb added a comment to T9996: Improve Thumbnail Aside effect.

Oh. I don't read it. I just see out of the corner of my eye when it stops scrolling. Then I know I have to switch over and check if it has bombed out our needs an input.

Nov 7 2018, 9:44 PM · KDE Promo, VDG, KWin
paulb added a comment to T9996: Improve Thumbnail Aside effect.

Can you please give me an example where such feature would be useful besides watching videos? (As far as I know, the sole purpose of PiP is to watch videos on top of other windows)

Nov 7 2018, 9:10 PM · KDE Promo, VDG, KWin
paulb added a comment to T9950: Transfer kdeedu.org domain to KDE.

@bcooksley : I just sent you an encrypted email with the authcode. Scream if you have any trouble.

Nov 7 2018, 12:32 PM · Sysadmin

Nov 6 2018

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Nov 6 2018, 6:00 PM · KDE Promo