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Tue, Oct 8

paulb updated the task description for T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.
Tue, Oct 8, 5:51 AM
paulb updated the task description for T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.
Tue, Oct 8, 5:50 AM
paulb updated subscribers of T11835: Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020.
Tue, Oct 8, 5:47 AM

Sun, Oct 6

paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Sun, Oct 6, 10:20 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10107: Survey on diversity.

I'm pretty sure we already know what we want the survey to tell us or confirm:

  • Female representation: far below average
  • Non-European representation: below average
  • LGBTQ representation: slightly below average
Sun, Oct 6, 5:45 PM · KDE Promo

Wed, Oct 2

paulb updated subscribers of T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

Let's try what @jriddell suggests.

Wed, Oct 2, 3:54 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Tue, Oct 1

paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

So will there be a Applications 19.12 release or was 19.08 the last one?

Tue, Oct 1, 4:04 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

An App Update announce on the Dot

Tue, Oct 1, 3:40 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

Let's try an october one next week
https://phabricator.kde.org/T11809

Tue, Oct 1, 2:44 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Mon, Sep 30

paulb added a comment to T8258: Promo subgroups.

Just found this task, maybe it could be interested to add a website subgroup ;)

Mon, Sep 30, 4:00 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T10799: Update outdated artwork, branding, logos, colors and screenshots.

There is a old logo of KDE https://kdenlive.org/en/about/

Mon, Sep 30, 3:00 PM · Websites: general, KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Mon, Sep 30, 2:58 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8258: Promo subgroups.

Please add me to the Recruiters session, I can check on Reddit users.

Mon, Sep 30, 2:57 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Mon, Sep 30, 2:57 PM · KDE Promo

Tue, Sep 24

paulb updated the task description for T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.
Tue, Sep 24, 4:33 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

As discussed at the BoF on KDE Applications at Akademy there is the idea to replace KDE Applications with a de-branded Release Service and instead of announcing that having monthly 'this month from KDE' app announces. This could coincide with the Release Services releases in the months when they happen.

Tue, Sep 24, 4:12 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

Personally I really enjoyed reading the release notes from 19.08 and was also impressed when I saw them the first time.
I was really cool and pleasant to have this full text which covers the most interesting part.

Tue, Sep 24, 4:06 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

Expanding a bit on the fact that the line between important and interesting may be not absolute, I think that any of items on the "Important (but not very interesting)" list become interesting if they were associated to a bug which had a relevant number of votes/reactions.

Tue, Sep 24, 1:31 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.

I think it could also be interesting to compare the dot article to the announcement and the release announcemen in kde.org.

https://dot.kde.org/2019/08/15/kde-applications-1908-brings-new-features-konsole-dolphin-kdenlive-okular-and-dozens
https://kde.org/announcements/announce-applications-19.08.0

That are the goal of this two different but still similar announcements?

Tue, Sep 24, 1:27 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb created T11767: Improve Release Announcements to better serve Developers Interests.
Tue, Sep 24, 12:34 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Sun, Sep 22

paulb added a comment to T11747: Akademy 2020 Call for Hosts Campaign.

If we engage with individuals or local organizationd,I believe it would be good to also tell them something along the lines of "and btw if you feel your community needs more time to organize this,feel free to send us a proposal for 2021".

Sun, Sep 22, 12:22 PM · Akademy, KDE Promo
paulb moved T11747: Akademy 2020 Call for Hosts Campaign from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Sun, Sep 22, 10:53 AM · Akademy, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11747: Akademy 2020 Call for Hosts Campaign.

If we are to believe LinkedIn, the most fertile place to take Akademy would be to India:

Sun, Sep 22, 10:53 AM · Akademy, KDE Promo
paulb triaged T11747: Akademy 2020 Call for Hosts Campaign as High priority.
Sun, Sep 22, 10:51 AM · Akademy, KDE Promo
paulb closed T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018 as Resolved.
Sun, Sep 22, 10:33 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Sep 12 2019

paulb updated subscribers of T11623: Approve email sent to kde-announce@kde.org mailing list.

Okay. Put me and @skadinna and, say, @jriddell in charge of that list. Sebas is not very active any more and Lydia is often unavailable because of work or travel. Promo must not have to rely on third parties that are often absent when they are needed.

Sep 12 2019, 10:36 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T11623: Approve email sent to kde-announce@kde.org mailing list.

If memory serves we had a kde-press-announce@kde.org mailing list for reaching out to journalists

Sep 12 2019, 10:04 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T11623: Approve email sent to kde-announce@kde.org mailing list.

Are those two the same place? Can we send to both kde-announce and kde-press-announce just in case? Or will that cause problems? We would not be doing this very often, maybe once or twice a year at the current rate. Excuse me for the barrage of questions.

Sep 12 2019, 9:38 AM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T11623: Approve email sent to kde-announce@kde.org mailing list.

Just as a side note, the kde-announce list tends to be more focused on final consumers of our press announcements, while that looked like a message aimed at journalists.
Was the correct message sent to the list?

Sep 12 2019, 7:57 AM · Sysadmin

Sep 11 2019

paulb added a comment to T11623: Approve email sent to kde-announce@kde.org mailing list.

Thank you!

Sep 11 2019, 11:31 PM · Sysadmin
paulb created T11623: Approve email sent to kde-announce@kde.org mailing list.
Sep 11 2019, 4:40 PM · Sysadmin
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

We want to promote this more via social networks. Let's leave it open for now and plan something that will get us results.

Sep 11 2019, 3:50 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy

Sep 6 2019

paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Sep 6 2019, 11:22 PM · KDE Promo

Sep 4 2019

paulb moved T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Sep 4 2019, 8:15 AM · KDE Promo

Sep 3 2019

paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Sep 3 2019, 5:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Sep 3 2019, 5:15 PM · KDE Promo

Sep 2 2019

paulb added a comment to T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.

Before I start writing the draft, just wanna check: do we want a single Dot story covering all three round 1 goals, or should we write a separate closure story about each goal?

Sep 2 2019, 12:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.

Idea for the videos... Make them guerilla style at Akademy: quick clips taken with phones by several people. Suggestions for concrete questions to ask?

Sep 2 2019, 8:20 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.

To get feedback on the privacy part we should talk to @knauss, @vkrause, @ivan, @davidedmundson, @florianm, @vandenoever... Get quotes, check out their personal blogs, etc.

Sep 2 2019, 8:15 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.
Sep 2 2019, 8:06 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.
Sep 2 2019, 8:05 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.
Sep 2 2019, 8:03 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T11486: Goals coverage at Akademy.
Sep 2 2019, 8:02 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T11238: Applications 19.08 release as Resolved.
Sep 2 2019, 7:54 AM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb moved T9969: Come Home to KDE in 2019 Campaign from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Sep 2 2019, 7:53 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018 from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Sep 2 2019, 7:53 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a project to T11430: Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019: KDE Promo.
Sep 2 2019, 7:52 AM · KDE Promo

Sep 1 2019

paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Sep 1 2019, 11:40 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Sep 1 2019, 11:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11430: Attend External Events 2019: PyCon India 2019.

Stickers:

Sep 1 2019, 11:31 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 31 2019

paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 31 2019, 4:24 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 31 2019, 3:30 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 31 2019, 3:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 31 2019, 11:31 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 31 2019, 11:29 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 31 2019, 11:10 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.

@xyquadrat suggest looking at this: https://bugs.kde.org/weekly-bug-summary.cgi?tops=20&days=365

Aug 31 2019, 11:06 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T11474: Gitlab migrations informative campaign needs information.
Aug 31 2019, 6:58 AM · Sysadmin

Aug 30 2019

paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

Looks amazing! Thank you so much for creating this layout, Paul!

Aug 30 2019, 10:39 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 30 2019, 7:26 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 30 2019, 7:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

All resources and source files are available from https://share.kde.org/s/JLQyN5xQMYXKPiD

Aug 30 2019, 5:48 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

New version @duffus :

Aug 30 2019, 5:41 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.
Aug 30 2019, 5:01 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.
Aug 30 2019, 3:56 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy

Aug 28 2019

paulb committed R917:b5ba5b9c8efd: mended KDE Connect ending (authored by paulb).
mended KDE Connect ending
Aug 28 2019, 10:55 PM
paulb committed R917:ddce1e68568a: Typos corrected (authored by paulb).
Typos corrected
Aug 28 2019, 6:45 PM
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

Okay. I'll get on with the layout now.

Aug 28 2019, 9:58 AM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

I think I have now amended all the bits you mention, @duffus. Would you mind checking that everything is correct now?

Aug 28 2019, 8:39 AM · KDE e.V., Akademy

Aug 27 2019

paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

I cleared up the text using your comments, @duffus and @derkits and I am attaching the text again:

Aug 27 2019, 5:14 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb committed R917:c9501f4f1f36: adjusting accounts (authored by paulb).
adjusting accounts
Aug 27 2019, 11:05 AM

Aug 26 2019

paulb committed R917:5cc6574a0be5: Adding links (authored by paulb).
Adding links
Aug 26 2019, 3:25 PM

Aug 25 2019

paulb committed R917:02d5be8f7f4e: correction to higlights (authored by paulb).
correction to higlights
Aug 25 2019, 8:02 AM
paulb committed R917:81bcdb479c0f: Merge branch 'master' of git.kde.org:websites/ev-kde-org (authored by paulb).
Merge branch 'master' of git.kde.org:websites/ev-kde-org
Aug 25 2019, 8:02 AM

Aug 24 2019

paulb added a comment to T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.

Please pay attention to the way this idea is presented. Technically Phabricator provides a component which does this (harbormaster). It is not marked as "stable", but it does exist, and I think that sysadmins experimented with it. So it was allowed too.

Aug 24 2019, 11:04 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 23 2019

paulb added a comment to T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.

I was told that the websites need to be deployed with binary-factory (see https://invent.kde.org/sysadmin/ci-tooling/merge_requests/17), but it's probably an exception. One of the cool new functionality of the integrated ci is that this allows to run unit test for merge request and this feature can help the devs to review the change faster.

Aug 23 2019, 11:11 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.

Thanks, @ngraham. That is very helpful.

Aug 23 2019, 9:45 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 23 2019, 6:14 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.

Thank you for the update, Neofytos. I'm wondering if there's anything we can do in the meantime, while we wait. Otherwise it might be all rushed if we get very close to the official announcement date without anything prepared in advance.

Aug 23 2019, 5:51 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 22 2019

paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 22 2019, 10:46 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 21 2019

paulb moved T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 21 2019, 4:36 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 20 2019

paulb added a comment to T11123: Akademy 2020 Call for locations.

Where is your stuff, @skadinna ? Can you share it somewhere?

Aug 20 2019, 5:35 PM · KDE e.V., Akademy
paulb updated the task description for T11108: Gitlab migrations informative campaign.
Aug 20 2019, 5:29 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 17 2019

paulb added a comment to T11406: Brainstorm topics for Akademy BoF.

Maybe we can discuss when and where to hold the next sprint

Aug 17 2019, 12:37 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 16 2019

paulb moved T11238: Applications 19.08 release from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 16 2019, 11:52 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb moved T11238: Applications 19.08 release from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 16 2019, 4:29 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Aug 14 2019

paulb added a comment to T11238: Applications 19.08 release.

Expect me around 11:00 UTC to start preparing the release. Let's meet in kde-promo IRC.

Aug 14 2019, 10:53 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11238: Applications 19.08 release.

@cfeck do you know what time you will release Applications 19.08 tomorrow?

Aug 14 2019, 4:55 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11238: Applications 19.08 release.
Aug 14 2019, 4:54 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T11406: Brainstorm topics for Akademy BoF.

How about devising a promo plan for the new goals? They will have been decided and announced by Monday.

Aug 14 2019, 3:59 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T11406: Brainstorm topics for Akademy BoF.
Aug 14 2019, 3:58 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T11406: Brainstorm topics for Akademy BoF.
Aug 14 2019, 10:55 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T8747: Put KDE's videos on the alternative video platform PeerTube as Resolved.
Aug 14 2019, 10:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T8747: Put KDE's videos on the alternative video platform PeerTube from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 14 2019, 10:43 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 13 2019

paulb added a comment to T11080: KDE for Big Enterprises.

You may find that implementing technical solutions is insufficient. You will also need a marketing and sales strategy (even though no actual sales will take place) to convince enterprises to adopt a different technology to what they already have. That a technology gets adopted due exclusively to its technical merits alone is something that rarely happens any more, even less so in businesses that are, by and large, notoriously conservative.

Aug 13 2019, 9:55 PM · Goal Setting 2019
paulb added a comment to T11081: Finalize the transition to Wayland and embrace the future of desktop.

Hey @fbampaloukas: I think the title of your goal could give a stronger impression if you stated explicitly what you want it to achieve. May I suggest Get KDE Working properly on Wayland Once and for All?

Aug 13 2019, 9:42 PM · Goal Setting 2019
paulb added a comment to T11074: Make KDE more Accessible for Everybody.

Hey @chempfling, I think the title of your goal should be more explicit in what you want to achieve. May I suggest Make KDE more Accessible for Everybody?

Aug 13 2019, 9:37 PM · Goal Setting 2019
paulb added a comment to T11117: KDE is All About the Apps.

Hey @jriddell: As a goal, you may want to get an imperative verb into the title, as in "This is what we should do". I would like to suggest: Make KDE all about the Apps

Aug 13 2019, 9:33 PM · Goal Setting 2019
paulb added a comment to T11093: Improve Consistency across the Board.

Hey @niccolove, I think the title of your goal could probably be better understood if it were a bit more explicit. I can suggest: Improve Consistency across the Board

Aug 13 2019, 9:31 PM · Goal: Consistency, Goal Setting 2019
paulb added a comment to T11146: Provide Software Solutions for Consumer Devices.

@bshah : Can I recommend you change the title to "Provide Software Solutions for Consumer Devices"? The "KDE" bit is obvious so you don't need it and the changes amend some minor grammar slips.

Aug 13 2019, 9:25 PM · Goal Setting 2019