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Yesterday

paulb committed R917:49dfd97decee: Upload draft of 2018 report (authored by paulb).
Upload draft of 2018 report
Sat, Jun 15, 8:28 PM

Fri, Jun 14

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

> And possibly most importantly of all we need whitepapers of successful deployments flooding promo.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:42 AM · Goal Setting 2019

Tue, Jun 4

paulb updated subscribers of T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019.
Tue, Jun 4, 2:36 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019.
Tue, Jun 4, 9:57 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10539: Attend External Events 2019: OpenExpo Europe 2019.
Tue, Jun 4, 9:55 AM · KDE Promo

Mon, Jun 3

paulb updated subscribers of T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Announcement is written and is here: https://share.kde.org/s/A2i6BCxiZADtJDC

Mon, Jun 3, 6:58 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.
Mon, Jun 3, 6:54 AM · KDE Promo

Sat, Jun 1

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

@ngraham will talk with Santiago to get his details. I will talk with Slimbook to get 5.16 onto his prize and give them the details so they can send it to the winner. Santiago will have to wait at least until 11th so he gets the stable version.

Sat, Jun 1, 7:22 PM · KDE Promo

Thu, May 30

paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

Can you provide any other examples? I ask because the content of this account is too far away from our posting style.

Thu, May 30, 7:37 AM · KDE Promo

Tue, May 28

paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

Instead of rushing in, why don't we take this as an opportunity to test run how we should judge what new tasks we should take on? When somebody comes along with a new idea, any new idea, we don't really have a protocol that helps us decide if it is a good fit. This may be a good way of practising for future cases.

Tue, May 28, 2:13 PM · KDE Promo

Mon, May 27

paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

Why not test at least?

Mon, May 27, 8:47 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

Regarding the use or not of Instagram: Data that we can consider There are 1 billion active users, according to Instagram itself.

Mon, May 27, 4:58 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

I have very little doubt that @alesonmedeiros is an honest and well-intentioned person and I do not believe he will go rogue. I also see your point of view @jriddell and I do not want @alesonmedeiros to loose interest either, but the trial period is not only about that. The trial period that we all agreed on serves several functions:

Mon, May 27, 4:20 PM · KDE Promo

Sun, May 26

paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

We want to figure out what we want to achieve with an Instagram account. What we are looking for is to answer the question of how (or if) it helps progress towards achieving any of Promo's long term goals. It may be that Instagram is a very useful tool for that or not useful at all. At this stage we don't know.

Sun, May 26, 10:39 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

Idea:
KDE as a great project to enter Instagram and have a greater interaction with users (people of different ages and places)

<etc>

Sun, May 26, 10:27 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.
Sun, May 26, 10:26 AM · KDE Promo

Fri, May 24

paulb added a comment to T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.

I'd prefer we stick to the policies we agreed on, if you don't mind.

Fri, May 24, 7:20 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T10979: Add Instagram to KDE's social media.
Fri, May 24, 4:56 PM · KDE Promo

Mon, May 20

paulb added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Deadline probably June 4.

Mon, May 20, 2:50 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Final announce taking shape now here
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.16.0.php

Mon, May 20, 12:48 PM · KDE Promo

Sat, May 18

paulb updated the task description for T10607: Promote the 5th anniversary of KDE Frameworks.
Sat, May 18, 11:51 PM · KDE Promo

May 17 2019

paulb added a comment to T10941: Plasma 5.16 Release: Video.

Step 1 for the script would be to make a list of the features we want to highlight in the video. Let's brainstorm that and come up with a list here.

May 17 2019, 5:06 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10941: Plasma 5.16 Release: Video.
May 17 2019, 5:04 PM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T10941: Plasma 5.16 Release: Video as High priority.
May 17 2019, 9:54 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9545: EduCode 2018 Post Mortem, a subtask of T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018, as Resolved.
May 17 2019, 9:45 AM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb closed T9545: EduCode 2018 Post Mortem as Resolved.
May 17 2019, 9:45 AM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb closed T9952: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe: Post-mortem, a subtask of T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe, as Resolved.
May 17 2019, 9:45 AM · Plasma, KDE Promo
paulb closed T9952: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe: Post-mortem as Resolved.
May 17 2019, 9:45 AM · Plasma, KDE Promo

May 10 2019

paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
  • when using someone else's photography as part of your wallpaper, make sure to have the permission to do so
May 10 2019, 8:19 AM · KDE Promo

May 9 2019

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

Thanks @ngraham and @skadinna. I'm sure we can make these into valuable nuggets of wisdom.

May 9 2019, 9:51 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

I hope you considerpoint number 2 as well.

May 9 2019, 9:30 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Respected judges @lydia, @skadinna, @ngraham, @filipf, and @GB_2, I have to insist on the "doling out advice" thing. Even if it is one pearl of wisdom at a time, they would make for great social media posts and help keep the interest high. Could you discuss this and come up with... oh, I don't know... 5 things that would help participants? If it your advice is sciency-based, like "don't combine colour X if with colour Y because they clash", or the "busy-background" thing mentioned above, much the better.

May 9 2019, 7:11 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Some suggestions,

  1. Get Blender artists involved by:
    • Write a post about the competition on BlenderNation
    • Write a post about the competition on BlenderArtists
    • Write a tweet tagging @blender and using #b3d and #blender hashtags
May 9 2019, 3:53 PM · KDE Promo

May 8 2019

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

Thanks. So @bcooksley, could you add the following to the rules section?

Do not add the Plasma version number into your wallpaper. Any logos or text, such as the (Plasma logo) should be tastefully integrated into the design of the wallpaper itself, not just added on top as text

On the subject of VDG experts sending out advice, I have plenty of opinions and suggestions for improvement but feel uncomfortable expressing them for fear of being seen to pre-judge or prefer certain entries. Thoughts?

May 8 2019, 6:36 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

@paulb, VDG, would you guys be okay with changing the forum post's rules to have the following?

  1. Do not add the Plasma version number into your wallpaper. Any logos or text, such as the (Plasma logo) must be integrated into the design of the wallpaper itself, not just added on top as text
May 8 2019, 4:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Sorry, can I please get clarification on what needs to be changed?

May 8 2019, 9:54 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Advice could be... :

May 8 2019, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

I'm noticing that a lot of entries have the KDE logo or the Plasma name or version number embedded in it. I feel like this is kind of tacky and not really appropriate given that our prior wallpapers didn't do this, but we didn't make a rule prohibiting it. I'm tempted to recommend that we retroactively do so and ask the people who have submitted such wallpapers to remove those elements. Thoughts?

May 8 2019, 6:39 AM · KDE Promo

May 7 2019

paulb moved T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
May 7 2019, 11:27 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 7 2019, 11:26 AM · KDE Promo

May 2 2019

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

I have the power to pin forum posts yes.

I'll check with what we've done for competitions like this in the past, if memory serves we've opened a dedicated category/section within the forum and have enabled the image previews so people can see entries at a glance (see one of the Krita subforums)

May 2 2019, 8:17 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
In T10875#183867, @GB_2 wrote:

Great, now we can prepare the forum post and social media campaign :-)

May 2 2019, 5:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

So now we just need a yes from @skadinna (if KDE Promo wants a role), with @ndavis as a backup.

May 2 2019, 5:36 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

@lydia said yes, but she is travelling right now. She'll be here when judging needs to start.

May 2 2019, 5:29 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Let's have @skadinna and @lydia on teh jury. I can give up my place no problem

May 2 2019, 3:58 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 3:53 PM · KDE Promo
paulb 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, 1:12 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 1:07 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 1:06 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 11:11 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 11:07 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 11:05 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 9:32 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 9:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Started the wikipage, although it needs the link to the forum thread. Do we know who can make a post sticky in the forums?

May 2 2019, 9:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 8:37 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 8:26 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 8:25 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

A possible way around that is to require project files. SVGs might be a bit of an issue, but SVGs that don't look right in Inkscape probably weren't made in Inkscape.

May 2 2019, 8:12 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

Some ideas for rules:

May 2 2019, 7:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 2 2019, 7:52 AM · KDE Promo

May 1 2019

paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 6:09 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 6:09 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 6:08 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 6:08 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 6:07 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.

as per a conversation with @jriddell, the latest date to have a decision regarding the wallpaper would be 1st of June, so the ending date must be before that. Would, say, 48 hours be enough time for VDG to reach a final decision?

May 1 2019, 4:52 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 4:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition.
May 1 2019, 4:49 PM · KDE Promo
paulb triaged T10875: Plasma 5.16 Release: Wallpaper competition as High priority.
May 1 2019, 1:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Amen brotha! Let's do it.

May 1 2019, 1:19 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Is the VDG on board with this? Can we get an "Amen!" from their side? When we get that, I can set up an empty page we will start populating with the submissions, and then get somebody to post a sticky message to the forums.

May 1 2019, 12:03 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.
In T10855#183484, @GB_2 wrote:

I think letting people use the forum is the best option, more people see it and can give feedback to wallpapers.

May 1 2019, 11:40 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 30 2019

paulb 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, 11:11 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 29 2019

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

I used the text I received from Paul.

Apr 29 2019, 11:43 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.
In T10855#183349, @GB_2 wrote:

Got no response from @kvermette to the email I sent a few days ago. If we want to do the wallpaper contest we should start preparing it now, before it's too late.

Apr 29 2019, 7:57 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of 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, 12:19 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 27 2019

paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Apr 27 2019, 12:32 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Apr 27 2019, 12:32 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.

Where is the current rendered PDF and I can stick it in the right place on the akademy website?

Apr 27 2019, 11:46 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T8043: Attend External Events.
Apr 27 2019, 7:23 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T10580: Organise Promo Sprint 2019.
Apr 27 2019, 7:02 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Apr 27 2019, 6:39 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release.

Wallpaper thoughts:

Apr 27 2019, 6:36 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to E497: Plasma 5.16.0.

Promo task: T10855

Apr 27 2019, 6:28 AM · Event: Release
paulb triaged T10855: Plasma 5.16 Release as High priority.
Apr 27 2019, 6:26 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Apr 27 2019, 6:15 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added invites for E497: Plasma 5.16.0: KDE Promo.
Apr 27 2019, 5:57 AM · Event: Release
paulb moved T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Apr 27 2019, 5:54 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 26 2019

paulb added a comment to T10628: Akademy 2019 sponsorship brochure.
In T10628#183135, @apol wrote:

Are we happy with the latest pdf? Is it something we can get under akademy.kde.org?

Apr 26 2019, 7:11 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 25 2019

paulb 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, 3:14 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Apr 25 2019, 10:51 AM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

I feel like hosting community projects under the kde.org subdomain would go a long way towards brand recognition(krita.kde.org, kdenlive.kde.org)

Apr 25 2019, 10:23 AM · KDE Promo
paulb 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.

Apr 25 2019, 10:19 AM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.

Apr 24 2019

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

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

Apr 24 2019, 7:55 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
paulb 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.

Apr 24 2019, 4:47 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2019), KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Apr 24 2019, 3:29 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.
paulb updated the task description for T10147: KDE e.V. annual report 2018.
Apr 24 2019, 3:29 PM · KDE Promo, KDE e.V.

Apr 18 2019

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

@cfeck What time are you thinking of releasing?

Apr 18 2019, 8:03 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications
paulb added a comment to T10636: Announcement text for the Applications 19.04 release.

@cfeck : Video links:

Apr 18 2019, 1:25 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications