[ubuntu-art] feature list / artistic ideas / re-orginisation review

Pascal Klein 4pascal at tpg.com.au
Tue Jun 13 15:32:19 BST 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 16:11 +0200, Niel Drummond wrote:
> hi I am fairly new to the list.. 


> I've compiled a spreadsheet summarizing most of the artistic ideas,
> features, and re-orginisational woes that people have been having on the
> mailing list since the release of Draper. I've put it up here:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtworkTeam/Drafts

A big kudos from me for that. I've downloaded a copy and shall be using
it to create an appropriate agenda and list of things that need to be
done for the coming meeting:

Saturday June 17, 16:00 UTC, in #ubuntu-meeting

> Considering the recent spout on Win vs. *nix, I've saved it as a csv
> (the fields are separated with commas, and double quotes). The original
> is an OOo file, so if you want me to use that instead, I will post it.
> I hope this document can be used as a  "scratchpad", and ideas can be
> thrown out or padded out at the meeting in Paris. I've covered roughly
> 330 message threads, and come out with 60 separate ideas. That's not
> very good, and I'm hoping most of it can be thrown out.

Whoa. :)
> I apologise in advance if I have accredited an idea of any of yours to
> someone else, this was not my intention. I also apologise if I have
> misrepresented what any of you have said -- each description has a link
> to the relevant thread on the messageboards, so the correct context can
> be interpreted. Please change what I have written to suit your original
> thoughts on the matter.
> I would also like to comment on what I have read, for the benefit of
> those artists who have joined recently, and are a little confused at the
> mailing list chaos. Please correct me if I am wrong: although Draper is
> a big leap forwards in graphics compared to Breezy, there seems to have
> been a great deal of organisational problems at the end of the last
> development cycle.   
> Hence, Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-art/) and the Wiki
> (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/) were implemented to try and mitigate
> this problem. I have my reservations about having two unfinished
> organisational systems in place, but they both have a role: launchpad
> will allegedly deal with the hierarchy of the artwork team (and to make
> the previous hierarchy of team-members jealous); whereas the wiki is
> intended to create a focus for direction in the artwork contributions
> (and create more legwork for existing team members).
> I hope this clarifies things, and the Paris summit can be a successful
> organisational front for the upcoming release cycle.

Definitely, and with an art team meeting just beforehand to clarify
things that need to be done for those attending the Paris summit,
hopefully they'll have even more to take with them, which we can then
get straight into when they come back.

> Kind Regards,
> - Niel Drummond

As to you. Cheers,
Pascal Klein
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