Hi all. Thanks to all attendants to the LGM 2010, it was a tremendous conference, I enjoyed it a lot.
And thanks to the organizers for coming up with the "note taking" service: for our GIMP BOF agnez did jot down what was discussed, thanks a lot for this. I mostly left the notes unedited, except for filling in some missing names. If you attended the BOF please feel free to fill in stuff you feel is missing, and if one of the non-attendants wants to have some clarification, please ask on the mailinglist. Thanks, Simon annual gimp developer meeting organizational meeting collecting topics agenda - decide about future gimp website www.gimp.org not updated any more... and other sites - improve to get non developers involved - merchandising, gimp brand - introduce google summer of code project - coming gimp releases, generic chat about releases - group photo introductions - Michael [schumaml], building gimps on windows admin german gimp forum, taking care about agenda, organise summer of code... - Peter [guiguru], interaction architect, effort of renovating gimp ui, multiprocess - Alexia [Death], estonia, paint tools, - Simon [nomis], 13 years gimp involvement, no current projects - Tobias [tobi], gimp user since 1.2, moderator german gimp forum - Alexander [prokudine], using since99, technical support for russian users , russian documentation - Agnez, note taker - Tor [tml], finnalnd, no gimp involvement, gtk on windows - Øyvind [pippin], gegl project - Lukáš, krita, here for steeling gimp ideas - Boudewijn, krita, here to see how gimp community works - Michael [Bat`O] student, contributing code - Joao, trying to keep functionalities - Akkana [akk], user support, writing books about gimp - Jakub [jimmac], not involved for over a year, getting into the dialogue -- future of gimp websites www.gimp.org, current release announced there is not up to date. the site is running on a replacement system, parts of the site are broken for several months, not going to be fixed on the actual server, - same problem for wiki, spammed and not maintained, down now - needed: new server, rent server service, no problem to pay, dedicated server, - needed: admin or maintainer is needed paying someone full time is not foreseen, no one feels responsible for taking care of this problem at the moment - site maintainer needed - hard deadline needed? - who owns the domains? -> Shawn Amundson, old gimp member, can be asked to redirect or create sub-domains without problem ?? set up a gimp foundation? there was a call for ideas and actions, no feedback came fo that idea domain name should be owned by a foundation - problem that Shawn owns the domain name? no problem per se, it worked fine for yeas, but would be more appropriate via gimp foundation. money is not a problem, flow of donations is large, need to figure out how to spend it. the money is there for a sysadmin - hardware is more pressing problem than domain name discussion - dedicated server - existing custom build system for the websites - buying hardware, or renting server, not important - what hosting company? what software? - hi traffic shouldn't be a problem, good quality hosting needed, not choosing the cheapest!!! ?? who is going to lead the web projects? traditionally : if someone starts to take a responsibility many will follow and take decisions. - alexia can take over some responsibilities, has been doing some of [admin work] before, take care of technical part - organizing migration to new technical hardware - who asks Shawn about dns matters. joao can take care of that? - choosing a hosting provider, do we care about the hosting country? no us. export regulations autralia? what can be taken of the site? what is going to be maintained? some parts have been sleeping for a while www top priority registry.gimp.org for uploading scripts and other resources. has been started by someone not close to gimp community but working good. has been drowned by it's success, heavy to use, ?? www.gimp.org running on a cms system? we need internationalization!! more system admin work? no complicated roles for contributers!! blocking everywhere take out the static part, throw away the python part, making adding news easy dynamic and localize site that can involve people into gimp (content contributors)? cms can be pain in the a**, but the actual site (git) is to technical for many contributors cms is going to get hacked, dock books plain html is blocking people, keep it as simple as possible basic machinery of the site should be founded in simple html, wikis etc can be connected to it.use git for contributing site going to stay static jakub volunteering for taking care of the website moderator access actually maintained by ingo (not present) also taking care of content cleanup ask him how the admin works, who has access to what? how is maintaining working? requirement set registry as a "one click install" site what happens if server crashes? there are backups.. problem on the registry.. for example hard to find where the lates version is doubts about the registry, maintaining not good enough, a lot of dead scripts are going to pile um see the registry rather than an index? scripters all have their own websites, google can find them. talk to the registy's maintainer about all this gui.gimp.org hosted externally at the moment, should be collected when moving ot new server no idea if backups are secured at the moment - as soon as there is any security problem showing up it has to move agreeing on mediawiki - needs to be patched to not have it run over [I am not sure if I remember agreeing to Mediawiki, but I did not pay enough attention at that point. Simon] server provider question maybe not having all sites on the same server? to prevent the risk of all sites going down at one time ftp server where releases are done enough free space at the moment (surprisingly, as it is usually full) all web projects are covered concerning responsibility --------------- content has been discussed how should people contribute? how to get non programmers involved? finding people who actually use gimp the blender foundation does that quite well gimp development needs artists nightly builds provide nightly windows builds? provide package builder(non functional if you only do static stuff) if done for windows it should also be done for linux what about macosX? it's a gnome application.. asking Jernej about it crap resources who could manage them resource system is changing what goes in and out? having a clear decision on that how to find a person to manage resources? deciding about the shipping package gimp package + extra package cut down unusual packages, cleaning up patterns and brushes how about a sample use case? use case requirement, ask professional users their opinions? about useful tools, others are thown out.. provide easy way to the user one click install download and start using right away! hidden resources? amount of tools should be limited? who problem... who can do it? peter will be involved.. --------------------------- merchandising foxdogbear [Wilber :) ] t-shirts are wildly printed, different design versions ... fox gimp brended stuff? should ther be official version? cheap giveaways? or higher quality stuff to sell? gimp ties? key chains setup of thank you presents for helpers simon's company does a lot of merchandising, he can have access/ information to production of giveaways and t-shirt production... + contact to a firm that does high quality flash (but with color/shape restrictions) ["flash"? I am at a loss at the moment what we were talking about. Will write a separate Mail on that topic. Simon] - how is the stuff going to be used? - welcome gifts for developers and translators? - cheaply shipped - if large quantities are needed for an event, shipping should be easy - it builds community - international shipping not necessary, gimp members should be able to bring personally to events where they take part. provide the objects to gimp people during meetings - within europe bringing/shipping individually has never been a problem -- plan for next LGM - PC size stickers (selling at events) - paper stickers - shaped stickers are more expensive - simon can produce via his job, stock it (for a while) and ship when needed keeping for a year or two, maybe longer if keeping on ordering - deciding by case if using gimp money or other - how to get the sicker design? - different stickers are possible in one production way (A4 sheet with several designs on it) - should there be different variations? (size, motive) - simon will research options and possibilities (giveaway and valuable presents) ---------- summer of code should not be discussed in a rush transformation tool, simple 2D animation ... [Agnez had to leave here, I for myself left shortly later. Please fill in missing stuff. Thanks!] Bye, Simon -- si...@budig.de http://simon.budig.de/ _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer