miercuri, 26 octombrie 2016

ASCII - art of sense.

This is a part o my ASCII database: 

♫♪ |̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅| ♫♪                         Boombox
__̴ı̴̴̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡*̡̡ ̴̡ı̴̴̡ ̡̡͡|̲̲̲͡͡͡ ̲▫̲͡ ̲̲̲͡͡π̲̲͡͡ ̲̲͡▫̲̲͡͡ ̲|̡̡̡ ̡ ̴̡ı̴̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡̡.___          House on the beach
♫♪♬                                       Music
c[_]                                         Cup
¯\_(ツ)_/¯                               Smile
︻╦╤─                                   Weapon
▇ ▅ █ ▅ ▇ ▂ ▃ ▁           Equalizer
▁ ▅ ▃ ▅ ▅ ▄ ▅ ▇           Equalizer 2
[̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]                                 $100
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sâmbătă, 22 octombrie 2016

Krita 3.1 second beta.

The Krita 3.1 beta come with a full features and fixes.
The linux version to download your krita-3.0.91-x86_64.appimage.
The most useful features can you be found into this 2D software for drawing:

  • ffmpeg-based export to animated gif and video formats;
  • the OpenGL canvas is fixed;
  • will officially support OSX
  • fixing bugs on Windows and Linux
  • the beta still contains the colorize mask/lazy brush plugin
  • expecting to experimenting with new algorithms, but with the next release
You can read more abiut this here. 
Krita come with this free copyright for Krita

Krita is free software under the GNU Public License, Version 2 or any later version at your option. This means you can get the source code for Krita from . The license only applies to the Krita source code, not to your work! You can use Krita to create artworks for commerical purposes without any limitation.

Krita Shell Extension come with MIT copyright. Krita Shell Extension
The MIT License
Copyright (c) 2016 Alvin Wong

vineri, 14 octombrie 2016

The US$250,000 in prize.

Mozilla team are excited to launch our global Equal Rating Innovation Challenge.
The US$250,000 in prize monies will be split in three categories:
  • Best Overall (key metric: scalability)
  • Best Overall Runner-up
  • Most Novel Solution (key metric: experimental with potential high reward)
The submissions open in 17 days.
You can read more about this project here.
The mozilla post can read here.

joi, 6 octombrie 2016

Design - Steps into tickets - the Track ticket.

The first step in this is to make sure that the subject completely design team fedora.
A second step is to check the validity according to legal terms.
In this category are the rules established by the international community and the teams fedora.
The process seems simple but requires time and cooperation.
Let's see some example:
Example 1: The python logo can be used according to the python official website:
The Python Logo Projects and companies that use Python are encouraged to incorporate the Python logo on their websites, brochures, packaging, and elsewhere to indicate suitability for use with Python or implementation in Python. Use of the "two snakes" logo element alone, without the accompanying wordmark is permitted on the same terms as the combined logo.
Example 2: The Fedora logo usage:
These are the official brand and logo usage guidelines for Fedora. Usage of Fedora and related logos must follow the guidelines as specified below. All uses must also comply with the official trademark guidelines.
Trac has a built in small and powerful wiki rendering engine and used Wiki markup to fill your issues.
You can add files to you ticket and used comments to solve it.
Now the fedora design team used trac. The official webpage told us about trac:
Trac is a web-based software project management and bug/issue tracking system emphasizing ease of use and low ceremony. It provides an integrated Wiki, an interface to version control systems, and a number of convenient ways to stay on top of events and changes within a project. Trac is distributed under the modified BSD License. The complete text of the license can be found online as well as in the COPYING file included in the distribution.
When you open a new ticket you need to fill with all infos and data to make it to make it solvable.
Also it would better to be discussed in team meetings fedora design because this will brainstorms ideas and will avoid comments or any inconsistency with another ticket or usage of output. When you used to open the new ticket then you may use WikiFormatting .
The new Create New Ticket come with some field:
Properties - all about this ticket:
Summary - is more like a title , and is a little summary of the ticket.
Description - is the description of the ticket and has at least three components completed in order
to facilitate the work will solve the ticket and come with the three components:
= phenomenon =
= reason =
= recommendation =
The type - is the type of ticket and this will put into area of interest and that will show us the interaction with the understanding of which will be part of the final component will be.
- Design and Tools Education
- Digital Artwork;
- Print/Swag Design;
- Release Artwork;
- UX/Interaction Research and Design;
- Web Design;
- Team Maintenance;
Priority - will determine the team needs intervention and is four:
release blocker
Severity - represent the complexity in solving this ticket
- Quick & Easy
- Moderately Involved
- Long-Term / Complex Issue
Keywords - the unused part but that could solve many problems in the management packetelor, eg logo, banner, wallpaper, badget, foss, devel-team, infra-team
Cc - indicates those who are to receive a copy
The next editbox is used for owner, blocking issue and put to working: Blocked By,Blocking and Owner.
The next step is resolving proper, comments remediation work and finally upload the ticket closure.
Although it seems simple in real completing the final result emerges by differentiation with similar components in the online environment in terms of the one he sees and the one working in similar areas of design.
My point: The best results are obtained not through cooperation at operational management. They appear as the sum of the factors involved in platforms and solutions implemented for the design team members. Therefore their knowledge is very useful.

luni, 26 septembrie 2016

Fedora 25 Alpha and processing.

About processing you can find more from processing website.
Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. There are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning and prototyping. 
Is simple to use. You can used with java also with  python and android mode.
Come with many examples and tutorials.
Today I tested with Fedora 25 alpha.
I download the 64bits tgz file. I extract the archive into my home user.
I used the binary file to run it and I install some modes from menu Tools and them Modes tab.
I run one simple code to see if is running without errors.
And working well, see the result:

miercuri, 21 septembrie 2016

Linux application Flowblade version 1.8 .

This video editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
I try to used also with Fedora linux distro ( Fedora 25 alpha) but not work for me.
I don't see in Fedora anything like python-gi-cairo.
Also I put this issue under github project, maybe will be fixed.

According to the official webpage, the software come with:



    3 move tools
    3 trim tools
    4 methods to insert / overwrite / append clips on the timeline
    Drag'n'Drop clips on the timeline
    Clip and compositor parenting with other clips
    Max. 9 combined video and audio tracks available

Image compositing:

    6 compositors. Mix, zoom, move and rotate source video with keyframed animation tools
    19 blends. Stardand image blend modes like Add, Hardlight and Overlay are available
    40+ pattern wipes.

Image and audio filtering:

    50+ image filters: color correction, image effects, distorts, alpha manipulation, blur, edge detection, motion effects, freeze frame, etc.
    30+ audio filters: keyframed volume mixing, echo, reverb, distort, etc.

Supported editable media types:

    Most common video and audio formats, depends on installed MLT/FFMPEG codecs
    JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIFF graphics file types
    SVG vector graphics
    Numbered frame sequences

Output encoding:

    Most common video and audio formats, depends on installed MLT/FFMPEG codecs
    User can define rendering by setting FFMpeg args individually

duminică, 18 septembrie 2016

News about Blender second release candidate and other projects.

The Chairman Blender Foundation and producer Blender Institute, Mr. Ton Roosendaal comw with this news about second release candidate and other projects:
Hi everyone,

Here are notes from today's 14 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net 

1) Blender 2.78 RC2

- Second release candidate is out! 

- Release logs are also taking shape:

Based on tracker reporting and further testing we either do a RC3 or 
the actual release this week. Sergey Sharybin and Bastien Montagne are
 monitoring it closely.

2) Other projects and 2.8

- Currently Blender for OSX links to an Apple system library for 
quicktime (qtkit).
This has been deprecated for long, and will be removed from 
XCode 10.12.
We have to decide if we want to drop this, and make Blender for 
OS X use ffmpg for 
all codecs.

- Julian Eisel uploaded custom manipulators patch for review 
Code docs

- Mike Erwin is in Amsterdam, with Dalai Felinto and others 
he will do design sessions
on the 2.8 viewport. Expect interesting logs and docs!