[maemo-community] maemo.org preferred tools and formats

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Mon Feb 8 10:40:19 EET 2010
> ----- Original message -----
> From: "Dave Neary" <dneary at maemo.org>
> To: "List for community development" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
> Subject: Re: maemo.org preferred tools and formats
> Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 22:58:19 +0100
> Hi,
> Andrew Flegg wrote:
> > Stick a wiki page up:
> >
> > * SVG (Inkscape enhanced fine)
> > * PNG
> > * ODF
> > * ODP
> > * PDF (for stuff which is not intended to be edited)
> Add TIFF, JPG, HTML, I would think.

JPG and HTML added, as well as numerous others.  I now have a table in
progress on google docs:

http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AQ...ODJ2cWNx&hl=en (editable by all)

talk thread: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=43681

I am testing apps as I build the table so it's very slow going.

> The question raises an issue - where should this type of stuff go in
> wiki? I don't necessarily mean categories (ot could be Category:Media
> and Users I suppose), but more where does it fit in the navigation?
> Clearly this is not a link for the front page (which needs some
> up I think), but if someone comes onto the front page looking for this
> kind of information, what link would they look for & click?

Good question.  I think we need a high-level Standards category.  Under
it would come the logo, fonts, file formats, templates, themes etc.

> > More interesting, IMHO, are the standard presentation templates I've
> > been (intermittently) trying to get some momentum for for the past
> > years. But having a set of standard formats for collaboration within
> > the community can't be bad.
> I'm not a fan of presentation templates at all - and I think that
> put into making them would not be time well spent. Templates sometimes
> (often?) encourage poor practice in slide design, and the template
> elements like logos distract from the message you're working to get
> across. I don't need to see a maemo.org logo on every slide for a Maemo
> presentation.
> Personal opinion, of course, but I'd much prefer to teach people good
> presentation style than to have everyone use the same template to
> artificially enforce a visual identity.

I find templates useful as a good launch point if nothing else, and can
help when a dominant theme (eg, Maemo Summit) is important.

> Cheers,
> Dave.
> --
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Randall (Randy) Arnold
maemo.org community council

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