Richard Rauch | 2 May 06:41 2002

Web image.

A ways back there was some talk about a new image for the NetBSD main
web-page.  Some ideas (and images) were batted around.  Since I still
prefer the old image to the ones I've seen offered, and some seemed ready
to throw the old image out for *anything* else, I've given thought to what
I think would do as a replacement.  Since I'm not making any headway on
constructing the image, I thought that I'd share a description of it.
Who knows, maybe the idea will appeal to someone with the time & ability
to execute it.

The idea is to have a daemon sitting on a rock at C (err, sea; sorry).
Could be morning, could be afternoon.  The fork, of course, is resting
close at hand, but the daemon is presently occupied with a net.  The links
between the nodes in the net could have a soft, electric blue color.
There might be another daemon or two helping out (3 is always a good
number).

The ``logo version'' of the image would be just an abstraction of the net
(the same outline, but perhaps fewer nodes/strands and little/no color).

There's some more (and maybe less) obvious symbolism in the above
description.  Some (sea/C) are just bad puns, but then what was the daemon
and the fork (and the pipes in the legendary Foglio image) in the first
place?  Color would work well (I know people like color).  And it
parallels no image that I know of, nor suggests any historical event, so
it should be free from the kind of offence (or ``impropriety'' as one
would have it) that the old image has been associated with.  At the same
time, the ``warm fuzzy'' feel of the image in my head is nice.

(Hm.  It just hit me that there *is* one possible negative interpretation
of the above, but it was not intended in the concept.  I suspect that only
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Jim Breton | 2 May 07:05 2002

Re: Web image.

On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 11:41:36PM -0500, Richard Rauch wrote:
> it should be free from the kind of offence (or ``impropriety'' as one
> would have it) that the old image has been associated with.

Unfortunately I do not have anything constructive to add.  However, I am
sure someone will find a way to get all upset and "offended" about just
about anything one could dream up.

Andy R | 2 May 15:20 2002
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Re: Web image.

--- Richard Rauch <rauch <at> rice.edu> wrote:
> A ways back there was some talk about a new image
> for the NetBSD main
> web-page.  Some ideas (and images) were batted
> around.  Since I still
> prefer the old image to the ones I've seen offered,
> and some seemed ready
> to throw the old image out for *anything* else, I've
> given thought to what
> I think would do as a replacement.  Since I'm not
> making any headway on
> constructing the image, I thought that I'd share a
> description of it.
> Who knows, maybe the idea will appeal to someone
> with the time & ability
> to execute it.
> 
> 
> The idea is to have a daemon sitting on a rock at C
> (err, sea; sorry).
> Could be morning, could be afternoon.  The fork, of
> course, is resting
> close at hand, but the daemon is presently occupied
> with a net.  The links
> between the nodes in the net could have a soft,
> electric blue color.
> There might be another daemon or two helping out (3
> is always a good
> number).
> 
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Richard Rauch | 2 May 21:15 2002

Re: Web image.

> > A ways back there was some talk about a new image
 [...]
> One of the ideas I had is very similar to this, but
> it's the Daemon standing on the net, which is
> connecting planets together. The use of NetBSD on

Hm...  And the ``logo version'' of the image would, again, just be an
image of the net?

  ``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.'' --rauch <at> math.rice.edu

Andy R | 2 May 22:41 2002
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Re: Web image.

--- Richard Rauch <rauch <at> rice.edu> wrote:
> > > A ways back there was some talk about a new
> image
>  [...]
> > One of the ideas I had is very similar to this,
> but
> > it's the Daemon standing on the net, which is
> > connecting planets together. The use of NetBSD on
> 
> Hm...  And the ``logo version'' of the image would,
> again, just be an
> image of the net?

Don't know. I like the idea of a mound of computers
with the daemon on top, which my idea doesn't really
address. Maybe they don't have to be the same? Or is
that one of the requirements?

Andy

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Richard Rauch | 3 May 01:30 2002

Re: Web image.

> > Hm...  And the ``logo version'' of the image would,
> > again, just be an
> > image of the net?
>
> Don't know. I like the idea of a mound of computers
> with the daemon on top, which my idea doesn't really
> address. Maybe they don't have to be the same? Or is
> that one of the requirements?

I don't think that formal requirements have ever been stated (or even that
it's a given that the old image will go).

However, a ``logo version'' (something less busy) would be nice.  One of
the valid objections (okay, one that I can somewhat agree with; (^&) about
the current image is that it's too busy for use as a logo.  The images
shouldn't be the same (unless the ``main'' image is suitable for use as a
logo), almost by definition.  However, IMHO the two should have a
recognizable relation---and underlying part or spirit that *is* the same.
I.e., there shouldn't be two toally unrelated images, one for ``full
displays'' and one for ``logos''.

  ``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.'' --rauch <at> math.rice.edu

Erik Berls | 7 May 19:52 2002
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Uptime Leaders?


A new uptimes project has started.
Its still using the old protocol, but with a different collection
machine.  It is hosted at uptimes.wonko.com (also the data collection
machine.)

We've got the start of some pretty good NetBSD showing, but we need
more machines with strong uptimes (especially those with > 1000
Days)

Only a couple more >300+ day machines will secure most of the top
10.

Even machines with lower uptimes are encouraged to participate,
your machine will make it up there!

Erik Berls

Hubert Feyrer | 8 May 00:37 2002
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Re: Uptime Leaders?

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Erik Berls wrote:
> A new uptimes project has started.
> Its still using the old protocol, but with a different collection
> machine.  It is hosted at uptimes.wonko.com (also the data collection
> machine.)
>
> We've got the start of some pretty good NetBSD showing, but we need
> more machines with strong uptimes (especially those with > 1000
> Days)
>
> Only a couple more >300+ day machines will secure most of the top
> 10.
>
> Even machines with lower uptimes are encouraged to participate,
> your machine will make it up there!

FWIW, I've pulled out the pkgsrc/net/upclient pkg from the attic and fixed
it for the new project. Good to see that one back! :)

 - Hubert

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Gavan Fantom | 8 May 10:22 2002

Re: Uptime Leaders?

On Wed, 8 May 2002, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> FWIW, I've pulled out the pkgsrc/net/upclient pkg from the attic and fixed
> it for the new project. Good to see that one back! :)

Damn. Just after I knocked the power switch on my laptop, which would now
be on 450 days or so.

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Jan Schaumann | 10 May 02:54 2002

largest installation

Hi all,

I was wondering just where there is the largest installation of NetBSD?
This would include number of machines, number of different
architectures, number of users using it etc.  I think that a small chart
showing the, say, 5-10 largest installations world-wide would be a good
addition to the gallery website as well as for general advocay usage.

Any competitors? :)

-Jan


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