Finn Bastiansen | 1 Jul 17:37 2011
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Re: The time is now: Michael Lotz on a long term contract.

Hi,

Am 30.06.2011 02:11, schrieb Matt Madia:
> from http://www.haiku-os.org/news/2011-06-29_time_now_michael_lotz_long_term_contract
>
> Haiku, Inc. is ecstatic to announce Michael Lotz (AKA "mmlr") on a 6
> month contract developing Haiku!! There is the intention to renew this
> contract for another 6 months, making Michael to be the first person
> to be paid to work on Haiku for an entire year and you can make that a
> reality!

I think this is great news, having Michael work for Haiku for such a 
long time. Over the years I got the impression that what Michael commits 
always makes sense (there is a German phrase which describes it much 
better: "Hand und Fuß haben" :-) ). Therefore I am looking forward to 
seeing Michael working on haiku full time.

Greetings,
Finn

François Revol | 5 Jul 00:10 2011
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Haiku booth at RMLL

Hi,
although I missed the deadline for booth reservation at RMLL, thanks to
a last minute cancellation I managed to get one anyway.

I will need some help though, anyone planning to join ?

I also have a conf scheduled about R1/a3.

François.

François Revol | 7 Jul 19:57 2011
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Re: Haiku booth at RMLL

Hi,

Le mardi 05 juillet 2011 à 00:10 +0200, François Revol a écrit :
> Hi,
> although I missed the deadline for booth reservation at RMLL, thanks to
> a last minute cancellation I managed to get one anyway.
> 
> I will need some help though, anyone planning to join ?
> 
> I also have a conf scheduled about R1/a3.

Still didn't find a candidate, I'd like not to be alone the whole week
at least :P

François.

Patrik Gissberg | 9 Jul 10:45 2011
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Re: Wallpaper design contest

I've simplified the rules. Are these better?

Haiku Wallpaper design contest

Contest rules
- The wallpaper size must be 3200x2048 (WQSXGA).

- More than one wallpaper can be submitted to the contest.

- The submitter must hold the copyright, orhave the license to supply 
the wallpaper for use in Haiku.
- By submitting a wallpaper to the contest, you allow Haiku todistribute 
the wallpaper under the MIT license.
- The wallpaper must not have been previously published.

- The deadline is 2011-XX-XX 24:00 UTC+0.

Submitting wallpapers
Send one email per wallpaper to address <at> xxxxxxxxxxx, and include;
- The wallpaper attached.
- Name of the wallpaper.
- Authors name.

Patrik

Axel Dörfler | 9 Jul 13:16 2011
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Re: Wallpaper design contest

Patrik Gissberg<patrik@...> wrote:
> I've simplified the rules. Are these better?

Partially :-)

> Contest rules
> - The wallpaper size must be 3200x2048 (WQSXGA).

That's the only one thing I don't understand: first of all, where are the vector graphics gone to?
WonderBrush has a vector format that Haiku can read (and AFAICT most of SVG can be converted to this by WonderBrush).
And then, why this single ridiculously high resolution? Why not just something like "at least 1920x1080",
if possible in different aspect ratios?

> - The deadline is 2011-XX-XX 24:00 UTC+0.

Well, besides that 24:00 does not really exist beyond some crazy clocks out there :-)

Bye,
   Axel.

Patrik Gissberg | 9 Jul 13:44 2011
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Re: Wallpaper design contest

> That's the only one thing I don't understand: first of all, where are the
> vector graphics gone to?
Stephan wanted the distinction between bitmap and vector to be removed
(and you agreed on his entire post), so I removed it. I want to have
two different categories. I think that will make the contest more
interesting. I'd be happy to change it back.

> WonderBrush has a vector format that Haiku can read
> (and AFAICT most of SVG can be converted to this by WonderBrush).
That probably works. And if not, the vector wallpapers can be
converted to bitmaps until Haiku gets svg (or similar) support. So I
don't think we should exclude vector graphics because of the technical
aspect.

> And then, why this single ridiculously high resolution? Why not just something
> like "at least 1920x1080", if possible in different aspect ratios?
The idea is to simplify it by only requesting one, common resolution.
The selected format is in between 4:3 (the narrowest usualy in use)
and 16:9 (the widest) and is large enough for all modern monitors. By
having an original in this format gives us the possibility to
downscale and use the same wallpaper both on 4:3 and 16:9 monitors,
regardless of its resolution. See the illustrations in one of my
earlier posts.

> Well, besides that 24:00 does not really exist beyond some crazy clocks out
> there :-)
How do you write midnight? Without using AM/PM, which is not used everywhere.

Patrik

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Justin Stressman | 9 Jul 13:51 2011
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Re: Wallpaper design contest

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 7:16 AM, Axel Dörfler <axeld@...> wrote:
> That's the only one thing I don't understand: first of all, where are the vector graphics gone to?
WonderBrush has a vector format that Haiku can read (and AFAICT most of SVG can be converted to this by WonderBrush).
> And then, why this single ridiculously high resolution? Why not just something like "at least
1920x1080", if possible in different aspect ratios?

I totally agree about the vector graphics, but if I remember correctly
they fell by the wayside because Haiku doesn't natively support them.
So asking for a background in that format is getting the cart before
the horse so to speak.

As for the resolution on the raster entries; I think it's because not
everyone runs low resolutions or low end laptop displays. So having an
entry made at a nice high end "proof" type resolution, which shouldn't
be remotely unfamiliar, or unfeasible for any remotely serious graphic
designer, I don't think is remotely unreasonable.

Were I to enter into any kind of graphic design contest today, I
wouldn't even blink at such a requirement.

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Andrew Wasilczuk | 9 Jul 13:58 2011
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Re: Wallpaper design contest

Hi,

> How do you write midnight? Without using AM/PM, which is not used everywhere.

Technically I think that depends if you mean the exact end of the day
(24:00) or the start of the day (0:00).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock

Cheers,

Andrew.
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Ingo Weinhold | 9 Jul 14:14 2011
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Re: Wallpaper design contest

Patrik Gissberg wrote:
> > And then, why this single ridiculously high resolution? Why not just something
> > like "at least 1920x1080", if possible in different aspect ratios?
> The idea is to simplify it by only requesting one, common resolution.
> The selected format is in between 4:3 (the narrowest usualy in use)
> and 16:9 (the widest) and is large enough for all modern monitors. By
> having an original in this format gives us the possibility to
> downscale and use the same wallpaper both on 4:3 and 16:9 monitors,
> regardless of its resolution. See the illustrations in one of my
> earlier posts.

How about letting people submit a resolution suitable for web consumption plus an info at which maximum
resolution the image is available, if the original content is pixel based? Vector content would be marked
respectively, so would content from which a pixel format can be generated at any resolution (but which
isn't vector content).

For pixel content a minimum available resolution to enter the contest should probably be defined.

CU, Ingo

Arnold | 9 Jul 17:33 2011
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Wanted to write to my floppy drive

Hi all,

Here I am back with my laptop from the time all computers had a floppy
disk drive.
I wanted to read/write from/to a floppy disk (A:\ under Windows/DOS
remember?) so as not having to switch to Win too much any more.

Any support for a drive like that in HAIKU?

Regards,

Arnold


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