Sunday, February 5, 2012

ELRepo logo sought

Every open source project needs a logo, right? A nice logo, that is. The ELRepo Project has yet to find one. :-)

Turns out none of us on the ELRepo Project team are good enough to create one that satisfies all other team members. We don't have artistic contributors. So, we decided to ask the world !

I put some of the logos we considered. Because we provide support primarily for hardware, bolts and nuts were imaged in these examples (except for the top one).
Of course, there is absolutely no fixed criteria. We will take any design suitable for the project. The logo can be on many things -- web page, T-shirts, mugs, etc. The background color may be different. The size may be different. Here are some factors unique to logo design:
  • Simple
  • Scalable
  • Memorable
  • Versatile
We would prefer files submitted as vector graphics but if you can only create bitmap images, that is fine, too.

Please help us find a logo we deserve !

Saturday, February 4, 2012

First You Saw It, Now You Don't!

One week on from the announcement of the release of the kernel-ml-3.2.2-0.el6.elrepo package set, an automagically generated system message informed of the availability of the linux-3.2.3.tar.bz2 sources at the Linux Kernel Archive. That new source tarball was downloaded and fed into the ELRepo kernel-ml package generator. After signing and uploading, the kernel-ml-3.2.3-1.el6.elrepo package set was announced.

No sooner had the dust started to settle, then another system message informed of the new linux-3.2.4.tar.bz2 source tarball. The loop was re-iterated and so the kernel-ml-3.2.4-1.el6.elrepo package set was announced.

So the kernel-ml-3.2.3-1.el6.elrepo package set? First you saw it, now you don't!

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Kernel-ml Consultation for Enterprise Linux 6

Users of the ELRepo Project will know that its slogan is: "For the community, by the community."

In the spirit of that slogan, a consultation has been started with respect to the kernel-ml packages for Enterprise Linux 6 --
It has recently been suggested to me that the ELRepo Project should
now provide a kernel-ml package set based on the long-term support
linux-3.0.x series rather than the linux-2.6.39.y series.

Having mulled it over for a while, it does make sense to me and so I
have "smiled" at that suggestion. Before I go ahead and implement it,
which will eventually result in the deprecation of the
kernel-ml-2.6.39-4.2.el6.elrepo package set, I would like to hear
opinions / comments from the ELRepo user-base.
Essentially there will be two packages sets available, based on the long-term support linux-3.0.x sources and on the current stable sources. (As of the date of this posting, linux-3.2.y)

Update: Having listened to our users' comments, the kernel-ml-3.0.19.el6.elrepo package set has been built and made available. This package set will be updated in line with the long-term support policy of the Linux Kernel Archives. The existing kernel-ml-2.6.39-4.2.el6.elrepo package set will remain available but its usage is now deprecated.