[Dev] feedback for Parabola beta ISOs

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Fri Oct 13 17:46:20 GMT 2017

Ben -

at this point it is not strictly necessary for you to use the manual
"git" utility - how are you getting the files onto github now? are you
using the "upload files" button? that is probably quite sufficient for
this purpose - all you would need to do beyond that is to ask a parabola
dev to merge your new changes into the 'contrib/skwid' branch of the
'artwork' repo

for learning git there is a great online tutorial at
http://gitimmersion.com/ and even github has something similar now
https://try.github.io/levels/1/challenges/1 though i have not used that one

about the "img+gpl" folder - that name was not part of the conventions
and not at all descriptive - i thought they would be better sorted by
meaningful folder names like 'wallpapers' and 'frames' - i will make a
new directory for 'banners', sort the new ones, and send another pull
request - feel free to add new categorical folders if you need them such
as 'icons' or whatever

i could pick a few small nits such as:
* the high contrast of the "glare" on the parabola icon - the bottom
half of the parabola is very dark and barely contrasts with the
background - on some monitors it will appear that the bottom half is missing
* the "arch-based" label - i have been trying to gain support for the
idea that use of the words "arch" and "archlinux" (or "arch the
gnu/linux") is irreconcilably problematic and would be best avoiding
them entirely - see this wiki page if you are interested

but overall this is good work - it may be nice eventulaly to packages
these for users to install via pacman

have you considered making a slideshow for the installer? - i could help
with ideas if you are not sure what that entails

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