[CentOS-devel] Distribution Artwork and logos.

Tue Aug 12 18:38:23 UTC 2014
Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org>

On 08/12/2014 12:09 PM, Tuomas Kuosmanen wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jim Perrin" <jperrin at centos.org>
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>> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:06:18 PM
>> Subject: [CentOS-devel] Distribution Artwork and logos.
>> The two possible layouts I have in mind are:
>> 1. exploded directory structure for the various source tarballs related
>> to distro artwork such as centos-logos.
>> 2. Named directory structures for the various image types.
>> logos/{svg,png}, desktop/<resolution>/png, etc.
> I am leaning towards splitting things up into separate repositories or folders, maybe?
> 1. CentOS visual identity and logos have the authoritative source 
>    files and colors etc defined in a separate repository, in SVG 
>    format and perhaps certain bitmaps for most common uses. These files
>    are used for everything: distro artwork and any other promotional
>    material. 
>    .------------------------------------------------------------.
>    | I would keep this small, clear and logical so it's easy to |
>    | point people to the official logo files.                   |
>    `------------------------------------------------------------'
> 2. CentOS distro graphics, things that Alain has been working on.
>    Maybe these should be organized per release, because things might
>    change between them, and scripts can evolve over time. These
>    folders would contain any release-specific artwork like wallpapers 
>    and the motifs that might be used by the scripts. Also some files
>    might be just there as-is (like a custom wallpaper etc), while
>    others will be rendered by the scripts - depends on the case.
> 3. CentOS promotional material repository, tshirts, stickers and
>    everything else.
> By splitting these up we can avoid pointing people into a huge repository
> with a lot of files, which is confusing, takes more time to clone, and 
> can lead to people using the wrong graphics even.
> I will need to think a bit to ponder the structure of each repository, 
> but my initial hunch is that it would make sense to split them by use:
> promotional -> brochures -> centos_for_the_win/
> promotional -> t-shirt -> 10-years/
> distribution -> seven -> common/flowertexture.png
> distribution -> seven -> installer
> But lets see. We can of course do something first and change things when
> we realize it doesnt work :-)

This makes sense. Would you structure the 'seven' bits of the
distribution as a branch in git, or would you prefer to keep releases as
directories within the tree?

Alain, is this a structure you could work with?

Jim Perrin
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