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#1 2010-02-11 10:46:16

Ghost1227
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Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Another month, another issue!

As promised, we are slowly working back towards releasing the monthly copy of Arch Linux Magazine on the first. This month I was only a few short hours off from my target time. On the flip side, this month we have a few new features (and one noticeably missing, sorry... it'll be back next month). Hopefully we'll be able to keep doing the new features and, over time, build ALM up to what I know it can be.

My sincerest thanks to those of you who continue to contribute, and for those of you who are interested in contributing in the future (or translating), we now have a wiki page designed specifically for you! As for those who are waiting for sources for translation, I haven't forgotten you and will be sending you the link in the morning... it's long past my bedtime.

And so, without further ado...

http://www.archlinux.org/static/magazine

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#2 2010-02-11 11:09:44

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Thanks Ghost! woot ArchBang got a mention! smile


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#3 2010-02-11 11:54:37

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Looks good!  I was surprised to see that I was the cover artist tongue  The only thing I noticed is that the magazine has "image temporarily unavailable" on the last page of my how-to (page 9).  Not sure if that was meant to be, or if it's something you'll want to fix.  Either way, I haven't forgotten about the Asus UL30A review yet, just haven't gotten around to it!  It's on the plan for the next few days.

Great job, and congrats on becoming a member of the Dev team!
Lswest


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#4 2010-02-11 12:18:04

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

whose desktop is it? maybe mention it in the article. and frankly i don't see the point of the desktop item but maybe that's just me.


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#5 2010-02-11 13:58:09

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

I've looked up the word schwag a while ago when I first came in contact with the store. Schwag would mean something like stuff or goods. In the urban dictionary you'll find it for bad marijuana.

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#6 2010-02-11 14:27:49

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Dieter@be wrote:

whose desktop is it? maybe mention it in the article. and frankly i don't see the point of the desktop item but maybe that's just me.

If you're referring to the Desk Shot, it's my desk.  The PDF has my name, but the text version doesn't seem to.

As for why...I always find it interesting to see what kind of environment people work in, simply because it can often make me feel better about mine wink  Besides that, probably isn't much else to say for/against it.  Similar to the Desk Shot thread on the forums, not too many people posted in it, but there were a few who were interested in it.


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#7 2010-02-11 15:06:13

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Duologic wrote:

I've looked up the word schwag a while ago when I first came in contact with the store. Schwag would mean something like stuff or goods. In the urban dictionary you'll find it for bad marijuana.

Indeed, but since Judd coined the word, and he's from BC, I'll have to assume it now means quality marijuana.

Dusty

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#8 2010-02-11 15:51:51

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Just something :

Page six,PCFM wrote:

if you life on  the command line

Shouldn't it be "if you live" ?
Great release anyway smile

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#9 2010-02-11 16:09:18

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

great release,
Specialy the community contributions section.


PS: I didn't got the joke. roll


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#10 2010-02-11 17:02:49

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Whoever wrote your schwag article left a typo, "ISB" instead of "ISBN."

Also, google suggested that Mavigen should be Mavizen.

Dusty

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#11 2010-02-11 17:36:48

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

mh, I scrolled trough and thought: that wasn't worth 9mb. (why don't you compress the images ["optipng -o7" for png] and replace page 2 by a nice clean logo?)
9mb for 11 pages isn't lightweight wink

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#12 2010-02-11 18:02:32

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

All the aforementioned bugs have been fixed. Thanks! and rebugger... that's why there's a html version.

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#13 2010-02-11 18:04:24

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

@Ghost1227 "that's why there's a html version" isn't the correct response to "the pdf is too big for 11pages" wink

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#14 2010-02-11 18:07:07

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Matter of opinion. The html version was created to be lightweight. PDF version decidedly was not. Now possibly it could be optimized a bit, but it wouldn't cut too much off the file size.

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#15 2010-02-11 18:10:07

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

are you sure? (i'm currently writing my diploma thesis and i have around 60pages + 20 optimized big pngs [around 1500x2000] - 2,9mb right now)

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#16 2010-02-11 18:16:03

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Dusty wrote:

Indeed, but since Judd coined the word, and he's from BC, I'll have to assume it now means quality marijuana.

I think we really should trust him on that ...

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#17 2010-02-11 18:31:47

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

On page 2 of the PDF-version there's grey background with the Arch logo on it. If anyone could point me to this wallpaper (preferably without the logo) that would be nice. I'd realy like to use it as my wallpaper.


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#18 2010-02-11 18:33:43

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

NeoXP wrote:

On page 2 of the PDF-version there's grey background with the Arch logo on it. If anyone could point me to this wallpaper (preferably without the logo) that would be nice. I'd realy like to use it as my wallpaper.

It's not a wallpaper, it's a steel-ish texture created in gimp. However... search google or deviantart for steel texture/wallpapers and you'll find plenty of similar designs tongue

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#19 2010-02-11 18:52:21

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

The pdf looked pretty good, nice job. It opened pretty quick for me so size wasn't a big deal. Opened it up on my netbook too, just a split second slower, so no big deal.

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#20 2010-02-11 19:42:16

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

Ghost1227 wrote:
NeoXP wrote:

...

It's not a wallpaper, it's a steel-ish texture created in gimp. However... search google or deviantart for steel texture/wallpapers and you'll find plenty of similar designs tongue

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, google is my friend. If anyone is interest here you go:

http://www.psdgraphics.com/textures/metal-textures


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#21 2010-02-11 19:47:22

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

What's the deal with the missing images on page 9?

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#22 2010-02-11 20:07:23

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

roy_hu wrote:

What's the deal with the missing images on page 9?

It was intentional. I completed the html version, went to build the pdf and discovered that I had a small space with nothing to fill it. Unfortunately I was unable to get ahold of any of my artists. The missing image graphic was intended to get people to ask questions and, hopefully, convince a few more artists to step forward and offer their expertise. I need people willing to do spot graphics, icons, cover art, etc. If you're willing to step up, shoot me an email!

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#23 2010-02-11 21:40:01

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

@Ghost1227:  Regarding the artists, you can always send me an email with a request.  I'm sure there are people out there with much more skill when it comes to graphic design, but I figure I can throw something together if you need.


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#24 2010-02-12 00:20:46

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

hmm..pretty intereresting articles in there, i liked statnot most, its so KISS! and the comedy corner, gosh!!!! it had me laughing till my eyes were teary!!!lol....and that desktop..whoa i love the wallpaper!

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#25 2010-02-12 00:20:50

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, February 2010

I don't know if it good, but i found myself ending reading before i got realize, too short, course that means too good, but i feel like nothing, i want more !!!!!!! wink
Nice job !


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