Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Beans
    1,552
    Distro
    Ubuntu Mate 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Arrow It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    Less than 2 months before Ubuntu 14.04 LTS comes out. Now's when marketing needs to ramp up and build some excitement!!

    Where are the countdown banners?

    Ubuntu should have an "official" location for the banner images that they update so it can be updated with a countdown.. released .. countdown next version... etc. For example, I don't have to replace my Fedora or openSUSE countdown banners because when the next release comes, the projects change the banners on their end and "viola!" my site starts counting down.

    Of course one can always select the other "runner ups" to do it manually if one prefers a non-official one at least

    They could even run a banner setup that just goes LTS to LTS and leave the in-betweens for people "in the know"

    Who would I make this suggestion to?
    Friends don't let friends wear a red shirt on landing-party duty.
    DACS | Connecticut LoCo Team | My Blog
    Ubuntu User# : 17583, Linux User# : 477531

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Beans
    0

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    I Agree that it would be a great addition to be able to find these at one location , prefereably through the Ubuntu Forums or Launchpad. I found a good selection here, I am a bit perplexed however that they have April 1st ad the release date whin in all actuality it is April 17th for the final.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Beans
    1,552
    Distro
    Ubuntu Mate 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    I think the April 1st is just for demonstration purposes.

    The benefit of them controlling the image being displayed for each day is they could still run the contest to pick the preferred one, and once they update where the banner is being pulled from then 100s (if not 1,000s) of websites would start showing "Coming Soon!" for Ubuntu.

    This would generate interest and be easy marketing via the community.

    I haven't updated it lately so it is still showing "12.10 is out!" instead of "Coming soon 14.04 LTS!".
    Friends don't let friends wear a red shirt on landing-party duty.
    DACS | Connecticut LoCo Team | My Blog
    Ubuntu User# : 17583, Linux User# : 477531

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    Countdown banners has been a community driven thing for a long time afaik... so if nobody in the community does anything than it is likely nothing is going to happen.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Beans
    1,552
    Distro
    Ubuntu Mate 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    Countdown banners has been a community driven thing for a long time afaik... so if nobody in the community does anything than it is likely nothing is going to happen.
    So how would one, never involved in any projects before, get involved?
    Friends don't let friends wear a red shirt on landing-party duty.
    DACS | Connecticut LoCo Team | My Blog
    Ubuntu User# : 17583, Linux User# : 477531

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA, USA
    Beans
    331
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    I - for one - am looking forward to testing the final release on my Nexus 7.

    If I feel ambitious I'll get around to ugrading my 12.04 LTS server.

    If I feel even more ambitious, I'll replace my desktop install of Mint 16 with a 14.04 Xubuntu install (replacing XFCE with Cinnamon, of course!)
    Desktop: Intel Core i7-3930K@4.7Ghz, Asus P9X79 WS, 32GB Corsair DDR3-2000, 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD, Sound Blaster Titanium HD, GeForce GTX TITAN
    Laptop: HP Folio 9470m, Core i5-3427u, 8GB
    ESXi (FreeNAS + Mythbuntu): Dual Xeon L5640, 96GB RAM, 48TB

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Beans
    1,552
    Distro
    Ubuntu Mate 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    What does this have to do with countdown banners?
    Friends don't let friends wear a red shirt on landing-party duty.
    DACS | Connecticut LoCo Team | My Blog
    Ubuntu User# : 17583, Linux User# : 477531

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    So how would one, never involved in any projects before, get involved?
    If I had any idea how to create one I would, but I don't :/

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA, USA
    Beans
    331
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    What does this have to do with countdown banners?
    My bad, slightly off topic. It is a post about looking forward to the new release, and I drifted a bit.
    Desktop: Intel Core i7-3930K@4.7Ghz, Asus P9X79 WS, 32GB Corsair DDR3-2000, 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD, Sound Blaster Titanium HD, GeForce GTX TITAN
    Laptop: HP Folio 9470m, Core i5-3427u, 8GB
    ESXi (FreeNAS + Mythbuntu): Dual Xeon L5640, 96GB RAM, 48TB

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Beans
    0

    Re: It's March! Where are the countdown banners?

    Take a look at this one: http://luisaravelli.net/countdown/

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •