Just some notes RE: the 1.2 video:
A ton of work has been done for this "minor" release. For reference, I try
to highlight 10-12 of the most exciting changes in a release video, at that
Not to mention that these release notes are incomplete, and don't include
things like Doc's much anticipated multipage features, which (I think) will
also go into the 1.2 release.
These things are a BIG DEAL for the community.
In the end, we're going to have to choose which of all the amazing new
features and fixes will go into the video - we will not struggle to find
things to highlight.
I can assure everyone there's /at least/ as much work that will happen for
this video as for the last two videos. Indeed, there will be *more* work
with this video to re-do some of the style, change the music, and add more
UX motion graphics, which people in the project have been asking for to
elevate Inkscape's videos to the level of Blender's, for example.
The video also includes animation of the about screen contest winner's art.
This is an important community building facet of each release, and should
go in the video.
With a year's worth of work from so many of our dedicated developers, UX
folks, etc, it seems a shame to say this is a minor release, and treat it
like a second class citizen in regards to the previous two.
Just some thoughts to help make the decision more clear vs deliverables.
On Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 3:53 AM Josh Andler <scislac(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I vote 3.
In looking through the release notes, I'm not sure $2,500 is merited for a
video of this minor release (I'm stating that as opposed to a major
release, not saying it's not significant... just that I don't know how much
there is to demo in a "sales pitch" way). I am not against funding for it,
but it's not a trivial amount of money for the apparent lack of changes in
many regards (again, going based on release notes there are non-trivial
changes in some areas and just a lot of stuff that you can't demonstrate
quickly for the places that received substantive changes w/o the video
focusing too much on any one area and then not being good at promotion as
opposed to explanation). I'd probably suggest $1,000-$1,500 instead for
this. I'm interested to see if funding seems to make a difference. That
said, I'd be more comfortable starting a little smaller given the lack of
uniform votes for a farewell gift for Bryce and his 20+ years of
involvement in Inkscape and it's related projects. I'm not opposed to the
full amount, my preference is a smaller start with a less "amazing" release
than the past two.
On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM Martin Owens <doctormo(a)geek-2.com> wrote:
> Dear Leadership Committee,
> You attention is required to vote on funding for the Inkscape 1.2
> release video for 2022. As previously mentioned in our budget meeting,
> we have in our project a well respected video creator who makes videos
> for Gnome, the SFC and has made two previous Inkscape release videos
> and who needs funding for their work in the coming year.
> We as a project benefit from having a good looking and timely release
> video and this funding will enable our contributor, Chris Rogers, to
> spend the needed time without overwork.
> Videos for reference:
> 1.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlS0zKXsdvo
> 1.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6UHXkND4Sc
> Gnome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2D4aWTsXM
> GUADEC Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9e0cyrryRY
> Conflict of Interest:
> * Chris Rogers is a member of this committee and will not be able to
> vote on this measure as a matter of conflict of interest.
> 1. Spend $2,500 on a release video for Inkscape 1.2
> 2. Do not spend any money on a release video
> 3. Something else...
> Thanks everyone.
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
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