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Old 05-07-2010, 03:33 PM   #61
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Slackware stable can get boring at times; because it does not break.
Perhaps....but...I find the rock-like stability of Slackware very soothing indeed.

***posting from my CentOS 5.4 VM at work***
 
Old 05-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #62
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Perhaps....but...I find the rock-like stability of Slackware very soothing indeed.

***posting from my CentOS 5.4 VM at work***
I agree-I was not serious. After using other distros, I was used to updating to a new version in the hope that certain features had been fixed only to find new problems.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 07:57 PM   #63
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Why is it that every few months there is someone that thinks they should make slackware like every other cookie cutter distro. Leave the logos alone and fawk off with the stupid release names... Use it and be happy it works.

/rant

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Old 05-07-2010, 07:58 PM   #64
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damn..double posts

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #65
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I was inspired from under-construction signboards and produced this logo for Slackware-current branch. If you liked, you can insert it into wallpapers that you use on your Slackware-current boxes

Here is the transparent back-grounded version.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F...nt_512x480.png

Attached file is not transparent back-grounded.
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File Type: png slackware.linux.current_512x480.png (35.0 KB, 16 views)

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #66
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Very nice work there Phys, however from a purely branding standpoint I do wonder whether the silhouette of a man with a shovel in a pile of 'something' next to a big letter 'S' might invoke an undesirable mental association.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #67
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Very nice work there Phys
Yeah. I don't run -current, but I like that logo.
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however from a purely branding standpoint I do wonder whether the silhouette of a man with a shovel in a pile of 'something' next to a big letter 'S' might invoke an undesirable mental association.
I would never have thought of that, if you hadn't mentioned it.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #68
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What are we talking about? Yarok?
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #69
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Very nice work there Phys, however from a purely branding standpoint I do wonder whether the silhouette of a man with a shovel in a pile of 'something' next to a big letter 'S' might invoke an undesirable mental association.
Yeah, I guess a shovel and a pile of snow would be more appropriate for UK Highways Agency at the moment
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:39 AM   #70
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Oh man that yellow triangle thing is absolutely awful. I might change distros to avoid being associated with it. I am hoping you posted that as a joke.

It also gives a wrong impression. In my experience, slackware-current is as stable as most distros release versions.

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #71
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Indeed. But what I was alluding to is that Slackware's development cycle is more or less the same as Ubuntu's except all our animals are called 'current', but each current is still a different animal.
Indeed. The same here. Each my cat, parrot, turtle, and spider is called “Current” though each is a different animal (and hasn’t its own logo).
 
Old 01-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #72
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I'm out.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #73
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I'm out too. Don't understand the point of w1k0 quoting that 2 year old posting of mine. It makes absolutely no sense taken out of context and w1k0's comment only confounds me further.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #74
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Thank you for your reviews and suggestions.

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Very nice work there Phys, however from a purely branding standpoint I do wonder whether the silhouette of a man with a shovel in a pile of 'something' next to a big letter 'S' might invoke an undesirable mental association.
Before drawing the logo, firstly I remembered that Slackware-current branch was under a development process for upcoming stable releases. Then, I made an analogy between a working man and the development process. You are right , positions of the logo components can be changed. Existing logo may invoke an undesirable analogy for a group of people . And also establishing an analogy between working man and Slackware current branch is a bit elaborating. I could imagine something more distinctive to establish such an analogy.

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Oh man that yellow triangle thing is absolutely awful. I might change distros to avoid being associated with it. I am hoping you posted that as a joke.

It also gives a wrong impression. In my experience, slackware-current is as stable as most distros release versions.
Hey man... I am afraid, this is not a joke. It is a planned real work . Yellow triangle is a wrong chose? Indeed, it could be black and white circle or square. After finalizing my work, I am going to release source SVG file, so that color and shape of the graphic will be easily changed and modified by users.

Of course, current branch is also stable. But, it is not always stable as the preceding last Slackware release, when you consider entire development period of the current branch. For example; during the times when migration to KDE 4.x from KDE 3.x took place, there were stability problems experienced by the current branch users. In fact, you are right on that this yellow triangular shaped working man logo associates something more unstable. Something with a different concept could be a better choice.

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Yeah, I guess a shovel and a pile of snow would be more appropriate for UK Highways Agency at the moment
It is the same for TR Highways Agency at the moment.

I think simpler logo will be better. Adding "c u r r e n t" to traditional Slackware logo will substantially solve the problem.

Here is compressed archive of the traditional Slackware current logo with "c u r r e n t" including source SVG file.

Here is compressed archive of the second Slackware Linux Current Branch Logo inspired by an under-contruction signboard including source SVG file.

Here is compressed archive of the third Slackware Linux Current Branch Logo inspired by an under-contruction signboard including source SVG file.

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