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Re: Counter to Fedora 8 release?



How far in advance are we generally going to display the counter?
Would it be preferrable to batch generate a file for each date in
advance, then have some server side code that includes the correct
one?

On 22/10/2007, Máirín Duffy <duffy redhat com> wrote:

> Oh haha, or if you could install inkscape, you could do:
>
> inkscape -z fedora-countdown-banner.svg
> --export-png=fedora-countdown-banner.png
>
> I'm attaching a modified version of the svg so you'd only need one font
> - Isabella - the rest of the fonts are converted to paths. Isabella is
> available here and is LGPL-licensed:
>
> http://www.thibault.org/fonts/isabella/
>
> So here is how this could work, sanity checks welcome:
>
> - need a script to:
>    - call counter.py with the correct value, incrementing that value
> every time it's called
>    - regenerate the svg
>    - run the inkscape command above to export the svg to png
>
> - need a cron script to call the above at say every night at midnight.
>
> - need counter.py and the attached updated svg
>
> - need to install the Isabella font
>
> If the png is saved out to a directory accessible to the web then anyone
> wanting to display the counter could simply use that image.
>
> Makes sense? Is this do-able?
>
> ~m
>


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