[rb-general] r-b icon-sets + simplified r-b logo?

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Mar 27 17:32:25 CEST 2018


On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:54:05AM +0000, Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:
> After I looked through the torproject styleguide, I thought that maybe
> we could use some icons for the https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/
> site to visualize package status
> Here is a quick and dirty draft I made in oodraw:
> http://rb.zq1.de/images/rb-icons-v1/rb-icons.svg
> .odg file is there too.
> It is just a visual representation of how
> build dependencies D,
> package source code S,
> and binary results B
> relate to each other.

I'm not sure we should do this, displaying build-depends is non trivial
(do you want to show all build-depends or only direct ones and if the
latter, why omit the rest? what about alternative depends? what about
different depends in fedora-25 and fedora-26?)

so in short: I think those should be displayed elsewhere, out of scope
for us.

> The other related thought was that the 'reproducible' diagram might have
> inspired the current r-b logo draft (even if it was not yet drawn, r-b
> people have it in their heads), except that there are only 2 nodes and 2
> arrows.
> And people might eventually ask us (or themselves) what the 4
> nodes+arrows in the logo actually represent.
> My best guesmeeting and draftss so far was about diverse double
> compilation [1]

hah! I like this! (the logo visualising diverse double compilation!)

> where you can
> 1. use two (or more) different compilers with the same compiler source code
> 2. to get two different but equivalent intermediate compiler binaries

2 compiler is just the beginning, there could be 3 or 4 producing the
same results too.

> Somehow I feel that I would want a logo that is simpler to explain,

I want a project that is simpler to explain! (just kidding, i'm happy

> How much do we care about explainability?


> Is it to late to further simplify the design?

I dont think so ;)

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