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lesser-known fedora contributors, part 3 [Nov. 7th, 2007|11:03 am]
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Herein lies the third installment of my lesser-known Fedora contributors series. But the focus on this installment is someone who you should know, because in the 6 or 7 months since his Fedora account was created, Ricky Zhou has done a ton of great work for Fedora, especially in the infrastructure and websites realm.

I asked two of the better-known Fedora contributors, Mike McGrath and Toshio Kuratomi to "tell me some of the cool stuff Ricky has done".

Here are a few highlights:

* Ricky has had a lot to do with the entire look-and feel of the non-wiki section of fedoraproject.org. Right now, I hear, he is debugging the way fedoraproject.org renders when viewed with Internet Explorer 6, which actually tells you pretty much everything you need to know about his desire to see a Job Done Well.

* The little drop down menu on fedoraproject.org that lets you switch the language that the page is displayed in? That's Ricky (and Ignacio).

* Have you seen the layout changes in the past few months that have happened on the torrent site? What about the look and feel of the package database? Again, lots of that is Ricky's work.

* According to Mike, Ricky *is* the webmaster{at}fedoraproject.org alias, though for the sake Redundancy in Engineering we might want to get him some help! :)

* Ricky has helped Seth with repository layout templates, and he is also working on the Fedora Account System version 2, and the soon-to-be-live spins.fedoraproject.org, which will be (from the early work that I've seen) a very slick page that makes it easy for people to find and use custom spins of Fedora. I predict that spins.fedoraproject.org will be very important in our future community building efforts, because it will also give people an incentive to create their own spins, so that they can be visible on that site.

Ricky Zhou, (no longer a) lesser-known Fedora contributor!

[User Picture]From: mmcgrath
2007-11-07 04:51 pm (UTC)

Cheers to ricky!

He makes us all look good :)
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