Fedora 11 countdown counter part 2
Usually I’m not fond of posting blog entry’s so close to each other, although nicu has kindly pointed out to me that there is an official Fedora countdown counter (https://fedoraproject.org/en/counter). I didn’t realize it existed until it got pointed out (well I knew about it, although my enthusiasm beat me to it). He also pointed out some other, rather important, things too.
That counter seems to be a bit more advanced than mine. It’s multilingual and follows a central timestamp (convenient when a release date changes). Mine didn’t do both. Also the whole temple theme is going to be changed into a lion one, post-beta.
Therefor I had to make some changes to my script. I now use a central date too (located at my server though) and I whipped up a second version of the script using a lion theme. I also made some rounded corners on this image which worked out pretty well.
Temple theme: http://berkenpies.nl/leonidas/pkg_countdown.tar.gz
Lion theme: http://berkenpies.nl/leonidas/pkg_countdown_king.tar.gz
There still are many other things I could change (timezones, custom background images, multilingual etc). I’ll fiddle around with it for a while and will post any updates in the comments for this post.