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.

Fedora 11 countdown counter lion theme

Countdown counter lion theme

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.

CC BY-SA 4.0 Fedora 11 countdown counter part 2 by Eelko Berkenpies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

3 Comments

  1. nicu says:

    Good one, the graphics are now much like we are going to have in F11 and the rounded corners are a nice touch. Maybe the text alignment could be improved just a bit, I believe you have them aligned to the left. How about aligning them to the center? (the center of the days number).

    I guess I can look at your code for this, but I feel lazy: what happens on the release day? Will it display “0 days left” or change into “download now”?

  2. Haha, good one! It’ll display 0 days (or -1 days after the day it has been released and so on). I’ll put that on my list too. Also, centering might be a good idea too, I’ll check what that will look like later on.

    Thanks for your feedback!

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