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Re: signage

On 08/20/2014 03:22 AM, Matto Marjanovic wrote:
> On 08/19/2014 11:33 PM, tony mancill wrote:
>> On 08/19/2014 10:02 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 01:05:39PM -0700, tony wrote:
>>>>> As for badges, have we decided on text layout?
>>>>> The last 2 years had:
>>>>> IRC Nick
>>>>> Name
>>>>> languages spoken (en, es, fr, de, etc.)
> ...
>>> We don't have language preference data in summit, so this would be
>>> just IRC
>>> nick + name.
> ...
>> I don't know whether anyone is preparing a script (or if there's an
>> existing script to work from).  My understanding is that Matto is
>> working on the template, but that this is is distinct from the script.
> ...
>> Somewhat related - I have the Front Desk printer and am printing to it
>> fine from CUPS, so that part should be ready to test once we have source
>> data + template.
> Hiya,
> I have just checked-in:
>  a) an inkscape 'template' for printing 3 badges (folded)
>  b) a proof-of-concept shell script that produces a PDF from command-line
>     arguments of three nicknames and three fullnames.
> The script is pretty mediocre (3am quality) --- but it is pretty self-
> -explanatory if anyone wants to enhance it or transmute the functionality
> into another language/script.  Basic operation is:
>   * copy template to a new inkscape file;
>   * tweak svg xml via xmlstarlet to set the name strings
>   * run inkscape in batch mode to produce a PDF
> Prereqs (debian packages) are listed at the top of the shell script.
> The first thing Tony should do is run the script with whatever six
> arguments
> he wants to generate a PDF from template.  (The arguments could all be
> "" to
> generate a PDF for blank badges with no names.)  Then, try printing it, and
> make sure that the preforations end up in the right places.  A finished
> badge should look something like the attached image.
> I left about a 1/10th inch safety margin to account for imperfect sheet
> feed;
> if this turns out to be inadequate, tell me I'll make the safety zone
> bigger.
> -m

Hi Matto,

Thanks - I will start working on the badges tonight.


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