On layouts and icons

Layouts

We’re occasionally experimenting with various layouts, for example this one. Because of the orientation it obviously needs improvements on the overlapping labels, but the fat line option offers a nice graphical cue about a distro’s “fertility”. Comments invited!

Icons

It has been technically possible to use icons instead of those dots at each distro’s starting point for a while now, yet what is missing are the icons themselves.
This means: if you, dear visitor, by any chance happen to know about a collection of a few hundred distro icons in SVG or PNG, uniformly layouted, we’d be very obliged to have a share.
You can also hand in only a few* and the GLDT may start having icons as soon as there’s a substantial portion – somewhere around 200 would be awesome for now.

* The exact format, layout, dimensions, etc. can be fixed as soon as we have a large enough set with a common denominator.

One more thing

Help is always welcome: if you happen to know that nice, overlooked, historically interesting distro, go ahead and submit it!
We’re also grateful for any spotted errors (especially those exact start/stop/fork dates sometimes only known to the founding developers themselves), which you can report via the same form.

  • 0000000000

    Why not cc-by-sa?

  • Andreas

    Why cc-by-sa and not gfdl?

  • http://fedora.md jekader

    The vrtical variant is very nice, but looking at it I understood that it should be turned upside down, and voila – we have “debian genialogical tree”, “redhat tree”, “slackware tree”, and some grass around :)

  • Nico_11

    The fat line option is I think a good idea to show important distribs, I think it’s better, but the variant of a vertical timeline is less good. The horizontal timeline is most beautiful :)