Design Suite Planning

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Contents

Introduction

The Design Suite is a project in progress to make a Remix (eventually a Spin) targeted towards professional designers, specifically the Fedora Design Team.

Goals

Under discussion - please discuss/edit! First round of targets comes from Martin Sourada.

  • target 1: showcase of design team work (perhaps customise the looks of the spin, add more wallpapers, include echo icons?)
  • target 2: typesetting -- fonts, inkscape, TeX, color profiles
  • target 3: general art/design work -- gimp, inkscape, color profiles, brushes, perhaps our echo-artist helper scripts...
  • target 4: video editing -- something for screencasting, something to grab raw video from video camera, pitivi or kino or something like that for cutting, perhaps an app for sound editing/recording, include dirac/schrodinger codec (I think theora, vorbis, flac, etc. are already in), perhaps some app (subtitleeditor, etc) for subtitling
  • target 5: desktop publishing -- OpenOffice.org + templates, scribus

Download

The latest image is available at http://www.wuala.com/sdziallas/fedora. (This is a very temporary hosting solution.) This is a work in progress - although it has worked in a VM, it is not finished and may break.

How to contribute

Current tasks

  • #Download the current version and test it (at this point, you may want to do so in a VM (virtual machine)). Send feedback to the design-team mailing list.
  • Help us fill in our list of #Packages - what would you like to see on a Design Studio Spin and why?

Upcoming milestones

The list below is taken directly from the Fedora 13 schedule - milestones specific to this project should be added in.

  • 2010-02-09 - Fedora 13 is branched from Rawhide
  • 2010-03-02 - Alpha public availability
  • 2010-04-06 - Beta public availability
  • 2010-04-28 - Bug Complete (No More Changes)
  • 2010-05-11 - Fedora 13 GA release

Design concepts

This section needs to be filled out.

What are the design concepts we've agreed on for this? Possible examples include:

  • select 'best of breed' apps vs "include as much as possible"
  • restrict to graphics vs also go for audio/video
  • include data vs not including data

Technical requirements

  • Based on: Fedora 13
  • Size: CD size? 2GB USB sticks?

Packages

To suggest a package we should include, add it to the #Under consideration table.

Questions

  • What do we do with brushes?
  • Will we get our own spin design?
  • Which gimp plugins do we include?
  • What about a comps group for the spin?
  • What makes it into a bookmarks package?
  • Will we get great inkscape tutorials packaged [1]?

Included

These are packages that have been chosen for inclusion in this release. They may still need packaging help.

Package Status Rationale
graphics group
agave packaged initial selection
blender packaged initial selection
cinepaint packaged initial selection
fontmatrix packaged initial selection
gimp packaged initial selection
gthumb packaged initial selection
inkscape packaged initial selection
koffice-krita packaged initial selection
mypaint packaged initial selection
nautilus-image-converter packaged initial selection
optipng packaged initial selection
pngcrush packaged initial selection
postr packaged initial selection
scribus packaged initial selection
shotwell packaged initial selection
synfig packaged (#479527) initial selection
ufraw packaged initial selection
xournal packaged initial selection
office group
dia packaged initial selection
gnote packaged initial selection
hamster-applet packaged initial selection
openoffice.org-impress packaged initial selection
openoffice.org-extendedPDF packaged initial selection
pdfmod review required (#537640) initial selection
internet group
empathy packaged initial selection
evolution packaged initial selection
firefox packaged initial selection
gnash packaged initial selection
gwibber packaged initial selection
audio & video group
audacity packaged initial selection
pitivi packaged initial selection
rhythmbox packaged initial selection
totem packaged initial selection
system group
gnome-utils packaged initial selection
tracker-search-tool packaged initial selection
vinagre packaged initial selection
vino packaged initial selection

Rejected

These are packages that were suggested but turned down for this release due to size, code maturity, or other reasons.


Package Rationale
name of package Why we're not including it

Under consideration

Packages we have not yet made a decision on. If you'd like to suggest something for inclusion in the Design Studio, add it to the table below.

Package Status Rationale Proposer
mw not packaged makes VCS access to MediaWiki easier Sebastian Dziallas
openclipart packaged sample content Sebastian Dziallas
fyre packaged small and nice, create abstract art Nicu Buculei
hugin packaged tool to assemble panorama photos Nicu Buculei
fontforge packaged *the* editor for font files Nicu Buculei
capa not packaged yet remote acquisition from dSLR cameras Nicu Buculei
gtk-RecordMyDesktop packaged tool for recording screencasts Nicu Buculei
istanbul packaged tool for recording screencasts, compare to gtk-RecordMyDesktop, bug (NicuBuculei 08:01, 8 January 2010 (UTC) it seems both istanbul and recordmydesktop are broken in F12, however istanbul has a low quality setting hardcoded, resulting in very poor looking videos) Mel Chua
ImageMagick packaged *the* tool for batch-processing images Nicu Buculei
rawtherapee not packaged yet looks interesting. ml thread Sebastian Dziallas
GREYCstoration-gimp packaged added due to request Sebastian Dziallas
alchemy not packaged yet open drawing project with dynamism Victor Quinault
add yours here packaged or not why should we include it your name

Resources

Some places to get ideas from: