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Who are we?

Design Sofware is a Special Interest Group aimed to improves latest free and open tools for designers especially Design Team.

Contributing roles in the Design Software SIG

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Contributing roles
This is only suggestions for contributing roles. Only your imagination sets the limits.

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Designer

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Content writer

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OS Developer

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People Person

Mission

  • Create high quality packages of design tools featuring graphics, web, arts and some video editings.
  • Document the available tools, including wiki documentation and comps.xml
  • Promote the Design Suite
  • Actively review each other's design-related packages to shorten the time it takes to get them approved and imported into Fedora Package Collection
  • Help each other fix bugs that have been filed against design packages
  • Alert each other about orphaned and soon-to-be orphaned design software packages so that we can prevent their removal

Design News websites

Useful links for tracking design related software

Documentation

Design Suite

Design Suite is a Fedora Spin based on Gnome Shell showcasing the design-related tools used by Design Team in addition of audio and video editing. More information is located on Fedora Spin website.

Process

Design Software SIG has three channels for communication:

  • The mailing list design-team@lists.fedoraproject.org,
  • The current wiki page for suggesting design software, the need of reviewing packages or joining the SIG,
  • the IRC channel located on #fedora-design@irc.freenode.net for designers and #fedora-devel@irc.freenode.org for packagers.

Contribution

Members

Packages already in Fedora repository

A-F

  • blender - 3D modeling, animation, rendering and post-production
  • cmyktool -Utility to manage color profiles and convert from RGB to CMYK
  • colord-extra-profiles - More color profiles for color management that are less commonly used
  • darktable - Utility to organize and develop raw images
  • dia- Diagram drawing program
  • entangle - Tethered shooting & control of digital cameras
  • fontforge - *the* editor for font files
  • font-manager - Font management application

G-O

P-Z

  • pdfshuffler - PDF file merging, rearranging, and splitting
  • phatch - cross-platform Photo Batch Processor and Exif Renamer with a nice graphical user interface
  • scribus - Desktop publishing application
  • shotwell - Photo organizer
  • synfigstudio - Vector-based 2D animation studio
  • xournal - Notetaking, sketching, PDF annotation and general journal

Packages in Design Suite

Design

  • Name - Description
  • blender
  • bluefish
  • cmyktool
  • darktable
  • dia
  • entangle
  • fontforge
  • font-manager
  • gimp
    • gimp-*-plugin
    • gimp-data-extras
    • gimp-high-pass-filter
    • gimp-normalmap
    • gimp-resynthesizer
    • GREYCstoration-gimp
  • gpick
  • hugin
  • mypaint
  • inkscape
  • nautilus-image-converter
  • optipng
  • phatch
  • screenruler
  • scribus
  • colord-extra-profiles
  • synfigstudio

Office

  • pdfshuffle
  • vym

Internet

  • filezilla

Audio and Video

  • audacity
  • pitivi

Fonts

  • aajohan-comfortaa-fonts
  • adobe-source-sans-pro-fonts
  • campivisivi-titillium-fonts
  • lato-fonts
  • overpass-fonts

Packages under review

Lists of packaged submitted for review. A good place to learn about the procedure and the common practice. If the package is accepted for inclusion in Fedora repository, add design-sw in InitialCC while submitting a SCM Admin request. please move it to accepted packages, else move it to refused packages and list the reason of refusal.

Fedora Design Packages WishList

Proposed packages to include in Fedora repository for Design Team. When future packager picked up the desired software for review, please move it in the review process. If the sofware cannot be included in Fedora repository, move the software in refused packages and list the reason.

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  • Status - Name and url - Description - Comments
  • PSPI (Lets you install Photoshop plugins) - may be problematic because of wine requirement
  • Refocus
  • Color Match
  • Focus Blur
  • Contrast Blending
  • Image Registration
  • Save for Web
  • Swatchbooker its a tool for manage swatches, mostly color sets now, its not active developed but it still works and is helpful for e.g. converting color palettes from adobe swatch exchange (*.ase) to *.gpl. Its not packaged yet but thats not a big deal, its python.
  • Alchemy , not easy to describe what it does, it helps to create a creative chaos where you can work with. Its not really active developed but it still works, is also not packaged yet. It uses java and netbeans
  • Evolvotron its a tool for generate creative patterns. Its not packaged yet should be harder as it uses c++/QT
  • NeoTextureEdit it helps you to create seemless textures, for 3D games or blender. Also not packaged yet, it uses java
  • jlipsyncor Papagayo , both do the same taking a sound file and try to recognize the phonemes. With help of that tool you can animate 3D/2D speaking characters. jlipsync bases on java and papagayo on python, personally I prefer Papagayo but its tricky on 64bit machines as the development stopped and there are no 64bit versions
  • StopMotion its a tool for creating stop motion animations with your camera, it was started once from SkoleLinux but isnt active developed anymore but it still works.
  • Tupi is a tool for doing 2d animations, but easier to learn and handle as SynfigStudio, puiterwik tries to package it since a few days
  • Alchemy - chaos generation tool, good for artists and sketchers
  • Denim - UI sketching tool. BSD license. Created by the University of Washington. Crossplatform TabletPC input.
  • GimpShop - GimpShop is a fork of gimp for more compatibility with a commercial image editing program.
  • HandBrake - HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder.
  • Lightworks - is a non-linear editing system for video.
  • Pencil2D - an animation/drawing software
  • Dopey - A 2D animation program based on MyPaint

Orphan packaged

Currently none

Rejected packages

List of rejected software for inclusion in Fedora repository.

  • Name - Description - Comments

Development

This section tracks the latest upstream development packaged in individual Fedora People repository. Using them wil help exposing bug, and exploring new features without disturbing the main Fedora repositories. In addition, the resulting source RPM will teach upstream about the good practice of packaging. To use these repository for testing purpose:

  • access to these links below,
  • put the repo file in into /etc/yum.repos.d/
  • execute the update using either Software Update or input the command in terminal sudo yum update.

Development repository