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Goal: Create free sound themes for fedora, using only FOSS software available from the Fedora repositories.

About the SIG

The Need for Sound:

When we hear our door bell ring, we instantly decide on steps to take to answer it. Some may make a quick fix of their disorganized spaces to impress the guest, while that may serve as a wake-up alert for others distracted by a snooze. Some may opt to ignore it altogether. The fact is, sound helps us make decisions.

The Status:

Between February 12, and July 25, 2008, Marc-Andre Lureau and Lennart Poettering created the Sound Naming Specification. It was developed for freedesktop.org and has been the basis for Sound themes in most Linux Distributions today. For many years, Fedora has shipped with four Sound Themes using this specification namely: Dark, Drip, Glass, and Sonar. These themes are outdated, boring and need overhauling to match the present standards/quality of fedora.

The Way Forward:

  1. Hold meetings at #fedora-sound IRC channel at irc.freenode.net to discuss issues concerning sound theme development.
    Presently, a date and time for the first meeting is not decided. You can help schedule this meeting by telling us when you can attend. Visit http://whenisgood.net/kh8a35c and fill out your free periods
  2. Nominate, and choose Sound theme Names.
    This should act as a guide for creating samples. For example, If a theme is titled 'Air', those creating event sounds for it will be better inspired on what tones to use and possibly create new tones where a suitable one doesn't exist. The naming will also serve as a guide to grouping existing samples into related themes. Hence, some samples in a theme called 'Nature' may be used in some events in the theme called 'Air'. After all, air is part of nature. This is going to be fun.
  3. Collaborate with Musicians and the guys at #fedora-audio (see also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Audio_Creation).
    Those who are prolific with Open-source Music and Sound/Studio software are highly welcome. It will be more honouring for the Fedora and Linux community if our objectives are executed with free software only (no propriety tools and plug-ins please). The file entries will be either in .ogg or .flac format
  4. Test the entries, choose best ones, assemble theme and package it for fedora.
    We already have excited hands waiting to do this. You can join them too
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Mailing list

We share a mailing list with the audio creation SIG.