SIGs/Design Software

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Who are we?

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

Contributing roles in the Design Software SIG

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

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Content writer

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OS Developer

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People Person


  • 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


List of guideline for packaging a software

Design Suite

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


Design Software SIG has three channels for communication:

  • The mailing list for tracking packaging process and,
  • The current wiki page for suggesting design software, the need of reviewing packages or joining the SIG,
  • the IRC channel located on for designers and for packagers.

A bugzilla tracker named DESIGN-SW is set to track incoming review packages intended for design usage. The reviewer adds inside that report inside the block field.




A way to contribute is to package user favorite sofware. Here is the process below:


This section tracks the latest upstream development packaged in individual Fedora People repository. Using them will help exposing bugs, 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.

A tool to easily build a repo package is called COPR which requires a source RPM and Fedora Account System. Please follow the documentation about its usage.

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 using DNF for Fedora 22 and later versions sudo dnf upgrade or with YUM in older releases sudo yum update.

Development repositories