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[New: openFATE 311078] Open Source Designers Workstation
Feature added by: Andy Fitzsimon (afitzsimon)

Feature #311078, revision 1
Title: Open Source Designers Workstation

Hackweek VI: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Andy Fitzsimon (afitzsimon)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
The aim of this project is to make an appliance with suse studio that caters to
the majority needs of visual creative designers. it will look fantastic,
contain only what is needed for most design tasks and be ready to use instantly
for a wide variety of design tasks the project requires the following -
building some packages (marked with * instead of •) - setting up overlay
files - small documentation and walkthroughs - testing - a website + artwork
Appliance Summary: Software • Docky + theme • Gnome-Do * gnome-globalmenu *
Nautilus Elementary bzr branch lp:nautilus-elementary/2.28.4 * Gloobus: bzr
branch lp:gloobus • Inkscape • Scribus • pdfmod * Gimp (single window
mode + custom config)
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_V59uKesC_4c/TQDAnGesU4I/AAAAAAAABAs/2s6Z1NcXCsI/s800/screenshot.png
* darktable • fontforge • simplescan • mypaint • hugin • blender •
vlc • sparkleshare • gedit plugins : filesearch, embedded terminal,
colorpanes
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_V59uKesC_4c/TITvZuhYZTI/AAAAAAAAA74/RnvCgcJs9JA/gedit-ide.png
• chromium, firefox • transmission • compiz + config • openshot •
gtkrecordmydesktop • Libre Office * gnome-font-manager
http://code.google.com/p/font-manager/ * App style
http://code.google.com/p/appstyle/ • CUPS • gwibber • pidgin (with
facebook plugin) OPTIONAL • sparkleshare • git, bzr, mecurial, svn • boab
NON FOSS SOFTWARE: skype, opera, adobe reader (evince should still have pdf
viewer association through nautilus) Resources: • palettes • brushes •
templates • Fonts + google fonts + more • svg clipart Configs • Plugins
• Theme • Shortcuts • Good defaults

Documentation • introduction • screencast walkthrough • tutorials

Use Case:
Desktop Publishing: Bill needs to make a billboard for an upcoming conference.
He has a high quality DSLR camera to capture images. His photos will require
quick sight-editing at time of download and possibly more advanced editing
later. Bill will have to make and edit various illustrations in a vector format
with colors based on a commonly used palette. Bill wants to use new typography
from an easy to mange font library. He may also need to manually edit his
chosen fonts for the job. Bill will then need to create an advanced PDF with
custom print and cutting instructions for the billboard. He will manually
specify spot colors for his printer to add to the final print run. Bill needs
to share his experiences, chat to his stakeholders and friends via,
aol,msn,yahoo etc bill would like to record a screencast of the whole process
which he will edit and put online. Bill wants to do all of this for free

Bill is a top bloke

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: Many designers are unaware that many open source tools can best
meet their workflow needs as an integrated solution. Setting up a workstation
and then configuring things is already hard enough for the initiated and
impossibly time consuming for the curious.

We need a designer friendly open source workstation with sane defaults and a
useful setup

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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/311078

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