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[openFATE 311078] Open Source Designers Workstation
Feature changed by: Andy Fitzsimon (afitzsimon)
Feature #311078, revision 3
Title: Open Source Designers Workstation

Hackweek VI: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Andy Fitzsimon (afitzsimon)
Partner organization:

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 * )
* setting up overlay files
* small documentation and walkthroughs
* testing
* a website + artwork
- Appliance Summary: Software
+ 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)

* * darktable
* fontforge
* simplescan
* mypaint
* hugin
* blender
* vlc
* sparkleshare
* gedit plugins : filesearch, embedded terminal, colorpanes
* chromium, firefox
* transmission
* compiz + config
* openshot
* gtkrecordmydesktop
* Libre Office
* * gnome-font-manager
+ (
* * App style
+ (
* gwibber
* pidgin (with facebook plugin)
+ Optional Software
* sparkleshare
* git, bzr, mecurial, svn
* boab
- NON FOSS SOFTWARE: skype, opera, adobe reader (evince should still have
- pdf viewer association through nautilus) Resources:
+ 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
* Plugins
* Theme
* Shortcuts
* Good defaults
* 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): 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

openSUSE Feature:

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