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[openFATE 311078] Open Source Designers Workstation
Feature changed by: Andy Fitzsimon (afitzsimon)
Feature #311078, revision 4
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 * )
* 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

(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

(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/
(http://code.google.com/p/font-manager/)
* * App style http://code.google.com/p/appstyle/
(http://code.google.com/p/appstyle/)
* CUPS
* 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:
* 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
+ 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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