[Design-team] First Design Suite Build

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Dec 22 12:44:05 UTC 2009

On 12/22/2009 01:15 PM, Martin Sourada wrote:
> To throw something in:
>        * target 1: showcase of design team work (perhaps customise the
>          looks of the spin, add more wallpapers, include echo icons?)

I don't like this target, I think we should go beyond "showing of" into 
something we would use ourselves.

>        * target 2: typesetting -- fonts, inkscape, TeX, color profiles
>          are IMHO a must
>        * target 3: general art/design work -- gimp, inkscape, color
>          profiles, brushes, perhaps our echo-artist helper scripts, ...
>        * target 4: video editing -- something for screencasting,
>          something to grab raw video from video camera, pitivi or kino or
>          something like that for cutting, perhaps an app for sound
>          editing/recording, include dirac/schrodinger codec (I think
>          theora, vorbis, flac, etc. are already in), perhaps some app for
>          subtitling (I'm maintaining subtitleeditor myself, but there are
>          more)
>        * target 5: desktop publishing -- OpenOffice.org + templates,
>          scribus

My option would be for a combination of 2-5 and address a large target 
of creative uses. And I think those targets are linked deeply, here are 
a couple of examples:
- a couple of days ago I was editing a video. I discovered I *need* 
image editing applications (I used Inkscape, but GIMP would have been 
equally useful) since I had to add a logo and a nice opening screen;
- for serious desktop publishing you don't use only the final 
application, you will usually have to process photos (GIMP) and create 
original art (Inkscape).

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