Debian Creative Arts Collection (fwd)
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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 10:39:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Debian Creative Arts Collection
I've been trying to post this to firstname.lastname@example.org, but
for some reason it doesn't get through. First time I had wrong address,
but I double-checked last two sends.
My ISP has been a bit flaky of late, so problem may be at my end. Please
feel free to post to debian-custom if it doesn't show up in next 24 hours.
Was: Custom Debian Distribution for Creative Artists and Wannabes
Here is the evolving list of packages that I plan to evaluate for the
Debian Creative Arts Collection CDD. The goal is to enable creative
artists with minimal technical background to:
-- draw, paint, import, scan, animate, manipulate, print and burn images
-- maintain a photo album/collection
-- create a logo
-- design and layout a brochure
-- write a novel, video or film script, broadway play, term paper, or thesis
-- create, record, mix, burn simple sound tracks with music and voice
-- edit a music video
-- create and maintain a website
-- surf the web
-- chat with friends
-- create a business presentation
-- rip a CD
-- create and download an MP3
-- watch a DVD
-- burn a CD or CVD
-- create and print a CD label and cover
In other words, a well-rounded toolkit for creative communication in
images, words, and sound.
In each expressive area I'd like at least two tools: one easiest possible
to learn and use and the second maximally powerful for professional work.
Additions/substitutions welcomed. I particularly need suggestions for
video editors, media players, CD/DVD rippers and burners, music and sound
tools, nifty little utilities that do amazing things:
cups and drivers
gimp and selected plug-ins
GNOME desktop (or other)
graphismagik (and/or imagemagik)
Xmcd CD Player
I'm very concerned about ease-of-use; particularly installation, setting
up user accounts, printer and scanner configuration, etc.
At this point I'm feeling a bit over my head but, in a week or two, plan
to dig in, study the docs, and see what I can make happen.
Again, I welcome any and all input.
All the best,
Lloyd R. Prentice