Monday, January 26, 2015

gimp-paint-studio addon soon on Gnome Software Center

Image speaks itself. gimp-paint-studio package just got an metainfo needed for Gnome Software Center as add-on for Gimp based on related Richard Hughes' blog. The updated package will be shortly available in Rawhide and also in Fedora 21 updates-testing repository. It will not be included for Fedora 20 due  to the preview release of Gnome Software lacking addons support. Next step will be contacting upstream adding that metainfo.  Hopefully other add-ons maintainers for applications such as Inkscape and Blender will do the same to bring a richful experiences to users.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fedora Activity Day Design Team - Day 1

A quick summary of the events. I met some Mofamiliar and new faces behind their IRC nickname including gnokii which is strong sense of humour and pro-active. The process was about reorganizing the Design Team by priority of the project. Mo covered the brainstorming where the rough task is pictured on
The complete edited version will follow soon.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gmic available in Fedora repository

It appears GMIC is now available in Fedora repository meaning it will be included in Design Suite 21 as replacement of the obsolete GREYstoration by default. That plugin is very useful for the excellent tutorials from Pat David who also contributed to the GMIC project thus removing the need to manually compile and install it.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Gathering a list of tutorial for Design Suite

Design Suite Live Spin has a shortcut for a list of tutorials related to graphical art and visual studio. The actual link is on which needs more links for tutorials using free and open source tools.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Neat feature with XO 1.75 Laptop

Yes, I am currently using XO 1.75 laptop to write this blog which needs more update. I am really busy outside Fedora  world while waiting for the infrastructure for Fedora 21 in order to refine Design Suite. 
This XO 1.75 has interesting apparently unavailable on most mobile device, a type of sensor that turns off the back light from the screen in plain sunlight. Surprisingly other device seems lacking that feature.  That will be a useful information for demonstrating the XO Laptop in local cafe as requested by my friends. I guess I will need a touch screen XO 4 laptop because of frequent question of touchscreen support, a trending norm in portable industry.

Sunday, February 02, 2014 and Design Suite

Based on the good writing about the goal of by Adam Williamson, Design Suite may be made on top of Fedora Workstation as the logical choice. Doing so will help focusing on key areas like configurations and proper distribution of applications to display better technologies (For example, Design Suite is using AppFolder provided by Gnome Shell as default). Fedora Workstation is a base with the ability to add group package like Design Packages in this case. Only difference with the spin is the optimization while staying close to upstream.

Friday, January 17, 2014

[Gnome Shell] Moving Tweak tools to Settings?

I had conversion with a new Fedora user who like Gnome Shell asking if it is possible to move Tweak Tools to Settings. I think it makes sense under Personal category and labeled as Advanced.