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 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design_Suite/Tutorials 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

Fedora.next and Design Suite

Based on the good writing about the goal of Fedora.next 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.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Looking at Fedora 20 Design Suite and onward

The latest itteration of Design Suite was successful using the latest stable release of Gnome 3.10.x. This time the testing went much better with some fixes to address. The goal to include applications with the style of Adobe Creative Suite is nearly complete with: Gimp (Photoshop), Inkscape (Illustrator and Framework), Scribus(InDesign), Premiere (PiTiVi), Acrobat (Evince, PDFShuffle, Xournal), in addition of Paints, Blender 3D and Hugin. Looking at the future release, here are some possible updates to implements:

Stay tuned...

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Using Bluetooth to listen phone music

I recently discovered it is possible to listen to a music from smartphone connected with a laptop via Bluetooth. The test was done using a custom cyanogemod for a discontinued Samsung Galaxy Mini Dart and an updated Fedora 20 beta using BlueZ5. The sound is jerky probably due to probably the hardware limit.