kayakaholic wrote:You could just make a .mint file that installs all the "mint studio" packages on top of a standard mint system?
That was Zwopper's initial suggestion too, and the more I think about it the more I think that it's a great idea. It removes the huge effort involved in developing, maintaining and testing a separate distribution. I definitely think this should be the way forward for any Linux Mint Studio project.
Unfortunately, this thread seems to show that people aren't exactly 'champing at the bit' for a studio version... but I can try to start the ball rolling with some software suggestions (mostly taken from Ubuntu Studio) and we'll see what happens from there.Audio:
- Ardour - a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application
- Audacity - a digital audio editor application
- Hydrogen - an advanced drum machine
- Mixxx - a digital DJ-style mixing program
- Rosegarden - a digital audio workstation program
- Kino - a simple non-linear video editor
- PiTiVi - an 'advanced' non-linear video editor
- SMPlayer - a GUI front-end for MPlayer
- Stopmotion - a stop-motion animation movie creator
- VLC media player - a media player with built-in codecs
- Agave - a color scheme generator
- Blender - a 3D animation program
- FontForge - a typeface editor program
- GIMP - a raster graphics editor
- Inkscape - a vector graphics editor
- Pencil - a 2D animation creator
- Scribus - a desktop publishing application
- Synfig - a 2D vector graphics and timeline-based animation program
I'm not an Audio guy, so I didn't include the large selection of MIDI software that Ubuntu Studio has as I have no idea if they are best-of-breed or not. @Zwopper: I know you do sequencing - which MIDI software would you suggest?
Non-Linear Video editing is an area where Linux is still weak. I did a little research and it looks like Ubuntu Studio has it right with Kino and PiTiVi being the current front-runners (some people recommend Cinelerra over PiTiVi, but the interface makes my eyes bleed
Do you agree with the selection? What other software would you suggest?