Tasks, Workflows, and Packages for Ubuntu Studio Natty

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Sun Oct 31 20:41:33 GMT 2010

On 2010-10-29 17:36, Scott Lavender wrote:
> Hello again.
> We are almost a month from the first Alpha image for Ubuntu Studio and 
> I wanted to share an update about Ubuntu Studio Natty Narwhal 11.04.
Oh, maybe I should start developing soon then :-)

> I had mentioned before on the mailing list that in an effort to make 
> Ubuntu Studio more effective and proficient we were identifying tasks 
> that a user might want to accomplish with Ubuntu Studio.  Additionally 
> workflows were developed to support these tasks which include which 
> packages might be required a general set of actions required to 
> accomplish said tasks.  Developing these workflows helps us in 
> numerous ways, including identifying a package set, providing 
> framework for user documentation, and providing a path for testing.  
> This email will focus on identifying a package set.
> For those who are interesting, and I would hope most would be, you can 
> find the task and workflow wiki page at: 
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Workflows
That page is really nice and kudos to the people making it and 
maintaining it. I just might end up using that myself the next time I 
want to do something new :-)

Perhaps it could be turned into a small ubuntu studio tutorial somehow.
> All users are encouraging to peruse this page and add their 
> contributions!  We only ask that if you have a differing workflow that 
> one that is already extant, please add yours as an "alternative" and 
> do not remove the other.
> Before going further I want to explain more about what I mean when I 
> use the term "package set".  This term is a reference to the 
> applications installed by default with Ubuntu Studio.  These packages 
> are NOT being removed from the archives.  You can always install these 
> packages at any time, by any method of choice.  We are only discussing 
> the inclusion of these package on the Ubuntu Studio ISO.
> Right.  Now that we have that out of the way, I want to inform you how 
> the currently installed package set will change for Natty.
> These will be "new" packages (or applications) installed by default 
> when installing Ubuntu Studio:
>  * guitarix
>  * hydrogen-drumkits
>  * lashd
>  * mscore (to replaces denemo and lilypond)
>  * phasex
>  * qtractor (to replace seq24)
>  * specimen
>  * whysynth
>  * yoshimi (to replace zynaddsubfx)
> These are packages (or applications) that are currently included with 
> Ubuntu Studio, but will no longer be:
>  * aconnectgui
>  * audacity
We should keep audacity. You might be able to use ardour for mastering 
as well, but IIRC ardour is trickier to set up (jack etc) whereas 
audacity can run on anything. And, as pointed out by another user, it 
seems to be needed in a workflow already.

// David

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