Ubuntu Studio 11.10 UI discussion. GNOME3, Unity, XFCE and Studio users workflow.

ailo ailo.at at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 03:40:18 UTC 2011

Couldn't see if anyone had said anything about it, but there is a audio
distro that uses XFCE and is a live distro as well.

It's called Puredyne and can be found here
There is a live CD and a live DVD to choose from.

Since we are considering both XFCE and the live medium, Puredyne aught
to serve as a decent example.

On 04/10/2011 11:18 PM, C K wrote:
> Hello folks. For folks who don't know me I'm Cory Kontros.
> (launchpad.net/~coryisatm) Former lead on Ubuntu Studio.
> I took a needed break for a bit but have now volunteered to help
> handle Ubuntu Studio's UI layout for the future. (with Scott's
> blessing)
> So lets kick things off. Here's how I see things.
> There's alot of flux going on in computer UI design. GNOME, Canonical
> (w/Unity) and Google (w/Android) all look to be shifting to this
> "single app focus" kinda design. Where visually, you don't see much
> going on but the currently focused app. KDE and OSX are currently the
> most traditional.
> I don't see this fitting for Studio users workflows.
> So, in looking at our options (considering most of our apps are GTK)
> XFCE seems like the best move. I know there are other WM options to
> consider but they all feel weaker in comparison to the XFCE option.
> Xubuntu has done some great work lately. Without seeing it I proposed
> to Scott some options that can very close to what they currently do.
> Xubuntu does: 1 panel across the top and AWN as a launcher on the
> bottom. (http://imagebin.org/146291) I propose simply using Avant
> Window Navigator.
> (http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6728/screenshotoof.png) It
> currently can handle 90% of what a panel can do. But that 10% is
> important. Namely the absence of a network manager app. I've seen some
> in the past but nothing current.
> A bit radical but its something I hope to prove works nicely with testing.
> Now please feel free to discuss whatever. This is by no means a done
> deal but it is currently the direction agreed upon at the last -dev
> meeting.


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