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

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 22:25:02 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Mike Holstein <mikeh789 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM, ttoine <ttoine at ttoine.net> wrote:
>> Puredyne is based on Ubuntu Hardy LTS, for what I know. This is the
>> same for 64Studio.
>> What about using Docky for dock/panel ?? Simple ot use, stable, ligjht,
>> etc...
>> The other problem of using a dock is compositing. Is Awn needing
>> compositing ? Docky needs it, but don't require Compiz, it can work
>> with just Metacity compositing, for exemple. We have to check that
>> Xfce compositing allow to the dock to work well, light and fast,
>> without generating xruns, etc...
>> Toine
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> valid arguments, but i was suggesting we look at puredyne to help get some
> facts straight about the speed and feel of LXDE with audio software...
> acutally, puredyne is based on ubuntu 9.10, so the software (JACK, ardour,
> and the other usual suspects) is not that far out of date that we cant get a
> feel for the UI's in LXDE... but a natty live CD with some of the proposed
> changes in place will likely be available sometime soon as part of this
> process...
> i just noticed im saying LXDE ^ when i mean XFCE, sorry...

> also, i have said that im not a fan of having a dock, but one of the very
> good arguments *for* using an AWN dock instead of other docks is that cory
> feels that it works and looks best without compiz...
> this is no small change, and someone's ideas are going to get left out,
> and, as they say "you cant please everybody", but i would like to urge all
> of us, including myself to really spend some time, and do some research,
> collect some facts, see what XFCE/xubuntu is like, try AWN, *and* keep in
> mind that just like the current configuration of ubuntustudio, it is easily
> customizable by the end-user... thanks
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> MH
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