[ubuntu-studio-devel] DEs and how they relate to media production use
jimmy at sjolund.se
Wed May 28 10:52:08 UTC 2014
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 10:42 AM, ttoine <ttoine at ttoine.net> wrote:
> I do most of my multimedia production with Unity desktop and it is fine...
> I don't want to change anymore to another desktop, and I would be for just
> letting people choose what they want.
> After all, Ubuntu has Unity per default, why not use Unity for Ubuntu
> Studio ? Less time on DE customisation, and more time on building good
> tuning tools, be sure that application are working well, etc.
For me that wouldn't work since my computers wouldn't have enough power
left to handle the audio and video for me. I like to keep everything as low
as possible to let the computer put in everything on the applications I'm
using. That's just me and newer hardware might not have any issue with
Unity or other heavier DE. For my own work I would have to stick with
something like Xfce anyway. As Ubuntu Studio is its own distribution I see
no harm in it having its own DE. Not that that would matter if/when it's DE
> 2014-05-28 7:32 GMT+02:00 Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me>:
> Personally, having used Gnome3 ever since it was released, I have no use
>> whatsoever for a traditional DE. The main upsides with Gnome3 for me are
>> two things: 1.speed 2.simplicity.
>> Also, the menu is not central for Ubuntu Studio. It's only needed for
>> DEs that have menus, as those menus otherwise get cluttered.
>> Our job is to make multimedia production work on Ubuntu, generally - on
>> all its flavors. And, really, there aren't that many things we need to
>> worry about when it comes to the DE for that to happen. The custom menu
>> is nice, again for the DEs that have menus. But, what we still are
>> missing is gui tools for tuning the system appropriately.
There is a factor about support to the community, I think. If everyone has
different DE and menus it's a bit harder to help IMHO. If the goal is to
support multimedia production on all Ubuntu flavors then is there really a
need for a Ubuntu Studio distribution?
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