[ubuntu-studio-devel] Graphics Categories

Ross Gammon retail at the-gammons.net
Sun May 10 16:16:29 UTC 2015

On 05/10/2015 03:56 PM, Set Hallstrom wrote:

Hi Set,

Thanks for helping to push this along. It was so long ago that I got
distracted with other things, that I had to find my old my notes to
remember what my plans were.

>> Ross
> To reorganize the graphics tool-set, I've been playing with the idea of
> 1 main categories called "visuals" holding a set of subcategories:
> | Visuals
>   | 2d
>   | 3d
>   | video
>   | publishing
> Would this be a possible take on the menu layout for the graphic
> applications?

Hmm. This probably won't fit too well with the Freedesktop categories
which are quite rigid [1]. For the "visual" applications, they can
really only go under Graphics or Video. It is possible to add a new
category when it is completely missing from the standard ones with "X-"
strings [2]. Maybe we should try sticking to the standard categories
first and see what it would look like?

> Also, as you mention, the overlapping nature of many applications
> included in blender, makes it possible to question the need for those
> subcategories....

Unless we want an application to appear in multiple places in the menu,
we will have to choose the "best fit" category. For debtags [3] we can
go mad! The more keywords you can think of that someone might search
for, the better.

> However, Ross, i'd love to bounce ideas about this with you and to help
> you synch up the wiki with the current state of the Ubuntustudio DE. If
> there is anything important or that you think i might be unaware of,
> please let me know :)

Excellent! This work started by trying to assign categories and tags to
the work previously done in Ubuntu Studio to define workflows [4].
Basically, I had started on Audio and Graphics, and there was Video,
Photography and Publishing to go.

Would you like to have a go at fleshing out the video, photography, and
publishing work flows for both freedesktop [5] and debtags [3]? You can
do it by email, or directly on the wiki and send us all a link when you
are ready for feedback.

For both freedesktop and debtags, I found it best to go through the list
of existing categories linked to from the wiki, and add the relevant
ones in. Then try and brainstorm the missing ones. For new categories, I
listed them in the table, and then at the bottom listed the ones that do
not already exist.



[1] http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/apa.html
[2] http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/ar01s03.html
[3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Debtags
[4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/WorkflowCategories
[5] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/FreedesktopCategories

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