Tasks, Workflows, and Packages for Ubuntu Studio Natty

Scott Lavender scottalavender at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 22:36:41 BST 2010

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.

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:

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
 * beast
 * bitscope
 * bristol
 * csound
 * denemo (replaced by mscore)
 * freebirth
 * freqtweak
 * genpo
 * jackeq
 * jacktools
 * jdelay
 * lillypond (replaced by mscore)
 * lmms
 * mixxx
 * muse
 * qamix
 * seq24 (replaced by qtractor)
 * terminatorx
 * timemachine
 * timidity
 * tk707
 * xwax
 * zynaddsubfx

Again, the goal is to make Ubuntu Studio more effective and proficient, in
essence more useful.  Users want to accomplish a task (e.g. mix a song), not
just run an application.  The current status of the package set (
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageSelectionDevelopment) was
developed to assist users accomplish tasks.

If an application is listed to no longer be included with Ubuntu Studio but
you want it to be, then please identify a task that requires it and develop
a workflow at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Workflows

This is your chance to directly influence which applications are included
with Ubuntu Studio.

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