Debian Multimedia Menus (discussion)
rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 20:31:05 UTC 2010
On 12/07/2010 04:33 PM, rosea.grammostola wrote:
> When working with Multimedia / Proaudio on Linux | Debian, you have a
> lot of small packages installed pretty soon (one task one tool). With
> as consequence a very long list in the menu part for multimedia
> packages. Ubuntu Studio tries to make the situation better by
> providing a 'audioproduction' and 'videoproduction' menu. In my view
> this isn't always a good solution cause some packages are in the wrong
> part, displayed twice and most of the installations do still have a
> long list of applications.
> A quick look at Tango Studio showed that they have more menu parts,
> one for audio mixing plugins and synths etc.
> I thought, isn't there a way to make a better menu by the Debian
> Multimedia Team? A bit like Ubuntu Studio has done e.g. an extra menu
> package you can install if you want to do Multimedia production, but
> then better?
> What do you think?
> Best regards,
Got no comments so far...
This is what I'm talking about (brainstorming):
I split up Multimedia (players) and Sound & Video (production)
At this point I have 7 extra entries in Sound & Video
1. Audio Editing (Editing, Mixing, Mastering: Audacity, jack-rack,
lv2rack, guitarix etc )
2. JACK (Jack and Alsa tools like qjackctl, japa, jack_mixer and
software mixers for alsa audio cards for example)
3. MIDI (Midi tools like Vkeybd, qsynth)
4. Musician (Musescore notation editor, solfege, Chordata, gtklick etc)
5. Recording (DAW: ardour, qtractor)
6. Synth (phasex, yoshimi, puredata, Qutecsound etc.)
7. Video Editing (pitivi, xjadeo, kino etc)
I tried to keep it as simple as possible, not to many entries and pretty
broad areas cause every Debian Audio production app should be able to be
entered in a certain entry...
If we want this, this means we should make a DebianMultimedia menu like
the Ubuntustudio-menu package. Moreover, we should make little additions
to the Desktop files of the Multimedia applications and add new categories.
A other thing that has to be thought of, is how this all applies to
other WMs like KDE, XFCE etc. All though, if you create a
DebianMultimedia-menu, people are free to install it or not...
Waiting for your response.
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