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==Software to be included==
 
==Software to be included==
First thing we should include Scribus in the CD ;)
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=== 3-D software ===
===DE===
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* [http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Home.2.0.html blender]
I think [http://www.kde.org KDE] is a good choice being feature full with nice interface, but we might run out of space, so we should consider replacing it with a lighter environment.
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* [http://aoi.sourceforge.net/ Art of Illusion] requires Java
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* [http://planetgenesis.sourceforge.net/ planetGenesis]
  
===Art===
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=== Clipart===
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* [http://www.openclipart.org/ OpenClipArt] (maybe OOo and/or scribus 1.4 can be shipped with OpenClipArt integration)
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* collection of maps for OOo from http://ooo.hg.free.fr/
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* <s>Even more clipart (and OOo templates) from http://www.stud.uni-goettingen.de/~openoff/proooboxorg/cdinhalt/html/artwork.html </s>
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* The GIMP user group provides a [http://gug.sunsite.dk/gallery.php collection of images] produced with GIMP. Maybe they are worth being included, in case the copyrights allow for that (pls. check with the creators before using).
  
===Email===
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=== Desktop environment(s)===
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* Fluxbox or [http://www.xfce.org XFCE4] or twm or fvwm95 or icewm (last two can be made to look like Windows)
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** Note: icewm, fvwm* are REALLY ancient and rather clunky. They may have problems with modern window manager hints that cause odd app behaviour.
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* KDE base
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** I strongly recommend KDE as default. We can show off drag and drop.--[[User:Mrdocs|Mrdocs]] 22:27, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
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** It might be useful to include the KDE Baghira theme for MacOS X users. A little script that changes the desktop to Baghira could be useful too, together with a short description ("If you want your desktop to resemble MacOS X, open Konsole and type <tt>./macosxlook.sh</tt>, then hit "Enter", or something like that).
  
===OCR===
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=== Documentation===
It may be a good idea to bundle it with an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCR OCR] application with easy to use GUI.
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* grab all documentation available under a free license and make it easily accessible in a uniform layout (html, pdf)
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* introduction which autmatically shows up after "login" (similar to the current introduction to Knoppix)
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=== Email clients ===
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Needed for collaboration on the projects
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* Mozilla Thunderbird
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* Kmail or Kontact
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=== Fonts===
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* A collection of high quality fonts (type 1, ttf, otf) available for free distribution
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** (Be careful with distribution provisions in license when it comes to fonts)
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** Remove crummy fonts so they can't accidentally be used for production
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* Install this collection of well designed free fonts for Central Europe, provided by Polish TeX User Group:
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ftp://ftp.gust.org.pl/pub/GUST/contrib/fonts/
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[http://www.gust.org.pl/fonty/ Description and links to font packages (pl)]
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* See also fonts listed in [[Right font 4 right purpose]]
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=== Font utilities===
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* [http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ Fontforge]
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* [http://www.gesindel.de/ Fontlinge]
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* <s>pfaedit, old version of Fontforge. ''Why? -> Can import glyphs from SVG files!'' </s> why fontgorge can't?
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=== HTML editors===
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* [http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/ Quanta+]
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* [http://www.nvu.com NVU]
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=== Image viewers===
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* [http://gqview.sourceforge.net Gqview]
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* [http://www.xnview.com Xnview]
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* [http://www.trilon.com/xv xv]
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* [http://gwenview.sourceforge.net gwenview]
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* [http://digikam.sourceforge.net/Digikam-SPIP/ Digikam] - photo management tool (with libgphoto2 support --[[User:Subik|Subik]] 16:29, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC))
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* [http://www.gnome.org/projects/f-spot/ f-spot] is a great photo collections manager, though maybe an overkill for a live cd...
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===Layout===
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* Scribus stable &mdash; currently 1.3.x series
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* Scribus cvs snapshot &mdash; installed as an addition to the stable version, for those wanting to use latest improvements
  
===Typsetting===
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=== Misc Utils/Apps===
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* kde-extras Kcolor, Kruler
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* kde-graphics-scan (kooka + x-sane)
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* Dia http://gnome.org/projects/dia
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* xsane http://www.xsane.org/
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* lcms
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* lcms profilers (We have the source, Luke..)
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* k3b - DTP files can become huge, so it's a good idea to have a cd burner handy.
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* kxmleditor - A fine editor for xml files, can be handy to repair damaged files.
  
===Misc.===
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=== Postscript and pdf instruments===
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* gs-afpl >= 8.50
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* Gsview
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* Pstoedit
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* Xpdf
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* kpdf 3.4
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* pdftohtml http://pdftohtml.sourceforge.net/
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* Multivalent Java Tools - http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/
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* pdftk - the pdf toolkit - http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/ ''(or are we typically avoiding commandline tools ?)''
 
* PDF editor
 
* PDF editor
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===Raster graphics===
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* The GIMP or GIMPshop (including "separate"-plugin!)
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** Make sure all available plug-ins are included
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* ImageMagick http://www.imagemagick.org/
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* KSnapshot
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* Cinepaint see: http://www.behrmann.name/
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* Krita in koffice 1.4beta1 has integrated color management
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* ExifTool (extracts EXIF, ICC, and many other informations from pictures) http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
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* Hugin, PTStitcher, PTOptimizer, Nona, Autopano-sift, Panorama-tools, Enblend, ptfilter,  ... : tools to create panoramas from set of photos (lots of links from http://bugbear.blackfish.org.uk/~bruno/panorama-tools/ )- Many tutorials on the web that could be a great added value, if their respective authors allow us to distribute them (http://hugin.sourceforge.net/tutorials/, http://www.philohome.com/barrelpers/barrelpers2.htm, http://rbpark.ath.cx/tutorials.html, many others). Some tools / plugins for Gimp an also be found for correction of such pictures (barrel distortion, ...) (PTLens, clens,  for example). Sorry, no time to do further searches... Just a few ideas for now.
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=== System software===
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* Networking tools to enable establishing working network connection
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* Tools for installation of the Live system to HDD if necessary
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* CUPS
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* Apache (for CUPS and Batik) Apache not needed to run Batik, only compile
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* gutenprint (gimp-print 5.0)
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* JVM 1.4.2+ for running Batik and/or delineate
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=== Trace tools===
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* Autotrace http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/
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* Frontline - GUI front end to autotrace http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/frontline/
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* Potrace http://potrace.sourceforge.net/
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* pstoedit http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit
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* potracegui http://potracegui.sourceforge.net/
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* delineate - Java based GUI to autotrace and potrace http://delineate.sourceforge.net/
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=== Typesetting===
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* teTeX http://www.tug.org/teTeX/
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* LyX http://www.lyx.org/
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* Kile http://kile.sourceforge.net/
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* Texmaker http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/
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* pdflatex http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/
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* Calc2LaTeX: OOo macro for converting OOo Calc files to LaTeX tables http://web.hc.keio.ac.jp/~mr041754/calc2latex/
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* Writer2LaTeX: OOo macro for converting OOo Writer files to LaTeX files http://www.hj-gym.dk/~hj/writer2latex/
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* [http://www.99b.org/wyneken/ wyneken] for easy production of “office” documents like letters or presentations with LaTeX
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=== Vector graphics===
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* Inkscape
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* Batik - a collection of Apache XML modules for on the fly export/conversion of SVG http://xml.apache.org/batik/
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* Skencil - has the best SVG+EPS capabilities. Requires python-imaging http://www.skencil.org/
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* Karbon14 - A vector drawing application.
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* xfig - really ugly and unpleasant GUI, but still quite powerful.
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* [http://www.ipd.uka.de/%7Ehauma/svg-import/#download SVG importer for OpenOffice.org 2] (requires Java RE 1.5)
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=== Web browsers ===
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Needed for looking up materials and for collaboration over the web (include a bunch of DTP bookmarks)
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* Konqueror
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* Mozilla Firefox (with svg plugin...)
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=== Word processor(s) ===
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Required to edit large amounts of text easier than in scribus
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* OpenOffice.org
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* KWord (can be used for basic PDF editing)
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===OCR===
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It may be a good idea to bundle it with an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCR OCR] application with easy to use GUI.
  
  
 
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Revision as of 00:07, 24 March 2007

Here are some ideas regarding DTP Live CD.

The aim of this project is to create a costume GNU/Linux Live CD bundled with FOSS applications used in Desktop Publishing field. This is to make it ready out-of-box for non Linux users and newcomers, and any one else as well.

base distro

I think Ubuntu is a good choice for a base distro, because:

  • Being a debian based distro, so we can benefit from all debian technologies (like apt) and community support as well.
  • It is one of the most widely used distros these days, it has a very wide user base and well established community support.
  • Virtually any piece of software available for debian is available for ubuntu at the same time, which mean we've an extensive set of available applications.

Be careful: (K)Ubuntu's version of Qt has some nasty bugs that cause issues with Scribus and other Qt based programs. I suggest you use Debian/Knoppix instead.

Software to be included

3-D software

Clipart

Desktop environment(s)

  • Fluxbox or XFCE4 or twm or fvwm95 or icewm (last two can be made to look like Windows)
    • Note: icewm, fvwm* are REALLY ancient and rather clunky. They may have problems with modern window manager hints that cause odd app behaviour.
  • KDE base
    • I strongly recommend KDE as default. We can show off drag and drop.--Mrdocs 22:27, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • It might be useful to include the KDE Baghira theme for MacOS X users. A little script that changes the desktop to Baghira could be useful too, together with a short description ("If you want your desktop to resemble MacOS X, open Konsole and type ./macosxlook.sh, then hit "Enter", or something like that).

Documentation

  • grab all documentation available under a free license and make it easily accessible in a uniform layout (html, pdf)
  • introduction which autmatically shows up after "login" (similar to the current introduction to Knoppix)

Email clients

Needed for collaboration on the projects

  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Kmail or Kontact

Fonts

  • A collection of high quality fonts (type 1, ttf, otf) available for free distribution
    • (Be careful with distribution provisions in license when it comes to fonts)
    • Remove crummy fonts so they can't accidentally be used for production
  • Install this collection of well designed free fonts for Central Europe, provided by Polish TeX User Group:

ftp://ftp.gust.org.pl/pub/GUST/contrib/fonts/ Description and links to font packages (pl)

Font utilities

  • pfaedit, old version of Fontforge. Why? -> Can import glyphs from SVG files! why fontgorge can't?

HTML editors

Image viewers

  • Gqview
  • Xnview
  • xv
  • gwenview
  • Digikam - photo management tool (with libgphoto2 support --Subik 16:29, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC))
  • f-spot is a great photo collections manager, though maybe an overkill for a live cd...

Layout

  • Scribus stable — currently 1.3.x series
  • Scribus cvs snapshot — installed as an addition to the stable version, for those wanting to use latest improvements

Misc Utils/Apps

  • kde-extras Kcolor, Kruler
  • kde-graphics-scan (kooka + x-sane)
  • Dia http://gnome.org/projects/dia
  • xsane http://www.xsane.org/
  • lcms
  • lcms profilers (We have the source, Luke..)
  • k3b - DTP files can become huge, so it's a good idea to have a cd burner handy.
  • kxmleditor - A fine editor for xml files, can be handy to repair damaged files.

Postscript and pdf instruments

Raster graphics

System software

  • Networking tools to enable establishing working network connection
  • Tools for installation of the Live system to HDD if necessary
  • CUPS
  • Apache (for CUPS and Batik) Apache not needed to run Batik, only compile
  • gutenprint (gimp-print 5.0)
  • JVM 1.4.2+ for running Batik and/or delineate


Trace tools

Typesetting

Vector graphics

Web browsers

Needed for looking up materials and for collaboration over the web (include a bunch of DTP bookmarks)

  • Konqueror
  • Mozilla Firefox (with svg plugin...)

Word processor(s)

Required to edit large amounts of text easier than in scribus

  • OpenOffice.org
  • KWord (can be used for basic PDF editing)

OCR

It may be a good idea to bundle it with an OCR application with easy to use GUI.