Week # 7 – Semana # 7

1. The name remains OpenDesign, which initially was intended to be based on OpenSuse Linux system.

2. Here’s a few screen shots in chronological order of the customizations I made

Área de trabalho 1_003

Seleção_005 Área de trabalho 1_008 Área de trabalho 1_011 Área de trabalho 1_017 Área de trabalho 1_018


Área de trabalho 1_019


3. There is not much difference, the intention was to develop something visually with Microsoft Windows and managed to make a stable system, but still has some limitations to use software that runs on Windows.

4. My next step is to try to make an ISO (system image) to be made available for download, with all the settings you made in this OS.
Upgrade to belíssiomo KDE plasma 5, when available.

5. I will make an important consideration: This week I decided that unfortunately the project done in SUSEStudio will not be good, be limited and rely solely on OpenSuse Linux to run.

I looked for an alternative beyond my prototypes, since Ubuntu Studio does not install another graphical interface.

I decided to install a partition my hard drive (before I only wore Virtual Machine – VM Player) 14:10 Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE graphical interface) and then starting to create something special for designers and multimedia producers.

I discovered I could install the Ubuntu Studio suite of applications.

I installed the graphic design I did, as the launcher button (on Windows would be the Start menu) and am trying to install other programs that only run on Microsoft Windows. I was able to install Adobe Photoshop CS6, Photofiltre X and Google SketchUp. I’ve been researching and found that CorelDraw X3 can be installed, but I’m trying to install the X7.

The OpenDesign System has these software: 


Video editing apps.

Package list:

openmovieeditor ffmpeg ffmpeg2theora kino stopmotion dvgrab

  • openmovieeditor – Video editor
  • ffmpeg – Multimedia player, server and encoder
  • ffmpeg2theora – Theora video encoder using ffmpeg
  • kino – A non-linear editor for Digital Video data
  • stopmotion – A program for creating stop motion animation.
  • dvgrab – Grab digital video data via IEEE1394 links


A current, complete set of 2D/3D manipulation applications. ie: Inkscape, GIMP, Blender, and so on.

Package list:

inkscape blender gimp gimp-data-extras gimp-gap gimp-ufraw gimp-plugin-registry f-spot scribus fontforge gnome-raw-thumbnailer xsane wacom-tools hugin agave yafray synfigstudio

  • inkscape – A vector-based drawing program.
  • blender – A very fast and versatile 3D suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
  • gimp – A raster-based drawing program.
  • gimp-data-extras – This package contains extra brushes, palettes, and gradients for extra GIMPy artistic enjoyment.
  • gimp-gap – GAP is a collection of plug-ins to extend the GIMP with capabilities to edit and create animations and movies as sequences of single frames.
  • gimp-gnomevfs – This package includes a plugin for GIMP which will open URIs (e.g. ftp:, http:, smb:, and sftp:) using protocol handlers from GNOME-VFS.

  • gimp-ufraw – A plug-in to import RAW images.
  • gimp-plugin-registry – A collection of GIMP plugins.
  • f-spot – A personal photo management application.
  • scribus – A open source desktop page layout program.
  • fontforge – Font Editor for PS, TrueType and OpenType fonts.

  • gnome-raw-thumbnailer – a thumbnailer for GNOME that will make thumbnails for camera RAW files.
  • xsane – GTK+-based X11 frontend for SANE. (Scanner Access Now Easy)
  • wacom-tools – Software for you Wacom drawing pad.
  • hugin – An easy to use cross-platform GUI for Panorama Tools.
  • synfigstudio – A vector 2D based animation package (GUI)
  • agave – Colorscheme generator.
  • enblend – A tool for compositing images.
  • yafray – A modern, xml-speaking raytracing-based rendering system
  • nautilus-image-converter – nautilus extension to mass resize images


An audio plug-ins package.

Package list:

aeolus blop caps cmt hexter fil-plugins ladspa-sdk mcp-plugins omins swh-plugins tap-plugins vcf dssi-example-plugins dssi-host-jack fluidsynth-dssi xsynth-dssi dssi-utils

  • aeolus – Aeolus is a synthesized (i.e. not sampled) pipe organ emulator
  • blop – Bandlimited wavetable-based oscillator plugins for LADSPA hosts.
  • caps – A collection of refined LADSPA plugins.
  • cmt – (Computer Music Toolkit) A collection of LADSPA compatible plugins.
  • fil-plugins – Parametric equalizer LADSPA plugin.
  • hexter – Yamaha DX7 modeling DSSI plugin
  • ladspa-sdk – Sample tools for linux-audio-dev plugin architecture.
  • mcp-plugins – LADSPA plugins designed for Alsa Modular Synth.
  • omins – Collection of LADSPA plugins geared at modular synthesizers.
  • swh-plugins – Steve Harris’s LADSPA plugins.
  • tap-plugins – Tom’s Audio Processing LADSPA plugins.
  • vcf – Audio EQ biquad filter LADSPA plugins.
  • dssi-example-plugins – Example DSSI plugins.
  • dssi-host-jack – An example DSSI host.
  • fluidsynth-dssi – Soundfont player/synth for DSSI.
  • xsynth-dssi – A classic-analog style softsynth DSSI plugin.
  • dssi-utils – Command-line utilities for sending commands to DSSI plugins.


All applications deemed necessary to provide a working PC studio environment. This is the package most users of other derivatives will be interested in, so they don’t get forced into a different desktop environment with a new theme and such.

Package list:

aconnectgui alsa-tools alsa-tools-gui audacity audacious audacious-plugins-extra ardour beast bitscope creox denemo timemachine gtick hydrogen jackbeat jackd jackeq jack-rack jack-tools jamin jdelay lilypond lilypond-data meterbridge muse patchage qamix vkeybd qjackctl puredata rosegarden timidity seq24 shaketracker sooperlooper swami csound tapiir freqtweak mixxx terminatorx zynaddsubfx fluidsynth bristol freebirth qsynth tk707

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Basic infrastructure

  • alsa-tools – Console based ALSA utilities for specific hardware
  • alsa-tools-gui – GUI based ALSA utilities for specific hardware
  • qamix – Configurable mixer for ALSA

JACK and JACK Utilities

  • jackd – JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients)
  • qjackctl – User interface for controlling the JACK sound server
  • bitscope – diagnosis tool for JACK audio software
  • jdelay – A small command line JACK app you can use to measure the latency of your sound card.
  • meterbridge – A collection of Audio meters for the JACK audio server
  • patchage – modular patch bay for Jack audio and Alsa Midi
  • jack-tools – various JACK tools: plumbing, play, udp, ctl, scope, clock

Sound editing and recording

  • audacity – Swiss army audio editor
  • timemachine – JACK audio recorder for spontaneous and conservatory use

Audio playback

  • audacious – Versatile lightweight audio player.
  • audacious-plugins-extra – Plugin pack for Audacious.

Digital Audio Workstation software

  • ardour – Digital audio workstation (graphical gtk interface)
  • beast – music synthesis and composition framework


  • fluidsynth – Real-time MIDI software synthesizer
  • bristol – vintage synthesizer emulator
  • freebirth – Bass synthesizer/sample player/sequencer similar to Rebirth
  • qsynth – fluidsynth MIDI sound synthesiser front-end
  • zynaddsubfx – Realtime software synthesizer for Linux
  • csound – powerful and versatile sound synthesis software
  • swami – SoundFont editor


  • sooperlooper – Looping Sampler LADSPA plugin


  • aconnectgui – graphical ALSA sequencer connection manager
  • rosegarden – music editor and MIDI/audio sequencer
  • hydrogen – Simple drum machine/step sequencer
  • seq24 – Real time MIDI sequencer
  • jackbeat – audio sequencer
  • muse – Qt-based midi/audio sequencer
  • tk707 – drum sequencer for a sound card or MIDI device
  • shaketracker – MIDI sequencer with tracker GUI

Effects and signal processing

  • jack-rack – LADSPA effects “rack” for JACK
  • tapiir – A tool for real time audio delay and feedback effects
  • freqtweak – Realtime audio frequency spectral manipulation
  • jamin – Audio mastering from a mixed down multitrack source with JACK
  • creox – real-time guitar effects
  • jackeq – routes and manipulates audio from/to multiple sources

DJ tools

  • terminatorx – A realtime audio synthesizer
  • mixxx – A digital DJ interface (for beat-mixing)

MIDI Utilities

  • timidity – Software sound renderer (MIDI sequencer, MOD player)
  • vkeybd – Virtual Keyboard program

Musical typesetting

  • denemo – A gtk+ frontend to GNU Lilypond
  • lilypond-data – LilyPond music typesetter (data files)

  • lilypond – A program for typesetting sheet music

Miscellaneous / uncategorized

  • gtick – Metronome application
  • puredata – realtime computer music and graphics system
  • fluid-soundfont-gm – This is a GM SoundFont, for use with any modern MIDI synthesiser: hardware (like the emu10k1 sound card), or software (likeFluidSynth).



1. O nome continuará sendo OpenDesign, que inicialmente havia a intenção de ser baseado no sistema Linux OpenSuse.

2.  Ver Imagens, acima.

3. Não existe muita diferença, a intenção era desenvolver algo parecido visualmente com Microsoft Windows e consegui fazer um sistema estável, embora ainda possua algumas limitações para usar softwares que rodam no Windows.

4. Meu próximo passo é fazer tentar fazer uma ISO (imagem do sistema) para colocar à disposição para baixar, com todas as configurações que fiz nesse Sistema Operacional.
Atualizar para o belíssiomo KDE plasma 5, quando este estiver disponível.

5. Vou fazer uma consideração importante: Esta semana decidi que infelizmente o projeto feito no SUSEStudio não vai ficar bom, por ser limitado e depender exclusivamente do Linux OpenSuse para rodar.
Procurei uma alternativa além de meus protótipos, já que o Ubuntu Studio não permite instalar outra interface gráfica.

Resolvi instalar numa partição de meu HD (antes eu só usava Máquina Virtual – VM Player) o Kubuntu 14.10 (Ubuntu com interface gráfica KDE) e apartir daí criar algo especial pra projetistas e produtores multimídia.

Descobri que poderia instalar a suíte de aplicativos do Ubuntu Studio.

Instalei o projeto gráfico que fiz,como o botão do lançador (no Windows seria o menu Start) e estou tentando instalar outros programas que só rodam no Microsoft Windows. COnsegui instalar o Adobe Photoshop CS6, Photofiltre X e Google SketchUp. Andei pesquisando e descobri que o CorelDraw X3 pode ser instalado, mas estou tentando instalar o X7.

O Sistema OpenDesign possui estes softwares: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageList


week #6

this week I did not have time to work on my project. Consider this, please.

Click on the GAP option to see my gap.

if they want to test the operating system that is still being developed follow these steps:

 Alpha prototipe

go to: https://susestudio.com/a/r5qWmp/opendesign

CLICK ON “TESTDRIVE” on the right 


Sign appear in text:
type user press enter
Passord: linux press enter



first step:

Download the  VM Player: https://www.vmware.com/br/support/download-player

Second step:

install VM Player.

Download the image of the Operate System: https://susestudio.com/a/r5qWmp/opendesign

Open the VM Player and click on “Create New Virtual Machine”;

select the Image file (.iso) on your Download folder;

edit the configuration of the Virtual Machine;

Play the VM;

Choose Languge on the F2 and the screen mode on F4.

click ”enter”.

on the EULA’s Blue screen: press “tab” to choose “yes”  and click “enter”. Navigate with tab up next. Press enter.

choose the “KDE/Plasma” on the gear-wheel

user: user

password: linux


Week #5 Q1 – Semana #5 P1

I’m working on two concepts of Operating System Design for Designers, as I showed in the previous week.
But after closer examination there was another option for concept, however still could not install it on virtual machine VM Player (which simulates another computer) to test it, is called Kubuntu (Ubuntu Linux with graphic interface kde 5): I would add the the studio ubuntu set of software and would customize with custom wallpapers and visual identity.
1. I realized after several researches that you can not change the graphical interface of ubuntu studio, to be compiled differently. So in the studio ubuntu can only customize wallpaper, maybe icons.

source: Reply # 4 on:


I am optimizing the system that made the SUSEStudio: the OpenDesign. I removed some software in the preparation and and already in 0:04 version available for those who want to test. However, I have not done the adjustments that desire.

This is the current prototype is available for testing. Also in the sixth week plan to do a system running video and post it here on the blog.


2. Only I was the target user. I am the designer and user. My preferred alternative is still the Ubuntu Studio, and ready to be a more intuitive design.
However still want to create a friendlier version system for designers and intend to do and get it to the end of this course.
This week I will begin to develop the third concept surjiu now, if you can install it, because only I have not done this because I could not intala it on the virtual machine: Kubuntu plasma interface 5 and Ubuntu Studio software packages.

– My comments is that Ubuntu Studio is still the best option for designers.
I want to change it or at least put another option available for use.

My intention is to go working in the three concept options (Ubuntu Studio, Kubuntu and OpenDesign. Maybe I choose to follow in OpenDesign and Kubuntu) and decide which to work later.

Estou trabalhando em dois conceitos de Projeto de Sistema Operacional pra Designers, como mostrei na semana anterior.
Mas após a análise mais cuidadosa surgiu outra opção para conceito, entretanto ainda não pude instalá-la na máquina virtual VM Player (que simula um outro computador) para testá-la, chama-se Kubuntu (linux ubuntu com interface gráfica kde 5): eu adicionaria os conjunto de softwares do ubuntu studio e personalizaria com wallpapers customizados e identidade visual própria.


1. Percebi depois de várias pesquisas que não é possível trocar a interface gráfica do ubuntu studio, por ser compilada de forma diferente. Então, no ubuntu studio só é possível personalizar papel de parede, ícones.

fonte: Resposta # 4 em :


Estou otimizando o sistema que fiz no SUSEStudio: o OpenDesign. Retirei alguns softwares na preparação e e já está na versão 0.04 disponível para quem quiser testar. Entretanto, ainda não fiz as adaptações que desejo.

Este é o atual protótipo, disponível para teste. Ainda na sexta semana pretendo fazer um video do sistema funcionando e postar aqui no blog.


2. Somente eu fui o usuário-alvo. Sou o designer e usuário também. Minha alternativa preferida ainda é o Ubuntu Studio, por ser um projeto pronto e mais intuitivo.
No entanto ainda desejo criar uma versão mais amigável de sistema para designers e pretendo fazer e conseguir isso até o final deste curso.
Nesta semana começarei a desenvolver a terceiro conceito que surjiu agora, se conseguir instalá-lo, pois só ainda não fiz isto pois não consegui intalá-lo na máquina virtual: o Kubuntu com interface plasma 5 e com pacotes de softwares do Ubuntu Studio.

– Meus comentários é que o Ubuntu Studio ainda continua sendo a melhor opção para designers.
Pretendo mudar isto ou ao menos colocar outra opção disponível para uso.

Minha intenção é ir trabalhando nas três opções de conceito (Ubuntu Studio, Kubuntu e OpenDesign. Talvez, eu opte por seguir no OpenDesign e Kubuntu) e decidir qual ir trabalhar mais adiante.

Week#4-Q 4.2 – Semana #4 – P 4.2

I’m developing two prototypes in a virtual machine (VM Player)

Estou desenvolvendo os dois protótipos numa máquina virtual (VM Player)

VM Player with Operating Systems

VM Player with Operating Systems Prototipes

OpenDesign Prototipe:

2014-11-16 11_51_34-Open Design Prototipe - VMware Player (Non-commercial use only)

OpenDesign Prototipe Inicial Screen

2014-11-16 12_39_15-Open Design Prototipe - VMware Player (Non-commercial use only)

Ubuntu Studio Customized:

2014-11-15 19_53_20-Program Manager2014-11-15 23_06_16-Program Manager

The ‘OpenDesign’  proposal will take longer to develop due to the customization of buttons, screens, maybe icons, etc.

Already the Customizing ‘Ubuntu Studio’ depends only downloading updates and other graphical interfaces, because it is an operating system developed specifically for a well-qualified team for this purpose.

Week#3 – Q 3.1 – Semana #3 P 3.1

 Decomposing by function

  1. One decomposition of the design problem that you used to guide your exploration. This could be a function diagram, a sequence of user actions, or a set of latent needs. You need provide only one such decomposition, even if you used several. You can express this in sketch form if you like (adhering to the sketch guidelines). You do not need to show all of the solutions to the sub-problems that you considered. Rather, you can simply show the way you decomposed the larger design problem into smaller sub-problems.


DSC003392. Ten concepts, sketched according to the visual expression guidelines: 1. fill the frame, 2. use dark lines, 3. annotate to explain, 4. scan clearly. Label your concepts A through J, and give each a descriptive title.

3.1: Exploration – Concepts

Concepts to solve my gap:

A- Linux from Scratch 

B- Ubuntu – With Remastersys software and create a Ubuntu derivated OS

C- Modify Ubuntu –  with Relinux software and create other Ubuntu derivated OS

D- Modify Ubuntu – Stalling others Desktop Ambiences

E- Customize the Ubuntu Studio


I could not finish all the concepts because of the short time we’ve had this week.