Whole lotta shakin' goin' on...
So much going on here at DickMacInnis.com that it's hard to keep up with regular updates. As such, I've got some big news concerning several of the new things I've been working on:
1. Alternate installation images released! If you head over to the download section, you'll notice that I've made Dream Studio immediately available in KDE, XFCE, and LXDE versions. Note that these are entirely unsupported (I don't use them regularly, so I won't be much help debugging), but that they are based on Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Lubuntu respectively, so the Ubuntu Forums should be able to help with any issues specific to these alternate DEs.
2. "Everything You've Heard About Love" source files released! Although I didn't keep the source files for the artwork or videos I made for this album, I've decided to release all the Ardour sessions to aid new users, give some content to remixers, and basically pave the way for:
3. Open Source Artistic Works! This is a new idea I'm starting where users can share their source files just like I'm doing in order to build a pool of resources that will hopefully change the art world in the same way FOSS has changed the software world. Check out the Open Art link to download the aforementioned album, submit your own work, or help me think of a better name for this project.
4. New applications! I've finally decided to get my hands dirty and start writing some apps myself. These include a package selector for the Dream Studio installation image (so you don't need to install 3d-design, for instance, if you're just using Dream Studio for audio recording), and a JACK appindicator (easy access to the most basic features of JACK for new users). These will appear in the Dream Studio PPAs in the next couple days and will probably be made defautl with a new Dream Studio installation image sometime in the next couple of weeks.
So there you have it, several new goodies to play around with and some new features to look forward to.