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This is a rough draft.

Who are we?

Design Sofware is a Special Interest Group aimed to improves latest free and open tools for designers especially Design Team.

Contributing roles in the Design Software SIG

Contributing roles
This is only suggestions for contributing roles. Only your imagination sets the limits.

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Content writer

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OS Developer

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People Person


  • Creating high quality packages of design tools featuring graphics, web, arts and some video editings.
  • Documenting the available tools, including wiki documentation and comps.xml
  • Promote the Design Suite
  • Actively review each other's design-related packages to shorten the time it takes to get them approved and imported into Fedora Package Collection
  • Help each other fix bugs that have been filed against design packages
  • Alerting each other about orphaned and soon-to-be orphaned design software packages so that we can prevent their removal

Design News websites


Design Suite

Design Suite is a Fedora Spin based on Gnome Shell showcasing the design-related tools used by Design Team in addition of audio and video editing. More information is located on Fedora Spin website.


Design Software SIG has three channels for communication:

  • The mailing list,
  • The current wiki page for suggesting design software, the need of reviewing packages or joining the SIG,
  • the IRC channel located on for designers and for packagers.


Active Contributors

Packages in Fedora repository

Packages in Design Suite

Packages under review

Lists of packaged submitted for review. A good place to learn about the procedure and the common practice. If the package is accepted for inclusion in Fedora repository, add design-sw in InitialCC while submitting a SCM Admin request. please move it to accepted packages, else move it to refused packages and list the reason of refusal.

  • Name - Description - rhbug#
  • knotter - A free and open source customizable interlace designer - 996209
  • birdfont - An editor for creating outline vector graphics and exporting fonts - 978177
  • fntsample - A program for making font samples that show Unicode coverage of the font - 999998

Recently added packages

Orphaned packages needing maintainers


  • PSPI (Lets you install Photoshop plugins) - may be problematic because of wine requirement
  • Refocus - not packaged
  • Elsamuko Scripts - Under review
  • Color Match - not packaged
  • Focus Blur - not packaged
  • Contrast Blending - not packaged
  • Image Registration - not packaged
  • Save for Web - not packaged
  • Separate+ (CMYK separation) - Under Review
  • Swatchbooker its a tool for manage swatches, mostly color sets now, its not active developed but it still works and is helpful for e.g. converting color palettes from adobe swatch exchange (*.ase) to *.gpl. Its not packaged yet but thats not a big deal, its python. - not packaged
  • Alchemy , not easy to describe what it does, it helps to create a creative chaos where you can work with. Its not really active developed but it still works, is also not packaged yet. It uses java and netbeans - not packaged
  • Evolvotron its a tool for generate creative patterns. Its not packaged yet should be harder as it uses c++/QT - not packaged
  • NeoTextureEdit it helps you to create seemless textures, for 3D games or blender. Also not packaged yet, it uses java - not packaged
  • jlipsyncor Papagayo , both do the same taking a sound file and try to recognize the phonemes. With help of that tool you can animate 3D/2D speaking characters. jlipsync bases on java and papagayo on python, personally I prefer Papagayo but its tricky on 64bit machines as the development stopped and there are no 64bit versions - not packaged
  • StopMotion its a tool for creating stop motion animations with your camera, it was started once from SkoleLinux but isnt active developed anymore but it still works. - not packaged
  • Tupi is a tool for doing 2d animations, but easier to learn and handle as SynfigStudio, puiterwik tries to package it since a few days - not packaged
  • Alchemy - chaos generation tool, good for artists and sketchers - not packaged
  • Denim - UI sketching tool. BSD license. Created by the University of Washington. Crossplatform TabletPC input. - not packaged
  • GimpShop - GimpShop is a fork of gimp for more compatibility with a commercial image editing program. - not packaged
  • HandBrake - HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. - not packaged
  • Lightworks - is a non-linear editing system for video. - not packaged
  • Pencil2D - an animation/drawing software - not packaged
  • Dopey - A 2D animation program based on MyPaint - not packaged

Rejected Packages


This section tracks the latest upstream development packaged in individual Fedora People repository. Using them wil help exposing bug, and exploring new features without disturbing the main Fedora repositories. In addition, the resulting source RPM will teach upstream about the good practice of packaging. To use these repository for testing purpose:

  • access to these links below,
  • put the repo file in into /etc/yum.repos.d/
  • execute the update using either Software Update or input the command in terminal sudo yum update.

Development repository