Today marks the first official release of Dream Studio for Ubuntu. This GUI installer will automatically install all the software sources you need for a full Dream Studio install, and allows you to select which packages you’d like to add during installation. This makes it easy to install just the DJ packages, for instance, so you don’t have to remove a bunch of stuff you won’t actually use after installation. The installer has been tested on distributions that use Ubuntu 12.04 as a base, including Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu, and should also work on Linux Mint (this installer won’t install unity)
The installer will:
1. Add all the PPAs that Dream Studio comes with, then installs the base system (jack defaults, adds users to extra groups),
2. Give you a checklist for all the metapackages (audio recording, video editing, 3d graphic design, etc.).
3. Ask you what your default desktop is (unity, lxde, kde, or xfce) and installs desktop extras if you select any of the above.
4. Ask you if you’d like to install the default user settings for your user, and does so if you say yes.
Work has already begun porting this to an Ubuntu 12.10 base, so if you need to use Ubuntu 12.10, subscribe to Dream Studio on your favorite social network (use the links along the bottom of this site) to find out as soon as I can confirm that the installer works without fail on this non-LTS release.