February 15th, 2013
· AUDIO INDICATOR – the second version of DreamStudio’s exclusive audio indicator features quick access to ALSA controls, JACK utilities, and software synths. Also, when starting JACK, settings are read from .jackdrc – this means that when you change settings in QJackctl (like your preferred sound card or sample rate), your configuration is respected by the audio indicator, so once you get a working setup, just start and stop JACK from the indicator for super easy use.
· NEW NAME – DreamStudio OS is now DreamStudio Unity. Some of you may see right away what we’re up to with this name change, otherwise stay tuned!
· HARDWARE SUPPORT – For those of you with Ivy Bridge processors, we now feature a dedicated install image with the 3.5 Linux kernel.
· UPDATES – Many of DreamStudio’s major software packages, such as Blender, GIMP, and Inkscape have been updated to the latest stable versions, and hundreds of security updates to the base system are included.
November 16th, 2012
· Based on Ubuntu 12.04.1
August 29th, 2011
· Blender has been upgraded to the new version 2.59, with the oceansim patch applied
· Several new programs have been added, including MakeHuman (http://makehuman.org), Sonic Visualiser(http://www.sonicvisualiser.org/), and Smasher(http://smasher.sourceforge.net/)
· A lowlatency kernel is installed by default, with automatic installation of the lowlatency-pae kernel for systems that have more than 3GB of RAM
· Separate meta-packages have been created for graphic design and photography, as well as for software instruments and audio effects, for easy selection/removal of software you don't need
· Dream Studio software sources automatically re-enable and update to newest distribution release on upgrade, to smooth transitions for less technically advanced users
· All software has begun being moved from a personal repository to PPAs (personal package archives), to allow easier porting to different architectures and faster upgrades to new releases. This move will also enable easy backporting of newer software, so that users of LTS (long term support) releases will no longer need to upgrade to unstable releases to get the newest features of the software they use
· KXStudio Team PPAs have been added by default, allowing users to easily install hundreds of additional multimedia applications
· The unity desktop is now default (for users whose computers support 3d compositing). We realize, however, that many users find functionality missing in this controversial desktop, and as such have added useful packages to our repository for a smooth transition, such as a weather indicator (to replace the functionality lost in the new system clock), and a workspace indicator (for users who miss one-click workspace switching)