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Fedora Musicians' Guide

This is the repository web page for the Fedora Linux "Musicians' Guide."

What Is The Musicians' Guide?

The Musicians' Guide is a user guide for various music- and audio-related applications available in Fedora Linux. Many of the applications are available for other operating systems, too. The first part describes technological and musical concepts related to audio and music software, while the second part contains instructions on installing and using some software applications. Most applications feature a tutorial showing how somebody a potential use case.

How Can I Read The Musicians' Guide?


The Musicians' Guide was written as part of the Summer Coding 2010 effort. The initial release was with Fedora 14.

Further Development

Although the Guide is now technically complete, there is a lot of work to be done! A rough list of things to do is present in comments of the "Revision_History.xml" file, but there are many other things, too.

Feedback and Bug Reports

If you have suggestions or comments about any aspect of the project, please contact us in one of the following ways:

  • Create a ticket on this Trac instance;
  • Email your suggestion (see here for address);
  • File a report on Bugzilla.

How to Join or Contribute

If you wish to contribute, please refer to this web page. You may also submit single patches and revisions to Trac or Bugzilla.

Download the Source Files

The Musicians' Guide is written in DocBook? XML files, stored in a git repository. You need the git utility to download the code. Use the command yum install git on Fedora, or apt-get install git on Debian or Ubuntu, to install git.

git clone git://

If you want to know how to use git effectively, the Git community book is very highly recommended.

You can find the gitweb-browseable repository at this page. There's also a RSS or Atom feed of changes available if you like to stay on top of that stuff.

I Want to Copy or Distribute or Reuse The Musicians' Guide

Okay! The Musicians' Guide is licensed under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported licence. You may distribute, modify, and transmit the work without financial burden, as long as you do not change the licence and you do credit our work. You may also use the Musicians' Guide commercially, for monetary gain.

Method of Attribution

Please publish the following text in any derivative work, changing "Fedora X" to the Fedora release from which you copied.

This document is a derivative work of the Fedora X "Musicians' Guide," created by The Fedora Documentation Project (see The original version is available from the Fedora Documentation web site (]). The original document is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported Licence, accessible on the Internet at Our use of the work should in no way be construed as an endorsement by the Fedora Project, the Fedora Documentation Project, or any other contributor to the "Musicians' Guide."