A pre-release of Pitivi is out. Please test it out and report any problems you may find, and help us make the 0.15 release (due September 26th) a great success!
Among the usual round of fixed bugs, niceties of this release include a presets system for project settings and rendering settings (there’s a preset for HTML5 video, for example), a lot of code cleanup/refactoring, improved startup times, and all the stuff from the previous unstable 0.14.1 and 0.14.2 releases which would be too long to list here.
- Nice atmosphere and a fun/productive time overall (in part because I had time to hack on pitivi)
- At first I did not understand why “no railway system from LGA airport to Manhattan” was a problem; now that I’ve stood for over an hour in an overcrowded bus to get to the first subway station, I get it.
- Great time hanging around with Benjamin Schwartz and the Xiph folks, with some fellow Montréalers, and with a bunch of other interesting people whose name I forget.
- The “open video editors” session attendance was interesting:
- I expected to meet mostly people from other video editing projects, artists and video hosting websites, but it was nothing like it. Discussion went on areas I did not expect, and which were quite interesting.
- Discovered that my laptop did not want to output to the projector at all. Whether I should blame the gallium radeon driver for my r300, Fedora 15 or Murphy is yet to be determined. After a few minutes of frantically grabbing the build and runtime dependencies to run pitivi git on an audience member’s laptop while struggling with the arcane workflow of Unity, managed to demo a few bits of pitivi while we were discussing.
- I have to thank Benjamin for being a great help in giving direction to this session and providing insightful opinions that complemented the couple of hopefully intelligible things I said.
- Briefly took the mic during the showcase session at the end of the day to announce the Pitivi pre-release, and was met with roaring cheers and applause, which was quite unexpected and encouraging!
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