Pitivi 0.95 — Enfant Suisse

Hey everyone! It’s time for a new Pitivi release, 0.95. This one packs a lot of bugfixes and architectural work to further stabilize the GES backend. In this blog post, I’ll give you an overview of the new and interesting stuff this release brings, coming out from a year of hard work. It’s pretty epic and you’re in for a few surprises, so I suggest listening to this song while you’re reading this blog post.

Engine rework: completed.

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Tricks or Tracebacks? Pitivi 0.94 is here

Dear werepenguins, we’re thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Pitivi 0.94! This is the fourth release for the new version of our video editor based on GES, the GStreamer Editing Services library. Take a look at my previous blog post to understand in what context 0.94 has been brewing. This is mainly a maintenance release, but it does pack a few interesting improvements & features in addition to the bug fixes.

The first thing you will notice is that the main toolbar, menubar and titlebar have been replaced by a unified GTK HeaderBar, saving a ton of precious vertical space and making better use of the horizontal space. Once you try it, you can’t go back. There is beauty in the equilibrium it has now, compared to the previously clunky and unbalanced layout:

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Pitivi 0.93 released

Last week, a flash snowstorm brought me around 2ft of snow overnight. I thought, “If I’m going to clear that much snow, might as well have some fun and make a timelapse out of it”, and so I did. While watching it, I realized, “Hmm… that’s an interesting metaphor for the huge amount of preparatory and cleanup work we’ve been doing in the past few years”:

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Pitivi 0.92 and the wandering opensourcerer

The past few weeks have been pretty crazy.

At the last minute, I ended up going to the GStreamer Conference in Edinburgh, thanks to the GStreamer project sponsoring my attendance. As always, it was a fantastic event and it was great to meet up with old friends and see great topics being discussed. I was pretty impressed by the amount of attendees too. I’m feeling guilty for having missed good talks while being dragged into hallway discussions or being hammered by jetlag, but our pals at Ubicast recorded everything so I should be able to catch up later. My good friend Luis summarized the event much better than I could, so I won’t go into detail here. Except that Thibault won a bottle of whiskey and was unable to claim it, so I picked it up and brought it back for him (I don’t hack on GStreamer itself, so I don’t need the whiskey):

2013-10-25

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Pitivi 0.91 “Charming Defects”

And so it has come to this.

2013-10-05

A few days ago, we stealthily published the tarball of the first Pitivi video editor release based on the GES engine. Incredible but true! 0.91 is finally out! In case you were living under a rock for the past two years, this release is the result of a major rework of the entire Pitivi architecture, and as such it is considered an “alpha” release. From a very (VERY) high level, it includes: Continue reading “Pitivi 0.91 “Charming Defects””

Pre-releasing in New York

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.

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Specto 0.4 released

I’ve been holding off a Specto release for way too long. See my previous post on the matter for some insights into why Specto 0.4 was released after Duke Nukem Forever. This development hell streak ends today.

If there are still people out there using this piece of software, go grab the new tarball. Distro maintainers, please package it. This release drops the python glade and gnome dependencies and fixes compatibility with NetworkManager 0.9. See the ChangeLog file for further details.

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PiTiVi 0.13.5 released

PiTiVi 0.13.5 has been (almost silently) released to the masses. While it doesn’t bring a ton of flashing new features, this release was deemed necessary to address some of the bigger 0.13.4 issues before the final Ubuntu Maverick development freeze. Among other things, it fixes still images (ex: PNG, JPEG, etc.). If you still encounter bugs with those, make sure to report them with steps to reproduce them.

Thus, some of the features we were working on (such as effects) have not been included in this release (because we care about quality).

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0.3.1: a small bug fixing release

I just released Specto 0.3.1, not long after 0.3 (in terms of commits), after having addressed some bugs myself. The changes are minor and I don’t expect regressions, so it should be pretty safe to upgrade from 0.3. Maybe I can start a habit of actually releasing stuff more often, if we don’t again plunge into a huge refactoring endeavour like the 0.3 release was.

One particularly annoying bug for French users was caused by a wrong string in the translation, which caused some watches to be “stuck” and not show notification balloons. See the release notes for more details on what has changed in this minor release.

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Specto 0.3 release candidate 1

Since hell is freezing over today, I’ve been nailed to my chair to prepare a new Specto release, at last. Uploaded packages, checked release notes, and reworked the website. Now, 0.3 RC1 is available for the masses, go test it! If no significant problems are found, this will become Specto 0.3 final. Special thanks to Wout Clymans for working so passionately on this release for over a year.

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Specto 0.2.2 released

This release sports the basic set of features that you can expect from Specto’s goals. We consider this release an ALPHA release. That means Specto works very well for us and we are providing this to you in the hope that it will be useful to you, but we are not guaranteeing that it it will be perfect just yet. At the time of this writing, there are three (3) known defects in the bug tracker.

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Specto 0.2 released

This release sports the basic set of features that you can expect from Specto’s goals. We consider this release an ALPHA release. That means Specto works very well for us and we are providing this to you in the hope that it will be useful to you, but we are not guaranteeing that it it will be perfect just yet. At the time of this writing, there are four (4) known bugs in the bug tracker.

We decided to do the first release in time for Ubuntu Linux’s “Feisty Fawn” version freeze (February 8th). This way, “Feisty” users can provide us with some feedback.

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Specto 0.1 released

This release sports the basic set of features that you can expect from Specto’s goals. We consider this release an ALPHA release. That means Specto works very well for us and we are providing this to you in the hope that it will be useful to you, but we are not guaranteeing that it it will be perfect just yet. At the time of this writing, there are seven (7) known bugs in the bug tracker (one of which really matters). Expect the functionality to work, but it may feel a bit… Edgy!

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