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Kdenlive 0.9.10… Yet Another Bugfix Release

4 month after 0.9.8, here comes a new release of your favorite video editor.

Don't look for shiny new features: development has been focused at removing unreliable behaviours.
You will only find new VBR export settings, video stabilizer, better look on high DPI screens, but mainly no more crashes?

You can download the source tarball from KDE servers, and have a look at the changelog.

Randa meeting 2014

As you have read before, Vincent, Till, and me have met again this year at the Randa Sprint in the Swiss mountains. We have worked on Kdenlive and discussed + partly planned its future.

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Cleaning things before next impulse

At last it's coming: Randa sprint starts this weekend!

I expect these few days to be oriented towards Kdenlive future (some Frameworks 5 porting, some refactoring, some new features)... So before that I'm trying to leave the present things in the best possible state, preparing a v0.9.10 release.
I have sorted the source files in the repository, so that it is easier to take his marks for a newcomer (like me few month back!), a new step towards code documentation ;-)
I fixed most static analyzers warnings, and am still occupied with reproducing and fixing bugs... some old entries are still relevant or contain interesting suggestions!

Even if you are not a developer, you can help in this task by reproducing bugs with recent builds, cleaning obsolete entries... don't hesitate to contact us!

Another important thing is translations; even for old versions, many languages are still incomplete. If you want to get involved, get in touch with your local KDE "l10n" team, it is a good opportunity to help the project in general!

My target is to catch Debian Jessie (5. nov.; for Ubuntu Utopic it's too late)... letting time for packagers & release managers to do their work it means we should deliver everything around mid September!

If you have suggestions in mind for small improvements or big changes, it's also time to send us a comment, so that we can consider it in our discussions.

For sure there will be news soon, with pictures from the Alps!

Kdenlive at Randa

Back in 2011 among other things the foundations for a renewal of Kdenlive's code were laid in a small village in the Swiss alps. In August again some members of the Kdenlive team will attend the KDE developer sprint in Randa. We want to use the week to push new energy into Kdenlive and to discuss future plans. Major topics will be:

Kdenlive 0.9.8, the stable track

Dear kdenlive fans,

If you edit movies "for real", you probably don't use the development snapshots (do you?) and stick to the latest release, dating back from one year. Yet, our bugtracker didn't remain empty even with v0.9.6, so you may have been waiting for an upgrade... here it comes!

I like to Movit!

Dear Kdenlive users,

No news for one year, let's admit it was a low time for the project. But that's over: we are back, with renewed energy and cool new stuff to play with!

First of all, let's talk about the long waited GPU-accelerated effects, from Movit library.
Integrated for months in MLT, we had to activate GLSL backend in kdenlive to support this feature. Job done by Sesse (movit author) while preparing his brilliant demo at FOSDEM.

Moving Kdenlive's forum

The Kdenlive forums, that were usually hosted on kdenlive.org have moved!
Our forums are now hosted on KDE's forum website.

Existing posts have now been migrated to the new forum.

This move was decided because our kdenlive.org server could not handle the load anymore, and also because for a long time we wanted to tighten our links with the KDE community.

This will also help our developers to concentrate on Kdenlive's code, not on website maintenance.
So for now you can find the following Kdenlive resources on KDE's infrastructure:

We hope this will bring all users a better experience.

If you had an account on forum.kde.org and on kdenlive.org both registered to the same email address then your posts at kdenlive.org will have been merged into your forum.kde.org account. If you did not have an account on forum.kde.org then one will have been created for you on forum.kde.org with the same user name and email address as you had on forum.kde.org (Unless this user name was already in use at forum.kde.org. In this case a user will have been created with your kdenlive.org user name suffixed with _drupal). The new accounts created by the forum migration will need a new password before you can send to them. Request this at https://forum.kde.org/ucp.php?mode=sendpassword .

If anyone got the "_drupal" suffix and wants to change their username, just send a mail to the admins (forum-admin@kde.org).

Kdenlive: spring cleaning

Here are some news on what is happening with Kdenlive's video editor. Last year, we launched a successful IndieGoGo campaign to sponsor Till Theato's work on Kdenlive.

I have finally found time to start merging his great work so that we can clean up Kdenlive and move towards the future.

I will merge my work in the next days in Kdenlive's git master. This means that the master branch will become unusable for editing for a few months until we stabilize everything. So everyone using Kdenlive from git will need to switch to the v0.9 branch if they want to be able to do editing.

This work will bring in some exciting changes, like performance improvements and usability enhancements.
Since we will also improve the integration of the MLT framework in the process, we will also benefit from exciting new features like the high quality accelerated movit filters, and the new spline based animation feature.

I will try to post updates on a regular basis, so that people can also join the development.

Kdenlive 0.9.6 released

We are happy to announce the immediate release of Kdenlive 0.9.6.

This version fixes several bugs and crashes, including a very annoying bug that caused project files to seem corrupted. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

You will find detailled infos about the changes in this release on our Kdenlive 0.9.6 info page.

The source code can be downloaded from the KDE servers, there are 2 available tarballs, since we decided to also distribute Kdenlive with its user manual:

Packages for your distributions should hopefully be available soon.
It is recommended to use the latest version of the MLT framework (0.8.8) to get the recent bugfixes and improvements.

As usual, a big thank you to all those who helped us make this release better by giving us feedback and investigating the bugs they found.
You can check the Kdenlive online manual and forums for documentation and help.

For the Kdenlive team,

Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Kdenlive 0.9.4 released

We are finally releasing version 0.9.4 of the Kdenlive video editor after several delays.

This version fixes several bugs and crashes, all users are encouraged to upgrade. The source code can be downloaded from the KDE servers, packages for your distributions should hopefully be available soon. It is also recommended to use the latest version of the MLT framework (0.8.8) to get the recent bugfixes and improvements.

You will find detailled infos about the new features / fixes on our Kdenlive 0.9.4 info page.

Our efforts will now concentrate on merging the refactoring work started by Till Theato (as a result of our fundraising campain) , and cleaning the codebase to make it easier to evolve and integrate the future developments in the MLT video framework.

As usual, a big thank you to all those who helped us make this release better by giving us feedback and investigating the bugs they found.
You can check the Kdenlive online manual and forums for documentation and help.

For the Kdenlive team,

Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

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