Kdenlive 0.8.2 - released 2 weeks ago - had several annoying issues that were quickly reported, including startup crash on some systems. We did our best to fix these issues and are almost ready to launch a 0.8.2.1 bugfix release.
So if you experienced serious problems with the 0.8.2 version and want to help, we would like you to test our latest development version so that we can make sure the biggest problems are solved for a bugfix release.
If you are on Ubuntu, you can use the Sunab experimental PPA
that will bring you the latest MLT and Kdenlive (please note that currently it is an english only release, translations should be back in a few days).
Other users can try the latest code using the Kdenlive build script
that was updated to use our new git repository.
You will find detailed infos on the current issues on the 0.8.2.1 info page
For the Kdenlive team, Jean-Baptiste Mardelle