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Easy access to Kdenlive builds on *ubuntu

Hurrah, Launchpad now handles git, and can generate daily builds directly from this clone!
So ubuntu users now have 3 repositories to get the latest of Kdenlive:

As all these require Qt5/KF5, builds are activated for Wily (for some time) and Xenial (LTS to be released soon)... Live in the present ;)

This work is now owned by a team on Launchpad, you are welcome to join if you want to co-maintain the packages. I deleted my own unmaintained PPA, and invite users to switch to one of the above.

If daily builds are available on other distributions, maintainers are welcome to advertise their work on our wiki, and will be glad to relay the info here!

Happy testing and editing!

Kdenlive 15.12 knocking on the door... test it easily before release!

Hello,

We've had much work on 15.8 series, with its 3 monthly bugfix to repair the breaks from the new monitor backend & timeline rewrite... should be acceptable now :)
For few weeks now we're having fun integrating few new features, inspired from our usability review, that should make users' life easier?

I won't say much more in this post, my topic here is to announce that application bundles are available again!
These prebuilt archives are now hosted on KDE infrastructure, and contain the latest code (files generously prepared by MLT dev are still KDE4 version, and hosted on a private space)...
Please note that to avoid any legal threat on KDE servers, I had to remove all potentially software-patent-covered encoders from FFmpeg builds, in any case you should be happy to support free formats ;)

That's not all folks: for *ubuntu users, I'm also setting up a new PPA to test the latest Kdenlive without affecting the rest of your system.

All this is for the moment manually triggered, so maybe not updated very regularly... my next goal is to automate all this so that both get reliable sources.

Enjoy & don't get too angry with remaining bugs :)

Kdenlive 15.08: 4 years of maturation, and how to help Free Software to live

Finally it is ready: Kdenlive 15.08 is an important accomplishment!

As usual, you can read a short changelog, download the code, try it and report issues and submit patches...

If you follow our news, you might know that this release integrates work started for several years... that just reached a satisfactory state (hopefully :\)

From this short history you can note that Free Software events mark important milestones in our project evolutions.
Lonely development is unsustainable for a big projects; gathering developers, but also people with broader vision, every time renews motivation, gives new directions, focuses energy.

A cycle is ending, let's boost next one: Randa Meetings 2015 are coming!
We want to be there; we already offer much of our time, please don't let us pay for the travel, and support us through KDE sprints fundraising! That may also help wonderful people on wonderful projects, that would be your good deed for the day/week/... :-D

Help bring touch interfaces to KDE, Support Randa 2015

Kdenlive to be released with KDE Applications 15.04

... based on Frameworks 5!

So we met the freeze deadline to get our port to KF5 released with KDE Apps.

What does it change? you have a changelog, but it doesn't explain what's behind.

Being based on KF5 makes Kdenlive future-proof and opens doors for potential new horizons (platforms, design)...

Being part of KDE family changes things more "socially" than "technically" (quoting tsdgeo ;-)). Changes to the source are now sent for review systematically, releases preparation and delivery will now be handled by experts under a fixed planning, we are now mentored to take part to initiatives like SoC... and exchanges with other devs are now flowing much more naturally ;-)
I personally feel the difference!

And for you users?

You will have to run a recent distribution offering KF5, this may be problematic at the beginning (you can stick to 0.9.10)...
Then to reward you if you follow our progression, a few new features to test: ripple delete, stem audio export... Several bugs fixed, maybe some new introduced in the port process :-\

Please test a dev version or a beta (knowing it is a pre-release) and let us know!

Kdenlive news for 4 months... many good things!

Hello,

Yes, we definitely should blog more, even about small steps... all summed up the progress are not so negligible!

First, let me come back to September: we didn't talk about it here, and it's a shame: we all must sincerely thank Akademy Jury for designating JB for Application Award! We all were really touched, he can be very proud of it and deserves it for so many years of hard work... and he did rise to the bait, as this raised back his motivation to come help us again! So double, triple, infinite thanks for that prize.

Then, let's continue with chronology, after October and final steps completion in KDE incubation.

In late November, we organized a micro-sprint: JB came to my home over a week-end, where while walking on the Chartreuse trails, we mainly discussed about vision for the near and long-term future of Kdenlive. Sorry for not opening the discussion, we didn't really know in advance what would happen. We organized the tasks on the new todo board... and decided to start the port to Frameworks 5 right that evening!

Vincent and JB, November 2014

In December, after 3 weeks and as a Christmas gift, the port was completely freed from kde4support.

Without loosing momentum, JB started to work on the discussed refactoring before the new year eve giving the impulse for 2015.

In January, refactoring step 1 out of 3 has progressed well (project clips, then will come monitor and timeline). It is becoming usable for early tests, but small things still need to be cleaned.

Here comes February. As we talked on the list about preparing a Frameworks 5 release for 15.04 (with KDE Applications?), Mario Fux who is mentoring us focused our attention on getting in line for this. We just had our first IRC meeting, very friendly and effective, and already addressed several points raised then.

That lead me to submit our ideas for SoC, as I offered to mentor a 1st student this year! So welcome to you young coders; it's just ideas, let's discuss what you would like to do!

An important point I want to mention here is that most recent informations are now on KDE wiki. I take this opportunity to warmly thank ttguy for his huge work to complete the Manual, and for the help he provides to users on forum.

There are certainly many points you would like more details, don't hesitate to ask on the list, and maybe we will write more here quickly?!

New mailing list kdenlive@kde.org!

Our mailing list is also transferred now. For registration or archives consulting, go on to info page.
Thanks again to KDE Sysadmins for patience and help!

Work in progress

So what's happening since last release one month back? If you look only at source code evolution, you may think I already entered hibernation... not completely!

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.

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 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!

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